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GPM Mentorship Program Registration Opens

01.18.2023
The second edition of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Mentorship program is now open for registration. Limited seats are available.

In 2022 over 50 participants from around the world learned from top subject matter experts on a wide array of precipitation-related topics. IMERG, DPR, ground validation, data discovery, and processing were some of the many topics discussed in the program. 12 capstone projects were also developed by the participants in close collaboration with SMEs who acted as mentors.

In 2023, the program will continue to offer a unique training opportunity to users (novice to intermediate). Staff will also introduce exciting upgrades, for an even more interactive and competitive learning experience. The deadline to register is Jan. 31, 2023.

IMPACTS 2023 Begins

01.06.2023
The IMPACTS field campaign is flying out of Wallops to study how snowstorms form. By flying through and around storms, IMPACTS is collecting data to improve forecasts of snowstorms from space. This is the fourth year of the IMPACTS mission.

2022 610AT Peer Awards Announced

12.07.2022
On December 6, 2022, ESD's Atmospheres organization hosted its annual peer awards ceremony in hybrid format. The 2022 610AT Peer Awards included:

Best Senior Author Publication: Tianle Yuanz (613/UMD) and Jerald Ziemke (614/Morgan State Univ.); Best Science Highlight or Nugget: Sujung Go (613/Morgan State Univ.) and Ghassan Taha (614/Morgan State Univ.); Distinguished Contribution Group Award: Lisa Nalborczyk (612/SSAI), Cathy Newman (613/SSAI), and Tyeisha Philson (614/SSAI), Susannah Pearce (613/GST), Rashida Holland (613/GST), and Nathan Perrin (613/GST) and NO2 Sonde Instrument Team (614 ) – Steve Bailey (555), Andrew Swanson (614/UMBC), Hieu Nguyen (JSC-OD/CACI NSS), Reem Hannun (614/UMBC), Ryan Stauffer (614), and Tom Hanisco (614); Field Campaign Support: Taka Iguchi (612/UMD); Science: Chris Kidd (612/UMD) and Can Li (614/UMD); Engineering and/or Instrument Development or Support: Jason St Clair (614/UMBC) and Michael Gray (614/SSAI); Science Software Development: Vinay Kayetha (614/SSAI) and Robert Joyce (612/SSAI); IT or Web Support: Frank Gomez (61A/ADNET); Administrative or Business Support: Kyu-Myong Kim (613/NASA), Linda Whetzel (614/X3M Systems), and Carol Holcombe (157.1/NASA); Outreach or Mentoring: Andrea Portier (612/SSAI); Special Recognition Award: G. Thomas Arnold (613/SSAI).
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Overview

The mission of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory is to conduct research to understand the physics and dynamics of atmospheric processes through the use of satellite, aircraft and surface-based remote sensing observations and computer-based simulations. Key areas of investigation are cloud and precipitation systems and their environments from the scale of individual clouds and thunderstorms through mesoscale convective systems and cyclonic storms, and up to the scale of the impact of these systems on regional and global climate. The processes associated with the interaction of the atmosphere with the underlying land and ocean surfaces are also of high priority. Development of advanced remote-sensing instrumentation (including lidar, passive microwave and radar) and techniques to measure meteorological parameters in the troposphere is an important focus.
The Laboratory plays key science leadership roles in the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, launched in 2014, and the Earth System Observatory–Atmospheric Observing System (ESO–AOS) mission, which is being developed for launch in the late 2020s to address high-priority research topics tied to aerosols, clouds, and precipitation identified in the 2017 NASA Earth Science Decadal Survey.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Projects.


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