Know Your Earth: 2014

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Know Your Earth: 2014

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The Know Your Earth Quiz Collection 2014

The current phase of the Know Your Earth Project aligns to the larger NASA Earth Right Now Campaign through the creation of NASA Earth science quizzes. The quizzes, to be released throughout 2014, will focus on current NASA Earth science research topics and will be centered on an Earth science theme.  The results of each of the quizzes will be able to be shared on your social media pages.

The Earth Right Now campaign is a largescale, NASA-wide campaign that, at its focal point, are the five NASA Earth science missions to be launched in 2014. The quizzes will highlight these missions during their respective launch and will highlight many NASA Earth science airborne and field campaigns.

We hope you enjoy learning more about NASA Earth Science and all the vital data and information that can be used to better understand our planet.


Soil Moisture

SMAP artist conceptSoil moisture is the amount of water contained in the soil. From agriculture productivity to flood and drought prediction, soil moisture on Earth plays a key role in understanding our planet. How much do you know about Earth’s soil moisture?

› Take the quiz

› SMAP Mission
› AirMOSS Campaign
› GPM Mission
› Aquarius Mission

The Ocean

space-based view of oceansLooking at our Earth from space, it is obvious that we live on a water planet. Ocean covers over 70 percent of the Earth's surface and contains about 97 percent of the Earth's surface water. How much do you know about our ocean?

› Take the quiz

› Ocean Surface Topography from Space
› Aquarius Mission
› Measuring Ocean Winds from Space
› NASA Ocean Color Website

Clouds and Aerosols

lightningClouds and aerosols are two of the most important, but least understood, aspects of climate change. How much do you know about them?

› Take the quiz

› NASA Cloudsat mission
› NASA Calipso mission
› NASA "Climate Kids" website

The Air We Breathe

the skyOur atmosphere is vital to all living things on our planet. How much do you know about the air we breathe?

› Take the quiz

› NASA’s Aura mission
› Discover-AQ campaign to use satellites to monitor air quality
› Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE-III)


a treeEarth has many processes that regulate carbon, atmospheric carbon dioxide and its role in the carbon cycle and climate. How much do you know?

› Take the quiz

› Carbon and climate change in 90 seconds
› NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Mission
› NASA Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment
› NASA/US Geological Survey Landsat Mission

Our Home Planet


Our Earth is an ever-changing place. How much do you know about your home planet?

› Take the quiz

› NASA Earth Science
› Landsat Mission
› GRACE Mission
› Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica

Precipitation and the Water Cycle

Earth's water is stored in ice and snow, lakes and rivers, the atmosphere and the oceans. How much do you know about how water is cycled around our planet and the crucial role it plays in our climate?

› Take the quiz

› The Water Cycle
› Water, Water Everywhere
› Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission
› Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission
› Salinity and the Water Cycle

Page Last Updated: January 26th, 2015
Page Editor: Rob Garner