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Thu, 30 Dec 2021 13:00 EST

In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and unusual flooding wreaked havoc on Central Europe.

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00 EDT

Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a powerful new web-based platform that puts Earth science data about water use by crops and other vegetation into the hands of farmers and water managers.

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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.

Terra CERES makes appearance on PBS’s SciGirls


SciGirls (pbskids.org/scigirls), an Emmy award-winning PBS Kids television show featured NASA Langley atmospheric scientist, Yolanda Shea, in an episode where Virginia SciGirls Emma, Lauren and Madison use S’COOL (Student Cloud Observations Online) to identify clouds from the ground and compare their data with satellite images. S’COOL “involves participants from around the world in real science through making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist NASA Scientists in the validation of NASA’s CERES satellite instruments,” according to the S’COOL website.   SciGirls and S’COOL teamed up to engage girls between the ages of 8- 12 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and learning.  SciGirls has reached over 14 million girls, educators, and families, making it the most widely accessed girls’ STEM program available nationally.

Yolanda Shae, NASA Langley atmospheric scientist, helps SciGirls identify clouds in Virginia. Image credit: SciGirls.

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