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

Hydrosar-NG Annual Progress Meeting and Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Training

January 29, 2024

From 12/4-8/23, Meryl Kruskopf and Micky Maganini of the SERVIR Science Coordination Office (SCO) participated in a project meeting and training organized by Applied Science Team (AST) PI Franz Meyer at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. This project meeting brought …

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SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) Project Culminates in “Braided Knowledge” Summit

January 29, 2024

Previous work with indigenous communities by the SERVIR Amazonia AST led by Stephanie Spera culminated in a knowledge exchange at the University of Richmond called “Braided Knowledge for a Sustainable Future: Rivers, Indigenous Communities, Justice” on 11/13-18/23. Seven indigenous leaders …

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Paper Accepted for Publication: ENSO and MJO Modulation of U.S. Cloud-to Ground Lightning Activity

January 29, 2024

William Koshak (ST11) co-authored this paper which was accepted for publication on 10/31/23 in the American Meteorological Society (AMS) journal Monthly Weather Review. The relation of lightning to El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is examined. …

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SERVIR West Africa General Assembly and Strategy Meetings

January 29, 2024

Emil Cherrington, Jacob Abramowitz, Kelsey Herndon, Diana West, and Christine Evans from the SERVIR Science Coordination Office (SCO) traveled to Accra, Ghana, to participate in the SERVIR West Africa Strategy Meetings and General Assembly and to deliver various trainings on …

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Launch of Virtual Earth Information Center (Earth.gov) and U.S. Greenhouse Gas Center

January 29, 2024

At the 28th annual United Nations Climate Conference (COP28), the Administrators of NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced the Earth Information Center and the U.S. GHG Center system. These systems, developed by the IMPACT (ST11) team in collaboration …

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