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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.

NASA's Earth Day #GlobalSelfie

NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media.
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Bland Wins 2014 James Kerley Award

Congratulations to Geoff Bland for winning the James Kerley Award of the Innovative Partnerships Program Office (IPPO).

Geoff’s award is for transferring an "Aerodynamically Stabilized Instrument Platform" (AeroPod). This device is designed to provide a stable, lightweight structure to fly remote sensing and in-situ instrumentation from a kite or tethered blimp/balloon. Aeropods have been deployed to provide in-situ volcanic plume measurement experiments at Turrialba Costa Rica. They are in regular use at the Wayne County Regional Education Services Agency, putting this technology into the hands of over 2000 students and teachers to date.

The James Kerley award is an annual award given by the Technology Transfer Program to GSFC civil servants who has been instrumental in transfer technologies. The Kerley Award is named after James Kerley, longtime Goddard employee, inventor, and a champion of technology transfer. IPPO awards are not limited to engineering and technology, but also include scientific and visualization codes and software. Past winners from 610 included Geary Schwemmer (1998), Matt McGill (2000), and Norden Huang (2003).
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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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