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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rudlosky & GLM on the Weather Channel

Scott Rudlosky appeared on the Weather Channel to show the first images from the GLM aboard GOES-R/GOES-16.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tse-Chun Chen Wins AMS Student Speaker Award

Doctoral student Tse-Chun Chen, who works with CICS Scientist Eugenia Kalnay on proactive quality control using ensemble data assimilation techniques, was awarded Best Student Presentation at the IOAS-AOLS Conference at the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting.

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TWC
Mar 07, 2017 01:34 PM

Rudlosky & GLM on the Weather Channel

Scott Rudlosky appeared on the Weather Channel to show the first images from the GLM aboard GOES-R/GOES-16.​

 
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Tse-Chun Chen at AMS
Feb 21, 2017 11:49 AM

Tse-Chun Chen Wins AMS Student Speaker Award

Doctoral student Tse-Chun Chen, who works with CICS Scientist Eugenia Kalnay on proactive quality control using ensemble data assimilation techniques, was awarded Best Student Presentation at the IOAS-AOLS Conference at the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting.

 
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Jan 24, 2017 08:28 AM

CICS-MD Issues its Winter Circular

The biannual newsletter for CICS-MD was released this week. It features articles by CICS-MD Scientists Peng Yu from STAR, Alice Crawford from ARL, and Hu "Tiger" Yang also from STAR.

 
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J. Clim.
Jan 23, 2017 09:19 AM

Thomas Smith Tops Journal of Climate Citations in 2016

Thomas Smith is an author of three of the top 10 most cited articles over the past three years in the AMS Journal of Climate.

 
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RAICES

Berbery Receives RAICES Award

CICS Deputy Director E. Hugo Berbery was awarded the RAICES Award for International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation from the Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation.

 
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Attendees
Dec 07, 2016 09:00 AM

CICS Science Conference Archive Available

The abstracts, slides, and posters presented at the recent CICS Science Conference are now available for viewing on the CICS-MD website.

 
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Vintzileos Recognized for Week-3&4 Forecasts

CICS-MD Scientist Augustin Vintzileos received a Certificate of Recognition from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center for his work on improving Week-3&4 weather outlooks.

 
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Tom Smith

Tom Smith Honored with a DOC Gold Medal

Thomas M. Smith was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal in a ceremony held this week. Tom is a NOAA Scientist co-located with the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites at the University of Maryland (CICS-MD).

 

Dr. Berbery Named CICS Deputy Director

Dr. E. Hugo Berbery, the CICS-MD Director, has been promoted to CICS Deputy Director.

 
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Evaporative Stress Index Goes Operational

Christopher Hain, Li Fang, Zhengpeng Li, and the rest of their team at NESDIS/STAR/SMCD/EMB are happy to announce that their GOES Evapotransporation and Drought Production System (GET-D) system is now operational. It generates 2-, 4-, 8- and 12-week Evaporative Stress Index (ESI) composites over the North American domain.

 
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NOAAPORT Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN)
Mar 04, 2016 08:29 AM

CICS-MD SBN Antenna Installed

A NOAAPORT Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) antenna, receiver, and server have been installed at CICS-MD on the roof of the ESSIC building.

 
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Blue Carbon

Successful Blue Carbon Projects

CICS-MD scientist Ariana Sutton-Grier and her Hollings Scholar intern, Lindsay Wylie, have documented the keys to a successful Blue Carbon Project in her new article to be published in the March 2016 issue of Marine Policy.

 
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CICS-MD Scientists win NESDIS Award

CICS-MD Scientists Xi Shao, Bin Zhang, and Yan Bai were named NESDIS Outstanding Science and Research Employees of the Year .

 
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CICS-MD Science Meeting
Nov 13, 2015 09:47 AM

CICS-MD Science Meeting Coming Up

CICS-MD has announced that its 4th Annual Science Meeting will be held on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, in the ESSIC Large Conference Room, College Park, MD. Speakers should submit their slides by Friday, November 20.

 
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Eqisha Glenn
Nov 13, 2015 09:24 AM

CICS-MD Intern's Research on Eos.org

CREST graduate student and former CICS-MD intern Equisha Glenn has a new journal article that is featured on the AGU website's Research Spotlight. It is entitled "Detection of recent regional sea surface temperature warming in the Caribbean and surrounding region."

 
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CrIS
Nov 05, 2015 12:34 PM

Yong Chen Wins Best Paper Award

CICS-MD Scientist Yong Chen was awarded the Best Proceeding Paper award during the 20th International TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) Study Conferences in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

 
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Likun Wang Selected for ADVANCE Faculty

CICS-MD Scientist Likun Wang has been selected for ADVANCING Faculty Diversity Program in UMD in year of 2015-2016.

