On April 16, 2008, a suite of NASA instruments was launched to study a unique region of space: the electrically charged portion of the upper atmosphere called the ionosphere, a region crucial for radio communications.
GPM will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space by joining forces with countries around the world.
The short video, 'For Good Measure' explains why scientists turn to satellites to get a worldwide view of rainfall.
Building and launching the Landsat Data Continuity Mission required teams of people across the United States.
This new combination video of NOAA's GOES-13 and GOES-15 satellite data shows two rounded images of the Earth as if you were simultaneously looking at the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with very wide-set eyes.
The Arctic Ocean's icy cover reached its annual maximum extent on February 28. At 5.82 million square miles, the 2013 sea ice winter extent is the fifth lowest in the satellite era.
This video takes a look back at the best views of Earth from space in 2012.
NASA Earth science researchers recently traveled to Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica to study its chemical environment.
ISERV will provide useful high resolution images for disaster monitoring and assessment and environmental decision making.
On World Water Day (March 22), JPL scientists involved in water-related research reflect on the importance of freshwater.
Turning on new satellite instruments is like opening new eyes. On March 21, LDCM released its first images of Earth.
NASA's week-long History of Winter workshop allows elementary and secondary science teachers to work hand-in-glove with glaciologists while learning about research tools and techniques used in field studies of snow and ice.
A combination of extreme cold temperatures, man-made chemicals and a stagnant atmosphere were behind what became known as the Arctic ozone hole of 2011, a new NASA study finds.
Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study.
For several types of storms, global warming may prime the atmosphere to produce fewer but stronger storms.
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission is happy to announce the top ten winners of the "Let It Snow" photo competition. Thank you to everyone who submitted their best pictures of winter. From January 7th through February 4th 2013, over 1,000 photos were submitted via Flickr and Instagram. We loved all of your entries and thoroughly appreciate your participation.
The merging of two low pressure areas into a storm on March 6 brought winter weather advisories and warnings to the Mid-Atlantic.
Hurricane Sandy came ashore in northern New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012, and as the powerful storm made its way along the east coast it brought damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va.
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), transitioned to NOAA operational organization control.
Cyclone Rusty's heavy rains created sediment filled rivers and tributaries that flowed northwest into the Southern Indian Ocean.