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Tundra polygons on Alaska's North Slope
Mar 6, 2018

Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic -- formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming by its extreme environment --... Read more

Map illustrating the flow of Antarctic 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 ice... Read more

An ice glacier.
Feb 16, 2018

Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s aerial survey of the state of polar ice. For the first time in its nine-year... Read more

Photo of man in vegetable garden
Jan 2, 2018

A joint effort to keep Eastern Africa fed When life and livelihood depend upon the rain, the whim of weather creates a precarious relationship... Read more

Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey's precipitation over Texas
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... Read more

Greenland's Thinning Ice Poster
Jun 8, 2017

NASA's OMG and Operation IceBridge missions are investigating the thinning of Greenland's ice sheets from both above and below. Read this story Read more

Image of airplane scanning snow fall in landscape
May 12, 2017

Water is a critical resource in the western U.S. NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory is giving California water agencies the first complete measurements... Read more

Reshuffling Heat Poster 1
Jul 26, 2016

Earth's oceans could be concealing a mystery about climate change. Researchers have recently found evidence of hidden heat hundreds of meters below... Read more

Monitoring Air Quality Poster 1
Jun 27, 2016

A global effort to monitor air quality is in the works as the US, Korea, and the European Union prepare to launch geostationary satellites capable of... Read more

Measuring the Rising Seas Poster
Jan 26, 2016

The Jason-3 satellite, launched on January 17, 2016, is allowing scientists to continue a 23-year record of crucial ocean monitoring. Read... Read more