Sabrina Delgado Arias

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Sabrina Delgado Arias

  • SUPPORT SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6696 | 301.614.6695
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Positions/Employment

    12/2014 - Present

    Research Scientist

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc./NASA GSFC,, Greenbelt, MD

    Applications Coordinator and POC for the NASA Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 Mission Applications Program. In charge of researching stakeholder interests and requirements for satellite observations, managing Early Adopter program, creating strategies to identify, engage, and expand the user community, and evaluating NASA products with regard to their public, political, and societal value for decision making needs.

    4/2013 - 12/2014

    Support Scientist

    Sigma Space Corporation/NASA GSFC,, Greenbelt, MD

    Lead Applications POC for the NASA Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 Mission. As part of the Applications Team for ICESat-2 and NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, in charge of researching stakeholder interests and requirements for satellite mission/carbon monitoring products, creating strategies to identify, engage, and expand the user community, and evaluating NASA products with regard to their public, political, and societal value for decision making needs.

    1/2012 - 12/2012

    Research Collaborator

    International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC

    During the final year of the Worldwide Extension Study (WWES), developed 15 summary reports on the agricultural extension systems in 182 countries. Responsible for reading, analyzing, comparing, contrasting, and then aggregating data to develop sub-regional (e.g. South America, East Asia) trends. Summary reports will be posted on the WWES website (http://www.worldwide-extension.org/) and then moved to the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services website (http://www.g-fras.org/en/).

    9/2011 - 5/2012

    Graduate Research Intern

    Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Washington, DC, Washington, DC

    Assisted in organizing New Tools for Science Seminar Series (http://www.cspo.org/dc/tools/) events. Created, developed and managed contact database for Washington, D.C. office mailing list, as well as managed email invitations. Helped with initial planning and organizing of World Wide Views on Biodiversity global citizen participation project held on September 2012.

    6/2009 - 1/2010

    Research Assistant

    Joint Global Change Research Institute, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD

    Participated in the study of the value of renewable technologies in the US energy system with a focus on their role in green house gas mitigation. Research focused on developing data sets for a segmented representation of the US electricity sector and of enhanced and new renewable technology descriptions. Integrated Agro-Ecological Zone data into regional land use data sets of the MiniCAM model’s Agriculture Land-Use Module, which contributed to the development of the IPCC’s RCP4.5 Scenario.

    4/2007 - 4/2009

    Research Assistant

    Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific National Northwest Laboratory, Battelle, College Park

    Contributed to data development, research, and documentation of models that simulate the economic and physical impacts of global change policy options. Efforts included researching and implementing new ways to streamline and improve the processes needed for the generation of model input data, developing historical SO2 estimates, downscaling global anthropogenic emissions from gridded data, as well as synthesizing datasets in order to integrate livestock production system details into the MiniCAM model’s Agriculture Land-use Module. Summarized and translated a vulnerability and adaptation study done in El Salvador.

    Education

    Science & Technology Policy, Science Masters - December 2012
    Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University
    Washington, D.C.
    Applied Project: Indigenous Knowledge and Information Communication Technologies:
    Democratization of Agricultural Extension in South America

    Agricultural & Resource Economics, Bachelor of Science - May 2006
    Minors in Statistics & Chinese Studies
    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

    Professional Societies

    American Meteorological Society, 2013 - Present

    Special Experience

    INEX Summer University: Sustainable Development & Corporate Social Responsibility - July 2011
    Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT)
    San José, Costa Rica July 2011

    Spatial Ecology, Geospatial Analysis & Remote Sensing for Conservation - March 2011
    Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Graduate Course
    Front Royal, Virginia

    Sustainable Development Intern, Third Millennium Alliance, Ecuador - Summer 2010

    Master the Media; George Merlis; July 22, 2016 and July 2014
    Science Outside the Lab; Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes; June 4-15 2012
    Advanced Programming Techniques with Matlab; University of Maryland; September 2009
     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Brown, M., P. C. Griffith, S. Delgado Arias, and O. A. Hendrick. 2016. "Social network and content analysis of the North American Carbon Program as a scientific community of practice." Social Networks, 44 (2016): 226-237 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2015.10.002]

    Escobar, V. M., M. Srinivasan, and S. D. Arias. 2016. "Improving NASA’s Earth Observation Systems and Data Programs Through the Engagement of Mission Early Adopters." Earth Science Satellite Applications, 223-267 [10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_9]

    Escobar, V. M., S. Delgado Arias, S. Moran, et al. G. S. Nearing, D. Entekhabi, E. G. Njoku, S. Yueh, B. Doorn, and R. H. Reichle. 2016. "Overview of the SMAP Applications and the SMAP Early Adopters Program – NASA’s First Mission-Directed Outreach Effort." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2016 IEEE International, IGARSS 2016, [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730361]

    Brown, M. E., S. Delgado Arias, T. Neumann, et al. M. F. Jasinski, P. Posey, G. Babonis, N. F. Glenn, C. M. Birkett, V. M. Escobar, and T. Markus. 2016. "Applications for ICESat-2 Data: From NASA's Early Adopter Program." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 4 (4): 24-37 [10.1109/mgrs.2016.2560759]

    Escobar, V. M., S. Delgado Arias, T. A. Neumann, and P. Posey. 2014. "Improving Operational Awareness Through ICESat-2 Applications Workshops: Cross-Mission Development." The Earth Observer, 26 (3): 15-22 [Full Text (Link)]

    Raymondi, A. M., S. Delgado Arias, and R. C. Elder. 2012. "Technological Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in the Peruvian Highlands." Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change, 5-30 [10.5772/50465]

