Mission Statement

To utilize satellite and other remotely sensed data to explore and understand the linkages between water in all its forms, the land and life on Earth.

The Blue Marble

GSFC’s Hydrospheric and Biospheric research supports NASA and the nation with a world class workforce that conceive, develop and apply space-based technologies and observations to address issues of importance to society, including the effects of climate change on life on Earth.   Particular research areas include studies of the Earth’s Land Ecosystems, Cryosphere, Land Surface Hydrology and Ocean Ecosystems.

 

Recent Highlights

Dalia Kirschbaum and Miguel Roman of the Earth Sciences Division have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Kirschbaum and Roman, along with 100 other researchers, were named by President Barack Obama for this award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

The awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.

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Project Highlights

 
ICESat
Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite
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Aquarius
Measuring Global Sea Surface Salinity
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SeaWiFS
Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor
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Landsat 7
Acquiring images of the Earth's land surface
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NPOESS Preparatory Project
National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
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AERONET
Aerosol Robotic Network
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OceanColor
OceanColor homepage
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MODIS Rapid Response System
Rapid access to MODIS data
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SnowEx
SnowEx Campaign
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LIMA: Faces of Antarctica
The NASA LIMA Faces of Antarctica Website
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MODIS Snow/Ice
The MODIS Snow/Ice Global Mapping Project
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SMAP
Soil Moisture Active Passive
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Science Highlights

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Questions or Comments

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