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LEAD: A new NASA camera keeping a steady eye on the sunlit side of Earth is yielding new insights about our changing planet.    1. The camera is onboard a satellite a million miles out in space.    2. A second instrument measures the total amount of solar energy that reflects off Earth, as well as the heat emitted from our planet, filling in missing pieces of energy information not observed by other satellites.    TAG: These reflectance measurements will help scientists study Earth's changing climate.   12100   NASA On Air: NASA's New Million-Mile View of Earth Yields New Insights (12/15/2015)
LEAD: NASA is ready to track atmospheric rivers during this winter's El Niño. 
 1. Atmospheric rivers are short-lived, narrow streams of wind that carry water vapor from the tropical oceans to mid-latitude land areas.  
2. Shown here is an atmospheric river traveling across the Pacific between October 25 and November 2, 2014. (White colors are clouds, light blues water vapor, and green to red precipitation.) 

TAG: Atmospheric rivers tend to intensify during El Niño events, and this year's strong El Niño is likely to bring more precipitation to California and some relief for the drought.   12103   NASA On Air: NASA Tracks Atmospheric Rivers (12/16/2015)
Holly Gilbert, NASA GSFC solar scientist, explains a model of magnetic fields on the sun.   12104   The Dynamic Solar Magnetic Field - Narrated
Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .      Complete transcript  available.    Music credit: Foraging at Dusk by Benjamin James Parsons   12105   Two Weeks in the Life of a Sunspot
LEAD: Year number one of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (or OCO-2) satellite is providing NASA’s first detailed, global measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.    1. Every 16 days, during which it makes 232 orbits and 16 million soundings (measurements), the OCO-2 satellite yields a global view of CO2 with unprecedented detail.    2. Across the northern hemisphere, the annual CO2 concentration changes of 2 percent can be seen as the concentrations increase through blue, up to green, to yellow and to the high levels in red, and then back down.    3. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels recently surpassed a concentration of 400 parts per million, higher than any time in at least the past 400,000 years.   TAG: As carbon dioxide is the largest human-produced driver of our change climate, having regular observations from space is a major step in understanding and predicting climate change.   12106   NASA On Air: NASA's OCO-2 Satellite Provides First Global Maps Of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (12/16/2015)
Dr. Shi Ying - Software Safety Engineer for Goddard Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center      For complete transcript, click  here .   12107   Women@NASA 2015
Webb Telescope Structure transport to Goddard Space Flight Center   12108   Webb Telescope Structure Transport to GSFC 8-24-2015
JWST flight structure is moved to a vertical position on a tiltable platform in the cleanroom at GSFC   12109   Webb Telescope Structure Unpackd and Positioned Vertically 8-26-2015
JWST backplane structure is lifted and attached to the rollover fixture at GSFC   12110   Webb Telescope Structure Placed on Roll-over Fixture 9-23-2015
Engineers move James Webb Space Telescope flight mirrors for testing at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Calibration, Integration and Alignment Facility (CIAF).   12111   Webb Flight Mirrors Tested in Calibration, Integration and Alignment Facility 4-28-2015 B-Roll
A look back at the storms captured by GPM for 2015.   12113   GPM 2015: One Year of Storms
Explore how NASA will see this year’s El Niño from the vantage of space.   12114   None
Sen. Barbara Mikulski participated in a ribbon cutting at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on January 6th, 2016, to officially open the new Robotic Operations Center (ROC) developed by the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office. Within the ROC's black walls, NASA is testing technologies and operational procedures for science and exploration missions, including the Restore-L satellite servicing mission and also the Asteroid Redirect Mission. 
  Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn   12115   Sen. Barbara Mikulski Visit To Goddard Jan. 6, 2016
Complete transcript  available.   Watch this video on the  NASAgovVideo YouTube channel .   12117   Visualizing the 2017 All-American Eclipse
See 62 days on our planet go by in 60 seconds.   12118   None
An artist's rendering of Hitomi in orbit.  Credit: JAXA   12120   NASA Goddard Spectrometer Launches on Hitomi Observatory
NASA’s Fermi mission provides the best view of the high-energy gamma-ray sky yet seen.   12121   None
B-roll for live shots   12122   NASA/NOAA 2015 Global Temperature Live Shots
The James Webb Space Telescope live shots have been postponed until a later date. For more information, visit the links below:  Gallery page with extended  b-roll and animations   here.  By the Dozen: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope  mirrors.   12123   James Webb Space Telescope Milestone Live Shots
Explore amazing archival images from NASA’s Apollo program.   12124   None
This visualization combines MUR Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data with GPM's IMERG precipitation data and MERRA winds. Note, the time period within each dataset does not match.   12126   Science On a Sphere: A Global Tour of Precipitation from NASA
LEAD: NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission helped forecasters track the heavy 20-inch flood-producing rainfalls of December 2015.   

