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 Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds
NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction.
- NASA Opens Media Accreditation for NOAA?s GOES-R November Launch
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAA?s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently planned for Nov. 4.
- NASA, USAID Open Environmental Monitoring Hub in West Africa
NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.
- NASA Flights to Track Greenhouse Gases Across Eastern US
This month, NASA begins an airborne experiment to improve scientists? understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases and how they cycle into and out of the atmosphere.
- Media Invited to Preview Around-the-World Atmospheric Mission
Media are invited to preview one of NASA's most ambitious airborne studies of Earth's atmosphere on Thursday, July 7, at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California.
- NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution
Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions.
- NASA Hurricane Resources Available for 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season
NASA has a variety of resources for reporters covering 2016's Atlantic Ocean and Eastern and Central Pacific hurricane seasons, including scientific animations in a resource reel that look inside hurricanes and daily updates with satellite data.
- NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities
This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, to engage the public in the agency?s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.
- NASA Announces Earth Day #24Seven Social Media Event
This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is inviting people around the world to share on social media what they are doing to celebrate and improve our home planet, while the space agency shares aspects of a ?day in the life? of NASA?s Earth science research.
- NASA Gets Down to Earth This Year With Globe-Spanning Expeditions
NASA is sending scientists around the world in 2016 ? from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet to the coral reefs of the South Pacific ? to delve into challenging questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it.