 
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Galápagos Penguin
Aug 06, 2015 09:18 AM

Galapagos "Cold Pool" Helps Endangered Penguins

Geophysical Research Letters has just accepted a new article from CICS-MD Scientist Christopher Brown and co-authors on Galápagos penguins and equatorial undercurrents. They found that the expansion of a Pacific cold pool near the islands coincided with a doubling of the penguin population over a 30-year period.

 

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Pat's Lightning Movie

 
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bTPW
Jul 20, 2015 09:12 AM

Satellite Tools for Superstorm Sandy

CICS-MD Scientist Michael Folmer has just had a new article published online. This retrospective analysis focuses on what satellite products were critical to real-time hurricane forecasting, including new JPSS products and those expected from GOES-R.

 
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Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)

The CICS-MD OSSE Project led by Kayo Ide is currently using the operational 3D-hybrid data assimilation system in two different ways: (1) Observing System Experiments (OSEs) using real observations, to investigate the impact of hyperspectral IR sensors (IAS, CR, CrIS, and AIRS); and (2) Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) using simulated observations, to investigate the impact of the geostationary microwave observations.

 
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Soil Moisture Operational Product System (SMOPS)

Soil Moisture Operational Product System (SMOPS): AMSR2 Contributions

The GCOM-W1 AMSR2 soil moisture product developed by CICS-MD Scientist Jicheng Liu and his team will play a significant role in the NOAA Soil Moisture Operational Product System (SMOPS), a blended product designed to produce “one-stop shopping” for all operational soil moisture products from different satellite sensors.

 
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Land Surface Albedo

Improving Surface Albedo Estimation with VIIRS data

CICS-MD Scientists Dongdong Wang, Shunlin Liang, and Yuan Zhou improved the direct estimation algorithm to retrieve land surface albedo from VIIRS by considering surface anisotropy, impacts of aerosol type, and land cover type.

 
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Snowfall Rate Product
Jan 30, 2015 01:20 AM

Blizzard of 2015 as Captured by Satellite

The 2015 Blizzard that clobbered the New England January 27th was well captured by the ATMS and AMSU/MHS Snowfall Rate product.

 
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Nov 10, 2014 08:53 AM

Fall Foliage from VIIRS

CICS-MD Scientist Xiaoyang Zhang and NOAA Sponsor Yunyue Yu have developed a new method to monitor and predict short-term fall foliage coloration using the VIIRS daily vegetation index.

 

New CICS-MD Acknowledgement

Please note that the CICS Award Number has changed from NA09NES4400006 to NA14NES4320003. This new number should appear in all acknowledgments for CICS Tasks.

 
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Jul 31, 2014 09:20 AM

Likun Wang Interview

CICS-MD Scientist Likun Wang is featured in the July NOAA NESDIS Newsletter in the "Employee Spotlight."​

 
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WRR
Jul 21, 2014 11:38 AM

Kenney Wins Editors' Choice Award

The Water Resources Research journal has just announced that a 2013 "Editor's Choice Award" will go to an article by lead author Melissa Kenney, an ESSIC/CICS-MD Scientist.

 
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CICS Contract Renewed

On June 20, NOAA signed the renewal of a Cooperative Agreement with the University of Maryland/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) extending the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) for another five years: July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.

 
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TWC News
Jul 01, 2014 10:17 AM

TV Appearances by CICS-MD Scientists

Two CICS-MD scientists have recently been interviewed on TV to comment about current issues. Scott Rudlosky appeared on NBC 4 in Washington, DC, for Lightning Safety Week and Russ Dickerson spoke on the Time Warner Cable News in Austin,TX, about recent satellite data showing big improvements in air quality.​

 
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CICS-MD Award Winners
Jun 04, 2014 11:04 AM

Award Winners at CICS-MD

Several CICS-MD scientists and students have received awards in the last month: Yong Chen, Likun Wang, Ralph Ferraro, Huan Meng, Mike Natoli, Kate O'Brien, and Katie Lukens.. Congratulations on this success! You have made us all proud,

 
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Climate Voices is Rolling Out

CICS-MD Scientist Melissa Kenney is one of the "Climate Voices" in the new social media push by the United Nations Foundation and UCAR. The goal is to provide a registry of climate scientists that are available for discussions with local groups to spark community discussions about climate change.

 
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Coccolithophores at the Poles

Christopher Brown's article on coccolithophores at the Poles was featured on the cover of the Journal for Plankton Research.

 
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Using CRTM to Validate ATMS Data

CICS-MD Scientist Quanhua Liu and JCSDA’s Sid Boukabara recently published an article documenting the application of the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) for Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) data validation in the journal Remote Sensing of the Environment.

 
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Improving Satellite-Generated Land Surface Phenology

CICS Scientists Mukesh Singh Boori and Ralph Ferraro just published a new article on microwave polarization and gradient ratio (MPGR) in the Journal of Geology & Geosciences.

