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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.
Photo of man in vegetable garden
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.
Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey's precipitation over Texas
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.
Greenland's Thinning Ice Poster
Earth, Climate Change, Ice
Jun 8, 2017
With temperatures around the world climbing, melt waters from the continental ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are raising sea levels. Those ice sheets are melting from both above and below. Much of the ice lost from ice sheets comes from a process called calving where ice erodes, breaks off... Read More
Greenland's Thinning Ice Poster
Earth, Climate Change
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 of the water available in the Sierra snowpack along with data on when the snow will melt.
Image of airplane scanning snow fall in landscape
Earth, Climate Change
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 the ocean's surface.
Reshuffling Heat Poster 1
Earth, Climate Change
Jul 26, 2016
The ocean covers more than 70% of Earth’s surface. Reaching as far down as 36,000 feet in some places, the waters of our planet occupy a staggering volume. …enough, it seems, to hide a big mystery.  
Reshuffling Heat Poster 2
Earth, Climate Change
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 monitoring pollutants and other aerosols.
Monitoring Air Quality Poster 1
Earth, Climate Change
Jun 27, 2016
Air quality is a global issue. Currents of air waft gaseous and particulate pollutants from region to region, country to country, and even continent to continent. Emissions from human activities, sunlight, weather, pollution from far away, wildfires, and wind-blown dust can all affect air quality.... Read More
Monitoring Air Quality Poster 2
Earth, Climate Change
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.
Measuring the Rising Seas Poster
Earth, Climate Change
Jan 26, 2016
Earth is enveloped by a vast ocean that covers about 71 percent of our planet. Even tiny changes in this body of water can add up to enormous effects on climate and weather.  The Jason-3 satellite, launched on January 17, 2016, will allow scientists to continue a 23-year record aimed at... Read More
Measuring the Rising Seas Poster