Biospheric Sciences

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 01, 2023
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Quiet Friday
Quiet Friday: a day for you to use as you choose for your work life balance. Management will not schedule any required or mandatory meetings on this day. You can choose and use the day as you need it.
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Monday, December 04, 2023
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Goddard Applied Sciences Seminar
Earth Action: Updates to the Directive on Project Applications Programs
Christina Moats-Xavier, MBA, NASA Earth Action Program | Mission Engagement
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Monday, December 04, 2023
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
SED Town Hall
Agenda coming soon
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Featured Videos

Wildfires 101: How NASA Studies Fires in a Changing World

From forest floor to space, NASA scientists and collaborators are advancing tools and methods to predict, remotely detect, and ultimately mitigate wildfires.

Landsat Next Defined

Landsat Next is on the horizon—the new mission will not only ensure continuity of the longest space-based record of Earth’s land surface, it will fundamentally transform the breadth and depth of actionable information freely available to end users.

NASA Teams with Forest Service to Tally America’s Oldest Trees

The White House recently challenged the stewards of the public lands of the United States, including the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, to produce the first national inventory of mature and old growth forests. The project will be augmented by NASA laser altimetry data from an instrument on the International Space Station.

NASA Maps Carbon of 10 Billion Individual Trees

Using commercial, high-resolution satellite images and artificial intelligence, a team of NASA-funded scientists mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa’s drylands in order to assess the amount of carbon stored outside of major forests. The result is the first comprehensive estimate of carbon density in the Saharan, Sahel, and Sudanian zones of Africa.


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Joanna Joiner (614), Alexei Lyapustin (613), Doug Morton (618), Ben Poulter (618), Matt Rodell (610), Alex Ruane (611), and Eric Vermote (619) were se...

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The NASA Carbon Monitoring BlueFlux project, a collaboration between 618 & 614, with partners from East Carolina University and Yale University, had i...

Friday, October 27, 2023

Snow Water Equivalent SAR and Radiometer (SWESARR) arrived in Fairbanks, AK to take part in SnowEx led by Carrie Vuyovich (617). SWESARR flights will ...

Friday, October 20, 2023

It is a pleasure to announce the selections for the 2023 Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics (HBG) Annual Peer Awards! Administrative/Business Su...

Friday, October 20, 2023

Scientists returned to central Alaska's boreal forests to measure plant activity during the peak of summer.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023