Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum and Dr. John Bolten, both of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, received American Geophysical Union (AGU) awards this month. Kirschbaum is director of Goddard’s Earth Sciences Division, and Bolten leads the center’s Hydrological Sciences Lab.
NASA has awarded the prestigious NASA Software of the Year (SOY) Award to a team of scientists and engineers at the Earth Sciences Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
On her morning walk to school, a high schooler notices a patch of greenery in her neighbor’s yard. But the plants don’t look quite as green and healthy as she thinks they should. To see if she’s right, she puts down her backpack and pulls out STELLA, a DIY gizmo not much bigger than a smartphone.
GOES-U, the fourth and final satellite in NOAA’s GOES-R Series of advanced geostationary satellites, recently completed rigorous testing to ensure it can withstand the harsh conditions of launch and orbiting in space 22,236 miles above Earth.
Glaciers in remote regions — far from the human activities — are particularly powerful indicators of climate change. Rapidly melting glaciers impact freshwater availability, landscapes, tourism, ecosystems, the frequency and severity of hazards, and sea level rise.