WELCOME to the Marshall Space Flight Center Earth Science Office. We provide integrated scientific understanding of the Earth system to enable better decisions improving the global quality of life.

The ESO's many areas of study are closely related to each other. Like the climate and environment we study, no one aspect stands alone. Water vapor, winds, temperatures at different altitudes, lightning, aerosols, and other factors all connect in a complex, interactive Earth-atmosphere system. This is what makes our work both challenging and intriguing. The best way to grapple with so many questions is by scientists teaming across different disciplines and organizations. ESO scientists collaborate closely with other research centers, both in the United States and in other nations. We also work to spread awareness and understanding of our results among leaders and citizens of today and the future.

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