Steve Hipskind

No Place Like Home: How (and Why) Does NASA Study the Earth from Space?

Steve Hipskind

Talk: No Place Like Home: How (and Why) Does NASA Study the Earth from Space?

"Pictures of the Earth from space say a lot about the state of the planet. Google Earth has put those pictures into the hands of virtually everyone on the planet. But how do we know how much CO2 is in the atmosphere, how it is distributed and how it is impacting the climate? How do we know the health of the stratospheric ozone layer that protects all life on Earth from damaging solar radiation? What is the one observation from space that is the only unique signature of human presence? And why do we care?

Steve Hipskind

Steve Hipskind is the Chief of the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames. The division is primarily a research group working on global to local problems in Earth system science using NASAąs unique perspective from space. Steve grew up wanting to be an oceanographer. He conducted research in stratosphere-troposphere exchange and managed NASA airborne field campaigns around the world.