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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:00 EDT

Soil is the foundation of our food systems, and sustainable farming depends upon healthy soil, which has impacts far beyond the field on air, water and climate. Wind and water, hastened by human activity and climate change, erode the richest soil at the surface.

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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

For tiny airborne-particle pollution, known as PM 2.5, researchers using NASA data found that variability from meteorology obscured the lockdown signals when observed from space.

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Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.

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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