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

SERVIR Applied Science Team (AST) and Science Coordination Office (SCO) Support Hurricane Julia Disaster Preparedness in Central America

October 30, 2022

From 10/7-9/22, members of the broader SERVIR network provided scientific backstopping to the Coordination Centre for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC, in Spanish), in preparation for Hurricane Julia’s landfall in the region. That support was provided …

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Members of SERVIR Science Coordination Office (SCO) Participate in Google’s GEO for Good Summit

October 30, 2022

From 10/4-7/22, members of SERVIR’s SCO traveled to Mountain View, CA to participate in Google’s Geo for Good annual summit. This conference is designed to promote the use of mapping tools like Google Earth and Google Earth Engine (GEE) for …

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Marshall Earth Scientists Participate in 2022 NASA Precipitation Science Team Meeting

October 30, 2022

Sarah Bang, Dan Cecil, Timothy Lang, and Daniel Watters (ST11) attended and presented at the 2022 NASA Precipitation Science Team Meeting in Denver, Colorado during the week of 10/5/22. The week began with working group meetings – Cecil fielded questions …

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Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT) Update

October 30, 2022

The Brazilian Technical Institute for Aeronautics (ITA) Team successfully performed the RF field test (VHF, UHF and X-Band) at Cuiabá, to verify the end-to-end link between the new ground station and SPORT engineering unit (EM). ITA collected data from the …

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SERVIR Science coordination Office Presents Results at Sustainable Development Goals Workshop in Belize

October 30, 2022

On 9/1-2/22, Christine Evans and Vanesa Martin of SERVIR presented the results of their investigation on the impacts of land use and climate change on water quality near the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. Across most of Belize’s watersheds, a …

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