Akiko Elders

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Akiko Elders

  • ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5911
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: MORGAN STATE UNIV.
  • Brief Bio

    Akiko is a post-doctoral researcher in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA GSFC. She investigates the predictability of crop composition and production of small African fields using moderate and high-resolution satellite imagery. Prior to working at GSFC Akiko was a PhD candidate at George Mason University evaluating the relationship between sea ice decline and mid-latitude weather and climate using Global Climate Models (GCMs).

    Research Interests

    Atmospheric Response to Sea Ice Decline

    Understanding the teleconnections between sea ice decline in the Arctic and winter weather and climate extremes in the mid-latitudes.

    The Utility of Earth Observing Systems to address Land Cover, Land Use and Food Insecurity

    Understanding the skill of Earth Observing Systems and Machine Learning to estimate crop composition and production in regions vulnerable to food insecurity.

    Positions/Employment

    7/2019 - Present

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Morgan State University , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    8/2013 - 8/2019

    Research Assistant

    George Mason University , Fairfax, VA

    Education

    PhD Climate Dynamics, George Mason University, 2019

    MA Geography, University of Maryland, 2010

    BS Environmental Science, University of Maryland, 2008

    Brief Bio

    Akiko is a post-doctoral researcher in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA GSFC. She investigates the predictability of crop composition and production of small African fields using moderate and high-resolution satellite imagery. Prior to working at GSFC Akiko was a PhD candidate at George Mason University evaluating the relationship between sea ice decline and mid-latitude weather and climate using Global Climate Models (GCMs).

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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