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Stacy Bunin NOAA Team Member of the Month

NOAA Team Member of the Month:
Stacy Bunin

17 June 2021 - STAR congratulates NOAA's May 2021 team member of the month, Stacy Bunin. Stacy has been with NOAA for 26 years, the last four with STAR. A critical member of the STAR team, Stacy is a scientist and program manager who provides broad support to a diverse set of STAR activities. In her role as program manager for the Research and Technology Maturation for the Exploitation of Emerging Technologies task, Stacy manages roughly a dozen contractors and oversees a number of scientific and technical activities, ranging from satellite data assimilation to website design. Read more.

 
Mark Eakin - Sammie Award Finalist

Congratulations to "Sammie" Finalist Coral Reef Watch's Mark Eakin

11 May 2021 - The Partnership for Public Service has released the finalists for their prestigious Service to  America Medal (Sammie), which honors exceptional accomplishments within the Federal service. Nominated in the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Category, Mark Eakin, Ph.D., current team member and former coordinator of NOAA Coral Reef Watch at NESDIS STAR. Mark is being recognized for leading the development of a satellite-based monitoring system that provides accurate forecasts and early warnings to environmental officials worldwide when rising ocean temperatures threaten the health of coral reefs. Congratulations Mark! Read more.

 
2nd NOAA AI Workshop by the Numbers

2nd NOAA AI Workshop a Resounding Success

9 April 2021 - NOAA hosted the 2nd Workshop on Leveraging AI in Environmental Sciences virtually from 30 July 2020 through 25 February 2021. The purpose of the workshop was to exchange ideas and experiences, discuss the future potential and limitations of AI as related to environmental sciences, and review AI-enabling technology, tools, and applications. The workshop featured technical talks, poster sessions, and panel discussions given by scientists from private, academic, and government institutions from the US and abroad. Read more.

 
Fire pixel density (number of pixels per square kilometers) for 14 Aug – 14 Sept 2020

NOAA satellites follow the smoke journey

8 October 2020 - STAR's Shobha Kondragunta and collaborators at South Dakota State University provided data and graphics on the west coast fires to a reporter at Mother Jones. The reporter requested smoke emissions data for fires in California, Oregon, and Washington through NESDIS HQ. STAR provided data for the entire 2020 season and also prepared figures to help the writer better understand the issues. Mother Jones published the article "These 5 Stats Show Just How Devastating California's Wildfires Have Been – So Far" on September 24, 2020. The figure at right shows the scale of the issue and helps explain how unprecedented the fire emissions have been. Read more.

 

12 November 2019 - This video was commissioned by STAR in conjunction with the 70th International Astronautical Congress held in Washington DC from October 21 to 25 2019. It features STAR Director Harry Cikanek, SMCD Director Satya Kalluri, STAR Principal Scientist Sid Boukabara, STAR Physical Scientist and altimetry expert Deirdre Byrne and STAR Physical Scientist and GLM specialist Scott Rudlosky talking about ways that STAR transforms satellite information into useful products for the Nation and indeed the world. Learn more.



SOCD Team Releases OceanView 1.0

Ocean View 1.0 Screen Capture

19 May 2021 - OceanView 1.0 (OV) is a web-based visualization application delivering integrated display of remote sensing, in situ, and model output data over oceans, coastal waterways, and inland bodies of water. Today's release is the culmination of nearly two years of work, starting from vision to design, development, and implementation. OceanView's release follows a rigorous development and beta testing period beginning this past winter. 

Read more about Ocean View



2nd International OSOS

8 February 2021 - Abstract submission is now open for the second international Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium (OSOS-2) to be held in a virtual format, on 25-27 May 2021. Co-organised by EUMETSAT and STAR, this Symposium will focus on the use of satellite data in coupled numerical models for ocean, weather, climate and environment analysis and prediction, and in operational applications for coastal waters.

  • You may also register online for the conference before 15 May 2021. Registration for this Symposium is FREE!

For more information, please visit the OSOS2021 website. Contact the organising committee at osos@eumetsat.int with any questions.

Latest STAR Publications

Updated: Mon, 23 Jul 2021

Title:
Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress
Authors:
Abdalla S, Kolahchi AA, Ablain M, Adusumilli S, Bhowmick SA, Alou-Font E, Amarouche L, Andersen OB, Antich H, et al.
Journal:
Advances in Space Research 68(2):319-363.
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2021.01.022
Date:
Jul 2021
Title:
The case for increasing the posting rate in delay/Doppler altimeters
Authors:
Egido A, Dinardo S and Ray C
Journal:
Advances in Space Research 68(2):930-936.
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.03.014
Date:
Jul 2021
Title:
Fine-Tuning Heat Stress Algorithms to Optimise Global Predictions of Mass Coral Bleaching
Authors:
Lachs L, Bythell JC, East HK, Edwards AJ, Mumby PJ, Skirving WJ, Spady BL and Guest JR
Journal:
Remote Sensing 13(14)
DOI: 10.3390/rs13142677
Date:
Jul 2021
Title:
Shotgun Proteomic Analysis of Thermally Challenged Reef Corals
Authors:
Mayfield AB, Aguilar C, Kolodziej G, Enochs IC and Manzello DP
Journal:
Frontiers in Marine Science 8(547)
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.660153
Date:
Jul 2021
Title:
Added-value of GEO-hyperspectral Infrared Radiances for Local Severe Storm Forecasts Using the Hybrid OSSE Method
Authors:
Wang P, Li ZL, Li J and Schmit TJ
Journal:
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 38(8):1315-1333.
DOI: 10.1007/s00376-021-0443-1
Date:
Aug 2021
Title:
A novel re-compositing approach to create continuous and consistent cross-sensor/cross-production global NDVI datasets
Authors:
Yang W, Kogan F, Guo W and Chen Y
Journal:
International Journal of Remote Sensing 42(16):6025-6049.
DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2021.1934597
Date:
Aug 2021

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