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Why Earth Matters to NASA A Conversation With Harrison Ford

Why Earth Matters to NASA: A Conversation With Harrison Ford

NASA Actor Harrison Ford was on location at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., last November to film a segment of Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary on climate change. Ford toured the NASA Advanced...

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NASA Helps Improve Flood Safety When Waters Rise
2014-03-20 14:42:10

NASA Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency planners, relief organizations and weather forecasters, helping to improve flood monitoring and forecasting, as well as providing a more comprehensive understanding of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards. NASA's Earth-observing satellites provide...

2014-01-07 08:35:08

SAN FRANCISCO, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and IEDA [http://www.iedadata.org ] (Integrated Earth Data Applications), an NSF-funded data facility in the geosciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, announced the winner of the 2013 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences at...

Antarctic High Ridge Gets Distinction As Coldest Place On Earth
2013-12-10 09:03:50

[ Watch the Video: Coldest Place On Earth Is The East Antarctic Plateau ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you think it’s cold where you live, consider this: NASA satellites have just discovered the chilliest place on Earth, where temperatures can plummet to minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius). This “glad I don’t live there” location is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau, where temperatures in several...

2013-12-09 20:20:12

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists made the discovery while analyzing the most detailed global surface temperature maps to date, developed with data from remote...

2013-11-14 16:20:59

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ravages of deforestation, wildfires, windstorms, and insects on global forests during this century are revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study based on data from the NASA-U.S. Geological Survey Landsat 7 satellite. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The maps resulting from the study are the first to document forest loss and gain using a consistent method around the globe, at high resolution....

2013-09-18 13:25:19

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will kick off a quest for an innovative and affordable space-based system to extend the Landsat satellite data record for decades to come with a public forum and call for ideas Wednesday, Sept. 18. The Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study Industry and Partner Day will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. EDT in the NASA Headquarters Webb Auditorium at 300 E St. SW in Washington. Following this public forum, NASA will release a request for...

2013-09-17 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will kick off a quest for an innovative and affordable space-based system to extend the Landsat satellite data record for decades to come with a public forum and call for ideas Wednesday, Sept. 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study Industry and Partner Day will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. EDT in the NASA...

New Landsat Satellite Data Just A Few Clicks Away
2013-09-05 14:16:25

ESA Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access. In addition, the newest data over Europe from the latest satellite in the series, Landsat-8, are now accessible in near-real time through a new portal hosted by ESA. About 150 000 new products from the Landsat-5 satellite are available for direct download, free of charge. The products from the satellite’s Thematic Mapper instrument were acquired...

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2013-08-30 10:21:55

NASA The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide since the early 2000s. "We have entered a new era where we're definitely seeing higher fire activity,” said Philip Dennison, a geographer at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. With busy fire seasons, scientists and fire managers are interested in how and why fire frequency,...

Restoration To At-Risk Areas Directed By NASA's Landsat Satellite Data
2013-08-21 10:21:57

NASA While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered, forest restoration specialists were on the job. They analyzed maps created using Landsat satellite data to determine where the burn destroyed vegetation and exposed soil – and where to focus emergency restoration efforts. "The map looked like a big red blob," said Penny Luehring, the U.S. Forest Service's Burned Area Emergency Response and watershed improvement program leader, based in Albuquerque, N.M. Red means...