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 Satellite Data Help Pinpoint Glaciers' Role in Sea Level RiseA new study of glaciers worldwide using observations from two NASA satellites has helped resolve differences in estimates of how fast glaciers are disappearing and contributing to sea level rise.
- NASA Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global RainfallA NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought.
- NASA Opens New Era in Measuring Western U.S. SnowpackA new NASA airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado, producing the most accurate measurements to date of how much water they hold.
Aerosols are tiny suspended liquid and solid particles found in the atmosphere. These particles degrade air qua…