 
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OMPS
Mar 28, 2014 09:53 AM

Performance Evaluation of OMPS

The Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) was launched aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on October 28, 2011.CICS Scientist Chunhui Pan and her team have done a comprehensive evaluation of sensor performance and validation of on-orbit calibration. End-to-end data analysis has been performed to evaluate sensor critical parameters, detector dark current, system linearity, optical degradation, stray light contamination and wavelength registration.

 
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Aircraft Aerosol Observations for Satellite Evaluation

CICS Scientist Xinrong Ren and his team collect aircraft aerosol observations over representative land surfaces under different meteorological and air quality conditions to evaluate, test, and improve satellite retrievals.

 
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Retrieving Tropospheric Humidity from ATMS

CICS Scientist Isaac Moradi has developed a method of calculating layer-averaged tropospheric humidity from the observations of Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) water vapor channels.

 
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Proactive Quality Control

CICS-MD Scientist Daisuke Hotta and Eugenia Kalnay have made a major breakthrough in quality control using the the Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter. The use of Ensemble Forecast Sensitivity to Observations (EFSO) on the GFS model is able to identify flawed observations in MODIS high latitude winds after only 6 hours.

 
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ClimateBits for Science on a Sphere

ClimateBits are essential Earth Science concepts made simple through minute-long videos for Science On a Sphere. The first video on Solar Radiation has just been released and more are coming soon.

 
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Dec 02, 2013 10:52 AM

UMD and NOAA are Global Leaders in Remote Sensing Research

A new article in the academic journal Scientometrics found that the University of Maryland had the fourth and NOAA the fifth largest “institutional impact factor” based on their published research on remote sensing.

 
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Dec 02, 2013 10:39 AM

Science Meeting Archive Available

The abstracts and slides for the 2nd Annual CICS-MD Science Meeting, held in November, are now available for viewing and download.

 
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Atmospheric Rivers
Oct 16, 2013 05:00 AM

Atmospheric Rivers

Water vapor in the atmosphere as viewed by satellites appears to have a branching structure similar to liquid water on land. These “atmospheric rivers” play a central role in the global water cycle by transporting large quantities of water vapor. A new CICS-MD project seeks to identify, categorize, and study this phenomenon.

 
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Megha-Tropiques

MiRS for Megha-Tropiques Satellite Delivered

MiRS for Megha-Tropiques: A preliminary version of MiRS for Megha-Tropiques (using SAPHIR only) has been delivered to OSPO. This version is intended primarily to test sizing and resource requirements.​

 
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Global Tropics Hazards and Benefits Outlook

CICS-MD Scientist Augustin Vintzileos helped develop the Global Tropics Hazard (GTH) tool that provides weekly tropical forecasts for the following two weeks. The GTH issued on August 20, shown below, forecasts that the tropical Atlantic will become more active.

 
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SST Anomalies

Caribbean Low Level Jet and Moisture Transport

Summer intern Equisha Glenn gave a talk on Thursday, August 15 at NCWCP (and shown on WebEx & Teleconference) entitled "Influence of SSTs Changes on the Caribbean Low Level Jet and Moisture Transport Variability in the Intra-Americas Region."

 
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Wallace Island Precipitation Validation Sensors

Nai-Yu Wang and Scott Rudlosky visited NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility to meet with Walt Petersen and David Wolff.

 
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Saharan Air Layer Product

NOAA's Small Business Innovation Research Program Updates

Two new Phase I projects were awarded by NOAA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program: (1) Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion - Phase Sensitive Innovations, Newark, DE (R. Ferraro, Technical Representative); and (2) Mobile VHF Lightning Mapping System (S. Rudlosky, Technical Representative).

 
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ALEXI v. AMSR-E
Aug 20, 2013 01:23 PM

Satellite Drought and Soil Moisture Prediction

CICS-MD Scientist Christopher Hain has just published four journal articles on the use of satellite data in the ALEXI model to calculate a daily of Evaporative Stress Index (ESI).

 
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S-NPP VIIRS Aerosol Products
Jul 31, 2013 09:57 AM

A New Eye to Monitor Global Aerosol Activities

The new Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) provides both the operational and scientific data user communities new enhanced capability in monitoring global aerosol activities. The NPP/VIIRS aerosol products will prove a valuable asset to the data user community in meeting the operational and research needs of air quality, weather forecasting, and climate impact studies. It recently tracked a large cohesive African dust cloud.

 
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Hail Dip
Jul 05, 2013 10:23 AM

Moore, Oklahoma F-5 Tornado Viewed by Satellite

GCOM passed over the Oklahoma region approximately 15 minutes prior to the touchdown of the EF-5 tornado that ravaged central OK on May 20, 2013. Rain retrieval rates, brightness temperatures, and polarization differences were analyzed.

 
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Evaporative Stress Index
May 23, 2013 05:05 AM

CICS Researchers Develop Tools for Monitoring Drought from Space

Researchers at the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites led by Christopher Hain, along with colleagues from NOAA and the USDA Agricultural Research Service have developed a unique satellite based methodology for mapping drought over the United States.

 
 
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