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 Delivers Precipitation Satellite to Japan for 2014 Launch
An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a 7,300-mile journey from the United States to Japan, where it now will undergo launch preparations.
- NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Available to Media at Johnson Space Center
NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan will be available to meet with local media at 2 p.m. CST Monday, Nov. 25, at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.
- NASA Begins First Antarctic Airborne Campaign from McMurdo Station
NASA's Operation IceBridge has begun its 2013 Antarctic field campaign with the arrival of the agency's aircraft and scientists at the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
- NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt
For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt.
- NASA Invites Media to Learn About Airborne Hurricane Mission
NASA is inviting media on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to see two Global Hawk unmanned scientific aircraft that will fly over the Atlantic Ocean to study tropical cyclones and their growth process.
- NASA Invites Media to Preview Pollution-Climate Science Flights Aug. 22
NASA has changed the day for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency's airborne campaign to study how storm systems combine with air pollution from wildfires and other sources to affect our climate.
- NASA Aircraft Take to Skies over Houston for Air Pollution Study
A multi-year NASA science mission soon will be airborne over Houston to help scientists measure and forecast air quality from space.
- Media Invited to NASA Google+ Hangout on Wildfire and Climate Change
NASA will host a Google+ Hangout at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 9, about wildfire research and what a changing climate could mean for future fire activity in the United States.
- NASA Invites Media to Preview Pollution-Climate Science Flights
For a behind-the-scenes look at NASA's upcoming airborne campaign to study how air pollution from wildfires and other sources affects our climate, NASA will host a media day from 8-11 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Houston.
- NASA Selects Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center Contract
NASA has selected the University of Colorado Boulder for the management and operations of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center.