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 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.
- NASA Study Finds Climate Change Shifting Wine Grape Harvests in France and Switzerland
A new study finds that climate change is diminishing an important link between droughts and the timing of wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland.
- NASA Selects Instruments to Study Air Pollution, Tropical Cyclones
NASA has selected two proposals for new Earth science investigations that will put new instruments in low-Earth orbit to track harmful particulate air pollutants and study the development of tropical cyclones.
- NASA Partners on Air Quality Study in East Asia
NASA and the Republic of Korea are developing plans for a cooperative field study of air quality in May and June to advance the ability to monitor air pollution accurately from space.
- NASA, University Study Shows Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land
New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise.
- NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015
Earth?s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise
Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.