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

NASA Earth Scientists’ “Space for Agriculture” Roadshow and Listening Tour

September 29, 2022

It’s not easy being green. Ask any farmer about the green things they grow. They’ll tell you their crops are at the mercy of weather, water availability, and the decisions farmers themselves make. With constant choices about when and where …

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Lightning Imaging Sensor Relocated on the International Space Station

August 28, 2022

On 7/7/22, the International Space Station Lightning Imaging Sensor (ISS LIS) was relocated to make room for the incoming Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source InvesTigation (EMIT) mission. The LIS instrument, as part of the 5th Space Test Program – Houston (STP-H5) payload, …

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IMPACT Participation in the ESIP 2022 Summer Meeting

August 28, 2022

Ge Peng (UAH/IMPACT), a co-chair of the ESIP Information Quality Cluster (IQC), chaired a session on July 19, titled: Approaches and Practices Promoting Trustworthy FAIR Data and Repositories, to explore the current practices, technical implementations, and lessons learnt for improving …

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SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) Leads HydroSAR Training for Nepal

August 28, 2022

The AST Team led by Franz Meyer (University of Alaska, Fairbanks/ASF) provided a three-day workshop and training in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) / SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya, to introduce stakeholders to the HydroSAR service—including …

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Paper Accepted in Earth and Space Science

August 28, 2022

Timothy J. Lang and Sarah D. Bang (ST11) are authors on an article called “Exploring the Scientific Utility of Combined Spaceborne Lidar and Lightning Observations of Thunderstorms,” which was recently accepted in the journal Earth and Space Science. This study …

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