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Welcome to the Earth Sciences Division

The Earth Sciences Division at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center plans, organizes, evaluates, and carries out a broad program of scientific research, both theoretical and experimental, to study the Earth. We are delighted you found us here and hope you will return many times to visit and experience the excitement we feel about our mission. Our mission ranges from basic research, to the definition and development of flight missions and instruments, to mission operations, data analysis, and distribution.


Dr. James Hansen
NASA Climate Scientist Honored by American Meteorological Society
NASA climate scientist James E. Hansen has been chosen by his peers to receive the 2009 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Nitrogen dioxide levels in China
NASA Science Highlights at the American Geophysical Union Meeting
NASA researchers are presenting a wide range of science results at the 2008 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Nitrogen dioxide levels in China
NPP satellite Mission Operations Readiness Review for NPOESS Preparatory Project Completed
A comprehensive Mission Operations Readiness (MOR) review of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) was successfully completed last month.
Nitrogen dioxide levels in China
New Satellite Data Reveal Impact of Olympic Pollution Controls
China had clearer skies and easier breathing in mind in the summer of 2008 when they temporarily shuttered some factories and banished many cars in a pre-Olympic sprint to clean up Beijing's air.
Atlantic ocean rainfall chart
2008 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Rainfall
Hurricane, tropical storm and tropical depression rainfall caused many severe floods and numerous lost lives during the 2008 north Atlantic hurricane season.
TRMM image of Tropical Storm Fay
Scientists Have a New Scientific Tool for Hurricane Research On-Line at NASA
Scientists, students, and applications users seeking on-the-fly visualizations and analysis of hurricane-related satellite and model data can now get access to it via the NASA Hurricane Data Analysis tool on-line.


NSPIRES Research Opportunities
Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA's overall mission
NASA Science For Educators
"To inspire the next generation of explorers"
Goddard Diversity Council
Diversity at Goddard
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