Earth Science Branch

The Earth Science Branch conducts research of the Earth as a system with a focus on lightning and precipitation processes, weather and climate variability, monitoring fluxes of heat and water from the surface, and associated data management and mining activities for scientific discovery and applications for societal benefit.

Earth Science Branch Projects

A NASA Quest for “Kool”

January 3, 2023

“As we neared the top of the tower, the sun cracked the green horizon like a slice of orange, exquisitely lighting an undulating canopy surface. I imagined the world awash in forest green as it had been centuries ago, before …

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Meeting with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group

January 3, 2023

Manil Maskey (IMPACT/ST11) met with the DOJ Civil Rights Division Artificial Intelligence Working Group lead to offer information about NASA Science Mission Directorate’s AI initiatives and on potential civil rights implications. The DOJ AI working group is focused on the …

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Article Published in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine

January 3, 2023

Rahul Ramachandran and Manil Maskey (IMPACT/ST11) authored an article entitled “Investigating Different Data-Traceability Approaches to Prevent Data Swamps” published in the September 2022 issue of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine. For the scientific community and data providers, the …

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Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program Releases Additional Spire Data Products for the Science Community

January 3, 2023

The CSDA Program data management team led by Aaron Kaulfus and Helen Parache (ST11) made available 4 additional Spire data products, which have recently completed evaluation, to the science user community. The Ocean Wind, hourly merged GNSS Bistatic Normalized Radar …

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SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) Leads Advanced Python Training of Trainers for SERVIR West Africa

January 3, 2023

SERVIR AST Principal Investigator Shrad Shukla and colleagues—Greg Husak (University of California, Santa Barbara), Dan McEvoy (Desert Research Institute), and Amy McNally (FEWS NET/NASA)—conducted a week-long capacity building training at the Agrometeorology, Hydrology and Meteorology Regional Center (AGRHYMET) during the …

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