Category: Earth Observation

North Atlantic ‘weather bomb’ tremor measured in Japan


Researchers track a particular type of tiny vibration for the first time, as it wobbles through the Earth from the Atlantic to Japan.

Truth in the Soil: Using SMAP to Monitor Drought in Southeast US

Standardized Soil Moisture Index layers of three-day data. The Standardized Soil Moisture Index is a Z-score of SMAP data compared to NLDAS historic statistics. Image Credit: Southeast Agriculture Team

Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Southeast United States Agriculture Team Location: Wise County Clerk of Court’s Office – Wise, Virginia Authors: Yaping Xu Yousra Benchekroun Kimberly Berry Grant Bloomer Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Dr. DeWayne Cecil (Global Science & Technology) Bob VanGundy (The University of Virginia’s College at Wise) Michael Bender (Wise […]

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life


After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry workings has borne spectacular fruit

Algal bloom in force, swimming notifications issued


Algal blooms are popping up in Beaufort County waterways, leading officials to warn against swimming in affected areas.

Poster Project Leaves Impact on Colombian Student Perspectives

Grade 11 students at St. George’s School in Bogotá, Colombia. Image Credit: SGS.

Senior students at St. George’s School in Bogotá, Colombia, have continued taking on the challenge of researching Societal Benefit Areas and creating posters to highlight satellite images and research for a project called “Earth Observation: Science From Another Perspective.”

The oldest crystals in the world

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceIn this new article for Geology, Gavin Kenny and colleagues reveal the likely origin of Earth’s oldest crystals. New research into the origin of Earth’s oldest crystals suggests that they probably formed in huge impact craters rather than during the collision of tectonic plates moving around on Earth’s surface […]

Are We Headed Toward a New Climate Regime?

Originally Published by Pacific StandardThe temperature goals established by the Paris climate agreement could affect the planet in dramatically different ways… Topic: Climate

Understanding tiny droplets can make for better weather forecasts

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyUnderstanding how small water droplets behave improves our ability to describe evaporation and condensation of water at widely different scales, which has implications for everything from nanodroplets to climate models. Topic: Weather

Underwater Archaeologists Find Ancient Butchering Site in Florida

Originally Published by Scientific AmericanTools and bones add to evidence of pre-Clovis humans in America Topic: People

Bloom in the Black Sea

Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryPhytoplankton and stirred up sediments deliver a splash of spring color to the Black Sea. Topic: Water