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NASA and NSF celebrate 20th Anniversary of the GLOBE Programme

The GLOBE Programme helps pupils and students make connections between their local environment and the entire Earth system (Imagine: NASA)

Tomorrow, on Earth Day, April 22, NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) celebrate 20 years of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) programme. This science and education programme make it possible that students, teachers and scientist work together and participate in science data collection through hands-on science in their local communities.

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55 years of satellite navigation

Launch of satellite Transit 1B, April 13 1960 (Image: US Navy)

13 April 2015 was the 55th anniversary of the first navigation system reaching the orbit. The Transit 1B satellite was launched by NASA on 13 April 1960.

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Satellite to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater

Toxic algal bloom in lake Erie (Imagine: NASA)

NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S.

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Satellites show earlier snowmelt in Wyoming, USA

Change in snow cover in analysed decades (Image: NASA)

A new NASA study about snowmelt in Wyoming shows, that the snow in a basin in northwest Wyoming now disappears about 16 days earlier than it did in the period from the 1970s through the 1990s. Snowmelt, as a water source, has a significant impact on agriculture and ecosystems in Wyoming.

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Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:49

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New study suggests large organised storms cause rainfall increase

Large thunderstorms cause rainfall increase (Image: Flickr/ Barto)

A new study, partly based on satellite data, finds the cause of increasing rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics: more frequent large and well-organised thunderstorms.

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Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:53

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PACE: New NASA mission to monitor oceans, particles and clouds

Global ocean color observations with satellite (Image: NASA)

NASA has scheduled to launch in 2022 a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle.

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Thu, 19/03/2015 - 08:30

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First images of NASA's soil moisture mapper SMAP

First image from SMAP on Feb. 27/28, 2015 (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

NASA's soil moisture mapper (SMAP) was launched on 31 January to map and detect global soil moisture. These maps will support the understanding of the interlinkages of Earth's water, energy and carbon cycles. The monitoring of SMAP will also promote weather and climate prediction as well as the monitoring of natural hazards.

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Fri, 13/03/2015 - 11:25

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Bangladesh: Expanding the satellite-based flood warning system

The Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) river basins and the Ganges-Brahmaputra (GB) delta as well as other river deltas

Bangladesh has announced that it will expand its satellite-based flood forecasting and warning system, developed by SERVIR and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ICIMOD. SERVIR is a mechanism established by NASA and regional institutions.

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Wed, 11/03/2015 - 15:35

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Second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Instrument will support Joint Polar Satellite System Mission

2012 Blue Marble (Image: NASA)

Raytheon Company delivered the second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to support the Joint Polar Satellite System mission providing critical weather information.

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NASA releases first global rainfall and snowfall map

Global precipitation map (Image: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

NASA’s Global

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