Sensing Our Planet
NASA Earth Science Research Features 2017
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Sensing Our Planet features research that used data from NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers. Many of the stories from 2017 highlight how water’s presence or absence plays an essential role in Earth’s climate and biological processes. Whether as precipitation or permafrost, circulating in oceans or filling aquifers, water supports life across the globe. Researchers are also using the data to track air pollution, map potential zika virus spread, study diabetes prevalence, and develop better earthquake and tsunami detection methods.