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) 2022 Summer challenge Kickoff

July 29, 2022

On June 20th, NASA and the SETI Institute kicked off the Frontier Development Lab (FDL) 2022 Bootcamp, a rigorous, 8-week challenge to address current research problems facing scientists in an array of disciplines. During the bootcamp, FDL participants will be …

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The Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program Data Team Releases new Version of the Smallsat Data Explorer

July 29, 2022

On July 23rd, the CSDA Program data team, led by Aaron Kaulfus (ST11), released an updated version of the Smallsat Data Explorer (SDX). The SDX is a centralized search, discovery, and download interface supporting commercial data acquired by NASA under …

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IMPACT Releases Beta Version of pyQuARC Service

July 29, 2022

In June 2022, the IMPACT team deployed a beta version of the QuARC tool to the AWS cloud so that it may be used by the community as an open service. pyQuARC is a python library being developed by the …

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International Space Agency Teamwork Puts the Whole World in our Hands

July 29, 2022

Manil Maskey, a data scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, is a kind man with a calm demeanor and a ready smile. He’s also a trailblazer. With peers from around the world, he has created an unprecedented tool to …

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Mission Concept Review (MCR) – NASA Earth System Observatory’s Surface Biology and Geology Mission

July 29, 2022

Surface Biology Geology (SBG) mission successfully passed the Mission Concept Review held at JPL 6/22-24/22. Jeffrey Luvall (ST11) served on the Research and Applications steering committee along with representatives from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Goddard Space Flight Center …

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