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Earth Expeditions Blog: NASA’s Summer Storm Research Is Flying Into The Next Stage

08.08.2022
Summer thunderstorms like this may last just a few minutes, or for several hours. In their wake, the NASA Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere, or DCOTSS, operations room buzzes with activity. After a storm, the Kansas-based crew sends out a high-altitude plane loaded with instruments to take measurements and make observations.

NASA GLOBE Land Cover Challenge 2022: Land Cover in a Changing Climate

07.26.2022
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites you to take part in our upcoming Land Cover Challenge: “Land Cover in a Changing Climate.”

The photos you take using The GLOBE Program’s GLOBE Observer app document the current land cover and may also show evidence of land cover or land use change in the area. We especially encourage you to look for places you know have changed (or where you know change is coming), and put any information about the reasons or timing for that change in the field notes section. While existing land cover databases (such as the 50-year record from the Landsat satellite) may be able to indicate where change is happening, they don’t always include the reasons why those changes occurred, so any local, on-the-ground knowledge you share with us can be especially helpful.

Lab Members Support ARSET Training

05.06.2022
NASA ARSET just completed an intermediate/advanced, online training titled Using the UN Biodiversity Lab to Monitor the Pulse of the Planet. This five-part, trilingual training focused on using remote sensing and geospatial data within the NASA-supported UN Biodiversity Lab (UNBL) to take action on national conservation and sustainable development priorities. Melanie Follette-Cook (614/MSU), Brock Blevins (614/SSAI), Selwyn Hudson-Odoi (614/UMBC), David Barbato (614/UMBC), Sarah Cutshall (614/SSAI), and Jonathan O’Brien (614/SSAI) supported the training. In attendance were 958 participants from 121 countries and 23 US states with approximately 400 unique organizations represented.
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The Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory advances understanding of changes in the Earth’s radiation balance, air quality, and the ozone layer that result from changes in atmospheric composition. Using a combination of satellite data, atmospheric models, and in situ observations, the Laboratory strives to understand:
• the factors that control stratospheric ozone and trace gases that influence ozone,
• the natural processes and human activity that impact the composition of Earth's troposphere, and
• the impact of climate change on future concentrations of stratospheric ozone and tropospheric gases.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Projects.


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