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OCO-2 Lifts Off

OCO-2 Lifts Off: On the foggy morning of July 2, 2014, a Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) roared off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA's TRMM Satellite Calculates Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo Rainfall

10.22.2014
NASA used TRMM and other satellite data to calculate rainfall from Atlantic hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo.

TD9 (Atlantic Ocean)

10.22.2014
Tropical Depression Nine formed over the western Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to make a quick landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite Team Ward Off Recent Space Debris Threat

10.22.2014
Space debris is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP satellite.

How to Safely Watch the October 23 Partial Solar Eclipse

10.21.2014
During the late afternoon of Oct. 23, 2014, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from much of North America before sundown. Partial eclipses occur when the moon blocks part of the sun from view.

Fires in Northern India

10.21.2014
The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that these fires were deliberately set to manage land.
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Division News

Dr. Miguel Román Selected as Finalist for 'Call to Service Medal'

06.30.2014
Congratulations to Dr. Miguel Roman for his selection as a finalist for the Call to Service Medal in the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. This medal recognizes a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at a Washington, D.C. dinner.
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Overview

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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