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NASA Snow Campaign Wraps for 2021

SnowEx teams measured snow at six sites across the Western U.S., on the ground and with drones and airplanes. This information is crucial for managing water resources for drinking, agriculture, hydropower, drought and more.

Machine Learning Model Doubles Accuracy of Global Landslide ‘Nowcasts’

LHASA Version 2, released last month along with corresponding research, is a machine-learning-based model that analyzes a collection of individual variables and satellite-derived datasets to produce customizable ‘nowcasts’

NASA Scientists Available for Interviews Throughout Hurricane Season

June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Nov. 30.

Científicas de la NASA disponibles para entrevistas durante la temporada de huracanes

El 1 de junio marcó el inicio oficial de la temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico, que termina oficialmente el 30 de noviembre.

Satellites Show How Earth’s Water Cycle Is Ramping Up as Climate Warms

NASA scientists have studied 17 years of gravity observations of our planet to understand how the global water cycle is changing.

NCCS-Enabled Satellite Data Assimilation Reveals Vegetation Changes from Massive Australian Bushfires

To better understand how Australia’s unprecedented 2019–2020 fire season affected vegetation, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists and international collaborators mounted an experiment at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), assimilating NASA satellite data into a computer model and analyzing the output.

Earth's cryosphere is vital for everyone. Here's how NASA keeps track of its changes.

Everything on our planet — the land, the water, the air, people — is connected by the various chemical, physical and biological processes that make up what we call the Earth system.

NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event – Online, April 21–24

NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event – Online, April 21–24 You’re invited to NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event, held April 21-24. Registration is FREE and open to the public!

Drought Conditions Continue in Spring 2021

The western United States is currently experiencing moderate to severe drought, and it is expected to worsen in upcoming months.

Historic Floods in New South Wales

Persistent heavy rain raised rivers to levels not seen since 1961.

New NASA Landslide Mapping System Running at NCCS

Empowered by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) high-performance computing resources, a new open-source landslide mapping system is enabling swift landslide detection and information sharing with emergency response agencies.

NASA Data Powers New USDA Soil Moisture Portal

Farmers, researchers, meteorologists and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture, thanks to a new tool developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in collaboration with NASA and George Mason University.

NASA Snow Campaign Digs Deep in 2021

Whether the first snowflakes of winter fill you with glee or make you groan, winter snowfall is a crucial water source for drinking, agriculture and hydropower for more than 1 billion people worldwide.

NASA, Rio de Janeiro Extend Disaster Preparedness Partnership

NASA and the city of Rio de Janeiro have extended an agreement to support innovative and collaborative efforts to better understand, anticipate, monitor and respond to natural hazards and other impacts affecting the city.

Media Advisory: NASA, U.S. Consulate to Host Virtual Briefing on Renewed Partnership With City of Rio de Janeiro

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro is hosting a media briefing on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. EST to discuss the renewal of a partnership between the city and NASA to better understand and monitor natural hazards.

Turkey Experiences Intense Drought

Multiple seasons of below-average rainfall have affected the country’s drinking water supplies and groundwater reservoirs.

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

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

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

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

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.

Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America

After severe hurricanes dropped torrential rain on Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other countries, NASA researchers worked to map potential landslide hazards.

Severe Drought in South America

Satellite gravimetry data indicates the ongoing drought is the continent's second most intense since 2002.

NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible

NASA has funded 11 new projects as part of the agency’s Earth Science Data Systems’ Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth Systems Science (ACCESS) program. Proposals submitted in 2019 and funded in 2020 focused on three areas: machine learning, science in the cloud, and open source tools.

Snow Melts in the Andes

As springtime arrives in the Andes, winter snow melts to provide an important water source for local communities.

Expanding NASA’s Collaboration with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Youn-Soo Kim, principal researcher at the Satellite Application Division of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), recently completed a year-long sabbatical visit at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in which he collaborated closely with the NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disasters Program.

Iraq Lakes Bounce Back

After decades of low water levels, two of Iraq’s popular lakes appear to be filling again.

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