Results for: 2011

Notes from the Field Blog: Pine Island Glacier 2011

Notes from the Field Blog: Pine Island Glacier 2011

An international team of researchers are traveling to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a glacier to accelerate and drain into the sea. Read more

World of Change: Athabasca Oil Sands

World of Change: Athabasca Oil Sands

The Athabasca Oil Sands are at once a source of oil, of economic growth, and of environmental concern. This series of images shows the growth of surface mines around the Athabasca River from 1984 to the present. Read more

IceBridge: Building a Record of Earth’s Changing Ice, One Flight at a Time

IceBridge: Building a Record of Earth’s Changing Ice, One Flight at a Time

NASA is sending a fleet of airplanes to the ends of the Earth for the next several years to figure out how and why polar ice is changing. Read more

Notes from the Field Blog: SEAT: Satellite Era Accumulation Traverse

Notes from the Field Blog: SEAT: Satellite Era Accumulation Traverse

An international team returns to West Antarctica for a second season of field work. Researchers are collecting data from snow pits, ice cores, and radar surveys to better understand snow accumulation and to improve space-based estimates of Antarctica's ice mass. Read more

World of Change: Seasons of the Indus River

World of Change: Seasons of the Indus River

Fed by glaciers in the Himalayas and Karakorams — and by monsoon rains — the Indus River experiences substantial fluctuations every year. Because the river irrigates 18 million hectares of farmland, the landscape changes along with the river. Read more

Notes from the Field Blog: Eco3D: Exploring the Third Dimension of Forest Carbon

Notes from the Field Blog: Eco3D: Exploring the Third Dimension of Forest Carbon

From August through September, NASA's P-3 research aircraft will be flying from Quebec to Florida to measure the three-dimensional structure and carbon storage capacity of North American forests. Read more

2011 Hurricane Season and NASA Research: An Interview with Scott Braun

2011 Hurricane Season and NASA Research: An Interview with Scott Braun

With the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season approaching its peak, a NASA meteorologist explores the key questions in hurricane research. Read more

Every Flight is a Mission to Planet Earth

Every Flight is a Mission to Planet Earth

Observing Earth from space is one of the NASA’s longest-standing science experiments. This photo essay pays homage to the unique view of Earth that the space shuttle has delivered for 30 years. Read more

The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

Carbon flows between the atmosphere, land, and ocean in a cycle that encompasses nearly all life and sets the thermostat for Earth's climate. By burning fossil fuels, people are changing the carbon cycle with far-reaching consequences. Read more

Earth Matters Blog

Earth Matters Blog

Earth is an amazing planet, and the one that matters most to us. Let's have a conversation about it. Read more

Natural Disasters and NASA - What Is The Agency's Role? An Interview with Michael Goodman

Natural Disasters and NASA - What Is The Agency's Role? An Interview with Michael Goodman

Working with basic researchers, engineers, and applied scientists--and a dozen satellite sensors--Michael Goodman helps assemble and coordinate NASA’s response to natural disasters and hazards. Read more

Notes from the Field Blog: Real-time Observations of Greenland’s Under-ice Environment (ROGUE)

Notes from the Field Blog: Real-time Observations of Greenland’s Under-ice Environment (ROGUE)

During the spring of 2011, the ROGUE project is examining the nature and cause of short-term ice velocity changes near Swiss Camp, Greenland by observing interactions between the ice sheet, the atmosphere and the bed. Read more

Heavy Rains and Dry Lands Don't Mix: Reflections on the 2010 Pakistan Flood

Heavy Rains and Dry Lands Don't Mix: Reflections on the 2010 Pakistan Flood

Unusual atmospheric conditions brought exceptional rain to Pakistan in the summer of 2010, causing the country's worst flooding in modern history. Read more

Notes from the Field Blog: MABEL, Spring 2011

Notes from the Field Blog: MABEL, Spring 2011

Flying on a high-altitude aircraft on the brink of space, the MABEL instrument is helping scientists to simulate measurements from NASA's next ice-observing satellite, ICESat-2. Read more

Notes from the Field Blog: Operation IceBridge: Arctic 2011

Notes from the Field Blog: Operation IceBridge: Arctic 2011

NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, now flying its third annual campaign over the Arctic, is helping scientists to keep watch over polar ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice. Read more

We Can See Clearly Now: ISS Window Observational Research Facility

We Can See Clearly Now: ISS Window Observational Research Facility

New optical gear on the International Space Station is giving students and earth scientists a better view of our world. Read more

As the Seasons Change, Will the Plankton?

As the Seasons Change, Will the Plankton?

To understand the planet’s biggest food source—phytoplankton—and perhaps its most important sink for carbon dioxide, you’ve got to get out on the water. Read more

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