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GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

01.11.2018
A new NASA Earth satellite mission may transform our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.

NASA Study: First Direct Proof of Ozone Hole Recovery Due to Chemicals Ban

01.04.2018
For the first time, direct observations of the Antarctic ozone hole show evidence of recovery due to the 1987 Montreal Protocol's ban on a class of potent, ozone-depleting chemicals.

Agricultural Fires in Africa Stretch the Whole of the Continent

12.28.2017
The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite collected this image which detected hundreds upon hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa. Most likely these fires are agricultural in nature.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

12.20.2017
A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

NASA Researchers Share Perspective on Key Elements of Ozone Layer Recovery

12.14.2017
n a Perspective piece appearing in the Dec. 8 issue of Science, NASA researchers discuss the nuances that distinguish three categories of compounds and their impacts on upper atmospheric ozone.

Eclipse 2017: Science from the Moon’s Shadow

12.11.2017
On Dec. 11, 2017, six researchers discussed initial findings based on observations of the Sun and on Earth gathered during the solar eclipse that stretched across North America on Aug. 21, 2017.

From Microscopic to Multicellular: Six Stories of Life that NASA Sees from Space

11.14.2017
Scientists have use satellites to understand how life flourishes and fades on our planet. These selected visual stories of bacteria, plants, land animals, sea creatures and birds show what a view from space can reveal.

China’s Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Drop, India’s Grow Over Last Decade

11.13.2017
A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of Maryland indicates that India may be the world’s top sulfur dioxide emitter.

NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients

11.06.2017
New NASA-funded research has devised a way to use satellite measurements of the component gases that combine to form ozone to differentiate among three different sets of conditions that lead to its production.

Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988

11.02.2017
Measurements from NASA satellites showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to 7.6 million square miles in extent before starting to recover this year.

Global Airborne Mission to Make Ozone Hole Detour

09.29.2017
Atmospheric researchers depart this month on NASA's DC-8 research aircraft on their third survey of the global atmosphere.

NASA Chesapeake Bay Study To Help Improve Air-Quality Forecasts

09.04.2017
NASA scientists are studying pollution in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia.

Record-Breaking Smoke Over Canada

08.17.2017
For more than a month, dozens of large fires have raged in British Columbia.

NASA Airborne Mission Returns to Africa to Study Smoke, Clouds

08.10.2017
NASA's P-3 research plane begins flights this month through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean.

Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality

07.19.2017
For six weeks in the summer of 2016 scientists from the United States and the Republic of Korea intensively studied air pollution over the Korean peninsula.

Goddard Hosts 8th Annual Science Jamboree for Employees

07.13.2017
The Goddard Office of Communications and the Goddard Sciences and Exploration Directorate produced the eighth annual Science Jamboree on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

NASA Eyed Rainfall Rates in Tropical Storm Merbok Before Landfall

06.13.2017
Tropical Storm Merbok formed in the South China Sea early on June 11 and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead as the storm moved toward China on June 12.

Calvin (was 3E - Eastern Pacific Ocean)

06.12.2017
The third tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed on Sunday, June 11 about 120 miles south of Salina Cruz, Mexico. Tropical Depression 3E moved north and northwest.

Goddard Welcomes Nearly 450 Summer Interns

06.05.2017
Almost 450 interns will complete their "10-week job interview" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center this summer.

NASA to Measure Greenhouse Gases Over the Mid-Atlantic Region in May

05.02.2017
In May, a team of Goddard scientists will begin measuring greenhouse gases over the Mid-Atlantic region.

From Volcano’s Slope, NASA Instrument Looks Sky High and to the Future

04.26.2017
On one of Earth’s largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and helps set the stage for human exploration of other worlds.

Sweet 16: Goddard Teams Fly Extraordinary Number of Payloads in 2017

04.25.2017
Sixteen different missions whose instruments and components were developed at least in part with funding from the center’s Internal Research and Development, or IRAD, program have either launched or are scheduled to launch this year aboard commercial launch vehicles, sounding rockets, balloons, and high-altitude research aircraft.

NASA's Fleet of Satellites Keep an Eye on Earth

04.21.2017
No planet is better studied than the one we actually live on.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2017
This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and

NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Letting Us All #AdoptThePlanet

04.06.2017
NASA invites people around the world to help us celebrate Earth Day 2017 by "adopting" one of 64,000 individual pieces of Earth as seen from space.
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