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Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:00 EDT

The U.S. Forest Service now has a powerful way to view near-real time fire detection from NASA satellite data that they can include in their hourly air quality forecasts.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:53 EDT

New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds that trap heat in the atmosphere and hinder the refreezing of new sea ice.

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Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

Smoke from several large wildfires burning in Northern California can be seen traveling miles into the atmosphere.

Terra Cloud Cover Data Used as Comparison Data for Superparameterization Model

A paper appearing recently in EOS shows that Terra data is continually being used to test new modeling processes. In this study, Terra cloud top height data was used as a tool to compare the results of the superparamertization model to data from a day in April, 2012 over the Netherlands. The superparameterization model produced results that more accurately depicted the cloud height data from Terra, than the standard parameterized version of OpenIFS.

Read the full research paper from the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES)https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001600, 2019

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