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Poster Blowout 2019 is in the books!

02/27/2019
photo of people at the poster party

Photos from this year's Poster Blowout are available now. Congratulations to everyone, especially this year's winners!

Earth Expeditions Blog: Land Ho! Visiting a Young Island

01/30/2019
Excitement was in the air when research scientist Dan Slayback of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, approached a small trio of islands in the South Pacific island nation of Tonga.

Notes from the Field Blog: SWESARR is Ready to Fly

11/30/2018
Scientists and engineers are ready to fly a new instrument designed to measure the water contained within a snowpack.

Earth Expeditions Blog: We Are The Land and the Land Is Us: Indigenous Women Accompany NASA Campaign Studying Climate Change in the Arctic

10/31/2018
My name is Mandy Bayha and I am from a small community called Délįnę [pronounced De-lee-nay] in Canada’s Northwest Territories. With a population of about 500, the community is nestled on the shores of the southwest Keith arm of the beautiful Great Bear Lake. The Sahtúotįnę (which means “people of Great Bear Lake”) have been its only inhabitants since time immemorial.

Earth Expeditions Blog: Students Traverse Land, Air, and Water in Canada with NASA’s ABoVE

10/11/2018
Students join the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), which is studying climate change in the northern parts of the world.

Notes from the Field Blog: Spruce Beetles and Shrubberies

07/22/2018
This week while the GLiHT crew continued collecting data over the Susitna and Tanana valleys, we focused on collecting on-the-ground data on spruce beetle infestation.

Notes from the Field Blog: Spruce Beetles in Alaska

07/16/2018
This summer a team of scientists from NASA Goddard, American University, and the Forest Service are conducting joint field work within south-central Alaska to study the ongoing spruce beetle outbreak.

ICESat-2 at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

04/07/2018
Children, teens and their families had an opportunity to learn about the ICESat-2 mission and experience ICESat-2’s altimeter interactive exhibit at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on April 7-8, in Washington, DC. While some participants had their heights measured with the exhibit’s mock-up satellite, others leveraged NASA’s Scavenger Hunt to ask lots of questions about the mission and how it can help our Earth!

FutureCon: NASA Science in the Extremes

04/02/2018
As a part of the AwesomeCon conference in Washington, D.C., a panel of NASA scientists presented on research in extreme conditions.

Science Magazine article features research by Poulter

02/16/2018
An article published in Science Magazine entitled “The Carbon Harvest” features research from Ben Poulter.

Poster Blowout 2018

02/05/2018
Note from the Director:
I would like to thank the Director’s Science Committee for putting on an amazingly successful event where scientists and engineers across Goddard shared their work and made new contacts. The interdisciplinary interactions were especially exciting and crossed all four science disciplines.
Best,
Colleen


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Four GSFC scientists were named AGU fellows

12/19/2016
Paul MahaffyClaire ParkinsonBrent HolbenNat Gopalswamy
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) today announced its 2016 Fellows, an honor given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space sciences. Since the AGU Fellows program was established in 1962, and according to the organization’s bylaws, no more than 0.01 percent of the total membership of AGU is recognized annually. This year’s class of Fellows are geographically diverse coming from 18 states and eight countries and includes Goddard scientists Paul Mahaffy, Claire Parkinson, Brent Holben, and Nat Gopalswamy.

Into Africa Seeking the Desert Sun

09/08/2016
Brent Holben is in Namibia with NASA’s ORACLES airborne science campaign.

Science Jamboree event photos

08/04/2016
The 2016 Science Jamboree was a great success! A collection of 50 photos from the event are available now.

Goddard Scientists Named Fellows of the American Geophysical Union

07/27/2016
Four Goddard scientists were named 2016 fellows of the American Geophysical Union in recognition of their contributions to Earth and space sciences. Claire Parkinson, a senior scientist in Goddard’s Earth Sciences Division; Nat Gopalswamy in the Solar Physics Laboratory; Brent Holben in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory; and Paul Mahaffy, director of Goddard’s Solar System Exploration Division, were among the 60 new fellows elected this year. The American Geophysical Union established its Fellows Program in 1962, and only 0.1% of the organization’s membership receives this recognition in any given year. The new fellows will be honored in a December 14 ceremony during the American Geophysical Union’s fall 2016 meeting in San Francisco.

AfriSAR team in Gabon

03/09/2016
The AfriSAR campaign is in its second week of collecting data over different forests of Gabon using airborne radar and laser instruments, UAVSAR and LVIS.

Duncanson discusses GEDI in Scientific American

03/08/2016
Laura Duncanson discusses how GEDI (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar) will map the structure of forests.

Earth Blog - Welcome to ABoVE

02/29/2016
The laboratory for ABoVE is vast. The field campaign – the Arctic Boreal and Vulnerability Experiment – covers 2.5 million square miles of tundra, mountains, permafrost, lakes, and forests in Alaska and Northwestern Canada.

ESD Personnel Recognized by FLC

02/05/2016
Congratulations to Peggy O'Neill, Vanessa Escobar, Amy McNally, and Grey Nearing who were part of the SMAP Applications Program that won the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Interagency Partnership Award.

Thomas Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers

01/15/2016
Steven Pawson (610.1), Gavin Schmidt (611), Mian Chin (614), Brent Holben (618), Susanne Bauer (611/CU) and Greg Faluvegi (611/CU) have been named as Thomas Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers. They have been identified as being among the most valuable and significant researchers in the field of Geosciences. Congratulations to all!

AAAS Names NASA Goddard Scientists 2015 Fellows

12/03/2015
Three scientists in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Lucy McFadden (693), Jose Rodriguez (614) and Compton Tucker (618) are among 347 AAAS members awarded this honor for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Congratulations!

Holben selected to receive 2015 Yoram J. Kaufman Unselfish Cooperation in Research Award at the AGU Fall Meeting

10/16/2015
Congratulations to Dr. Brent Holben, Biospheric Sciences Lab, for his selection to receive the 2015 Yoram J. Kaufman Unselfish Cooperation in Research Award at the AGU Fall Meeting. Brent’s selection is particularly poignant as Brent worked closely with Yoram and embodies Yoram’s legacy of unselfish cooperation here at GSFC.

The award recognizes “Broad influence in atmospheric science through exceptional creativity, inspiration of younger scientists, mentoring, international collaborations, and unselfish cooperation in research” and Brent is cited for “his seminal theoretical and experimental contributions to the remote sensing of clouds and aerosol properties, particularly in the development of AERONET.”

Morton quoted in The Washington Post

09/02/2015
Doug Morton is quoted extensively in a Washington Post article about NASA's new research program called ABoVE (Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment).

Masek named Landsat 9 Project Scientist

04/07/2015
Dr. Jeffrey Masek, Chief of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory (618), has been selected as Landsat 9 Project Scientist.

ESA Space in Images Website: Height of Bangladesh Mangrove

01/30/2015
Seung Kuk Lee's map of mangrove forest height in Bangladesh was featured on the ESA space in images website.
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