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

Applied Sciences Team (AST) Vietnam Training on Drought Forecasting and Crop Yield Estimation

May 22, 2022

AST PI Narendra Das (Michigan State University) led an in-person training on Drought Forecasting and Crop Yield Estimation, April 19 -22 in Hanoi, Vietnam, as part of his ongoing project on ‘Enhancement of the Regional Hydrologic Extreme Assessment System (RHEAS) …

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Release of the Harmonized LandSat/Sentinel-2 Dynamic Tiling Layer in the Fire Information Resource Management System (FIRMS)

May 22, 2022

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) requested that the HLS production team generate a Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) false color composite layer compatible with the FIRMS user interface. The SWIR false color composite provides enhanced contrast between burned and unaffected vegetation and …

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SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) Exchange held in Huntsville

May 22, 2022

The SERVIR Science Coordination Office convened a SERVIR Applied Science Team (AST) Global Exchange during 5/10-12/22 in Huntsville, Alabama.  Principal Investigators (PIs) from many of the 20 current AST Teams were able to travel to the event in person, as …

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Thailand Astronaut Scholarship Program Students Travel to Huntsville

May 22, 2022

Krit Kunplin and a delegation from Thailand made up of student scholarship winners, members from academia, business, marketing, and the influential BNK48 Thai Idol music group visited Huntsville, Alabama, 4/25-29/22. Thailand has been a close ally and diplomatic partner with …

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Successful End-to-End Data Transfer Test of Sentinel-2 Data for Large Scale Data Transfer Study Between NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)

May 22, 2022

The large-scale data transfer study team led by Brian Freitag (ST13) of NASA IMPACT completed initial data transfer tests with newly developed software architecture designed to support petabyte-scale data transfer between NASA and ESA. Two sample volumes of 10 TBs …

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