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NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice

Earth Sep 15, 2018
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches...
Satellite data of precipitation, groundwater availability, land elevation and evapotranspiration

Where to Place a Rainwater Harvesting System

Earth Sep 10, 2018
On any given day, Zoubaida Salman instructs a classroom of 15-year-olds at the Sur Baher Girls School in East Jerusalem, where she has served as th
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Cool Ways of Studying the Cryosphere

Earth, Ice Sep 7, 2018
NASA missions are helping scientists study the cryosphere - the many forms of ice found on Earth.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Global Ice-Measuring Satellite

Earth Sep 4, 2018
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to measure the changing height of Earth's ice, is scheduled to launch Saturday, Sept. 15, with a 40-minute window opening at...

NASA Earth Science Director Announces Retirement

Earth Aug 28, 2018
Michael Freilich, director of the Earth Science Division in the Science Mission Directorate, announced he will retire from the agency in February 2019.

NASA Investment in Cholera Forecasts Helps Save Lives in Yemen

Earth Aug 27, 2018
For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are...
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Solving Earth’s Mysteries

Earth Aug 27, 2018
Data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) are helping scientists study increases in Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
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Beamsteerable Circuit to Expand Radio Occultation Measurement Capabilities

Earth Aug 27, 2018
An SMD-sponsored project successfully designed, fabricated, and tested a new application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) intended to enable high-quality radio occultation (RO) weather observations...

NASA Launching Advanced Laser to Measure Earth’s Changing Ice

Earth Aug 22, 2018
Next month, NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, beginning a mission to measure – in unprecedented detail – changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice.
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Satellite Data Helps Launch Afghanistan's First Glacier Inventory

Earth Aug 20, 2018
Glaciers are a key indicator of climate change, the proverbial canaries in the coal mine.