Climate modeling is a crucial tool that can inform decision-making where billions of dollars — and often public health and safety — are at stake. An expert panel finds significant gaps in U.S. climate modeling infrastructure and outlines a national strategy to help unify climate-modeling efforts and advance the country’s ability to anticipate future change.
- NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes, robotic satellites launched last August, have now revealed a previously unknown third radiation belt around the Earth.
Originally Published by Earth Today - NASA scientists report that warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation locally and regionally have altered the growth of large forest areas in the eastern United States over the past 10 years.
Originally Published by Space Daily - A smaller version of an instrument now flying on NASA's Van Allen Probes has won a coveted spot aboard an upcoming NASA-sponsored Cubesat mission - the perfect platform for this pint-size, solid-state telescope.
The latest Landsat satellite is now in orbit, following its successful separation from the Atlas V booster. The project will gather data on energy and water management, forest monitoring, human and environmental health, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture.
- Mexico’s Cuatro Ciénegas Basin has plenty of gypsum and a network of pools full of bacteria that descended from one of the earliest forms of life. The combination makes it one of the best places on Earth to investigate what life might have looked like on Mars.
February 22nd, 2013
- An oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico was averted by the quick action of crew members aboard one of two inbound chemical tankers that collided on Wednesday, approximately 70 miles south of Galveston, Texas.
February 22nd, 2013
Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - When viewed from space, clusters of airplane contrails make distinctive geometrical patterns. Scientists are using satellite detections of contrails to sort out how the long, narrow cirrus clouds impact our climate system.