Results tagged “Earth”

Water is so commonplace that we often take it for granted. But too much - or too little of it - makes headlines.

Earlier in the week, NOAA's National Hurricane Center was monitoring a low-pressure system in the Gulf of Campeche that has now moved along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines, bringing heavy rainfall. On June 5, NASA used a constellation of satellites to estimate that rainfall.

A new assessment of NASA's record of global temperatures revealed that the agency's estimate of Earth's long-term temperature rise in recent decades is accurate to within less than a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, providing confidence that past and future research is correctly capturing rising surface temperatures.

Most people behave differently when under extreme pressure. Carbon and ice are no different.

On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision.

As the world's earliest known civilization developed in Mesopotamia...as Genghis Khan worked to create the largest contiguous land empire in history...as the Ottomans occupied European and Asian lands for nearly 600 years...each empire had one thing in common.

Jupiter or Earth?

It's reasonable to think that Jupiter--a gaseous planet more than 11 times the diameter of Earth--would have little in common with our home.

The outermost part of our planet's atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit - almost twice the distance to the Moon.

Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA's new 168-page book "Earth," a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites.

Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Our Feet

Most schoolchildren learn that the Earth has three (or four) layers: a crust, mantle and core, which is sometimes subdivided into an inner and outer core.

Viewing A "Glory" From Orbit

Despite humankind's scientific prowess there are still many phenomena that defy explanation or a common agreement on why something happens.

Five new NASA Earth science campaigns will take to the field starting in 2020 to investigate a range of pressing research questions, from what drives intense East Coast snowfall events to the impact of small-scale ocean currents on global climate.

How many times have you stepped outside into a surprise rainstorm without an umbrella and wished that weather forecasts were more accurate?

A new NASA-led study helps answer decades-old questions about the role of smoke and human-caused air pollution on clouds and rainfall.

A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin it. Our actual planet is far less perfect -- in both shape and in rotation.

ECOSTRESS Maps LA's Hot Spots

NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured new imagery of variations in surface-temperature patterns in Los Angeles County.

A study on past reversals of Earth's magnetic field has found that a rapid shift occurred within two centuries -- such an event in future would increase our exposure to the Sun's radiation that may cause trillions of dollars in power and communications systems damage.

The Earth's building blocks seem to be built from 'pretty normal' ingredients, according to researchers working with the world's most powerful telescopes.

In this paper I revisit proposed definitions of the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space, considering orbital and suborbital trajectories used by space vehicles.

A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.

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