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NASA's Operating and Future Earth Science Satellite Missions
PDF icon NASA_Earth Observing Missions LITHO_508.pdf

NASA's operating and future Earth science satellite missions as of May 2018.

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GPM: Global Precipitation Measurement
PDF icon GPM Factsheet 2013.pdf

In this lithograph, you will learn about the specifics of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission. GPM is an international partnership co-led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). This mission centers on the deployment of a GPM Core Observatory and consists of a network, or constellation, of additional satellites that together will provide next-generation global observations of precipitation from space.

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Aquarius SAC-D
PDF icon 2010_AquariusMissionLitho.pdf

The Aquarius/SAC-D mission maps salinity at the ocean surface to improve our understanding of Earth’s water cycle and ocean circulation. Changes in Earth’s water cycle lead to increases and decreases in ocean surface salinity, and the variations in salinity influence ocean circulation and climate. Accurate global maps of salinity made with data from Aquarius show scientists long-term changes in this important parameter.

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NASA Earth Observations Track the Gulf Oil Spill
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This lithograph discusses how current research projects are making use of NASA’s active and passive remote sensing capabilities to monitor oil spills. One such project is part of the NASA Gulf of Mexico Initiative, which began in response to the impact of Hurricanes Katrina, Dennis, Rita, and Wilma in 2005 and seeks to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf.

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NASA Earth News Summary Spring
PDF icon 2009_NENSpring09.pdf

NASA Earth News is a 2-page summary of some of the latest features about Earth science at NASA. 'NASA Earth News' is published quarterly and can be downloaded here in a printable format.

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NASA Earth News Summary Summer
PDF icon 2009_NENSummer09.pdf

NASA Earth News is a 2-page summary of some of the latest features about Earth science at NASA. ‘NASA Earth News’ is published quarterly and can be downloaded here in a printable format.

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Tracking and Predicting the Spread of Mosquito-borne Encephalitis Using NASA Data
PDF icon 2009_Encephalitis_508.pdf

Mosquitoes obtain encephalitis virus from infected birds and pass it on to humans. This lithograph explains how NASA is working to provide decision makers on the front lines of public health with innovative technologies and satellite data that are tailored into useful tools for combating this deadly disease.

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Tracking Public Health Impacts from Ozone and Dust in the Southwest U.S.
PDF icon 2009_Ozone_and_Dust.pdf

Many airborne contaminants exacerbate existing health problems, increase health care costs, and reduce a person’s ability to work. The Environmental Public Health Application Systems (ENPHASYS) project bridges individual and community health by forecasting atmospheric ozone, dust, and other aerosols that trigger asthmatic responses or myocardial infarction (MI). This lithograph discusses how NASA satellite data is assimilated into the Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System (CMAQ) and Dust REgional Atmospheric Model (DREAM) models to produce ozone, aerosol, and dust forecasts that can be used to generate relevant health-related information.

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MODIS-Rapid Response
PDF icon 2003_MODIS_Rapid_Response.pdf

In mid-July 2002, lightning started a fire in the Klamath Mountains in southwestern Oregon that eventually burned over the state line into California and consumed more than 400,000 acres by late August. The Biscuit fire became one of the largest in the state’s history, threatening not only human life and property, but also three nationally designated wild and scenic rivers and habitat for several species of plants and animals already at risk of extinction. Firefighters also had their hands full with other fires across the state, including the Tiller Complex Fire to the northeast.

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MODIS Monitoring Sea Surface Temperature, Chlorophyll Concentration, and Phytosynthetic Activity
PDF icon 2002_MODIS_sst_Jason.pdf

A sensor orbiting the Earth aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites is now collecting the most detailed measurements ever made of the ocean’s surface environment. Like a sophisticated thermometer in space, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) can measure sea surface temperature every day over the entire globe.

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