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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
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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Monday, June 24, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Goddard Applied Sciences Seminar
Commercial Applications of Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Forecasting
Jan F. Dutton, PhD, MBA, Prescient Weather Ltd.
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Featured Videos

Antarctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Minimum, Second Lowest On Record

On February 20th, 2024, Antarctic sea ice officially reached its minimum extent for the year. This cycle of growth and melting occurs every year, with the ice reaching its smallest size during the Southern Hemisphere's summer.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Minimum, Antarctic Sets New Record

Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 19, 2023, making it the sixth-lowest year in the satellite record. Meanwhile, Antarctic sea ice reached its lowest maximum extent on record on Sept. 10 at a time when the ice cover should have been growing at a much faster pace.

Is Polar Ice Melting? We Asked a NASA Expert

Is polar ice melting? The sobering answer is yes, and it’s the number one contributor to sea level rise. NASA scientist Dr. Brooke Medley tells us how NASA studies the relationship between ice sheets and sea level to better understand our changing planet.

Two Scientists Have a Frank and Honest Discussion about Antarctica

NASA Glaciologists Kelly Brunt and Alex Gardner discuss the history, challenges, and evolution of mapping the Antarctic continent and what it means for science and society.

 

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