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

MSFC Participation in American Meteorology Society (AMS) Project Atmospheres

August 11, 2021

The American Meteorology Society’s Project Atmospheres program is a continuing education/professional development course developed to support K-12 teachers to improve teacher knowledge of atmospheric sciences to support interest and understanding of the science, technology and mathematics in pre-college students.  The …

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Paper Accepted in Earth and Space Science

July 28, 2021

Timothy J. Lang (ST11) is a coauthor on an article called “Characterizing Charge Structure in Central Argentina Thunderstorms During RELAMPAGO Utilizing a New Charge Layer Polarity Identification Method,” which was recently accepted in the journal Earth and Space Science. This …

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SERVIR Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Provides Lessons Learned from Pilot Project to Efforts to Develop Forest Degradation Mapping Capacity in Nepal

July 28, 2021

A paper on “Lessons Learned While Implementing a Time-Series Approach to Forest Canopy Disturbance Detection in Nepal” was published in Remote Sensing, co-authored by 2018 SERVIR AST team members including PI Robert Kennedy of Oregon State University, David Saah of …

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SERVIR Study on Capacity Building for Couple Routing and Excess Storage (CREST) and Ensemble Framework for Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) Published in African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

July 28, 2021

A paper on “CREST/EF5 capacity building to enhance resilience to hydrodynamic disasters in emerging regions” was published in the African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, providing a history of CREST/EF5 hydrologic modeling and focusing on building capacity for forecasters …

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Participation in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) ADCOM Meeting

July 28, 2021

Manil Maskey of the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) and the Earth Science Branch virtually participated in the IEEE GRSS AdCom meeting during 7/9-11/21.  As the chair of the Earth Science Informatics (ESI) Technical Committee (TC), Maskey provided …

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