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

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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The Commercial Satellite Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program Releases High-Resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM) as Part of EarthDEM Project

November 16, 2021

On 10/29/21, the CSDA Program and Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota released a new the availability of a high resolution digital elevation model (DEM). This is the first release of data from the EarthDEM Project, whose goal …

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Initiation of Archival Processing of Harmonized LandSat/Sentinel-2 (HLS)Products

November 16, 2021

On 10/4/21, the HLS team within the Satellite Needs Working Group Project Office (SWNG-PO) began the archival processing of the HLS data products. The archive extends back to 2013 for Landsat and 2015 for Sentinel-2 and processing of these data …

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Public Release of the Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP)

November 16, 2021

In late October, NASA and ESA (the European Space Agency) publicly released the Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP), a revolutionary open-source science tool for analyzing Earth science data in the cloud. Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) members …

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Keynote Speaker at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Sigspatial International Workshop on Searching and Mining Large Collections of Geospatial Data (GEOSEARCH 2021)

November 16, 2021

Manil Maskey (ST11/IMPACT) was the keynote speaker at the ACM SIGSPATIAL workshop on 11/2/21. His talk titled “AI Meets Data Systems: Transforming Data Search”, discussed NASA’s effort to utilize data-driven approaches to enhance data documentation and search. The workshop was …

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