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

Public Announcement of NASA’s Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) 2020 Activities

July 29, 2022

Every two years, NASA assesses Federal agency needs for satellite Earth observation data that are submitted through the SNWG agency survey.  After detailed evaluation of the 2020 SNWG surveys, NASA proposed a suite of new activities to meet the needs …

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Organized IEEE GRSS Workshop on Remote Sensing Data Management Technologies in Geoscience 2022

July 29, 2022

Dai-Hai Ton That, Muthukumaran Ramasubramanian, and Nishan Panta (IMPACT) organized an IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRSS) workshop on Remote Sensing Data Management Technologies at the National Space Science Technology Center (NSSTC), University of Alabama in Huntsville on 6/24/22.  During …

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Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG) Facilitates Recovery and Digitization of historical Air Photos from Several NASA Aircraft

July 29, 2022

The airborne science program reached out Deborah Smith (ST11) who leads the ADMG to assist with an urgent recovery of over 500 cans containing rolls of high resolution 9” x 9” or 9” x 18” photos taken primarily from the …

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NASA’s Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resources (POWER) Project Data is Now Available on Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Open Data Registry

July 29, 2022

NASA and AWS have a Space Act Agreement in place to explore best practices around discovery, access, and use of high-value NASA science datasets. Under this agreement, NASA’s POWER Project has added a collection of their hourly-based analysis ready data …

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Co-Convened Fair Dataset Quality Information Sessions at the International Data Week 2022

July 29, 2022

Ge Peng (IMPACT) co-convened and participated virtually in two sessions at the IDW 2022. One is an RDA 19th plenary session which was held on June 21, 2020, titled: Defining, managing, and reporting dataset quality in a multidisciplinary Open Data …

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