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Research Highlights
These slides are for recent articles, announcements, meetings, and important outside links.

JPSS SPARKS Student Presentations

This summer's JPSS SPARKS students gave talks on their research projects with NOAA Mentors on August 9.


Mid-Atlantic Deluge from the GCOM-W Satellite

CICS-MD Scientist Patrick Meyers uses the record-breaking rain in the Mid-Atlantic on July 21-25 to test a new satellite precipitation algorithm.


Water Vapor Transport and Near-Surface Salinity

CICS-MD Scientist James Reagan has a new article published in Scientific Reports about subtropical-subpolar North Atlantic atmospheric moisture transport.

2018 Summer Circular

Folmer on New Satellite Tools

"Now that GOES-16 and NOAA-20 are being used more routinely, it’s time to start focusing more on the forecast challenges and how these products or techniques will benefit the decision-making process." See the full article in the CICS-MD Summer Circular.


Geostationary METEOR Mapper?

CICS-MD Scientists Scott Rudlosky and Michael Peterson found that the GLM on GOES-R/GOES-16 observed a fireball near Detroit, MI on January 16. UPDATE: Rudlosky has a new publication in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science.


Explore Our Research

Explore Our Research
We do research in a wide variety of areas at the intersection of climate and satellites. We focus on applications as well as research.  read more.

educational Outreach

Educational Outreach
Young scientists, including students and post-doctoral researchers, play an important role in the conduct of research at CICS-MD.  read more.

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Director's Welcome

Hugo_retrato_(2016) How can we best exploit satellite information for improving weather and climate predictions? What is needed to create consistent long term records of satellite products for use in climate activities? What are the research needs to ensure we extract optimal information from future satellites sensors?

 These questions lie at the core of CICS-MD mission of supporting NOAA’s ability to use satellite observations and Earth System models to advance the national climate mission. Our people, research scientists and research engineers along with academic personnel, strive to make certain that our research is transferred to NOAA operations. We also believe in the need of developing and maintaining interactions with a broad community. Outreach, education, training, climate literacy activities are part of our vision for a successful return to society of the confidence they have entrusted us.

Explore our web site, find out what we do and please contact us with your suggestions for improving how we communicate our activities.

Hugo Berbery

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Featured News

Friday, September 14, 2018

Lightning from Hurricane Florence

CICS-MD Scientist Patrick Meyers prepared a video of Hurricane Florence lightning as recorded by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) on GOES-16 on September 13 for the “NOAA Satellites” Facebook and Twitter Accounts. President Donald Trump included it in his tweet on the hurricane.
Monday, August 27, 2018

Stratocumulous-to-Cumulous Transition

CICS-MD Scientists Youtong Zheng and Zhanqing Li have a new article that uses passive satellite sensors to test a theory of stratocumulous-to-cumulous transition in the subtropics during cold advection.


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