Earth Sciences Division (610) Highlights
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- – Evaluating Light Rain Drop Size Estimates from Multi-Wavelength Micropulse Lidar Network Profiling
- – Rain Characteristics and Large-Scale Environments of Extreme Wet Precipitation Systems from TRMM Measurements
- – Unusually Low Chlorine in the 2011 Antarctic Vortex
Press Releases & Feature Stories
- NASA eyes another developing depression in Northern Indian Ocean...
- How does climate change affect humans? That's the question we asked Tom Wagner, Program Scientist for Cryospheric Research at NASA.
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- Raindrops look less like teardrops and more like hamburger buns or kidney beans. A new NASA video explains why.
NASA climate scientist Dr. Josefino Comiso shared some of his experiences growing up in northern Philippines and his sea ice work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center that led to many breakthroughs in our understanding of the role of sea ice and the polar regions in the climate system.
Presented by: Dr. Josefino Comiso
NASA climate scientist Dr. Alexander Marshak presented a Maniac Talk that traced his journey from Tartu (Estonia) to Novosibirsk (Russia) to Goettingen (Germany) and finally to NASA Goddard (USA). He also reflected on his lengthy journey through many aspects of radiation transport and his rich experience in remote sensing observations of aerosols and clouds.
Presented by: Dr. Alexander Marshak
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NASA climate scientist Dr. David Atlas, the founding director of the Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences at NASA/GSFC, shared some of the advances in radar for atmospheric probing since World War-II and the institutions and people that played major roles, and a personal reflection on meteorology in the last 70 years.
Presented by: Dr. David Atlas
Over the last year, the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) has continued to advance our GEOS-5-based systems, updating products for both weather and climate applications.
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A description of the Division's mission and goals, organizational structure, research projects, missions, education/public outreach activities, and awards.
Dr. Jim Tucker Awarded Vega Medal
Congratulations to Dr. Jim Tucker of the Earth Sciences Division. He is the recipient of the 2014 Vega Medal, an award given every three years by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. The society created the Vega Medal in 1881 on the occasion of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld's return to Stockholm, after he had discovered the North East Passage. Since then, the Vega Medal has been awarded to a physical geographer roughly every three years. This award is given by the King of Sweden on 24 April, the anniversary of Nordenskiöld's return to Stockholm.
Bhartia wins 2014 AMS Remote Sensing Prize
Congratulations to Dr. P.K. Bhartia for being recognized with the prestigious 2014 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Remote Sensing Prize. The AMS gives this award biannually to recognize individuals for advances in the science and technology of remote sensing, and its application to knowledge of the earth oceans, and atmosphere, and/or to the benefit of society.
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Douglass Selected for Nordberg Prize
Anne Douglass has been selected as the recipient for the 2013 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science. The Nordberg Award is GSFC's highest award in the area of Earth science. The prize is for Anne's many years of leadership of satellite missions studying atmospheric composition, and her pioneering work in using measurements to test models
- High-resolution global atmospheric modeling provides a unique tool to study the role of weather within Earth’s climate system.
- There are subtle signs of a new eruption brewing on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The Earth-Observing 1 satellite captured ash above Zhupanovsky Volcano on November 5, 2013.
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- The ozone hole over Antarctica was slightly smaller in 2013 than the average for recent decades.