1. The animation shows the accumulation of rainfall from December's three major storm systems that took place on December 1st through 3rd, the 13th through 16th, and 21st through 31st. 
 2. Red colors indicate accumulate rainfall of 20 inches, yellow 10-12 inches, green 6-10. And shades of blue 2-6 inches. The extent of the area that drains into the Mississippi River is outlined in black. 

3. Extensive flooding took place in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi.  

TAG: Alabama and Georgia were hardest hit by rainstorms that arrived Christmas week, which led to massive flooding and declarations of a state of emergency in Alabama and northern Georgia.   12127   NASA on Air: NASA GPM Mission Detects Mississippi River Flooding Rains (1/15/2016)
Heavy December rains cause substantial flooding in the U.S.   12129   None
LEAD: Scientists have a new satellite to help forecasters track El Niño and global sea levels. 

1. On Sunday, 1-17-2016, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket placed the U.S.-European Jason-3 satellite into orbit. 

2. From an altitude of 830-miles Jason-3 will precisely measure the height of 95 percent of the world's ice-free ocean every 10 days. 

3. The data will help improve forecasts of hurricanes and El Niño events.   4. Jason-3 will add to a 23-year satellite record of global sea surface heights. Since 1992, researchers have observed a total global sea level rise of 2.8 inches. 
TAG: Because it is a measure of both ocean warming and loss of land ice,  sea level rise is an important indicator of human-caused climate change.   12130   NASA On Air: NASA Launches Jason-3 Satellite To Measure Global Sea Levels And El Niño (1/20/2016)
Complete transcript  available.   12131   OLYMPEX Wrap Up
transcript  available.   12132   Instagram: Hurricane Pali - First Storm in the Central Pacific
Graph of annual global temperatures, with respect to a baseline from the 19th century (the average of global annual  temperatures from 1880-1899).  In Fahrenheit.   12133   Annual Global Temperature, 1880-2015
Gavin Schmidt, Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, discusses the results of their analyses of 2015 global temperature data.  Spoiler alert: it was warm.   12134   Gavin Schmidt on 2015's Record Global Temperature
LEAD: NASA and NOAA report today that 2015 was by far the warmest on record.    1. In this specific graph NASA compares global temperatures to the base line temperature of 1880 to 1899,  when the fossil fuel burning was much less than today.  With this reference period  2015 was warmer by 1.95 degrees Fahrenheit.    2. The global time lapse from 1970 shows that 2015 warming is a continuation of a long term trend of global warming.    3. Looking back at just the month of December, 2015, 29 US states had the warmest December on record by nearly 6 degrees F, and parts of Europe also had a record warm December.   TAG: The current El Niño has played a part in the warming, but 2015 would be a record with or without El Niño.   12135   NASA On Air: NASA and NOAA Report Today That 2015 Was By Far The Warmest On Record (1/20/2015)
NASA's Fermi mission detects an outburst of high-energy light from a source more than halfway across the universe.   12136   None
LEAD: Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA and National Science Foundation-funded study.    1. In the US, Lake Tahoe's surface water has warmed on average 1F (.97 to 1.28 F) per decade over 25 years * NASA's Terra satellite shows the lake’s temperature variations. (cold is blue, warm is red).   2.Ground truth measurements of 235 lakes on six continents in this study -- the largest of its kind--found lakes around the world are warming at an average of 0.61 degrees Fahrenheit each decade.   3. As warming rates increase over the next century, algal blooms, which can rob water of oxygen, are projected to increase 20 percent in lakes.   TAG: Various climate factors are associated with the warming trend. In northern climates, lakes are losing their ice cover earlier in the spring and many areas of the world have less cloud cover, exposing their waters more to the sun's warming rays.   12138   NASA On Air: NASA Data Show The World's Lakes Are Warming (1/27/2016)
Scientists report record-shattering global warm temperatures in 2015.   12139   None
LEAD: A colorful new animation shows a simulated flight over the surface of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. 
 1. The movie shows Ceres in enhanced color, which helps to highlight subtle differences in the appearance of surface materials. Scientists believe areas with shades of blue contain younger, fresher material, including flows, pits and cracks. 

