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.

SERVIR Evaluation Finds that Flood Mapping Services Help Deliver Aid to 200,000+ Beneficiaries

December 14, 2021

Results from an ongoing evaluation indicate that SERVIR’s HYDRAFloods tool contributed to the roll-out of $2.2+ million in aid that reached over 200,000 affected people during the 2020 Cambodia floods. Food aid, sanitation measures, medicine, and shelters, were coordinated through …

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The Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP) Dashboard was Featured at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

November 30, 2021

Laura Duncanson was a key speaker in the “Monitoring the Lungs of the World from Space” panel at COP26. The panel discussed tracking carbon emissions from deforestation rates from space, as well as, how much carbon is being drawn from …

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Presentation at the Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing User Conference

November 30, 2021

Manil Maskey (ST11/IMPACT) made an invited presentation entitled “Deep Learning for Earth Observation and Remote Sensing” at the Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing User Conference on 11/22/21.  The presentation discussed how NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program is …

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IMPACT Contributes to the Open-Source Science Initiative (OSSI) Outreach

November 30, 2021

To support the NASA OSSI outreach effort, the IMPACT team designed and developed a responsive framework to publish OSSI related content.  The framework focuses on updating content easily and using only markdown files (instead of the html, which is much …

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Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) Aircraft Integration for IMPACTS Field Campaign a Success

November 30, 2021

During the week of 11/15/21 the Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) was successfully integrated onto the NASA ER-2 aircraft at Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in advance of the Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field campaign. …

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