The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is an international network of satellites that provide next-generation global observations of rain and snow. Led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), GPM builds upon the legacy of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) to set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space.Read More What is NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission and Why is it Important?
Severe space weather can have catastrophic impacts… how is the United States preparing?Read More Preparing for Severe Space Weather: The United States’ Strategy and Past Case Studies
The Swarm mission was launched by ESA in 2013 to study and precisely map variations in Earth’s magnetic field over space and time. The constellation consists of three identical satellites carrying sophisticated magnetometers and electric field instruments. Swarm provides multi-point measurements of the magnetic signals from the magnetosphere, ionosphere, lithosphere and the core.Read More Mapping Earth’s Ever-Changing Magnetic Field: How ESA’s Swarm Mission Helps Improve the World Magnetic Model
This article explores the intricacies of the solar cycle, including the concepts of solar maxima and minima, the impact on Earth, and ongoing research in this area.Read More Unraveling the Mysteries of the Sun’s 11-Year Cycle: Solar Maxima, Minima, and Beyond
The World Magnetic Model (WMM) is a standard model used by various governments and organizations around the world. It describes the Earth’s magnetic field and serves as a basis for navigation, orientation, and geomagnetic surveys.Read More What is the World Magnetic Model and Why is it Important?