Stratospheric winds deflect acoustic waves from the oceans. With the right data and the math to analyze them, these waves tell us about the weather aloft.
The competition aims at improved health and understanding of Earth's oceans by spurring teams to devise better robotic technologies for seafloor mapping and exploration.
As human activity alters the Earth's surface environment in unprecedented ways, a comprehensive survey campaign is necessary to predict future impacts.
Three-dimensional printing gives planetary scientists new ways to explore distant worlds and engage students.
NASA's low-cost space telescope opened up a universe of possibilities for scientists who scour space in search of planets—and possibly life.
Remote estimation of fluorescence emitted by plants can indicate variations in photosynthesis performance.
A new modeling tool easily computes the elastic response of changes in loading on Earth's surface to high resolution. Scientists test this tool using finely detailed data on glaciers' mass changes.
The EarthQuiz challenge can take you to virtual field locations with just the click of a button. Where in the world is this, and can you guess the significance of the geological features shown?
How do you build a climate model that accounts for cloud physics and the transitions between cloud regimes? Use MAGIC.
Hubble's sensitive cameras give scientists a chance to witness the birth of galaxies.