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

10.23.2014
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.

Hurricane Gonzalo

10.17.2014
The most potent storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season tracked from the edge of the Caribbean to Bermuda, with potential impacts expected as far as Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom.

Dust over the Arabian Sea

10.16.2014
October is a month of transition for weather patterns over the Arabian Sea. In the summer, winds blow from the sea toward land. In the winter, the winds reverse and push out over the Arabian Sea.

Floating Pest

10.05.2014
Popular among water gardeners for its showy flowers and glossy leaves, water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the fastest-spreading plants in the world.

Nordic Lights at Night from Satellite

10.02.2014
Which countries consume the most electricity per person? You might guess the U.S. would top the World Bank’s list, but the Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden are actually higher.
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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.

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Cathy L Newman
301.614.6183
Administrative Analyst [613]

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