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To Celebrate Women’s History Month, NCCS Spotlights the Career of Dr. Chelsea Parker from NASA’s Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory

To honor and celebrate Women's History Month, this story focuses on the unique journey of one of NASA Goddard’s most versatile, adventurous, high-energy, and hard-working research scientists, Dr. Chelsea Parker — in her own words. Parker uses NCCS high-performance computing resources to study the atmosphere and ice in polar regions.

NASA-Funded Scientists Estimate Carbon Stored in African Dryland Trees

With the help of artificial intelligence and high-resolution satellite images, scientists mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa’s drylands to assess the amount of carbon stored outside of the continent’s dense tropical forests. Having an accurate tree carbon estimate is essential for climate change projections.

Celebrating Black History Month – NCCS User Spotlight: Hamid Oloso

Joining NASA’s Black History Month celebration, this spotlight shines on NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) user Dr. Hamid Oloso. We follow Oloso from his childhood and university years in Nigeria to his current role as a computational scientist in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA Spinoffs Bolster Climate Resilience, Improve Medical Care, More

The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication features dozens of new commercialized technologies that use the agency’s technology, research, and/or expertise to benefit people around the globe. It also includes a section highlighting technologies of tomorrow.

NCCS Explore/ADAPT Science Cloud Enables Machine Learning-Based Crop Type and Yield Estimates in Burkina Faso, West Africa

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Explore/ADAPT Science Cloud enabled NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists and collaborators to leverage machine learning models and satellite data to predict crop type and yields in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

NASA Science To Be Featured at American Astronomical Society Meeting

Experts will discuss new research from NASA missions at the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), on topics ranging from the universe’s early galaxies to planets outside our solar system.

Mark SubbaRao Brings Data to Life Through Art

NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio lead Mark SubbaRao uses scientific data to tell compelling science stories that capture the beauty of the universe.

NASA’s SMCE Team Helps Scientists Develop Collaborative Cloud Computing Projects

An agile team of computer experts at NASA Goddard helps scientists collaborate and develop Open Science projects in astrophysics, Earth science, biology, and heliophysics by creating the SMCE managed cloud environment for science.

NASA Press Events at 2022 Fall AGU Meeting

NASA researchers will be presenting findings on Earth and space sciences Dec.12-16 at the American Geophysical Union's 2022 Fall meeting, being held virtually and in Chicago this year.

Spandan Das: Self-Taught Machine Learning Intern, NCCS User, College Student, and Published Author

In two NASA summer internships, Carnegie Mellon University computer science major Spandan Das has harnessed NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) compute power to build, train, and test machine learning models to help NASA develop new ways to detect Earth's precipitation.

5 Ways Supercomputing is Key to NASA Mission Success

Whether developing new technologies for landing on other planets, improving air travel here at home, or more realistically simulating global weather and climate, supercomputing is key to the success of NASA missions. These advances and more were on display in the agency’s hybrid exhibit during SC22.

NASA Goddard Scientists Create Black Hole Jets with NCCS Discover Supercomputer

Leveraging the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists ran 100 simulations exploring jets — narrow beams of energetic particles — that emerge at nearly light speed from supermassive black holes.

Ernie Wright Brings the Moon to Life

Science visualizer Ernest T. (Ernie) Wright believes that emotion and rhythm are an important part of storytelling.

NCCS User Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Wrzesien Joins the NASA Land Information System Team Just as the Pandemic Lockdown Begins

Despite joining NASA Goddard’s Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at the start of pandemic lockdown, NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) user Melissa Wrzesien works on developing a “Nature Run” model for Snow Mission Development.

NASA’s Economic Benefit Reaches All 50 States

NASA released the results of its second agencywide economic impact report on Thursday, demonstrating how its Moon to Mars activities, investments in climate change research and technology, as well as other work generated more than $71.2 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2021.

Celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month: NCCS User Spotlight: Clara Orbe

As part of NASA’s National Hispanic American Heritage Month celebration, this spotlight shines on NASA Center for Climate Simulation user Dr. Clara Orbe of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

GMAO and NCCS Provide Forecasts for 10 NASA Field Campaigns

This year, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) and NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) are providing near real-time atmospheric weather and chemistry forecasts for 10 NASA field campaigns — the largest number of supported campaigns since 2017.

How a Desert Sparrow Inspired a Third-Year Medical Student to Become a NASA Climate Informatics Scientist Using High-End Computers

A childhood encounter with Cassin’s Sparrow near his West Texas home set John Schnase on a career path that ultimately led him to NASA Goddard, where he found his footing as a climate informatics scientist using a combination of field observations, remotely sensed data, climate data, and computers to design information systems enabling research.

NCCS Enables NASA, MIT, and Citizen Scientists to Discover Nearly 100 Eclipsing Quadruple Star Systems in TESS Telescope Data

NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) computing systems enabled NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and citizen scientists to discover nearly 100 eclipsing quadruple star systems from observations by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) telescope.

NASA Goddard’s 'Web Around Asteroid Bennu' Shows in SIGGRAPH Film Fest

“A Web Around Asteroid Bennu” highlights the tricky navigation it took for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu in 2020. Produced at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the video will show in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 8 in the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference.

Generation Z Interns Light Up NASA Goddard as CISTO Celebrates National Intern Day 2022!

To honor National Intern Day on July 28, 2022, the NASA High-End Computing Program at Goddard Space Flight Center introduces six summer 2022 NASA interns working in various groups across the Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO).

NCCS-Enabled Simulations of Massive Ancient Volcanic Eruption Show Unexpected Climate Warming

In an interdisciplinary collaboration, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center planetary and Earth scientists leveraged the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry-Climate Model (GEOSCCM) and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) to simulate an ancient, massive volcanic eruption in the Columbia River Basalt Group region of the U.S. Pacific Northw

How a College Student Turned Pandemic Restrictions into an Opportunity to Conduct Research Using NASA Supercomputers

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) interviewed Henry Bowman, a physics major at Carleton College who kept learning during COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns by starting an international research project using data analyzed with NCCS supercomputing resources and became first author on a published paper.

NCCS-Hosted Simulations Probe the Interactions of the Freshwater Yukon River and the Salty Arctic Ocean

The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer powered a model NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists developed to simulate the physical properties and transport of water in the lower Yukon River and Northern Bering Sea — water that ultimately reaches the freshest of the world’s major oceans, the Arctic Ocean.

NCCS User Spotlight: Goutam Konapala

As part of NASA’s celebration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this spotlight shines on NCCS user Goutam Konapala. We follow Konapala from his childhood in an Indian village to his computational research on Earth’s water cycle with NASA Goddard's Biospheric Sciences Laboratory and UMBC.

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