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Areas of disturbed forest and woodland cover in Santa Clara County.

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Collage of Global Hawk photos taken during the 2014 mission. Image Credit:  NASA/ Brian Kelly and Erin Czech

HS3 Hurricane Mission Investigated Four Tropical Cyclones in...

NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission investigated four tropical cyclones in the 2014 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season: Cristobal...

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The DC-8 airborne laboratory is one of several NASA aircraft that will fly in support of five new investigations into how different aspects of the interconnected Earth system influence climate change.

NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions from Africa to...

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3-D printed wing part for the FrankenEye aircraft.

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The ARISE research team lines up in front of the NASA C-130 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, for a group photo

ARISE Researchers Close out Alaska Field Campaign

Data from ARISE will help scientists understand the relationship between ocean and ice surfaces and clouds and the role that relationship plays in the...

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    Highlights for the week of Jan. 11-15, 2016





    • The Earth Venture Suborbital 2 (EVS-2) project ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above Clouds and their intEractionS) achieved a major milestone: the Namibian government approved the basing of the project in Namibia. Both Jens Redemann (Project Scientist) and Bernadette Luna (Project Management) are to be commended for their perseverance in achieving this task.
    • The Alpha Jet Atmospheric Experiment (AJAX) successfully flown the NASA GSFC Compact Formaldehyde FluorescencE Experiment (COFFEE) on Dec. 15, 2015 (Flt 178) to measure formaldehyde in the atmosphere. Results were presented by Laura Iraci at the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.


    Alpha Jet, Dec. 2015



      • Yates, E. L., L. T. Iraci, H. Singh, T. Tanaka, M. C. Roby, P. Hamill, C. B. Clements, N. Lareau, J. Contezac, D. R. Blake, I. J. Simpson, A. Wisthaler, T. Mikoviny, G. S. Diskin, A. J. Beyersdorf, Y. Choi, T. Ryerson, J. L. Jimenez, P. Campuzano-Jost, M. Loewenstein, and W. Gore (2016), Airborne measurements and emission estimates of greenhouse gases and other trace constituents from the 2013 California Yosemite Rim wildfire, Atmos. Environ., 127, 293-302, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.12.038.
      • Hamill, P., L. Iraci, E. Yates, W. Gore, T. P. Bui, T. Tanaka, and M. Loewenstein (2016), A new instrumented airborne platform for atmospheric research, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00241.1. (Publish in March 2016 issue)
      • Vern Vanderbilt submitted a paper to the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2016) to be held July 10-15, 2016, at the National Convention Center in Beijing, China. The theme of the congress is “Advancing the Understanding of Our Living Planet”, stressing physical insights in remote sensing. The paper, "Leaf Relative Water Content Estimated from Leaf Reflectance and Transmittance," details research results that, for the first time show that leaf water status and possibly canopy water status can be monitored from leaf and canopy optical measurements.


      • Code SGG members participated at the American Meteorological Society Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 10-14, 2016:
      *  Eric Jensen, “On the susceptibility of cold tropical cirrus to ice nuclei abundance” (talk)

      *  Leonhard Pfister, “An investigation of high frequency motions in the Tropical Tropopause Layer near convection” (poster)

      *  Jens Redemann, “Aerosol-radiation-cloud interactions in the South-East Atlantic: future suborbital activities to address knowledge gaps in satellite and model assessments” (invited talk)

      *  Josette Marrero, “Airborne in-situ measurements of formaldehyde over California: First results from the Compact Formaldehyde Fluorescence Experiment (COFFEE) instrument” (poster)

      *  Rei Ueyama, “Convective influence of lower stratospheric water vapor in the boreal summer monsoon regions” (poster)



      • Forrest Melton will be attending the 16th National Conference and Global Forum, Jan19-21 in Washington DC.  He is an invited panelist on the topic of “Capacity Building through Strategic Partnerships: Leveraging Innovative Tools, Applied Research and Big Data” along with others from UCLA, JPL, USAID, Penn State University and NASA HQ.
      • Jennifer Dungan will be attending the Seventh Workshop on Global Food Security-Support Analysis Data (GFSAD30), a workshop by invitation only to be held at the USGS, Menlo Park, Jan 19-21.  This workshop, led by project PI Prasad Thenkabail (USGS), will update the project team on progress toward global agricultural cropland and irrigation geospatial products.  The project is partially supported by the NASA MEaSUREs (Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments) program.
      • Code SGG members will participate at the European Geophysical Union conference, Vienna, Austria, Apr. 17-22, 2016.
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