NASA’s 2013 HS3 mission will investigate whether Saharan dust and its associated warm and dry air, known as the Saharan Air Layer favors or suppresses the development of tropical cyclones.
Landsat 8 is operational and producing more than 400 images per day, adding to the deep archive collected since 1972.
Astronaut Dan Burbank recently returned to the Kennedy Space Center and spoke about his experiences during five months aboard the International Space Station.
The early start of the 2013 season appears to be caused by a change in atmospheric “teleconnections,” connections between different layers of the atmosphere that operate over great distances.
Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest than has been lost through deforestation in recent years.
University and NASA researchers predict that the severity of the 2013 fire season will be considerably higher than in 2011 and 2012 for many Amazon forests in the Southern Hemisphere.
06.13.13 – Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent’s ice shelf mass loss, a new study by NASA and university researchers has found.
06.06.13 – NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer to investigate how air pollution and natural emissions, which are pushed high into the atmosphere by large storms, affect atmospheric composition and climate.
06.04.13 – NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 6, to announce a new airborne science campaign over the southern United States. The campaign will investigate how air pollution and natural emissions affect climate and the atmosphere.
05.31.13 – NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will deliver the keynote address at the annual Space Weather Enterprise Forum Tuesday, June 4, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auditorium and Science Center, located at 1301 East-West Highway in Silver Spring, Md.