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

Release of ImageLabeler

May 5, 2021

The Inter-Agency Implementation and Advanced Concepts (IMPACT) Machine learning (ML) team has launched a beta version of an open-source tool called ImageLabeler. The tool provides a catalog of Earth science events for scientific research and centralizes the creation of training …

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Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts (IMPACT) Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) Management Office – Cycle 3 Assessments

May 5, 2021

The SNWG team is in engaged in several efforts to complete the SNWG Cycle 3 Assessment Phase. In coordination with HQ leadership, the team met across the month of April with Program Scientists to identify and prioritize Solutions to the …

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

May 5, 2021

The SNWG Management Office is overseeing Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL’s) Observation Products for End-Users for Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA) project. On 4/26/21 the IMPACT SNWG Management Office kicked-off the task plan Phase A for the SNWG Cycle 2 Implementation Phase …

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MSFC Disasters Team Support North Carolina 2021 Hurricane Exercise

May 5, 2021

Members of the MSFC Earth Science Disasters team took part in the North Carolina 2021 Emergency Management Statewide Hurricane Exercise by supplying exercise specific remote sensing data products for internal assessment and integration into established workflows by the state emergency …

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GOES GLM Lightning Data Made Available to NASA Mission Tool Suite

May 5, 2021

To support the NASA Ames Earth Science Project Office, Dynamic and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) and other NASA Airborne campaigns, NASA/MSFC-SPoRT developed a capability to provide lightning data from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument aboard the Geostationary …

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