TAG: Ceres is the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It has a diameter of about 590 miles and is made up of ice and rock.   12140   NASA On Air: NASA's Imagery Shows Dwarf Planet Ceres (2/2/2016)
Side view of the beam pairs.   12141   ICESat-2 Beam Pairs
The big solar storm of 2012 was one for the record books.   12142   None
LEAD: This month government scientists are making special research flights into and over the Pacific El Niño storms.  

1. NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft will complete a series of high-level flights near 60,000 feet to measure the rainfall and upper level winds of the El Niño storms.  
2. This special research project is probing how the current El Niño’s unusually warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are producing extreme precipitation on the West Coast, thousands of miles away.  
TAG: The goal of the research is help provide better warnings for the extreme weather that can accompany El Niño related storms.   12143   NASA On Air: NASA's Global Hawk Flies Over El Niño Storms (2/5/2016)
This ultra-high definition (3840x2160) video shows the sun in the 171 angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. It covers a time period of January 2, 2015 to January 28, 2016 at a cadence of one frame every hour, or 24 frames per day.  This timelapse is repeated with narration by solar scientist Nicholeen Viall and contains close-ups and annotations. 171 angstrom light highlights material around 600,000 Kelvin and shows features in the upper transition region and quiet corona of the sun. The video is available to download here at 59.94 frames per second, double the rate YouTube currently allows for UHD content.  The music is titled   12144   SDO: Year 6
Time lapse video showing the installation of all 18 mirror segments of the Webb Telescope at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.   12145   Webb Primary Mirror Installation Time Lapse
Scientists and engineers finish installing the primary mirrors on NASA's next-generation space observatory.   12146   None
Solar scientists Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy, Nelson Reginal, Eric Christian, and Sarah Jaeggli discuss the 2016 eclipse and how it is great preparation for the 2017 eclipse.    Complete transcript  available.     Complete transcript  available.  Watch this video on YouTube   12147   2016 Eclipse
Webb's 18th Mirror is Installed at Goodard Space Flight Center   12148   JWST Primary Mirror Installation Complete
Raw video of Webb Telescope mirror installation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center   12149   Webb Mirror Installation B-roll 2
Raw footage of Webb's 18th and final mirror segment installation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  Part 2 of 2.   12150   Webb Final Primary Mirror Installation B-roll
LEAD: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory catches the sun in HD video.    1: Images shown here are in the extreme ultraviolet range.    2: The temperature of the solar material is near 1 million degrees F.  3: It's easy to see the sun's rotation, 1 full rotation every 25 days.        TAG: Scientists study these images to better understand the solar  flares and solar explosions called coronal mass ejections that can sometimes disrupt our technology such as GPS systems.   12151   NASA On Air: NASA's SDO Satellite Captures HD Time Lapse Of The Sun (2/12/2016)
B-Roll For Spanish   12152   "Tracking El Nino" Live Shots Resource Page
With a view 100 times bigger than that of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope WFIRST will aid researchers in their efforts to unravel the secrets of dark energy and dark matter, and explore the evolution of the cosmos. It also will discover new worlds outside our solar system and advance the search for worlds that could be suitable for life.  Scientists participating in the mission discuss the spacecraft, the science, and its potential.  Slated to launch in the mid-2020s, the observatory will operate at a gravitational balance point known as Earth-sun L2, which is located about 930,000 miles from Earth and directly opposite the sun.    Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .      Complete transcript  available.   12153   WFIRST: The Best of Both Worlds
See a year in the life of the sun.   12154   None
Visualization showing accumulated rainfall in the U.S. in December 2015.   12157   El Niño Rainfall and Ocean Temperature Visualizations
Complete transcript  available.   12158   Scientists Link Faraway Fires To High Ozone Levels In Pacific
Complete transcript  available.   12159   AfriSAR, an Introduction: The Carbon in the Trees
This animation illustrates how the microcalorimeter array at the heart of Hitomi's revolutionary Soft X-ray Spectrometer works. X-ray light collected by a telescope strikes the detector. Each photon heats the material by an amount directly proportional to its energy. The instrument, which is cooled to near absolute zero, detects this minute temperature change.   Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   12160   Hitomi Microcalorimeter Array Animation (4k)
image for story   12161   Instagram: Scientists Link Faraway Fires To High Ozone Levels In Pacific
LEAD: A new NASA visualization shows the 2015 El Niño unfolding in the Pacific Ocean. The sea surface temperatures presented different patterns than seen in the 1997-1998 El Niño. 
1. This visualization shows how the 1997 event started from colder-than-average sea surface temperatures – but the 2015 event started with warmer-than-average temperatures.  
2. The water temperature variations also occur  below the surface. And these variations were also different in 2015, compared to 1997. The red in this vizualization indicates warmer than normal temperatres and the blue is cooler.  
TAG: In the past, very strong El Niño events typically transition to neutral conditions and then a La Niña event.  This current El Niño has been different so it will be interesting to see what happens in the next forecast and the coming months.   12162   NASA On Air: NASA Compares El Niños: 1997 vs. 2016 (2/26/2016)
LEAD: A new NASA visualization reveals that the Earth system, like the human body, comprises diverse components that interact in complex ways.   
1. Heat absorbed by the ocean is transported by ocean currents. 
2. This energy is released into Earth’s atmosphere.  
3. Heat and moisture influence weather patterns with clouds and precipitation. 
TAG: Improved observational and computational capabilities increasingly allow scientists to study the numerous interactions and gain unprecedented insight into how the Earth system works—and how it might change in the future.   12163   NASA On Air: NASA Depicts Earth's System Of Systems (2/26/2016)
Joe Munchak describes the features of Tropical Cyclone Winston.   12164   Winston Over Fiji
Canned interview with Dr. Michelle Thaller   12165   2016 Total Solar Eclipse Live Shots
College students in Boston are getting the chance to help NASA explore an asteroid.  These student scientists have built an instrument called REXIS, which will fly on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that launches in September 2016. This video puts a spotlight on a group of these students and their experience on the REXIS project.    Watch this video on the  NASAgovVideo YouTube channel .   12167   Student Scientists: Building REXIS
Complete transcript  available.   12169   Tracking California Rains During El Niño
A rare alignment of the sun and moon casts a shadow on our planet.   12170   None
See amazing photos taken by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly during his record-long stay aboard the International Space Station.   12173   None
LEAD: During the solar eclipse a NASA camera captured the moon's shadow cross the surface of the earth.    1. This animation was assembled from 13 images acquired on March 9, 2016, by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).  

2. The shadow of the Moon starts over the Indian Ocean and marches past Indonesia and Australia into the open waters and islands of Oceania (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia). 

3. The camera is onboard the DSCOVR satellite located 1 million miles from Earth toward the Sun.    

TAG: DSCOVR’s primary mission is to monitor the solar wind for space weather forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Its secondary mission is to provide daily color views of our planet as it rotates through the day.   12174   NASA On Air: NASA Camera Captures Moon's Shadow During Solar Eclipse (3/11/2016)
Michelle Handleman meets some of the participants of the GLOBE program's science fair.   12175   GLOBE science fair 2016
In this video, NASA oceanographer Stephanie Uz talks about the impact of El Niño’s warm waters on tiny marine plants called phytoplankton.   12176   How El Niño Impacts Marine Plant Life
B-roll and canned interviews will be added on Thursday, March 24   12178   Sea Ice Maximum/Operation IceBridge Live Shots
Complete transcript  available.   Music credit: ‘Mighty Piano’ by Laurent Levesque [SACEM] from Killer Tracks     Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   12179   NASA Jets Chase The Total Solar Eclipse
U.S. Senate Youth Program Event   12180   U.S. Senate Youth Program Event On March 8, 2016
Scientists have used small fluctuations in the orbits of three NASA spacecraft to map the gravity field of Mars.   12181   None
This is a high-resolution conceptual image showing the distribution of different sized raindrops within a storm. Blues and greens represent raindrops between 0.5-3 mm in size and yellows, oranges, and reds represent raindrops between 4-6mm in size.   Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab   12182   Why Do Raindrop Sizes Matter In Storms?
A NASA spacecraft sees a spectacular explosion on the sun.   12183   None
LEAD: Earlier this month (March 13, 2016) NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite camera captured a striking solar prominence.  
1. Prominences are notoriously unstable clouds of solar material suspended above the solar surface by the sun’s complex magnetic forces.  
2. This video was made from images taken every 12 seconds. 
TAG: This prominence was captured in extreme ultraviolet light that is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in red.   12184   NASA On Air: NASA Sees A Solar Prominence (3/24/2016)
Complete transcript  available.   12185   Instagram: Why Do Raindrop Sizes Matter In Storms?
A produced video showing engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center lifting the Webb Telescope's instruments and their support structure out of the Space Environment Simulator after completing it's last cryogenic test before installation into the telescope   12186   Webb's Heart Endures Its Last Cryogenic Test Before Installation Into the Telescope
B-roll footage of engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center lifting the Webb Telescope's ISIM along with it's instruments, out of the Speace Environment Simulator after completing its last cryogenic test before integration into the telescope.   12187   Webb's Heart Endures Its Last Cryogenic Test B-Roll
B-rool footage of Engineers test the Webb Telescope's ISIM structure on the large centrifuge at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.    12188   Webb Telescope ISIM structure Centrifuge Test
B-roll footage of engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center placing Webb Telescope's ISIM into the Space Environment Simulator of it's final cryogenic test before integration into the telescope.    12189   Webb's ISIM Begins Last Cryogentic Test
LEAD: Another record low has been set in the Arctic by the floating winter sea ice.    1. This winter the area represents nearly a 10% loss since 1979 when satellite measurements began.  That's a loss that is more than twice the area of Texas.  2. Record warm temperatures during the Arctic winter probably contributed to the low ice amount. During January 2016 Alaska was 15 degrees Farenheight above average.*   TAG: The trend of decreasing ice amount is related to the long-term pattern of the warming atmosphere and oceans.  * NOAA's NCDC Climate Review for January 2016   12190   NASA On Air: 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Wintertime Area Hits Another Record Low (3/28/2016)
A beauty pass of the CALIPSO spacecraft.   12191   CALIPSO Spacecraft Beauty Passes
Arctic sea ice was at a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second straight year.   12192   None
Following a strong El Niño winter, scientists see Pacific Ocean temperatures return to normal.   12193   None
This illustration of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory shows the locations of its four instruments, the Burst And Transient Source Experiment (BATSE), the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE), the Imaging Compton Telescope (COMPTEL), and the Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET).   Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   12194   The Compton Legacy: A Quarter-century of Gamma-ray Science
Music credit: 'Cellular Signals' by Laurent Levesque [SACEM] from Killer Tracks    Complete transcript  available.    Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   12195   Flying Over Hurricanes For New NASA Mission
False-color image, acquired  on December 8, 2015, by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, showing the extent of flooding in southeastern India after a deluge of rain a week earlier.  The Somasila Reservoir and other water bodies in the region are significantly expanded compared to the image from October 21, 2015.   12196   Southeast India Flooding, Dec. 2015
To better understand storms, NASA measures raindrop sizes from space.   12197   None
Complete transcript  available.   12199   Evolution of Pacific Ocean Temperatures
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