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

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 16th.


First Look at JPSS-1/NOAA-20 ATMS Data

The first Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) data from the JPSS-1/NOAA-20 satellite was received on November 29, 11 days after the launch. CICS-MD Scientists Hu Yang and Chris Grassotti both worked with the new data.


3D Hurricane Irma Lightning

CICS-MD Scientist Patrick Meyers has developed a three-dimensional animation of Hurricane Irma with lightning data from the GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper.


Spider Lightning Flash via Satellite

CICS-MD Scientist Michael Peterson has created a video that shows a spider lightning flash observed by the Lighting Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the TRMM satellite.

2017 Science Meeting Archive

2017 CICS Science Meeting

The CICS Science Meeting was held in College Park, MD on November 6, 7, & 8, 2017. CICS-MD was joined by our partners at CICS-NC and CREST as well as other CICS Consortium members.


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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, February 2, 2018

Ultrafine Aerosol Impact on Climate

CICS-MD Scientist Zhanqing Li and his graduate student Yuwei Zhang are co-authors of a new article in "Science." Their article, “Substantial convection and precipitation enhancements by ultrafine aerosol particles,” appeared in the January 26th issue.
Monday, January 22, 2018

Geostationary Lightning and 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 16th, 2018 at 8:08:33 PM Eastern. While this meteor was not particularly large, it was widely reported because it occurred in a populated area.


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