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 Accepted for Publication in Journal of Geophysical Research

June 3, 2021

William Koshak (ST11) is co-author on an article recently accepted for publication in Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, with title “Observations of Lightning NOx Production from TROPOMI Case Studies over the United States”. Lightning nitrogen oxides (LNOx) production plays …

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Convective Data Products Converted for use by NOAA

May 20, 2021

The Short-term Prediction and Research Transition (SPoRT) Center converted convective weather products produced by NASA Langley into a format for use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Prediction Center, Warning Prediction Center, and the Tropical Analysis and …

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“Urban Climate and Resiliency: A Synthesis Report of State of the Art and Future Research Directions” Published in Urban Climate Journal

May 20, 2021

Jeffrey Luvall (ST11) was invited to join the Urban Climate and Resiliency-Science Working Group (UCR-SWG) of the 10th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC10) and participated in the organization of the ICUC10 symposium. This article provides a synthesis of the …

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American Geophysical Union Editors Award Received

May 20, 2021

Timothy J. Lang (ST11) was recently selected for an American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2020 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) Atmospheres. This award is from AGU to those whose manuscript reviews for the journal …

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Marshall Participation in First International Space Station External Payload Community of Practice Meeting

May 20, 2021

Timothy J. Lang (ST11) participated in the first International Space Station (ISS) External Payload Community of Practice (CoP) meeting on 5/14/21. The virtual meeting was sponsored by NASA Headquarters, and brought together multiple ISS science payload leads to discuss their …

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