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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
GMAO Seminar Series on Earth System Science
Ocean Data Assimilation using the 4D-Var Saddle-Point Formulation: A Game Changer?
Andrew Moore - University of California Santa Cruz
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Thursday, June 20, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Ocean Ecology Laboratory Seminar
How important is subsurface Net Primary Production in the Southern Ocean?
Clara Vives, University of Copenhagen, Centre for Glacial Rock Flour Research, Postdoctoral Researcher
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Thursday, June 20, 2024
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
GESTAR II Seminar Series
Leveraging Geospatial Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh
Dr. Bayes Ahmed, Associate Professor at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London (UCL)
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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

 

Since the launch of NASA’s Earth Observatory (EO) on April 29, 1999, the EO Group (613/SSAI) has published more than 18,000 i...

Monday, April 29, 2024
 

Jie Gong (613) was interviewed, together with her colleague Jen Fowler (LaRC), by WHYY-FM about the upcoming National Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP). Jie discussed the science motivation behind the NEBP national campaign. The team will launch ~600 weather balloons and ~ 600 engineering balloons along the April 8th eclipse path to collect and analyze a valuable dataset to unveil transient atmospheric responses to this magnificent 3-minute shadow on Earth. The full podcast can be found here...

Friday, March 29, 2024
 

Tom Colligan (618/UMD) and Jie Gong (613) discussed their work detecting atmospheric gravity waves during a total solar eclip...

Friday, March 29, 2024
 

In a recent research report entitled “A Black Hole in Earth Science” appearing in GPS World, Dong Wu (613) found a significan...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
 

Yaping Zhou (613/UMBC) received the 2024 Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (AAS) Editor's Award for her meticulous contributio...

Friday, February 23, 2024