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.
- Arctic Sea Ice Summertime Minimum Is Fourth Lowest on Record
According to a NASA analysis of satellite data, the 2015 Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the fourth lowest on record since observations from space began.
- USAID, NASA Officials and Astronauts Discuss Connecting Space to Village
USAID will host a town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 17 to discuss its partnership with NASA to use space data to help international development efforts around the world. The event will be held in Washington in the amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
- NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues
Mission managers for NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive observatory have determined that its radar, one of the satellite?s two science instruments, can no longer return data. However, the mission continues to produce high-quality science measurements with its radiometer instrument.
- NASA Begins to Build Satellite Mission to Improve Hurricane Forecasting
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA?s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas.
- NASA Images of Hurricane Katrina and 2005 Storm Season Available
To mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, NASA is making available to media a special collection of videos and still images associated with the devastating storm and the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.
- California ?Rain Debt? Equal to Average Full Year of Precipitation
A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 -- the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor.
- NASA Hosts ?Quest for Quakes? Data Challenge
A new NASA challenge is looking for evidence to support a theory that electromagnetic pulses (EMP) may precede an earthquake, potentially offering a warning to those in the quake?s path.
- NASA Satellite Camera Provides ?EPIC? View of Earth
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
- Battling Wildfires from Space: NASA Adds to Firefighters? Toolkit
U.S. firefighters battling wildfires this year will get a clearer view of these threats with new NASA-funded satellite-based tools to better detect fires nationwide and predict their behavior.
- NASA, Agriculture Department Deputies to Sign Interagency Agreement for Earth Science, Agricultural Research
NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will sign an interagency agreement and hold a media availability from 10 to 11 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 16, at NASA?s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
Both the theories of light scattering and radiative transfer study how light interacts with matters. Light scattering studies the interaction of light with single particles within the…