Catalog of Archived Suborbital Earth Science Investigations

An inventory of NASA’s airborne and field campaigns for Earth Science

NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory passes Antarctica's tallest peak, Mount Vinson, on Oct. 22, 2012, during a flight over the continent to measure changes in the massive ice sheet and sea ice. Credit: NASA/Michael Studinger (Photography courtesy NASA Images)

Earth Science Focus Areas

NASA’s Earth Science Research and Analysis Program supports investigations related to six broad Focus Areas:



From campaigns to instruments, it takes a lot to understand the earth. Start your discovery journey now:

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Region Type

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Geophysical Concepts

NASA investigates a myriad of factors that comprise Earth’s properties, systems, and processes.