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

2-Volume Books Published on Biomass Burning in South/Southeast Asia

July 24, 2021

Krishna Vadrevu (ST11), as the main Editor, published 2-volume books on biomass burning in South/Southeast Asia, CRC, Press, 2021. The other editors included Toshimasa Ohara (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan) and Chris Justice (University of Maryland College Park, USA). …

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Deep Learning-Based Hurricane Intensity Estimator Released to Goddard’s Commercial Cloud (GCC) Platform

July 24, 2021

Developers for the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) released the Deep Learning-based Hurricane Intensity Estimator to NASA’s cloud platform, GCC. The portal is an experimental framework investigating the application of Artificial Intelligence technologies and cloud computing resources to …

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Served as a Content Captain for the Science, Technology, and Engineering Jamboree for Data Science and Analysis Focus Area

June 30, 2021

Brian Freitag (ST11) on behalf of the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) served as a content captain for the Science, Technology, Engineering Jamboree’s Data Science and Analysis flash talks. In collaboration with the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) …

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Participation in the Frontier Development Lab (FDL) 2021 Summer Challenge

June 30, 2021

NASA and the SETI Institute kicked off the FDL 2021 Bootcamp on 6/16/21 to initiate an intensive, 8 week research sprint starting on June 21st and running until August 13th. During this time, FDL participants will be grouped into challenge …

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Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Team Meets with the European Space Agency (ESA) and ONDADIAS about Historical Data Access

June 30, 2021

The Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) HLS team met with ESA and ONDA DIAS (Data and Information Access Service) to discuss access to historical Sentinel-2 data for HLS data processing. ONDA is a platform enabling users to host …

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