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A new video series highlights the hard work and passion of scientists and engineers who are helping to get this remarkable new satellite off the ground.
Meet the People Behind the SWOT Water-Tracking Satellite
The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt- and fresh water on Earth’s surface.
5 Things to Know About How SWOT Will Look at the World's Water
New results show average sea level rise approaching the 1-foot mark for most coastlines of the contiguous U.S. by 2050. The Gulf Coast and Southeast will see the most change.
NASA Study: Rising Sea Level Could Exceed Estimates for U.S. Coasts
A new analysis shows temperature fluctuations are an important factor in insect extinction risk.
Climate Change Can Put More Insects at Risk for Extinction
New research uses NASA satellite observations and advanced computing to chronicle wetlands lost (and found) around the globe.
Satellites Help Scientists Track Dramatic Wetlands Loss in Louisiana
The Arctic is being affected by climate change more than most places on Earth. In the summer of 2022, a NASA campaign investigated permafrost thaw, methane emissions from lakes, and the effects of wildfires in Alaska and northwestern Canada.
NASA Fieldwork Studies Signs of Climate Change in Arctic, Boreal Regions
Built to help scientists understand how dust affects climate, the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation can also pinpoint emissions of the potent greenhouse gas.
Methane ‘Super-Emitters' Mapped by NASA's New Earth Space Mission
NASA will host a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 25, to discuss the latest findings of the agency’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT), including a new, unanticipated capability which will help better understand impacts of climate change.
NASA to Discuss Latest EMIT Findings, Helps Address Climate Change
Climate change means less snowpack on mountains – and less snowpack means less meltwater is available for nearby communities’ water supplies. Learn how NASA Earth observations are helping water resource managers more accurately plan conservation efforts.
Earth Science in Action
Snow, Satellites, and Remote-Sensing Planes
Climate change is making coral reefs more susceptible to diseases — threatening the reefs and the species they support. NASA Earth data provide early alerts to help scientists and reef managers prepare for outbreaks.
Earth Science in Action
Sounding an Early Alarm on Coral Reef Disease
Measurements from EMIT, the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation, will improve computer simulations researchers use to understand climate change.
NASA Dust Detective Delivers First Maps From Space for Climate Science
The mission’s fleet of ship, aircraft, and marine robotics will study ocean eddies and other elusive features near the surface that have a big influence on climate.
NASA's S-MODE Field Campaign Deploys to the Pacific Ocean