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NASA Study Finds Reduced African Grassland Fires Contribute to Short-lived Air Quality Improvements

02.25.2021
NASA researchers have found a small but unexpected decrease in air pollution over some parts of Africa despite growing use of fossil fuels in many countries due to development and economic growth.

NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor

02.03.2021
In an effort to ensure effective fulfillment of the Biden Administration's climate science objectives for NASA, the agency has established a new position of senior climate advisor and selected Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York, to serve in the role in an acting capacity.

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

01.14.2021
Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

The Climate Events of 2020 Show How Excess Heat is Expressed on Earth

01.14.2021
By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA's analysis.

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2020 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

01.12.2021
Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2020 during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 14.

NCCS-Enabled Science Advances Being Presented at Online AMS Annual Meeting

01.06.2021
From more accurate hydrology forecasts to improved understanding of cyclone dynamics, science advances enabled by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources are the subject of posters and virtual presentations at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS 101), being held online January 10–15, 2021.

NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020

12.21.2020
???NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic,??? said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

The Drying U.S. West

12.14.2020
A serious drought has flared up across half of the United States—a familiar story for the past two decades.

A Destructive Abundance

12.10.2020
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was supercharged, and not just in raw numbers.

NCCS, CISTO, and Partners Present Advances at Virtual AGU Fall Meeting

12.01.2020
Researchers from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), its parent Computational Information & Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and university partner organizations are participating in the Scientific Program at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, being held online 1–17 Dec 2020.

Iota – Atlantic Ocean

11.17.2020
Less than two weeks after being hit by Category 4 Hurricane Eta, several Central American countries braced for the arrival of Category 5 Hurricane Iota.

Making Sense of "Climate Sensitivity"

09.08.2020
NASA/GISS scientists answer questions about a new study that narrows the range of uncertainty in future climate projections.

NASA Scientists Explore Venus Habitable Climate Scenarios at NCCS

08.28.2020
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) scientists leveraged NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) supercomputing resources for several months to model a hypothetical climate history for Venus over the past 4.2 billion years.

Another Intense Summer of Fires in Siberia

08.07.2020
Following an active 2019 season, fires in 2020 have again been abundant, widespread, and have produced abnormally large carbon emissions.

Gearing Up for an Active 2020 Hurricane Season

07.20.2020
Abnormally warm ocean temperatures and a potential La Niña set the stage for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season.

Heat and Fire Scorches Siberia

06.24.2020
Fires are raging in eastern Siberia in the midst of an unusually long-lived heat wave.

Simulations Probe Sun’s Effects on Climate

06.16.2020
To investigate complex, remaining questions about how radiation from the Sun affects Earth’s climate, Duke University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientists ran century-long simulations under a variety of solar conditions at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

NASA Ocean Ecosystem Mission Preparing to Make Waves

06.04.2020
NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission has successfully passed its design reviews and moved into its construction and testing phase, preparing to advance the fields of global ocean and atmospheric science when it launches in 2023.

A Fiery Month in Zulia

04.29.2020
After dry weather parched the soil and vegetation, large fires burned in the northwestern Venezuela state.

#EarthDayAtHome with NASA

04.16.2020
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. Thousands gathered to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet for future generations.

NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

04.10.2020
As the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and improving our home planet’s environment...

New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

04.06.2020
NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

NASA Science Keeps the Lights On

04.02.2020
Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing. With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to COVID-19, the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.

Statement on NASA Goddard’s Coronavirus Prep Actions

03.13.2020
Goddard has canceled all non-mission-essential visits to its facilities. Goddard also is closing its Visitor Centers at Greenbelt and at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

Media Invited to Inside Look at NASA Marine Cloud Study

02.20.2020
Media are invited to preview a NASA airborne science campaign to help improve weather and climate predictions at 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 25, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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