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A new video series highlights the hard work and passion of scientists and engineers who are helping to get this remarkable new satellite off the ground.
The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt- and fresh water on Earth’s surface.
New results show average sea level rise approaching the 1-foot mark for most coastlines of the contiguous U.S. by 2050. The Gulf Coast and Southeast will see the most change.
NASA scientists project spring Arctic cyclones will intensify by the end of this century because of sea ice loss and rapidly warming air and water surface temperatures.
NASA will participate in the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, which begins Sunday, Nov. 6, and runs through Friday, Nov. 18. The COP27 summit brings together countries from around the world to increase ambition by implementing existing... Read More
The berg maintained its huge size as it drifted into the turbulent passage between Antarctica and South America.
In the summer of 2022, the team investigated permafrost thaw, methane emissions from lakes, and the effects of wildfires in Alaska and northwestern Canada.
Continuing their long decline, glaciers in the Swiss Alps melted more in 2022 than any other year on record.
Members of the public may take part in virtual activities and events ahead of NASA’s launch of The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.
Built to help scientists understand how dust affects climate, the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation can also pinpoint emissions of the potent greenhouse gas.
Media accreditation is now open for the upcoming launch of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, a pathfinder mission about Earth’s water that will use new technology to address climate change and its impact on our environment.
NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will map portions of the southwest United States for critical minerals using advanced airborne imaging.
According to satellite observations, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 18, 2022.