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Adler GPCP 2017

Analysis of 2017 Precipitation

CICS-MD Scientist Robert Adler has recently released his analysis of 2017 global precipitation.


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.


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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

Monday, June 11, 2018

CICS-MD Welcomes Summer Interns

CICS-MD welcomes 15 students to participate in its 5th Annual Summer Intern Program. Two are recipients of the prestigious NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.
Friday, March 16, 2018

U.S. Congressman & President Loh Visit CICS Proving Ground

U.S. Congressman Paul Sarbanes visited the CICS-MD office to tour the Proving Ground Training Ground's new Visualization Lab. He was joined by UMD President Wallace Loh.


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