The French newspaper, LeMonde, has featured an article based on a recently published paper by T. Hilker, E. Natsagdorj, R.H. Waring, A. Lyapustin (613) and Y. Wang entitled "Satellite observed widespread decline in Mongolian grasslands largely due to overgrazing," 2013, Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.12365.
An article entitled, "Tracking the long-distance travels of dust: Scientists find huge plume from overseas, eye climate effect" featuring interviews with Hongbin Yu (UMCP-ESSIC/613), Lorraine Remer (UMBC), and Tianle Yuan (UMBC-JCET/613) appeared in The Baltimore Sun, April 12 online edition.
Robert Levy receives IRC Young Scientist Award
At the 2012 International Radiation Symposium, Robert Levy, working with SSAI and the Climate & Radiation Laboratory, was awarded the International Radiation Commission (IRC) Young Scientist Award for: "Outstanding contributions to radiation studies that improve retrieval of aerosol properties and related critical climate parameters from satellite data, introducing new data analysis and interpretation to address difficult challenges." This award is given to a young scientist who has made recent noteworthy contributions to radiation studies and is regarded as having great potential to become a leading radiation scientist in the future. This award is presented by an international committee of leading and senior scientists, and is awarded only once every four years.
To mark Earth Day 2012, we are inviting you to create your own compelling video vision of NASA's exploration of Earth. You could be selected to view the launch of an upcoming Earth science mission in person! Deadline is May 31, 2012.
Branch member Richard Kleidman will be leading a Basics of Atmospheric Remote Sensing Course in Bangalore India, February 8-211, 2010. The workshop will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Science and is sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organization. Branch members Shana Mattoo and Lorraine . . . [continued]