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Smoke Blankets Borneo

09.18.2019
Fires burning in peat deposits in Indonesia release gases and particles that have consequences for public health and the climate.

A Devastating Stall by Hurricane Dorian

09.04.2019
A remarkable slowdown led to a prolonged lashing from winds, waves, and rain that devastated Grand Bahama Island.

NASA Ocean Ecosystem Mission Moves Forward

08.28.2019
Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission passed its preliminary design review in August 2019, meaning the team can create its final designs and prepare for construction and testing.

Philippine Airborne Campaign Targets Weather, Climate Science

08.26.2019
NASA's P-3 science aircraft soared above the Manila skyline on Monday to begin a nearly two-month-long investigation into how smoke from fires changes clouds, a key factor in improving weather and climate forecasts.

A Drier Future Sets the Stage for More Wildfires

07.09.2019
NASA eye on Earth's freshwater includes its absence, and understanding how drought conditions set the stage for fires.

Earth’s Freshwater Future: Extremes of Flood and Drought

06.13.2019
As the satellite data record continues to get longer and more detailed, scientists are beginning to see emerging trends in how climate change is shifting the distribution of water around the planet.

Tropical Cyclones are Stalling More

06.07.2019
Storms in the North Atlantic are lingering longer near the coast, leading to significantly more rainfall.

New Studies Increase Confidence in NASA's Measure of Earth's Temperature

05.23.2019
The first assessment of statistical uncertainty in the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) index shows that recent surface warming trends are significantly larger than the uncertainty in the data.

Choking on Saharan Dust

05.01.2019
A new analysis suggests that exposure to mineral dust may be a bigger cause of premature death in Africa than previously thought.

NASA Study: Human Influence on Global Droughts Goes Back 100 Years

05.01.2019
Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, according to a study

NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures

05.01.2019
NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) investigators have determined the technical root cause for the Taurus XL launch failures of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) and Glory missions.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Celebrates 60 Years

04.29.2019
On May 1, 1959, the Beltsville Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was renamed NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in honor of Robert H. Goddard, widely considered the father of modern rocketry. Thus began a 60-year boom in science and technological innovation.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

04.18.2019
This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country.

Picture Earth for Earth Day 2019

04.12.2019
For Earth Day 2019, NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with our #PictureEarth social media event.

NASA Invites Media to 57th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

03.15.2019
Media are invited to the 57th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium on March 20-21.

New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

02.20.2019
NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites, is available now in hardcover and ebook, and online with interactive features.

2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

02.06.2019
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2018 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

02.04.2019
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will provide the annual release of global temperatures data and discuss the most important climate trends of 2018.

Drought Persists in the U.S. Southwest

11.13.2018
Drought conditions in 2018 are extreme over the Four Corners region of the United States.

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18

11.05.2018
From designing rocket launch pad components and safer rotorcraft to improving flood and drought forecasts to modeling the formation of planetary disks, NASA will highlight supercomputing advances at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 12 to 15 in Dallas.

African Smoke-Cloud Connection Target of NASA Airborne Flights

10.12.2018
The ORACLES mission is gathering data on how aerosols such as smoke affect clouds and in turn Earth's climate.

Summer Ship Tracks in the Pacific

09.04.2018
In August 2018, long, narrow clouds stood out against the backdrop of marine clouds blanketing much of the North Pacific Ocean.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

07.26.2018
The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

June 2018 Ties for Third Warmest June on Record

07.16.2018
June 2018 continued the warming trend of the past 40 years.

Forecasting Fire

07.03.2018
NASA researchers have created a model that analyzes various weather conditions, including rainfall, to predict the formation and spread of fires.
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