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

Paper Published in AMS Monthly Weather Review: “Observations of the Tropical Cyclone Diurnal Cycle Using Hyperspectral Infrared Satellite Sounding Retrievals”

September 22, 2021

Erika Duran (UAH/SPoRT) led the development of a publication related to the use of NASA/NOAA Earth Observing System hyperspectral infrared satellite sounding retrievals to study the tropical cyclone diurnal cycle (TCDC). Read the paper at  https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-20-0415.1.    The study bridges …

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SERVIR Science Coordination Office (SCO) Joins Capacity Building Program Panel at NASA Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, and Ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Satellite Workshop

September 22, 2021

Eric Anderson, NASA SERVIR SCO Associate Chief Scientist and Disasters Thematic Lead, joined Amita Mehta (of NASA GSFC, representing ARSET), and Celeste Gambino (representing NASA’s DEVELOP program), on a panel on Setting up for Success: PACE and the NASA Capacity …

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Presentation at the Tri-Agency Strategic Architecture Workshop (TSAW)

September 22, 2021

Rahul Ramachandran, Manil Maskey and Kaylin Bugbee (ST11) participated and presented virtually at the 2021 TSAW coordinated by the Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program at HQ. The workshop hosted around 90 participants from NASA, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, and …

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FY22 Center Innovation Fund (CIF) Awarded to Earth Science Branch

September 22, 2021

Jordan Bell (ST11) was notified last week that his FY22 Center Innovation Fund proposal was selected. The proposal titled, “Machine Learning for Agriculture Crop Damage Identification and Assessment from Intense Thunderstorms”, will develop machine learning (ML) models for the automated …

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Paper Accepted in Journal of Climate

September 9, 2021

Timothy J. Lang (ST11) is a coauthor on an article called “Diurnal Cycle of Tropical Oceanic Mesoscale Cold Pools,” which was recently accepted in the Journal of Climate. This study used ocean vector wind data from NASA RapidScat, which operated …

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