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Ott Presents Air Quality Visualizations to Visiting Leaders

Dr. Lesley Ott briefing VP Harris and President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea Dr. Lesley Ott, research meteorologist and climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, left, briefs Vice President Kamala Harris, President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea, and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, on U.S. and Korean partnerships to improve the way scientists observe air quality and the use of space in addressing the climate crisis, Tuesday, April 25, 2023, during a tour of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky)

GMAO Stays Warm at ITSC in the Arctic Circle

Representatives from NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) traveled to the Arctic Circle in March 2023 to attend the 24th International TOVS Study Conferences (ITSC) in Tromsø, Norway. Although cold and snowy, the GMAO had a much warmer visit with international colleagues to share the GMAO’s exciting work and progress using the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS).

Podcast Highlights Atmospheric Rivers in Middle East/North Africa

Amin Dezfuli (610.1/UMBC) was interviewed for a podcast on “The Influence of Atmospheric Rivers in the Middle East and North Africa,” hosted by the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C.
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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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