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Earth Expeditions: A Wintry Flight

After a cloudy and rainy morning, by 1:50 pm the sun had come out and the skies were clear for take-off at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The P-3 Orion research aircraft outfitted with eleven instruments to measure conditions inside snow clouds was heading north to a storm system over New York and Vermont for the second science flight of the Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast Threatening Snowstorms, or IMPACTS field campaign.

Earth Expeditions: Meet IMPACT'S' Student Forecasters

The IMPACTS team is what makes the field campaign happen. Over 200 people are contributing to the project from aircraft crews and managers, to support and logistics staff, to the scientists running the instruments and asking the big questions. They include veteran pilots and mission managers, university and NASA researchers who’ve done field campaigns before, and graduate students on their first campaign.

Earth Expeditions: Waiting for Good Snow

When your field campaign depends on chasing winter storms you have to wait for the weather to arrive in its own time. For the science team of the Investigation of Microphysics Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms, or IMPACTS, campaign that means carefully watching the weather forecasts and then making the most of it when it arrives.

IMPACTS featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"

NPR's Ailsa Chang discusses NASA's IMPACTS with Lynn McMurdie, IMPACTS principal investigator.

Capital Weather Gang features NASA IMPACTS

A recent article in The Washington Post highlights NASA's IMPACTS airborne campaign studying East Coast snowstorms.

GLOBE Program Blog Features IMERG Data

Dorian Janney wrote a blog for the GLOBE Program about IMERG data and other resources.

NASA Hurricane 2019 Precipitation Mission Resources

NASA has a unique and important view of hurricanes around the planet. Satellites and aircraft watch as storms form, travel across the ocean and sometimes, make landfall. After the hurricanes have passed, the satellites and aircraft see the aftermath of hurricanes, from downed forests to mass power loss.

Poster Blowout 2019 is in the books!

photo of people at the poster party

Photos from this year's Poster Blowout are available now. Congratulations to everyone, especially this year's winners!

GPM 5th Anniversary Sunday Experiment

Explore how scientists can measure rain and snow from space with the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite mission.

SED Staff Assist The New York Times

Owen Kelley (610.2/GMU) and Alex Kekesi (606.4/GST) assisted The New York Times in creating a visualization story on Super Typhoon Mangkhut using GPM DPR data.

Wall Street Journal Video Includes NASA Imagery and Commentary

Comments by Scott Braun and NASA imagery are included in a video on hurricane science produced by The Wall Street Journal.

Resources for Hurricane Florence

GPM contributes Hurricane Florence resources to the NASA Earth Science Disasters Program website.

Braun and Huffman named 2019 AMS Fellows

Congratulations to Scott Braun and George Huffman on their selection as Fellows of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). They will receive their honors at the 99th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona during the week of January 6–10, 2019.

Notes from the Field Blog: Goodbye Pyeongchang

The winter Paralympic games ended Sunday, March 18, and also with it the observation period of ICE-POP officially ended. It is with mixed feelings that we are leaving Pyeongchang

Notes from the Field Blog: 2018 Winter Olympics End, But ICE-POP Continues

The first part of the ICE-POP campaign ended last Sunday when the 2018 Winter Olympic Games were officially finished. However, we will closely monitor the weather and provide information from Pyeongchang during the Paralympics as well.

Notes from the Field Blog: Keeping an Eye on Weather During the Opening Ceremony

International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP 2018) is a field campaign that is taking place during the 2018 Winter Olympics held at Pyeongchang, South Korea. It brings state of the art weather sensors from all over the world, and the Dual-frequency Dual-polarized Doppler radar (D3R) from NASA is among them.

Poster Blowout 2018

Note from the Director:
I would like to thank the Director’s Science Committee for putting on an amazingly successful event where scientists and engineers across Goddard shared their work and made new contacts. The interdisciplinary interactions were especially exciting and crossed all four science disciplines.

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GPM Sees Hurricanes Maria and Jose

GPM passed over both Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Jose on September 18th, 2017.

NASA Looks at Hurricane Irma’s Heat Engine

On September 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 UTC) the radar on the Global Precipitation Measuring Mission (GPM) satellite captured a 3-D view of the heat engine inside of category-5 Hurricane Irma.

Hunting for Lightning: A Day at the GOES-16 Post-Launch Field Campaign

It’s mid-April 2017 and NOAA’s GOES-16 Field Campaign, a two-month-long effort to calibrate and validate the earth viewing instruments on NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite, has officially entered its second phase.

NASA Facebook Live Event 10/7/16 @1pm EDT: Hurricane Matthew

"The Science of the Storm" LIVE Friday, Oct. 7 at 1 pm ET with two NASA researchers who will describe the research NASA does on tropical cyclones.

SHOUT Underway at Wallops

Scott Braun (612) is participating as a mission scientist during the NOAA Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) experiment at Wallops Flight Facility. SHOUT is using the NASA Global Hawk to conduct operational flights over Atlantic Hurricanes to evaluate the impact of the airborne and sensor technologies in operational hurricane forecasts. SHOUT is using three of the NASA Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) payloads including the Goddard HIWRAP Doppler radar, the JPL HAMSR microwave sounder, and NOAA dropsonde system. Flights in the past week include two over Hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic and one over Tropical Depression 9 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Science Jamboree event photos

The 2016 Science Jamboree was a great success! A collection of 50 photos from the event are available now.

Introducing OLYMPEX, A Ground Validation Field Project in the Pacific NW

Starting next week, we begin the Olympic Mountain Experiment, or OLYMPEX. It is a NASA-led field campaign, which will take place from November 2015 through February 2016.

Pawson, Huffman, and Kirschbaum discuss El Niño with The Baltimore Sun

A recent article in The Baltimore Sun focused on NASA researchers' work to study El Niño and its weather extremes.
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