NASA Invites Media for Launch of New Disaster Response System – NASA

NASA Invites Media for Launch of New Disaster Response System – NASA

NASA invites media to an event at the agency’s headquarters at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 13, to learn about a new Disaster Response Coordination System that will provide communities and organizations around the world with access to science and data to aid disaster response.   The event will be held in NASA’s James E. … Read more

North Carolina Volunteers Work Toward Cleaner Well Water – NASA Science

North Carolina Volunteers Work Toward Cleaner Well Water – NASA Science

4 min read NASA Mission Flies Over Arctic to Study Sea Ice Melt Causes It’s not just rising air and water temperatures influencing the decades-long decline of Arctic sea ice. Clouds, aerosols, even the bumps and dips on the ice itself can play a role. To explore how these factors interact and impact sea ice … Read more

Mountain Rain or Snow Volunteers Broke Records This Winter – NASA Science

Mountain Rain or Snow Volunteers Broke Records This Winter – NASA Science

Congratulations to Patrick Thorson, Chris Gotschalk, SV, Karen O, Marley Jennings, Mariah Blackhorse, Robert R., Randall Bursk, Bill Locke, Erin Grogan, Lauren H., Craig Hall, and Nayoung Hur for their remarkable contributions. Thank you to all Mountain Rain or Snow observers for keeping your eyes on the sky with us this winter! Source link

Twin NASA Satellites Ready to Help Gauge Earth’s Energy Balance – NASA

Twin NASA Satellites Ready to Help Gauge Earth’s Energy Balance – NASA

Information from the PREFIRE mission will illuminate how clouds and water vapor in the Arctic and Antarctic influence the amount of heat the poles radiate into space. A pair of new shoebox-size NASA satellites will help unravel an atmospheric mystery that’s bedeviled scientists for years: how the behavior of clouds and water vapor at Earth’s … Read more

5 Things to Know About NASA’s Tiny Twin Polar Satellites – NASA

5 Things to Know About NASA’s Tiny Twin Polar Satellites – NASA

Called PREFIRE, this CubeSat duo will boost our understanding of how much heat Earth’s polar regions radiate out to space and how that influences our climate. Twin shoebox-size climate satellites will soon be studying two of the most remote regions on Earth: the Arctic and Antarctic. The NASA mission will measure the amount of heat … Read more

How ‘Glowing’ Plants Could Help Scientists Predict Flash Drought – NASA

How ‘Glowing’ Plants Could Help Scientists Predict Flash Drought – NASA

An unusual boost in plant productivity can foreshadow severe soil water loss. NASA satellites are following the clues. Flaring up rapidly and with little warning, the drought that gripped much of the United States in the summer of 2012 was one of the most extensive the country had seen since the yearslong Dust Bowl of … Read more

NASA Teammates Recall Favorite Memories Aboard Flying Laboratory – NASA

NASA Teammates Recall Favorite Memories Aboard Flying Laboratory – NASA

After flying more than three decades and 158 science campaigns, just one flight remains. NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory will make its final flight May 15 to Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, where it will be used to train future aircraft technicians by providing real-world experience in the college’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program. Before … Read more

Meet NASA Women Behind World’s Largest Flying Laboratory – NASA

Meet NASA Women Behind World’s Largest Flying Laboratory – NASA

NASA’s DC-8 aircraft – the world’s largest flying science laboratory – began its science missions in 1987 and since then, has flown in service of the science community over places like Antarctica, Greenland, and Thailand. Aircraft like the DC-8 have enabled scientists to ask questions about life on Earth and explore them in a way … Read more

International SWOT Mission Can Improve Flood Prediction – NASA

International SWOT Mission Can Improve Flood Prediction – NASA

A partnership between NASA and the French space agency, the satellite is poised to help improve forecasts of where and when flooding will occur in Earth’s rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are like our planet’s arteries, carrying life-sustaining water in interconnected networks. When Earth’s water cycle runs too fast, flooding can result, … Read more

NASA Is Helping Protect Tigers, Jaguars, and Elephants. Here’s How. – NASA Science

NASA Is Helping Protect Tigers, Jaguars, and Elephants. Here’s How. – NASA Science

A recent study used NASA satellite-derived vegetation indices and other data to study elephants in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, and in nearby semi-protected and unprotected zones. Researchers found that, especially in the unprotected areas, the elephants preferred dense canopy forest, particularly along streams, and avoided open areas like grasslands, especially when more people are … Read more