NASA Releases

Aqua Wins "Best of What's New Award" from Popular Science Magazine

Elvia Thompson Headquarters, Washington (Phone: 202/358-1696) Lynn Chandler Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. (Phone: 301/286-2806) Colleen Sharkey Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. (Phone: 818/354-0372) RELEASE : 02-217 NASA CAPTURES THREE "BEST OF WHAT'S NEW AWARDS" FROM POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE NASA's unprecedented work in Space Science and Earth Science captured three of Popular Science's "Best of What's New Awards" for 2002.

New NASA Data Help Take "Whether" out of Weather Prediction

Your weatherperson’s job just got a little easier, thanks to new data available from advanced weather instruments aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

The new data are the most accurate, highest-resolution measurements ever taken from space of the infrared brightness (radiance) of Earth’s atmosphere. This information can be used to make more accurate predictions of weather and climate.

The data come from two microwave sounding instruments that are part of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) experiment: the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder and the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit.