News and Feature Articles

2014 News and Feature Articles

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Program Enhances Climate Resilience at NASA Facilities

A new study provides an in-depth look at how NASA facilities have been affected by climate extremes and climate change in recent years and how the agency is preparing for the future. (2014-10-31)
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Rising Temperatures: A Month Versus a Decade

You may have heard that September 2014 was the warmest on record. But how meaningful is it when you hear that a recent month or season broke temperature records? (2014-10-23)
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1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years

A new NASA study has found that the drought of 1934 was North America's driest and most widespread of the last millennium. (2014-10-14)
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NASA Begins Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

NASA has embarked on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the US Atlantic coast, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. (2014-07-17)
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GISS Best Publication of 2013

GISS scientists have voted "The role of long-lived greenhouse gases as principal LW control knob that governs the global surface temperature for past and future climate change" by Lacis et al. as the top work by institute staff published in 2013. (2013-06-30)
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Schmidt Named Director of Goddard Institute for Space Studies

NASA has named Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. (2014-06-09)
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Teachers, Scientists Meet for Climate Change Workshop

NASA GISS recently hosted 33 teachers from New York and Illinois in a workshop connecting scientists and educators to discuss climate change. (2014-06-04)
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How Does Atlantic Cold Tongue Affect West African Rains?

Researchers used a regional climate model to study links between a streak of cooler water in the tropical Atlantic during spring to the timing and intensity of West African monsoon rains. (2014-04-14)
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Panoply 4.0 Released

A new major version of the GISS netCDF, HDF and GRIB data viewing application has been released. Panoply is a cross-platform tool that runs on most desktop and laptop computers. (2014-04-09)
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AeroCom Compares Organic Aerosols in 31 Global Models

Phase II of the AeroCom project evaluated how 31 different global models handle organic aerosols in the atmosphere, with half now including formation of secondary aerosols from volatile compounds. (2014-03-26)
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Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks

Meningitis incidence in sub-Saharan Africa is linked to wind and dust conditions as predictors of the disease.(2014-03-17)
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Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant

A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown (2014-03-11)
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NASA Satellite Sees Great Freeze Over Great Lakes

Satellite imagery shows the frozen scene of the Great Lakes on Feb. 19, when ice spanned 80.3 percent of the lakes. (2014-02-28)
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NASA Goes Down Under to Tap High-Altitude Ice

NASA researchers are supporting a flight campaign in Australia that's hunting down the causes of an engine icing phenomenon. (2014-02-27)
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An Ecosystem Feels the Human Touch

A study compares the extent of human impact on a Hudson River ecosystem to those felt during historic periods of climate change. (2014-02-18)
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NASA Goddard Announces Winners of AMS, AGU and AAS Honors

David Rind of NASA GISS was one of several recent NASA recipients of honors from national science societies. (2014-01-31)
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2013 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

Calendar 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh-warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. (2014-01-21)
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