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NASA-Rio de Janeiro Partnership for disaster modeling, crisis response and city management

Earth Oct 21, 2019
NASA-Rio de Janeiro Partnership: Working together to connect the use of Earth observation to the urban scale for disaster modeling, crisis response and city management

2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery

Earth Oct 21, 2019
Abnormal weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica dramatically limited ozone depletion in September and October, resulting in the smallest ozone hole observed since 1982, NASA and...

Ocean-Monitoring Satellite Mission Ends After 11 Successful Years

Earth Oct 4, 2019
The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on Oct. 1.
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NASA-Created Map Saves $1.2 Million in Staff Time

Earth Oct 3, 2019
A NASA-created map that consolidated 26 different post-fire data sets can now do in minutes what used to take federal, state and local agencies 800
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Science Live - A World of Fires

Earth Oct 1, 2019
At any given time, there is a fire burning somewhere on Earth.
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Keith Weber: A Wildfire Rehab Pioneer

Earth Sep 30, 2019
Keith Weber remembers the first time he experienced the aftermath of a wildfire. "I remember the fluffy ash that seemed to cover everything," Weber said. "I recall stomping through what was...

2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest On Record

Earth Sep 23, 2019
The extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of this summer was effectively tied with 2007 and 2016 for second lowest since modern record keeping began in the late 1970s.
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Super Cloud Library Enhances Cloud Process Studies

Earth Sep 23, 2019
The Super Cloud Library—a big data analysis and visualization tool for Earth science applications—has been infused into the Data Analytics and Storage System (DASS) at the NASA Center for Climate...

Fire Forecasting Goes Into the Wild

Earth Sep 19, 2019
A prescribed burn tests how well a fire forecasting model forecasts a wilderness fire in real time.
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Heather Lynch Receives Young Scientist Award for Tracking Antarctica Penguins with Satellites

Earth Sep 18, 2019
Heather Lynch is one of three scientists receiving the 2019 Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists for her unique synthesis of cutting-edge statistics, mathematical models, satellite remote...