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Three GPM Scientists Selected for 2023 Agency Honor Awards

Three GPM scientists have been selected for 2023 NASA Agency Honor Awards
- David T. Bolvin (612/SSAI) – Exceptional Public Service Medal: For outstanding sustained contributions that position NASA as the leading trusted source of global precipitation data.

- Gerald M. Heymsfield (612) – Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal: For outstanding end-to-end innovation and use of NASA high-altitude aircraft and satellite radars that provide fundamental and unique precipitation data and science results.

- Jackson Tan (612/UMBC) – Early Career Achievement Medal: For outstanding advancement of precipitation science by unveiling the rainfall properties of cloud regimes and providing multi-satellite algorithm innovations.

Congratulations to each of them!

IMPACTS on The Weather Channel

Ed Nowottnick (612) and Charles Helms (612/UMD) appeared in a segment on The Weather Channel discussing the NASA IMPACTS field campaign. The segment aired on 13 March and is available on the NASA Ames Earth Science Projects Office website here.

NPR Highlights 2023 IMPACTS Campaign

National Public Radio's All Things Considered recently featured NASA's 2023 IMPACTS campaign
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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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