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

Participation in the Frontier Development Lab (FDL) 2021 Summer Challenge

June 30, 2021

NASA and the SETI Institute kicked off the FDL 2021 Bootcamp on 6/16/21 to initiate an intensive, 8 week research sprint starting on June 21st and running until August 13th. During this time, FDL participants will be grouped into challenge …

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Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Team Meets with the European Space Agency (ESA) and ONDADIAS about Historical Data Access

June 30, 2021

The Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) HLS team met with ESA and ONDA DIAS (Data and Information Access Service) to discuss access to historical Sentinel-2 data for HLS data processing. ONDA is a platform enabling users to host …

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Participation in the Quarterly NOAA – SMD Strategy Meeting

June 30, 2021

NASA and NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) team members, including Rahul Ramachandran (Earth Science Branch), participated in the 2nd quarterly meeting between NOAA NESDIS and NASA SMD. Key stakeholders included Thomas Zurbuchen (Associate Administrator for SMD), …

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Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) Management Office – Cycle 2 ICESAT-2 Contract

June 30, 2021

The SNWG Management Office is in the process of formalizing a technology transfer agreement with the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) team to provide a suite of products approved for funding by the …

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Participation in the European (EU) – US Land Imaging Earth Observation (EO) Collaboration Mid-Year Progress Meeting

June 30, 2021

Rahul Ramachandran (ST11) presented “Product Storage, Delivery, & Access Architectures (PSDAA): Collocating Landsat and Sentinel-2 data” at the EU-US Land Imaging EO Collaboration meeting on 6/15/21. The EU Commission, the European Space Agency, NASA, and the United States Geological Survey …

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