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

Participation in the Quarterly NOAA – SMD Strategy Meeting

June 30, 2021

NASA and NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) team members, including Rahul Ramachandran (Earth Science Branch), participated in the 2nd quarterly meeting between NOAA NESDIS and NASA SMD. Key stakeholders included Thomas Zurbuchen (Associate Administrator for SMD), …

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Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) Management Office – Cycle 2 ICESAT-2 Contract

June 30, 2021

The SNWG Management Office is in the process of formalizing a technology transfer agreement with the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) team to provide a suite of products approved for funding by the …

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Participation in the European (EU) – US Land Imaging Earth Observation (EO) Collaboration Mid-Year Progress Meeting

June 30, 2021

Rahul Ramachandran (ST11) presented “Product Storage, Delivery, & Access Architectures (PSDAA): Collocating Landsat and Sentinel-2 data” at the EU-US Land Imaging EO Collaboration meeting on 6/15/21. The EU Commission, the European Space Agency, NASA, and the United States Geological Survey …

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Manil Maskey Served as an Invited Panelist at FEDGEODAY 2021

June 30, 2021

Manil Maskey (ST11) served as an invited panelist for the “Open, Standardized Data and Methodologies for Federal AI/ML Programs” as part of the FedGeoDay on 6/8/21.  FedGeoDay is an event devoted to “open geospatial ecosystems” (open source software, open/collaborative mapping, …

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SERVIR Highlighted During U.S. House Committee on Appropriations Hearing

June 16, 2021

On 5/19/21, the SERVIR program was highlighted by USAID during the United States House Committee on Appropriations Hearing on Global Climate Finance. The Subcommittee on State, Foreign Relations, and Related Programs welcomed four witnesses representing different federal agencies addressing international …

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