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NASA Scientists Available for Interviews Throughout Hurricane Season

06.02.2021
June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Nov. 30.

Científicas de la NASA disponibles para entrevistas durante la temporada de huracanes

06.02.2021
El 1 de junio marcó el inicio oficial de la temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico, que termina oficialmente el 30 de noviembre.

GISS and NCCS Contribute to CMIP6 International Climate Model Intercomparison Project

04.30.2021
The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) contributed results from hundreds of the institute’s historical and future climate simulations to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6). The GISS simulations ran on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer.

NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event – Online, April 21–24

04.13.2021
NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event – Online, April 21–24 You’re invited to NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event, held April 21-24. Registration is FREE and open to the public!

Direct Observations Confirm that Humans are Throwing Earth's Energy Budget off Balance

03.25.2021
Earth is on a budget – an energy budget. Our planet is constantly trying to balance the flow of energy in and out of Earth's system. But human activities are throwing that off balance, causing our planet to warm in response.

NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force

03.18.2021
NASA has joined the National Climate Task Force, which is outlined in an executive order issued by President Joe Biden.

Reduced Fires Lead to Some Air Quality Improvements in Africa

03.14.2021
Changes in fire patterns have led to seasonal reductions in nitrogen dioxide pollution.

NASA Study Finds Reduced African Grassland Fires Contribute to Short-lived Air Quality Improvements

02.25.2021
NASA researchers have found a small but unexpected decrease in air pollution over some parts of Africa despite growing use of fossil fuels in many countries due to development and economic growth.

NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor

02.03.2021
In an effort to ensure effective fulfillment of the Biden Administration's climate science objectives for NASA, the agency has established a new position of senior climate advisor and selected Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York, to serve in the role in an acting capacity.

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

01.14.2021
Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

The Climate Events of 2020 Show How Excess Heat is Expressed on Earth

01.14.2021
By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA's analysis.

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2020 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

01.12.2021
Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2020 during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 14.

NCCS-Enabled Science Advances Being Presented at Online AMS Annual Meeting

01.06.2021
From more accurate hydrology forecasts to improved understanding of cyclone dynamics, science advances enabled by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources are the subject of posters and virtual presentations at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS 101), being held online January 10–15, 2021.

NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020

12.21.2020
"NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

The Drying U.S. West

12.14.2020
A serious drought has flared up across half of the United States—a familiar story for the past two decades.

A Destructive Abundance

12.10.2020
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was supercharged, and not just in raw numbers.

NCCS, CISTO, and Partners Present Advances at Virtual AGU Fall Meeting

12.01.2020
Researchers from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), its parent Computational Information & Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and university partner organizations are participating in the Scientific Program at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, being held online 1–17 Dec 2020.

Iota – Atlantic Ocean

11.17.2020
Less than two weeks after being hit by Category 4 Hurricane Eta, several Central American countries braced for the arrival of Category 5 Hurricane Iota.

Making Sense of "Climate Sensitivity"

09.08.2020
NASA/GISS scientists answer questions about a new study that narrows the range of uncertainty in future climate projections.

NASA Scientists Explore Venus Habitable Climate Scenarios at NCCS

08.28.2020
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) scientists leveraged NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) supercomputing resources for several months to model a hypothetical climate history for Venus over the past 4.2 billion years.

Another Intense Summer of Fires in Siberia

08.07.2020
Following an active 2019 season, fires in 2020 have again been abundant, widespread, and have produced abnormally large carbon emissions.

Gearing Up for an Active 2020 Hurricane Season

07.20.2020
Abnormally warm ocean temperatures and a potential La Niña set the stage for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season.

Heat and Fire Scorches Siberia

06.24.2020
Fires are raging in eastern Siberia in the midst of an unusually long-lived heat wave.

Simulations Probe Sun’s Effects on Climate

06.16.2020
To investigate complex, remaining questions about how radiation from the Sun affects Earth’s climate, Duke University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientists ran century-long simulations under a variety of solar conditions at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

NASA Ocean Ecosystem Mission Preparing to Make Waves

06.04.2020
NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission has successfully passed its design reviews and moved into its construction and testing phase, preparing to advance the fields of global ocean and atmospheric science when it launches in 2023.

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