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Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava Field (Iceland)

Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava Field (Iceland): Iceland's Holuhraun lava field offers spectacular views from the ground and from low-flying aircraft, and infrared imaging makes the view from space spectacular, too.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Rising Temperatures: A Month Versus a Decade

10.23.2014
April to September 2014 was the hottest spring and summer in 130 years of recordkeeping. Here’s why that matters, and why it doesn’t.

‘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.

IceBridge Campaign Starts With Sea Ice

10.23.2014
Researchers with NASA’s Operation IceBridge got the mission’s 2014 Antarctic campaign off to a start with two surveys of sea ice and a science flight over the Antarctic Peninsula.

Fires in the Southern United States

10.23.2014
In this image taken by the Aqua satellite of the southern United States actively burning areas as detected by MODIS’s thermal bands are outlined in red.

NASA HS3 Mission Global Hawk's Bullseye in Hurricane Edouard

10.23.2014
NASA's Hurricane Severe Storms Sentinel or HS3 mission flew the unmanned Global Hawk aircraft on two missions between Sept. 11 and 15 into Hurricane Edouard and scored a bullseye,,,
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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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