Oysters are vital to the environmental health of the Mississippi Sound and a critical part of Mississippi’s economy.
Start of a New EPOCH: HOPE and Hurricanes
Project HOPE (Hands-On Project Experience) is training NASA’s newest leaders to launch the next wave of science missions and careers.
Salt in the Storm Wounds
In the aftermath of hurricanes, salinity intrusion events cause tree damage and death in coastal forests and wetlands, but are overshadowed by wind and flooding impacts.
Monitoring Superstorms Leading to Better Understanding of Effects
As the climate changes, superstorms are becoming more common. Earthzine staff explore how severe weather affects people and how remote sensing can change our understanding of storms. Earthzine’s latest monthly focus topic comes as spring begins to brighten the northern hemisphere. For the month of March, our focus topic articles center on superstorms – massive storms that effect millions of … Read More
Built on the Fly with Spare Parts, a Scatterometer on the International Space Station Delivers Big Results
ISS-RapidScat delivers valuable measurements for weather models, storm tracking, and forecasting. What happens when a key instrument on a billion-dollar satellite ceases to function? When it can take decades to plan the launch for a replacement satellite, one might want to build an instrument on the fly – out of spare parts – and hitch a ride as secondary payload … Read More