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Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) Discoveries

NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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Photo of NOAA hurricane research meteorologist Shirley Murillo Flying Into a Hurricane: A First-Hand Account
A NOAA research meteorologist shares what it's like to fly into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane
Released  March 27, 2008
2007 In Review 2007: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities reported last year
Released  January 30, 2008
Photo of rock with arrow pointing to "black mat" of algal growth Comet May Have Exploded Over North America 13,000 Years Ago
Caused wooly mammoth extinction, global cooling and end of early human Clovis culture
Released  August 14, 2007
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
Photo of HIAPER aircraft in flight Nation's Most Advanced Research Aircraft Completes First Science Mission
Groundbreaking studies could lead to safer air travel
Released  July 12, 2006
Both tropical rainfall and magnetism are described by the math of self-organized criticality. A Link Between Rainfall and Magnetism
They are nothing alike--except for their underlying mathematics
Released  June 29, 2006
Young man stands in front of a row of white telescopes. New Mexico Graduate Student Receives Costa Rica's Top Science Honor
At 26, Esteban Araya is the youngest person to ever receive the top science award from his native Costa Rica. A graduate student in astronomy at New Mexico Tech, Araya was honored for his research into the formation of massive stars.
Released  August 5, 2005
Sampling the Atacama Of Microbes and Mars
Desert microbe discovery has extraterrestrial implications
Released  December 17, 2004
Microburst caught on film Discovery of Microbursts Leads to Safer Air Travel
Researchers investigating several puzzling plane crashes in the mid-1970s identified 'microbursts'--dangerous gusts of wind--as the probable cause. The discovery led to better warning systems and pilot training, and to safer skies.
Released  June 25, 2003

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