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Ocean Data Shows 'Climate Dance' of Plankton

Ocean Data Shows 'Climate Dance' of Plankton: The greens and blues of the ocean color from NASA satellite data have provided new insights into how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of phytoplankton.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Satellite Movie Shows Massive Great Lakes Snowstorm

The large snowfall in the leeward side of the Great Lakes on Nov. 19 and 20 was seen by NOAA's GOES-East satellite.

Inside the Bering Sea Superstorm

In early November 2014, a superstorm charged across the Bering Sea with record-low pressure, bringing high winds and waves to the region. It even triggered events leading to an extreme U.S. cold snap.

Operation IceBridge: Back to Bellingshausen and the Peninsula

Researchers with NASA’s Operation IceBridge built on their success with more science flights over Antarctica, including two that weather conditions have been preventing since the campaign's start.

Satellite View of the U.S. Wrapped in a Frozen Blanket

As icy cold Canadian air settled over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. bringing snow and bitter cold, NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this infrared view of what looks like a frozen blanket...

Winnie Humberson - Sharing Science Stories in Novel Ways - Part Two

Outreach coordinator Winnie Humberson thinks of new ways to share science stories with the public. (Part two of two.)
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Division News

Earth Matters Blog: Earth's Disappearing Groundwater

With drought afflicting several parts of the world, and with aggressive use of groundwater in many agricultural regions, this precious water resource is under serious strain, warns NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory hydrologist James Famiglietti.

Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

Nathan Kurtz, Sea Ice Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, blogs from the Operation IceBridge 2014 Antarctic campaign.

Dr. Miguel Román Selected as Finalist for 'Call to Service Medal'

Congratulations to Dr. Miguel Roman for his selection as a finalist for the Call to Service Medal in the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. This medal recognizes a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at a Washington, D.C. dinner.
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The Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center plans, organizes, evaluates, and implements a broad program of research on our planet's natural systems and processes. Major focus areas include climate change, severe weather, the atmosphere, the oceans, sea ice and glaciers, and the land surface.

To study the planet from the unique perspective of space, the Earth Science Division develops and operates remote-sensing satellites and instruments. We analyze observational data from these spacecraft and make it available to the world's scientists. Our Education and Public Outreach efforts raise public awareness of the the Division's research and its benefits to society.

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