An international research group recorded the acoustic signatures of gas bubbles rising from a hydrothermal vent field to gather clues about greenhouse gases escaping into the atmosphere.
A new version of a major sea surface temperature data set reduces systematic errors in measurements of one of the most important indicators of the state of Earth’s climate system.
How well would your city weather a hurricane? Digitally “moving” past storms to new locations simulates the effects of extreme weather events on local infrastructure.
By averaging satellite images of the Earth down to a single pixel, researchers trace how the planet’s mean color varies over time, results that inform observations of distant exoplanets.
Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams, catching intermittent streams in action and filling data gaps to construct a more complete hydrologic picture.
A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics explored the challenges of validating data collected from Earth observation satellites.
Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is the first in a series of planned polar-orbiting satellites to provide critical weather forecasting data. Two follow-on satellites, however, face uncertain funding.
Several forthcoming reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change examine what needs to be done to take control of our climate future.
Model builders investigate a puzzling malfunction in what’s expected to be the improved next version of the popular Community Earth System Model.
NASA's record-high proposed planetary science budget didn't quell the fears scientists have about cuts to Earth sciences.