Climate and Radiation
 

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 15, 2024
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
ESSIC Seminar Series
Trickle or Treat? Understanding the Role of Ice Sheets in Biogeochemical Cycles
Prof. Jon Hawkings, University of Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
GMAO Seminar Series on Earth System Science
Flash Droughts: A Local to Global Analysis
Dr. Jordan Christian, University of Oklahoma
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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Climate & Radiation Laboratory Seminar
EPIC observations of sun glint from ice clouds
Tamás Várnai, (613/UMBC-GESTAR II)
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Featured Videos

Clouds 101

Clouds can tell us a lot about what weather we might expect to see, but they’re actually quite mysterious. The question is: Because clouds are produced by the climate, how will a changing climate impact clouds? And, conversely, clouds have an impact on our climate, so how will changing clouds affect a changing climate? Welcome to Clouds 101.

An EPIC View of the Moon's Shadow During Solar Eclipse

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) sits aboard NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite (DSCOVR). EPIC provides high-quality, color images of Earth, which are useful for monitoring factors like the planet’s vegetation, cloud height, and ozone. And every once in a while it has the opportunity to capture a solar eclipse.

Warmer Ocean Temperatures May Decrease Saharan Dust Crossing the Atlantic

Every year millions of tons of dust from the Sahara Desert are swirled up into the atmosphere by easterly trade winds, and carried across the Atlantic. The plumes can make their way from the African continent as far as the Amazon rainforest, where they fertilize plant life.

NASA: Why does the Sun Matter for Earth’s Energy Budget?

Earth's energy budget is a metaphor for the delicate equilibrium between energy received from the Sun versus energy radiated back out in to space. Research into precise details of Earth's energy budget is vital for understanding how the planet's climate may be changing, as well as variabilities in solar energy output.

 

Local News

 

Jie Gong (613) was interviewed, together with her colleague Jen Fowler (LaRC), by WHYY-FM about the upcoming National Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP...

Friday, March 29, 2024
 

Ready to work with data from the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission? Join members of NASA’s Ocean Biology Distributed Active Arc...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
 

Yaping Zhou (613/UMBC) received the 2024 Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (AAS) Editor's Award for her meticulous contributions to a 2023 article, whi...

Friday, February 23, 2024
 

NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft has successfully made contact with ground stations back on Earth providing teams wi...

Thursday, February 08, 2024
 

3, 2, 1 … LIFTOFF! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 ...

Thursday, February 08, 2024