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

IMPACT Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) Management Office – Cycle 3

May 20, 2021

The SNWG team continues to support two efforts to complete the SNWG Cycle 3 Assessment Phase. The SNWG Management Office presented the Cycle 3 solutions’ cost estimation roll-up to HQ leadership on 5/4/21 and completed all requested changes, which were …

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IMPACT Demonstrates the Algorithm Publication Tool at the Earth Science Data Information System (ESDIS) Science Investigator-Led Processing Systems (SIPS) Workshop

May 20, 2021

Inter-Agency Implementation and Advanced Concepts (IMPACT) team members Kaylin Bugbee and Aaron Kaulfus (ST11) presented progress on the Algorithm Publication Tool (APT) and demonstrated capabilities of a beta version of the tool to scientists and data generation teams at the …

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Machine Learning-Based Marine Debris Detection on High Resolution Satellite Imagery

May 20, 2021

Inter-Agency Implementation and Advanced Concepts (IMPACT) Team members, Ankur Shah and Lilly Thomas, developed deep learning-based marine debris detection using commercial satellite imagery with a 3-meter resolution.  Marine debris poses threats to the marine ecosystem and navigation.  Detection of such …

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Journal Article “Science Storms the Cloud” Published in American Geophysical Union (AGU) Advances

May 20, 2021

Inter-Agency Implementation and Advanced Concepts (IMPACT) Team member, Chelle Gentemann, co-authored a journal article entitled “Science Storms the Cloud”, which was published in AGU Advances on 5/5/21. The article describes the transition of data storage from traditional archive centers to …

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Organized NASA Science Mission Directorate Artificial Intelligence Workshop

May 20, 2021

Manil Maskey (ST11) organized the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Artificial Intelligence (AI) workshop as part of the SMD Strategic Data Management Working Group’s (SDMWG) AI initiatives.  The three-day workshop brought together a group of experts from both NASA and …

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