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.
- As Earth Warms, NASA Targets ?Other Half? of Carbon, Climate Equation
During a noon EST media teleconference today, NASA and university scientists will discuss new insights, tools and agency research into key carbon and climate change questions, as the agency ramps up its efforts to understand how Earth?s ocean, forest, and land ecosystems absorb nearly half of emitted carbon dioxide today.
- NASA Holds Media Briefing on Carbon?s Role in Earth?s Future Climate
NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Thursday, Nov. 12 to discuss the latest insights into how Earth is responding to rising levels of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, and what this means for our future climate.
- NASA Hosts Media Day Featuring OLYMPEX Precipitation Field Campaign
Media are invited to go behind the scenes of a comprehensive field campaign focused on yielding new insights into global precipitation at a special event on Nov. 11, 2015.
- NASA Study Shows That Common Coolants Contribute to Ozone Depletion
A class of widely used chemical coolants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) contributes to ozone depletion by a small but measurable amount, countering a decades-old assumption, according to a new NASA study.
- Daily Views of Earth Available on New NASA Website
NASA launched a new website Monday so the world can see images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth every day. The images are taken by a NASA camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Air Force.
- 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.
In many ways, aerospace was not my choice. It was forced upon me at an early age, though I was a very willing convert. Since then it has been my passion as a career and as a hobby. From MIT to the …