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Lab Members Support ARSET Training

10.25.2022
NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program completed an intermediate, online training titled, "Accessing and Analyzing Air Quality Data from Geostationary Satellites." This three-part training, offered in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Institute Of Environmental Research (NIER, South Korea), provided an overview of geostationary capabilities for monitoring air quality around the world, introduced geostationary aerosol datasets from GOES-East, GOES-West, Himawari 8, and the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS), and presented data access and python tools to read and analyze the datasets. This training was delivered by Pawan Gupta (USRA/MSFC), Melanie Follette-Cook (612), Sarah Strode (614/MSU), and guest speakers Aaron Naeger (TEMPO/MSFC), Amy Huff and Sujung Go (613/UMBC). Selwyn Hudson-Odoi (612/UMBC), David Barbato (612/UMBC), Sarah Cutshall (612/SSAI), and Jonathan O’Brien (612/SSAI) supported the training. In attendance were 860 participants from 102 countries and 38 US states. Approximately 425 unique organizations were represented.

GPM Monitors Hurricane Ian

09.29.2022
Hurricane Ian became one of the strongest hurricanes on record to strike Florida when it made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 2022. The NASA/JAXA GPM Core Observatory provided data on the storm and its movements.

Rodell and Tao named Class of 2022 AGU Fellows

09.19.2022
We are happy to announce Dr. Matthew Rodell and Dr. Wei-Kuo Tao have been elected to the Class of 2022 AGU Fellows. This is a tremendous acknowledgement of their significant scientific achievements and contributions to the broader community. Congratulations to Matt and Wei-Kuo for this well-earned honor!
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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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