NASA scientists track global temperatures as part of the agency's mission to better understand our changing planet. Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. Credit: NASA.

NASA scientists track global temperatures as part of the agency's mission to better understand our changing planet. Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. Credit: NASA.

Climate experts from NASA will discuss recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, as well as research now underway to better understand their impacts, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 19.

NASA scientists track global temperature and sea ice data as part of the agency's mission to better understand our changing planet. The agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York will release its analysis of June global surface temperatures prior to this teleconference.

The teleconference participants are:

  • Gavin Schmidt, GISS director
  • Walt Meier, sea ice scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Nathan Kurtz, project scientist for NASA's Operation IceBridge at Goddard
  • Charles Miller, deputy science lead for the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California

To participate, media must email their name and affiliation to Sean Potter at sean.potter@nasa.gov by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Media and the public also may ask questions during the briefing on Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA.

Audio of the briefing will stream live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/live

For more information about NASA's Earth science programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/earth

Media contact

Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0918
stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov