The largest collection of Earth scientists on the planet
Today’s Video of the Day describes the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Division, which consists of 1,400 scientists who share a common goal of being the most trusted source of environmental information. This massive team designs missions to understand how the Earth works, and to predict how the planet will change in the future.
For example, the Earth Sciences Division uses satellite data to track wildfires remotely. The experts also use the imagery to predict how these events will impact the Earth and its atmosphere.
Satellites deliver about six million weather observations every six hours, and this data is extremely important for improving the accuracy of forecasts.
Missions created by NASA Earth scientists can also monitor the planet’s structure, vegetation, atmosphere, ocean, and changes in ice cover.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard