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‘Pulse of Our Planet’: Watching Earth’s Vital Signs

On Sept. 10, “Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet” premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, showcasing some of NASA’s most exciting Earth observations of our dynamic planet.

NASA Aircraft Concludes Six-Week Ground Validation and Hydrology Campaign

A NASA high-altitude ER-2 aircraft concluded its participation June 16 in a study aimed at gaining a better understanding of precipitation over mountainous terrain.
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Media Advisory: Signing Ceremony scheduled June 9 for new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute

Media are invited to a signing ceremony marking the launch of the new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute (MACRI) at 2:15 p.m., Monday, June 9, in Bldg. E-100, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

The Making of NASA's Global Selfie: 100+ Countries, Thousands of Photos

On Earth Day this year NASA asked, "Where are you on Earth Right Now?" People around the world answered on social media, with self portraits.

NASA Begins Field Campaign to Measure Rain in Southern Appalachians

The weather of mountain regions -- rain, ice, hail, wind, fog -- is difficult to predict. A NASA field campaign in North Carolina aims to change that.
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Measuring the Rain with the Help of Satellites

An interview with Walt Petersen, David Wolff, and Tiffany Moisan aired on WBOC, a news station serving the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The interview described the GPM mission and its ground validation activities including a new citizen science effort designed around CoCoRAHS rain gauges.
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The Field Support Office supports the Earth science research activities of Code 600 scientists at the Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). The Office also conceives, builds, tests, and operates research sensors and instruments, both at Wallops and at remote sites.

Scientists in the Office use aircraft, balloons, and satellite platforms to participate in the full complement of Earth science research activities, including measurements, retrievals, data analysis, model simulations, and calibration/validation. Office personnel collaborate with other scientists and engineers at Goddard Space Flight Center, other NASA centers, and at universities and other government agencies, both nationally and internationally.

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General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1.301.286.8955.

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