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.

Mobile App Using SERVIR-Mekong Air Quality Explorer Data Wins Thailand National Innovation Award

October 20, 2021

Smoke Watch, a mobile app developed by Dr. Nion Sirimongkonlertkul and her team from Rajamangala University of Technology, Thailand, was one of ten winners of the Thailand National Innovation Award in the “Social and Environmental Protection” area. The app uses data …

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SERVIR Publication on Desert Locust Upsurge Published in Frontiers in Climate

October 20, 2021

A desert locust upsurge (a very large increase in locust numbers and multiple outbreaks, with two or more successive generations of breeding and gregarization), can lead to widespread devastation of vegetation and crops, impacting food security in affected regions.  A …

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SERVIR-Mekong/SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) Hold Landslide Risk Management Training

October 20, 2021

SERVIR AST Principal Investigator (PI) Dalia Kirschbaum (NASA GSFC) and members of her team, along with  Ate Poortinga and Miguel Barajas of SERVIR-Mekong/Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), led a training on Satellite Observations and Tools for Landslide Risk Management in …

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Webinar Presentation

October 20, 2021

Rahul Ramachandran (ST11) presented “The Role of Data Systems to Enable Open Science” at the IEEE GRSS Webinar on 10/8/21. The presentation provided an overview of NASA’s Earth science data system and its shift from supporting Open data to Open …

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Keynote Presentation at the European Space Agency (ESA) Phi-Week

October 20, 2021

Manil Maskey (ST11) gave a keynote presentation at the ESA Phi-Week 2021 event on 10/15/21.  Maskey presented “AI for Science: How Data Systems can adopt and enable AI” at the AI4Science session where he highlighted artificial intelligence (AI) activities that …

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