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

ATL03 MAAP Highlight

August 27, 2021

On 8/19/21, the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) project the Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP) completed the data ingest of the ICESat-2 ATL03 V004 (Geolocated Photon Data) granules into the MAAP version of the CMR. This subset …

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Journal Paper Published in Remote Sensing

August 27, 2021

Jeanné le Roux from Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT), is a lead author on a journal article entitled “Exploring the Use of PlanetScope Data for Particulate Matter Air Quality Research,” which was published in the journal Remote Sensing, …

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Initial Demonstration of Self Supervised Learning Project

August 27, 2021

Drew Bollinger from Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) demonstrated a prototype of the self-supervised learning (SSL) based image similarity search tool to the Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS).  The SSL project was sponsored by IMPACT as …

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FDL AI Showcase: Automated Reporting of Natural Events Using Satellite Imagery and Metadata

August 27, 2021

The IMPACT team supported FDL Challenge focused on using AI and NLP techniques to automatically generate narrative reports based on natural event triggers. The research team investigating this challenge presented their results at the FDL Show Case event on 8/20/21. …

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SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa Hub Organization Hosts Annual Conference as Virtual Event

August 27, 2021

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), the host organization for SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (SERVIR-E&SA) in Nairobi, Kenya, held its annual RCMRD International Conference (RIC) 2021 as a virtual event on 8/17-19/21.  Exhibitors for the well-attended event included the African Group …

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