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 Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle
NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.
- Major Air Pollution Studies to Converge Over Denver
Two NASA aircraft are participating in field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and improve the ability to diagnose air quality conditions from space.
- NASA Launches New Carbon-Sensing Mission to Monitor Earth?s Breathing
NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT) Wednesday.
- NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data
NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency?s Earth science satellites.
- College Students Study Earth From NASA's DC-8 Flying Lab
Thirty-two undergraduate college students are immersed in NASA's Earth Science research during the 2014 Student Airborne Research Program.
- NASA Sets Media Events for OCO-2 Launch from California
The launch of NASA?s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission (OCO-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 2 aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is targeted for 5:56 a.m. EDT (2:56 a.m. PDT) at the opening of a 30-second launch window.
- New NASA Space Observatory to Study Carbon Conundrums
NASA?s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth?s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
- Media Advisory: Signing Ceremony scheduled June 9 for new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute
Media are invited to a signing ceremony marking the launch of the new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute (MACRI) at 2:15 p.m., Monday, June 9, in Bldg. E-100, at NASA?s Wallops Flight Facility.
- Hidden Greenland Canyons Mean More Sea Level Rise
Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found that canyons under Greenland's ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper and longer than previously thought, increasing the amount of Greenland's estimated contribution to future sea level rise.
- NASA Announces Winners of Student REELScience 2014 Communications Video Contest
NASA has selected the winners of NASA's 2014 educational "REEL Science Communications" video contest.