    Smith, S. J., J. van Aardenne, Z. Klimont, et al. R. J. Andres, A. Volke, and S. Delgado Arias. 2011. "Anthropogenic sulfur dioxide emissions: 1850–2005." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11 (3): 1101-1116 [10.5194/acp-11-1101-2011]

    Thomson, A. M., K. V. Calvin, S. J. Smith, et al. G. P. Kyle, A. Volke, P. Patel, S. Delgado Arias, B. Bond-Lamberty, M. A. Wise, L. E. Clarke, and J. A. Edmonds. 2011. "RCP4.5: a pathway for stabilization of radiative forcing by 2100." Climatic Change, 109 (1-2): 77-94 [10.1007/s10584-011-0151-4]

    Smith, S. J., A. C. Volke, and S. Delgado Arias. 2010. "Enhancement of Solar Energy Representation in the GCAM Model ." PNNL-18829, Richland, WA: [Full Text (Link)]

    Non-Refereed

    Escobar, V. M., and S. Delgado Arias. 2015. "Early Adopters Prepare the Way to Use ICESat-2 Data." The Earth Observer 27 (4): 31-35, 39 [Full Text (Link)]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    ICE, CLOUD AND LAND ELEVATION SATELLITE-2 (ICESAT-2) APPLICATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE NATIONAL PLAN

    Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 47, No. 7, p.75

    2015

    DELGADO ARIAS, Sabrina1, ESCOBAR, Vanessa1, BROWN, Molly2, NEUMANN, Thomas3, JASINSKI, Michael F.4 and MARKUS, Thorsten5, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, (2)Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Cryospheric Sciences Branch, Code 614.1, 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770, (4)Earth Science Remote Sensing, NASA/GSFC, NASA/GSFC, Mail Code 617, Greenbelt, MD 20771, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Cryospheric Sciences Branch, Greenbelt, MD 20771, sabrina.delgadoarias@nasa.gov

     

    In alignment with the National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, NASA plans to launch the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission in 2017 to continue the multi-year experimental observations of the Earth’s surface elevation established by ICESat (2003-2009). The ICESat-2 mission will advance our knowledge on ice sheet elevation change, sea ice thickness, and other key observations for ecosystem, climate, and water applications. In accordance with the National Plan and in an effort to advance data discovery, access, and use of ICESat-2 observations as put forward by the President’s Big Earth Data Initiative, ICESat-2 has an Applications program. The program provides a framework for building a broad and well-defined user community during the prelaunch phases of the mission to maximize the use of data products after launch and to provide early insight into the range of potential uses of the mission data. Through a multiscale communications approach and an Early Adopter program, ICESat-2 is facilitating the necessary feedback loops between the mission and user communities necessary for a transparent understanding of the utility of ICESat-2 data products within different decision-making contexts. In this presentation we will summarize the various initiatives of the ICESat-2 Applications program and provide a synthesis of the current Early Adopter research in the context of the Societal Benefit Areas laid out by the National Plan.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Brown, M., P. C. Griffith, S. Delgado Arias, and O. A. Hendrick. 2016. "Social network and content analysis of the North American Carbon Program as a scientific community of practice." Social Networks 44 (2016): 226-237 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2015.10.002]

    Escobar, V. M., M. Srinivasan, and S. D. Arias. 2016. "Improving NASA’s Earth Observation Systems and Data Programs Through the Engagement of Mission Early Adopters." Earth Science Satellite Applications 223-267 [10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_9]

    Escobar, V. M., S. Delgado Arias, S. Moran, et al. G. S. Nearing, D. Entekhabi, E. G. Njoku, S. Yueh, B. Doorn, and R. H. Reichle. 2016. "Overview of the SMAP Applications and the SMAP Early Adopters Program – NASA’s First Mission-Directed Outreach Effort." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2016 IEEE International, IGARSS 2016 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730361]

    Brown, M. E., S. Delgado Arias, T. Neumann, et al. M. F. Jasinski, P. Posey, G. Babonis, N. F. Glenn, C. M. Birkett, V. M. Escobar, and T. Markus. 2016. "Applications for ICESat-2 Data: From NASA's Early Adopter Program." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine 4 (4): 24-37 [10.1109/mgrs.2016.2560759]

    Escobar, V. M., S. Delgado Arias, T. A. Neumann, and P. Posey. 2014. "Improving Operational Awareness Through ICESat-2 Applications Workshops: Cross-Mission Development." The Earth Observer 26 (3): 15-22 [Full Text (Link)]

    Raymondi, A. M., S. Delgado Arias, and R. C. Elder. 2012. "Technological Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in the Peruvian Highlands." Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change 5-30 [10.5772/50465]

    Smith, S. J., J. van Aardenne, Z. Klimont, et al. R. J. Andres, A. Volke, and S. Delgado Arias. 2011. "Anthropogenic sulfur dioxide emissions: 1850–2005." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (3): 1101-1116 [10.5194/acp-11-1101-2011]

    Thomson, A. M., K. V. Calvin, S. J. Smith, et al. G. P. Kyle, A. Volke, P. Patel, S. Delgado Arias, B. Bond-Lamberty, M. A. Wise, L. E. Clarke, and J. A. Edmonds. 2011. "RCP4.5: a pathway for stabilization of radiative forcing by 2100." Climatic Change 109 (1-2): 77-94 [10.1007/s10584-011-0151-4]

    Smith, S. J., A. C. Volke, and S. Delgado Arias. 2010. "Enhancement of Solar Energy Representation in the GCAM Model ." PNNL-18829 [Full Text (Link)]

    Non-Refereed

    Escobar, V. M., and S. Delgado Arias. 2015. "Early Adopters Prepare the Way to Use ICESat-2 Data." The Earth Observer 27 (4): 31-35, 39 [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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