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The Climate and Radiation Laboratory investigate atmospheric radiation, both as a driver for climate change and as a tool for the remote sensing of Earth's atmosphere and surface. The Laboratory research program seeks to better understand how our planet reached its present state, and how it may respond to future drivers, both natural and anthropogenic.

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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA's Earth Day #GlobalSelfie

04.22.2014
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.

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum 2014

04.18.2014
Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum on March 21, 2014. And while the year was not extraordinary—the fifth lowest extent in 36 years of satellite records—the trend continues to be.
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2014
NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

A Tale of Two Mountains

04.07.2014
The winter of 2013–2014 was a study in contrasts between mountains in the far western United States and in the interior West.

Tournament: Earth -- The Winner!

04.07.2014
In 2013, a submarine volcano off of the Canary Islands took the first championship. This year, the entire island chain got in on the action!
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Laboratory News

Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon

01.10.2014
Congratulations to all the Code 613 contractor staff recognized at the Climate & Radiation Laboratory's annual winter luncheon and awards ceremony!
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Overview

The Climate and Radiation Laboratory seeks a better understanding of Earth's climate on all time scales, from daily, seasonal, and interannual variability through changes on geologic time scales. Our research focuses on integrated studies of atmospheric measurements from satellites, aircraft and in-situ platforms, numerical modeling, and climate analysis.

We investigate atmospheric radiation, both as a driver for climate change and as a tool for the remote sensing of Earth's atmosphere and surface. The Laboratory research program strives to better understand how our planet reached its present state, and how it may respond to future drivers of change, both natural and anthropogenic.

Contact Us

Cathy L Newman
301.614.6183
Administrative Analyst [613]

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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