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Antarctica Melts Under Its Hottest Days on Record

Ice caps and glaciers felt the heat as temperatures reached 18.3°C (64.9°F).

Moisture Pummels the Pacific Northwest

Following an exceptionally wet January, an atmospheric river carried even more moisture into the region in February.

Greenland's Rapid Melt Will Mean More Flooding

A new study finds the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting at a rate that matches the worst-case climate models, which project that flooding will affect millions of people by 2100.
Link to Nature paper published on Dec. 10, 2019 that discussed IMBIE study (Shepherd et al., 2019).

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

NASA to Showcase Science and Engineering Achievements at Annual Supercomputing Conference

From surveying life on Earth to exploring the far reaches of space, researchers from across NASA and university and industry partners will highlight their latest findings, made possible by the agency’s supercomputers, at SC19—the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 18 to 22 in Denver, CO.

Smoke Blankets Borneo

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

Philippine Airborne Campaign Targets Weather, Climate Science

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.

Warm Weather Brings Major Melting to Greenland

Melting was provoked by a bubble of warm air that moved over Greenland after delivering unseasonably warm temperatures to Europe.

Arctic Fires Fill the Skies with Soot

Fires in Alaska, Siberia, and Greenland have emitted large amounts of black carbon this summer.

Siberian Smoke Reaches U.S., Canada

The smoke from the fires in Siberia that were highlighted in the fire and smoke update from July 30, 2019 has spread into Alaska and parts of the west coast of Canada.

A Second Scorching Heatwave in Europe

One month after experiencing record-breaking temperatures, Europe again is sweltering under a heatwave. And this one is more intense.

Tracking Smoke From Fires to Improve Air Quality Forecasting

NASA and NOAA kicked off a months-long airborne investigation into the life cycles of smoke from fires in the United States for improved forecasting and for better understanding their impact on weather and climate.

Historic Heat in Alaska

Record-breaking heat has exacerbated clusters of wildfires burning throughout the state.

Heatwave Scorches Europe

The heat has broken temperature records in several parts of the continent.

Final ACT-America Flights Target Summer Greenhouse Gases

As families across the country take to the sky to kick off well-earned summer vacations, a group of scientists from NASA and academia is taking to the sky, too — but this is no vacation.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Celebrates 60 Years

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

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

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

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

New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

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.

Arctic Weather Plunges into North America

The culprit is a familiar one: the polar vortex.

Camp Fire Spreads Foul Air in California

People in Northern California and the Central Valley are coughing because of the noxious smoke.

African Smoke-Cloud Connection Target of NASA Airborne Flights

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

Rosa’s Rainfall

Remnants of Hurricane Rosa delivered heavy rain and caused flash floods in northwestern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest.

The Complex Evolution of Florence’s Winds

The hurricane is among the longest-lived cyclones of 2018, and the storm’s winds had plenty of time to rage and ease as they ran into different environmental conditions.
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