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

The Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program Makes Data from Planet Labs, Inc. and Spire Global, Inc. Available to Broader Science Community

July 24, 2021

The CSDA Program was established with a broader goal of acquiring and making available to the NASA Earth science community commercial data that complement ongoing research and application goals. The CSDA data team at MSFC supports the management of these …

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Release of the Catalog of Archived Suborbital Earth Science Investigations (CASEI)

July 24, 2021

The Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG) is led by Deborah Smith (ST11) and located within the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team.  ADMG has released the beta version of the Catalog of Archived Suborbital Earth Science Investigations (CASEI) (pronounced “kay-see”).  …

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Beginning of Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 Production of Science Quality Products

July 24, 2021

The Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 data production project led by the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) began production of the updated version 2.0 science quality, 30-meter data products. The data products will be made available by the Land Processes …

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SERVIR Participates in Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Virtual Symposium with Panel Speakers and Hosting of Gender and Social Inclusion Session

July 24, 2021

SERVIR was well-represented at the GEO Virtual Symposium, 6/21-24/21. A session on ‘Taking action on gender and social inclusion in GEO initiatives’​ was hosted by Emily Adams of the SERVIR Science Coordination Office, with panelist and participants from SERVIR-Eastern and …

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2-Volume Books Published on Biomass Burning in South/Southeast Asia

July 24, 2021

Krishna Vadrevu (ST11), as the main Editor, published 2-volume books on biomass burning in South/Southeast Asia, CRC, Press, 2021. The other editors included Toshimasa Ohara (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan) and Chris Justice (University of Maryland College Park, USA). …

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