Climate & Radiation: Mission
We investigate atmospheric radiation, both as a driver for climate change and as a tool for the remote sensing of Earth's atmosphere and surface. Our Climate research program seeks to better understand how our planet reached its present state, and how it may respond to future drivers, both natural and anthropogenic.
- Increased Rainfall in Tropics Caused by More Frequent Big Storms
An increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is boosting rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics, not normal scattered rain.
- Operation IceBridge Debuts Its Seventh Arctic Campaign
NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, successfully completed its first Greenland research flight of 2015 on March 19, thus launching its seventh Arctic campaign.
- New NASA Mission to Study Ocean Color, Airborne Particles and Clouds
NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth?s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle.
- NASA Releases First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall.
- New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet
Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space ? with a fifth newly in orbit ? after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade.
- NASA Briefing to Highlight Early Results from New Earth Science Missions
Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet ? the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade. NASA scientists will discuss early observations from the new missions and their current status during a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 26.
- NASA Science Leads New York City Climate Change 2015 Report
The report details significant future increases in temperature, precipitation and sea level in the New York metropolitan area.
- NASA Study Finds Carbon Emissions Could Dramatically Increase Risk of U.S. Megadroughts
Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the last half of this century could be drier and longer than drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a new NASA study.
- NASA Launches Groundbreaking Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite
NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, a mission with broad applications for science and society, lifted off at 6:22 a.m. PST (9:22 a.m. EST) Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.
- NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record
The year 2014 ranks as Earth?s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.
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