Adam Patrick Voiland

Adam Patrick Voiland

  • TECHNICAL WRITER
  • 301.614.6949 | 301.614.5492
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Adam Voiland is a science writer for NASA Earth Observatory, a website that covers Earth science through the lens of satellite imagery. He covers a range of topics, though natural disasters, weather, climate change, human impacts, hydrology, wildfires, volcanology, and the history of science are particular interests.

    NASA Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models. The site was founded in 1999, around the time the Terra satellite launched.

    In addition to reporting and editing short-form Image of the Days and longer-form feature stories, Voiland plays an active role in maintaining the Earth Matters blog and @NASAEarth. For more details about his work with NASA Earth Observatory, see the Q & A here.

    Prior to starting with NASA Earth Observatory in 2012, he worked for NASA’s Office of Communications for three years. Before coming to NASA, he was a medical reporter for U.S. News & World Report. Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Brown University and a master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. He is the proud father of two children and currently lives with his wife, an abstract painter, in Washington, D.C.

    Writing samples:
    Heat Lingers from Fuego’s Deadly Pyroclastic Debris Flows, 2018
    Proping Kilauea's Plume, 2018
    A Pulse of Green in Australia, 2018
    See 15 Years of Change in the Arctic, 2018
    Sprawling Shanghai, 2017
    As Glacial Risks Grow, So Do the Risks, 2017
    The Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 2016
    A Tale of Fire and Water, 2016
    Methane Matters, 2016
    Reading the ABCs from Space, 2016
    Seeing Through the Smoky Pall, 2016
    A Clearer View of Hazy Skies, 2016
    Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay, 2015
    The Eight-Thousanders, 2013
    Painted Glaciers, 2013
    In a Warmer World, the Storms May Be Fewer But Stronger, 2013

    Education

    2014     Johns Hopkins University, MA Science Writing

    2005     Brown University, BA Geology-Biology

     

    Brief Bio

    Adam Voiland is a science writer for NASA Earth Observatory, a website that covers Earth science through the lens of satellite imagery. He covers a range of topics, though natural disasters, weather, climate change, human impacts, hydrology, wildfires, volcanology, and the history of science are particular interests.

    NASA Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models. The site was founded in 1999, around the time the Terra satellite launched.

    In addition to reporting and editing short-form Image of the Days and longer-form feature stories, Voiland plays an active role in maintaining the Earth Matters blog and @NASAEarth. For more details about his work with NASA Earth Observatory, see the Q & A here.

    Prior to starting with NASA Earth Observatory in 2012, he worked for NASA’s Office of Communications for three years. Before coming to NASA, he was a medical reporter for U.S. News & World Report. Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Brown University and a master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. He is the proud father of two children and currently lives with his wife, an abstract painter, in Washington, D.C.

    Writing samples:
    Heat Lingers from Fuego’s Deadly Pyroclastic Debris Flows, 2018
    Proping Kilauea's Plume, 2018
    A Pulse of Green in Australia, 2018
    See 15 Years of Change in the Arctic, 2018
    Sprawling Shanghai, 2017
    As Glacial Risks Grow, So Do the Risks, 2017
    The Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 2016
    A Tale of Fire and Water, 2016
    Methane Matters, 2016
    Reading the ABCs from Space, 2016
    Seeing Through the Smoky Pall, 2016
    A Clearer View of Hazy Skies, 2016
    Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay, 2015
    The Eight-Thousanders, 2013
    Painted Glaciers, 2013
    In a Warmer World, the Storms May Be Fewer But Stronger, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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