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GRACE-FO animation
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... Read more

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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

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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... Read more

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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.

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Photo of man in vegetable garden
Jan 2, 2018

When life and livelihood depend upon the rain, the whim of weather creates a precarious relationship between farmer and Mother Nature.

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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... Read more

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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.

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

Water is a critical resource in the western U.S.

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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... Read more

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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... Read more