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.
April 2015 Highlight
- NASA Administrator Statement on House Authorization Bill
Statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the House of Representatives? NASA authorization bill
- GLOBE Program Marks 20 Years of Global Earth Science Education
On Earth Day, April 22, NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) celebrate 20 years of international cooperation and collaboration to engage students, scientists, and teachers in 114 countries in the scientific exploration of Earth?s environments and climate.
- NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9 to Continue Land Imaging Legacy
NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023, which will extend the Earth-observing program?s record of land images to half a century.
- NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities
NASA will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency?s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.
- NASA Joins Forces to Put Satellite Eyes on Threat to U.S. Freshwater
NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological Survey to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.
- Increased Rainfall in Tropics Caused by More Frequent Big Storms
An increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is boosting rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics, not normal scattered rain.
- New NASA Mission to Study Ocean Color, Airborne Particles and Clouds
NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth?s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle.
- New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet
Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space ? with a fifth newly in orbit ? after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade.
- NASA Releases First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission, along with data from other satellites, has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall.
- NASA Briefing to Highlight Early Results from New Earth Science Missions
Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet ? the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade. NASA scientists will discuss early observations from the new missions and their current status during a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 26.
The incidence of wildfires in the Arctic and subarctic is increasing; in boreal North America, for example, the burned area is expected to increase by 200- 300% over the next 50-100 yea…