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.

IMPACT Stakeholder Engagement Program (SEP) Launches Updated Web Presence for Satellite Needs Working Group Product Resource Curation

December 14, 2021

As a part of the Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG), the Stakeholder Engagement Program (SEP) works to consolidate, curate, and enhance discoverability of general resources and training materials for SNWG products. Recently the team updated the SEP web presence on …

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IMPACT ARC Team Delivers Metadata Quality Reports to the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC)

December 14, 2021

The Analysis and Review of the Common Metadata Repository (ARC) team out of IMPACT recently completed an assessment of metadata records cataloging all data products from the PO.DAAC. The team delivered a series of metadata quality reports to PO. DAAC …

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IMPACT NLP Bert-E: Training a Language Model Tailored for Earth Science Use-Cases

December 14, 2021

The Machine Learning Team at IMPACT trained an earth science focused language model called BERT-E. It will be used for NASA-related downstream tasks such as GCMD Keyword tagging, building Knowledge Discoverability Frameworks and Domain Entity Extraction. We collected about 270,000 …

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SERVIR Science Coordination Office’s (SCO’S) Africa Flores-Anderson Participates on Gender and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Round Table

December 14, 2021

Africa Flores-Anderson, (ST11) NASA-SERVIR Land Cover Land Use Change & Ecosystems Theme Lead, participated at the L’Oreal United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Foundation event for Women in Science Festival, where she was one of the scientists in …

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MSFC Disasters Team Activates for Tornado Outbreak

December 14, 2021

The tornado outbreak on 12/10/21 that tore through the southeast caused devastating damage in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and especially Kentucky. The team at MSFC, in support of the NASA Disasters program, is supporting the response and recovery efforts by providing …

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