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Earth Science at Ames

NASA’s Earth Science Division is organized around four programmatic areas: flight, research, applied sciences, and technology. Together these areas include programs and projects that are responsible for: conducting and sponsoring research to advance scientific understanding of Earth as a system, collecting and disseminating new observations, developing new technologies and computational models, and building the capacity to develop innovative applications of Earth science observations and research results.

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Weekly Highlights and Science Nuggets

A weekly recap on major events, mission and campaign updates.


Ames Earth Science research, technology development, and applications creates a wide variety of products. These include publications, patents, data repositories, services, and more.

Awards and Recognition

The invaluable research performed by Earth science researchers and teams has been recognized by a variety of prestigious internal and external awards.

Visiting Science

Our research has been augmented by the contributions of many visiting scientists, post-doctoral researchers, and interns.