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A Burst of Saharan Dust

06.07.2022
A fresh supply of airborne particles took off from northwest Africa in early June 2022.

NASA Invites Media to Learn About Mission Studying Thunderstorms

06.03.2022
NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday, June 7, to discuss research about intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States and their effects on Earth’s atmosphere and climate change. A replay of the call will be posted on the agency’s website as soon as possible.

How Aerosols Helped Untangle Carbon Monoxide Trends

05.27.2022
Short-lived aerosols from smoke helped researchers pinpoint some of the key processes drawing levels of carbon monoxide down.

A Global Decline in Carbon Monoxide

05.26.2022
The widespread adoption of cleaner-burning technologies and declines in fire activity over the past two decades has drawn down global levels of the pollutant.

JPSS and GOES-R Exhibit Ribbon Cutting

05.23.2022
On May 19, 2022, the Goddard Visitor Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit by the JPSS and GOES-R Series programs. Located on the outer edge of the Rocket Garden, the exhibit features an abstract kinetic sculpture with three mirrored orbs, representing the Sun, Earth and the satellites, that are activated by the wind.

Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

05.18.2022
At least eight major events have darkened skies and sickened people in the past six weeks.

Join NASA's Earth Day Event

04.22.2022
Join us in person or virtually. Registration is open for virtual events.

Every Day is Earth Day at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation

04.22.2022
The theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Investing in Earth.” A significant investment in understanding Earth has already been made with the creation of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 1990, where every day is Earth Day.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Every #NASAEarthling

04.18.2022
NASA’s space exploration continues to inspire us to be better stewards of our planet and Earth Day is a great time to celebrate what we’ve done and can do to keep Earth everyone’s favorite planet in the universe.

Dusty Storm Clouds Over Europe

03.31.2022
Long-lasting, icy cirrus clouds filled with Saharan dust covered many parts of the continent in March.

NASA Invites Media to 59th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

03.16.2022
Media are invited to meet leaders in space exploration at the 59th annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, taking place on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, from March 23 to 25. Attendees also have the option to watch the symposium online.

Using the Power of Global Air Quality Models and NCCS Supercomputing Resources, NYU and NASA Collaborators Create a Novel Index to Communicate Children’s Respiratory Health Risk

03.16.2022
New York University and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center researchers collaborated on a study developing a health index using global air quality models and the high-end computing resources of the Discover supercomputer at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS). This index can be used to inform communities, mitigate risk, and improve respirato

No Breathing Easy for City Dwellers: Nitrogen Dioxide

03.14.2022
A new satellite-derived global dataset links concentrations of nitrogen dioxide with cases of pediatric asthma in urban areas around the world.

NCCS Helps NASA Scientists Create New Global Ozone Profile Reaching from Earth’s Surface to the Mesosphere

02.28.2022
With key support from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists have created a new, multidecade global ozone profile climatology that reaches from Earth’s surface up to 80 kilometers (~50 miles) — far into the mesosphere, the third layer of the atmosphere.

Tonga Volcano Plume Reached the Mesosphere

02.17.2022
The plume from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai behaved like a mega-thunderstorm that rose 58 kilometers (38 miles) into the atmosphere.

NASA-supported Prototype Turns Earth Data into 3D Video Dashboard

01.31.2022
NASA field campaigns return vast troves of valuable data. Sometimes, however, processing so much raw information and related satellite imagery can slow the pace of scientific discovery. To combat that lag in output, researchers and programmers have developed a prototype 3D video dashboard for data from field campaigns...

Dust Storm Envelops the Arabian Sea

01.26.2022
The size of the plume was remarkable, as was its unusual path.

One Year into the Biden Administration, NASA Looks to Future

01.19.2022
Over the past year, NASA has made valuable contributions to Biden-Harris Administration’s goals – leading on the global stage, addressing the urgent issue of climate change, creating high paying jobs, and inspiring future generations.

NASA Scientists Named AGU 2021 Union Honorees

12.13.2021
Several individuals with NASA affiliations have been named 2021 Union honorees or fellows by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and will receive honors bestowed by AGU for their excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach.

NASA to Highlight New Science Findings, Missions During AGU Meeting

12.06.2021
NASA researchers and colleagues from around the world will present the latest findings on a range of Earth and space science topics at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, being held virtually and in New Orleans from Monday, Dec.13, through Friday, Dec. 17.

NASA-supported Study Confirms Importance of Southern Ocean for Absorbing CO2

12.02.2021
Observations from research aircraft show that the Southern Ocean absorbs much more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases, confirming it is a very strong carbon sink and an important buffer for the effects of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new, NASA-supported study.

A Shot of Smoke for Delhi

11.18.2021
Smoke from crop fires in northern India blanketed the populous city and contributed to soaring levels of air pollution.

Dust Blankets Tashkent

11.12.2021
Meteorologists in Uzbekistan reported airborne levels of dust as high as they have been in 150 years of monitoring.

Vice President Harris to Visit NASA Goddard Today, Deliver Live Remarks

11.05.2021
Vice President Kamala Harris will visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland today, Nov. 5, to get a firsthand look at the agency’s work to combat the climate crisis and protect vulnerable communities.

NASA Partnership Supports the Next Generation of Space and Science Professionals

11.03.2021
NASA's participation in the Mentoring365 program will provide connectivity and access to the next generation of space and science professionals.

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