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Four Other Things ECOSTRESS Can See

Earth, Climate Change Jun 29, 2018
NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) is designed to study how plants respond to heat and water st
GRACE-FO animation

Lasers in Space: Earth Mission Tests New Technology

Earth, Climate Change May 9, 2018
Imagine standing on the roof of a building in Los Angeles and trying to point a laser so accurately that you could hit a particular building in San
Tundra polygons on Alaska's North Slope

Far Northern Permafrost May Unleash Carbon Within Decades

Earth, Climate Change Mar 6, 2018
Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic -- formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming by its extreme environment --
Map illustrating the flow of Antarctic ice

New Study Brings Antarctic Ice Loss Into Sharper Focus

Earth, Climate Change, Ice Feb 21, 2018
A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ic
An ice glacier.

NASA’s Longest Running Survey of Ice Shattered Records in 2017

Earth, Climate Change, Ice Feb 16, 2018
Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s aerial survey of the state of polar ice.
Photo of man in vegetable garden

Weathering Uncertainty

Earth, Climate Change Jan 2, 2018
When life and livelihood depend upon the rain, the whim of weather creates a precarious relationship between farmer and Mother Nature.
Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey's precipitation over Texas

Assessing Hurricane Harvey’s Financial Loss Potential

Earth, Climate Change Sep 18, 2017
It’s estimated that Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 30 trillion gallons of water across parts of the U.S. – most of it in east Texas and Louisiana.
Greenland's Thinning Ice Poster

Greenland's Thinning Ice

Earth, Climate Change, Ice Jun 8, 2017
NASA's OMG and Operation IceBridge missions are investigating the thinning of Greenland's ice sheets from both above and below.
Image of airplane scanning snow fall in landscape

NASA’s Sense of Snow

Earth, Climate Change May 12, 2017
Water is a critical resource in the western U.S.
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Reshuffling Heat on a Warming Planet

Earth, Climate Change Sep 14, 2016
Earth's oceans could be concealing a mystery about climate change. Researchers have recently found evidence of hidden heat hundreds of meters below the ocean's surface.