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NCCS Enables Realistic Simulations of Melting Snowflakes to Better Understand Rainstorms and Estimate Rainfall

Although we most notice snow when it hits the ground, snow is also present in the upper levels of rainstorms and melts into rain as it falls through the atmosphere. The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is enabling complex, realistic simulations of melting snowflakes by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists.

NCCS and EIS Enable Research on Flood Monitoring and Forecasting, Human Impacts on Louisiana Flooding – and Eventually, Across the Globe

NASA Goddard research scientist Augusto Getirana and colleagues are leveraging NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and NASA Earth Information System (EIS) resources to study massive flooding in Louisiana and develop techniques to measure the effects of climate-induced hydrological change, water management, and sea level rise.

NASA Software Catalog Offers Free Programs for Earth Science, More

Each year, NASA scientists, engineers, and developers create software packages to manage space missions, test spacecraft, and analyze the petabytes of data produced by agency research satellites. As the agency innovates for the benefit of humanity, many of these programs are now downloadable and free of charge through NASA’s Software Catalog.

NCCS-Hosted Analysis Sheds New Light on Mercury’s South Pole

Harnessing NASA MESSENGER spacecraft data and NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) cloud computing resources, scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and collaborating organizations have created the first high-resolution topographic map of Mercury’s south pole.

Summer Internships at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s CISTO Office Reflect the Mission of the NASA Year of Open Science

As an example of how NASA is helping fulfill both the federal government’s Year of Open Science goals and NASA’s Transform to Open Science mission, the NCCS is highlighting ten students working as NASA interns across several groups at the Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office at Goddard Space Flight Center in summer 2023.

NASA Space Apps Announces 2023 Theme: Explore Open Science Together

NASA Space Apps, in collaboration with NASA Transform to Open Science (TOPS), is proud to announce the 2023 NASA International Space Apps Challenge theme: “Explore Open Science Together.” This year’s theme celebrates the benefits and successes created through the equitable and open sharing of knowledge and data. Registration is open through Oct 8.

NASA Physical Oceanographer Anastasia Romanou Leads a Group at GISS Studying the Interactions Between Earth’s Oceans and Climate

To honor World Ocean Month and discover how NASA scientists are helping us better understand the world’s oceans in a changing climate, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) interviewed Anastasia Romanou, a NASA scientist who has for decades developed and used some of the most advanced models of the complex Earth system.

NCCS-Enabled Data Assimilation Probes Impact of Pacific Ocean Heatwaves on Phytoplankton Populations

In a first-of-its-kind study, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists used the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer to combine ocean data and modeling to assess how recent heatwave events affected phytoplankton populations in the open Pacific Ocean.

NASA Supercomputer Enables Seasonal Forecasts for High Mountain Asia

Using forecasts run on a our Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) supercomputer, scientists from US agencies and universities; and the Korea National University of Transportation assessed the ability of the GEOS-S2S-2 forecasting system to predict atmospheric and land surface conditions throughout the High Mountain Asia region.

NASA Goddard Hosts Third Cross-Agency Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

To better prepare NASA to leap into an exciting future leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and Goddard's Engineering and Technology Directorate hosted the Third SMD and ETD Workshop on A.I. and Data Science: Leaping Toward Our Future Goals, on March 21–23 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA Goddard, National Philharmonic Explore Cosmos Through Imagery, Music Collaboration

Awe-inspiring NASA visuals combined with the might of a live symphonic orchestra last week in “Cosmic Cycles,” a multimedia collaboration among the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the National Philharmonic, and composer Henry Dehlinger.

Simulations Probe the Impacts of Air Pollution on Premature Deaths

Models from Aarhus University (AU) in Denmark and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City and supercomputers at AU and NASA worked in concert to study the impact of air pollution on premature mortality — both globally and regionally — under several emission and population scenarios.

VP Harris, South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol to Visit NASA Goddard

Vice President Kamala Harris and Republic of Korea (ROK) President Yoon Suk Yeol will visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Tuesday, April 25, to see firsthand the agency’s climate change work. NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and Goddard Center Director Makenzie Lystrup will join them on tour.

NCCS-Hosted Simulations Validate New Method of Simulating Solar Processes that Birth Space Weather

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer hosted simulations validating a new, computationally efficient method for capturing the complex magnetic processes that spawn coronal mass ejections and other space weather phenomena.

To Celebrate Women’s History Month, NCCS Spotlights the Career of Dr. Chelsea Parker from NASA’s Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory

To honor and celebrate Women's History Month, this story focuses on the unique journey of one of NASA Goddard’s most versatile, adventurous, high-energy, and hard-working research scientists, Dr. Chelsea Parker — in her own words. Parker uses NCCS high-performance computing resources to study the atmosphere and ice in polar regions.

New NASA Map Details 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses in the US

NASA has released a new map showing the paths of the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses in the United States.

NASA-Funded Scientists Estimate Carbon Stored in African Dryland Trees

With the help of artificial intelligence and high-resolution satellite images, scientists mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa’s drylands to assess the amount of carbon stored outside of the continent’s dense tropical forests. Having an accurate tree carbon estimate is essential for climate change projections.

Celebrating Black History Month – NCCS User Spotlight: Hamid Oloso

Joining NASA’s Black History Month celebration, this spotlight shines on NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) user Dr. Hamid Oloso. We follow Oloso from his childhood and university years in Nigeria to his current role as a computational scientist in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA Spinoffs Bolster Climate Resilience, Improve Medical Care, More

The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication features dozens of new commercialized technologies that use the agency’s technology, research, and/or expertise to benefit people around the globe. It also includes a section highlighting technologies of tomorrow.

NCCS Explore/ADAPT Science Cloud Enables Machine Learning-Based Crop Type and Yield Estimates in Burkina Faso, West Africa

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Explore/ADAPT Science Cloud enabled NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists and collaborators to leverage machine learning models and satellite data to predict crop type and yields in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

NASA Science To Be Featured at American Astronomical Society Meeting

Experts will discuss new research from NASA missions at the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), on topics ranging from the universe’s early galaxies to planets outside our solar system.

Mark SubbaRao Brings Data to Life Through Art

NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio lead Mark SubbaRao uses scientific data to tell compelling science stories that capture the beauty of the universe.

NASA’s SMCE Team Helps Scientists Develop Collaborative Cloud Computing Projects

An agile team of computer experts at NASA Goddard helps scientists collaborate and develop Open Science projects in astrophysics, Earth science, biology, and heliophysics by creating the SMCE managed cloud environment for science.

NASA Press Events at 2022 Fall AGU Meeting

NASA researchers will be presenting findings on Earth and space sciences Dec.12-16 at the American Geophysical Union's 2022 Fall meeting, being held virtually and in Chicago this year.

Spandan Das: Self-Taught Machine Learning Intern, NCCS User, College Student, and Published Author

In two NASA summer internships, Carnegie Mellon University computer science major Spandan Das has harnessed NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) compute power to build, train, and test machine learning models to help NASA develop new ways to detect Earth's precipitation.

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