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Ralph Kahn Named 2020 AGU Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Ralph Kahn of the Climate and Radiation Laboratory for his election as a 2020 AGU Fellow. AGU’s announcement states: “The members of this year’s class of Fellows have made exceptional contributions in our Earth and space sciences community through breakthrough, discovery, or innovation in their disciplines. Since 1962, AGU has elected fewer than 0.1% of members to join this prestigious group of individuals.Thanks to their dedication and sacrifice, AGU Fellows serve as global leaders and experts who have propelled our understanding of geosciences.” That describes Ralph perfectly, and we are honored to have another AGU Fellow in the Division.

West Coast Smoke Highlighted by The Washington Post and Reuters

Santiago Gassó (613/UMD) provided quotes to The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang and Reuters on the unusually high levels of West coast smoke over the Washington, DC area.

MISR Active Aerosol Plume-Height (AAP) Project Focuses on California Wildfire Properties

On August 20, 2020, multiple wildfires were burning across California. Laboratory scientists on the Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MISR) Active Aerosol Plume-Height (AAP) Project used remote sensing techniques to map the smoke plume and aerosol transport from the Milepost 21 Fire on August 15, 2020.
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The Climate and Radiation Laboratory seeks a better understanding of Earth's climate on all time scales, from daily, seasonal, and interannual variability through changes on geologic time scales. Our research focuses on integrated studies of atmospheric measurements from satellites, aircraft and in-situ platforms, numerical modeling, and climate analysis.

We investigate atmospheric radiation, both as a driver for climate change and as a tool for the remote sensing of Earth's atmosphere and surface. The Laboratory research program strives to better understand how our planet reached its present state, and how it may respond to future drivers of change, both natural and anthropogenic.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Climate and Radiation Research.

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