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.
- NASA Satellites Show Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest
A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.
- Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt
During the U.S. Midwest's growing season, the region boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth.
- First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency released first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the GPM Core Observatory.
- NASA's Operation IceBridge Begins New Arctic Campaign
Researchers aboard NASA's P-3 research aircraft left the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., March 10 for Greenland to begin a new season of collecting data on Arctic land and sea ice.
- Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant Despite Recent Slowdown
A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.
- NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year.
- Tournament Earth 2014: Which Image Will Win It?
NASA's Earth Observatory is hosting its second-annual, reader-driven competition to choose 2013's top NASA image of our planet.
- NASA and JAXA Launch New Satellite to Measure Global Rain and Snow
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 1:37 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 27 (3:37 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. 28) from Japan.
- NASA, JAXA Prepare Rain and Snow Satellite for Launch
The world enters a new era of global weather observing and climate science in February with the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a new international science satellite built by NASA.
- NASA Premieres Unique Film on Water on Spherical Screen
"Water Falls" shows water's journey and extensive effects as it cycles through Earth. It premieres this month on spherical movie screens.
Following a peripatetic post-doctoral conversion from Physical Chemist to Atmospheric Scientist, I landed at Goddard in…