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

Large Scale Data Transfer Team Presents Architecture to IMPACT’s Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) and Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP)

May 22, 2022

Brian Freitag (IMPACT/ST11) in collaboration with the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH), and Indiana University’s Suresh Marru, presented an architecture and framework for transferring large files of data between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on 5/4/22. The group has …

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IMPACT Presentations at the Land, Atmosphere, Near Real-Time, Capability for EOS (LANCE) User Working Group (UWG) Meeting

May 22, 2022

Manil Maskey and Brian Freitag (IMPACT/ST11) attended the NASA Land, Atmosphere, Near Real-Time, Capability for EOS (LANCE) User Working Group (UWG) meeting.  Maskey presented the opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) to LANCE and Freitag presented the Harmonized Landsat/Sentinel-2 (HLS) Dynamic …

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Language Model Comparison for Text Classification

May 22, 2022

The Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) evaluated two language models (GPT-3 and BERT-E) to classify SNWG survey responses into thematic areas so that the responses can be automatically forwarded to the right Subject Matter Experts. The domain specific …

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NASA Virtual Workshop on Lightning-Related Research Beyond the Troposphere

May 22, 2022

On 5/2-3/22, the NASA Virtual Workshop on Lightning-Related Research Beyond the Troposphere occurred via Webex. The workshop’s primary goal was to identify key lightning-related research topics and science questions that are interdisciplinary across the divisions of NASA Science Mission Directorate. …

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Participation in the NASA SMD Wildfire Workshop

May 22, 2022

The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Wildfires internal workshop took place on 4/28-29/22, at Goddard Space Flight Center. The workshop was led by the FireTech program managers from NASA Headquarters (HQ), which included David Green, Barry Lefer, Mike Falkowski, and …

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