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GMAO Research Appears in Washington Post Article

Richard Cullather (610.1/UMD) was interviewed by Kasha Patel of the Capital Weather Gang, The Washington Post, for the article “Rain falls at the summit of Greenland Ice Sheet for first time on record.” Also in the article was a GMAO GEOS forecasting model showing modeled conditions over the Greenland ice sheet from August 13 to 16.

GMAO Analyzes Record North American Heat Dome

An extreme heatwave dominated the circulation over the North-Western section of North America in late June and early July 2021. This extreme meteorological event was covered extensively by the media on account of its links to climate change and its drastic impact on mortality, especially in western Canada. A complete picture of this event is being built using the GEOS models and satellite observations, spanning the dynamical processes that caused the event, and its subsequent impacts on air quality, fires, and surface moisture and energy budgets.

Reichle Recognized for Excellence

Rolf Reichle (610.1) was recognized as one of AGU’s Outstanding Reviewers of 2020 by the Chief Editor of Reviews of Geophysics.
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The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) works to maximize the impact of satellite observations in climate, weather and atmospheric composition prediction using comprehensive global models and data assimilation. To achieve this goal, the GMAO develops models and assimilation systems, generates products to support NASA instrument teams and the NASA Earth science program, and undertakes scientific research to inform system development pathways.

Assimilation systems have been developed for the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface. GMAO's long-term goal is an integrated Earth system model and assimilation system that treats the individual components in a more coupled and interactive manner. GMAO works within numerous national and international collaborations to support its mission.

For further details about the research, systems, and products of the GMAO, see GMAO Research


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