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McGill and Team Selected as IRAD Innovators of the Year

The Goddard Office of the Chief Technologist has selected scientist Matt McGill and his team as this year’s “IRAD Innovators of the Year.” The selection committee chose Matt and his team, including Andrew Kupchok, Stan Scott, and John Yorks, because of their success advancing technologically advanced instruments vital to climate-change studies and pursuing new platforms from which to fly their innovative concepts. Congratulations!

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.
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Carbon-Climate System Workshop

15-18 MARCH 2015 - The Carbon-Climate System Workshop in Norman, OK. A community workshop to review developments in carbon science and identify needed measurements for the coming Decadal Survey process. Contact Dave Schimel (JPL), Piers Sellers (GSFC) or Berrien Moore III (University of Oklahoma) for more information. The agenda will be posted here when it is available. By invitation only.


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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