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Ocean Winds Team Flight MilestonesOcean Winds Team Flight Milestones
Zorana Jelenak (left) and Paul Chang (right) posing with their 300+ and 500+ patches inside the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center hangar at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, FL. (Photo credit: NOAA)

3 October 2022 - STAR Ocean Science Vector Winds (OSVW) Science Team Reach Personal Flight Milestones: Dr. Paul Chang, Dr. Zorana Jelenak, and Dr. Joe Sapp posted big flight milestones last week finishing work on Hurricane Fiona. After many years of hurricane flights and improved wind speed measurements from space, Paul passed 500 hurricane penetrations (top 10 among men), and Zorana passed 300. This milestone makes Zorana the ranking female in the NOAA hurricane hunter business! Joe Sapp has surpassed 250 flights. Thanks to the flight crews, maintenance team, and support staff that gave them safe platforms from which to accomplish these important milestones.

 
2022 CoRP Science Symposium - participant group photo in front of CIRA

2022 Cooperative Research Programs (CoRP) Science Symposium

24 Aug 2022 - This year's CoRP Science Symposium was held at CIRA, Fort Collins, Colorado, from 25-27 July 2022. The Symposium had 68 participants from NOAA/NESDIS, NESDIS Cooperative Institutes (CI), and CI-affiliated students, postdocs, and junior scientists. The Symposium is part of a larger strategy to promote federal and academic partnerships/ collaborations. More about the symposium - Symposium website

 
GOES-T Launch Success - photo of Atlas rocket carrying GOES-T satellite during liftoff

GOES-T Launch Success

1 March 2022 - NOAA’s GOES-T, the third in a series of four advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket at 4:38 p.m. EST on March 1 from NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

GOES-T will become operational as GOES West and track destructive wildfires, lightning, Pacific Ocean-based storms, dense fog, and other hazards that threaten the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska. It will also monitor solar activity and space weather to provide early warnings of disruptions to power grids, communications and navigation systems.

STAR teammates contributed to this launch's success and will be involved in the post-launch testing, ongoing cal/val work and operational implementation of the satellite and its data.

 


STAR Leads at OSOS-3

3rd International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium

10 November 2022 - The Call for Abstracts and Registration for the Third International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium (OSOS-3) are now open! OSOS-3 will be held June 12-16, 2023, Busan South Korea. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR and EUMETSAT are excited to welcome Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA) as co-host of this third meeting in the series (prior meetings in 2019 and 2021). Derek Manzello and Heather Roman-Stork will represent NOAA as meeting co-chairs.


Meet Spotlighted Space Professionals!

Meet Spotlighted Space Professionals!

4 October 2022 - Too often students – and even educators – associate having a space career with just being an astronaut or rocket scientist. But we know there is a whole universe of jobs related to space that encompass fields such as science, engineering, technical trades, communications and media relations, and more.

The White House’s National Space Council wants to change that and called upon Federal agencies to help educators expose their students to the multitude of space careers across the federal government and the wide diversity of professionals in those roles.

At NOAA, our mission is to understand and predict our changing environment from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, as well as manage and conserve America’s coastal and marine resources. To do this, we collect, archive, and study information not just from the ground and in the air, but from satellites in space. Information collected from NOAA’s environmental satellites supports products and services used across the country every day that promote and protect our security, economy, environment, and quality of life.

Space missions, satellite programs, and scientific research require a large team of people with a variety of skills. We spoke with a few people here at NOAA, featuring STAR's very own Alexis Wolfe (Chief of Staff) and Paige Lavin (Oceanographer), about their space-related careers and the advice they’d give to young people reaching for the stars.



Latest STAR Publications

Updated: Tue, 1 Nov 2022

Title:
A simple model for daily basin-wide thermodynamic sea ice thickness growth retrieval
Authors:
Anheuser J, Liu Y and Key JR
Journal:
The Cryosphere 16(10):4403-4421.
DOI: 10.5194/tc-16-4403-2022
Date:
Oct 2022
Title:
Optimizing Observing Systems Using ASPEN: An Analysis Tool to Assess the Benefit and Cost Effectiveness of Observations to Earth System Applications
Authors:
Boukabara S-A and Hoffman RN
Journal:
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 103(10):E2417-E2439.
DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-22-0004.1
Date:
Oct 2022
Title:
A Demonstration of Three-Satellite Stereo Winds
Authors:
Carr JL, Daniels J, Wu DL, Bresky W and Tan B
Journal:
Remote Sensing 14(21):5290.
DOI: 10.3390/rs14215290
Date:
Oct 2022
Title:
Determining Variability in Arctic Sea Ice Pressure Ridge Topography With ICESat-2
Authors:
Duncan K and Farrell SL
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters 49(18):e2022GL100272.
DOI: 10.1029/2022GL100272
Date:
Sep 2022
Title:
A Deep-Learning-Based Microwave Radiative Transfer Emulator for Data Assimilation and Remote Sensing
Authors:
Liang X, Garrett K, Liu Q, Maddy ES, Ide K and Boukabara S
Journal:
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 15:8819-8833.
DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2022.3210491
Date:
Oct 2022
Title:
On the capacity of Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar in detecting floating macroalgae and other floating matters
Authors:
Qi L, Wang M, Hu C and Holt B
Journal:
Remote Sensing of Environment 280:113188.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2022.113188
Date:
Oct 2022
Title:
Robust Anthropogenic Signal Identified in the Seasonal Cycle of Tropospheric Temperature
Authors:
Santer BD, Po-Chedley S, Feldl N, Fyfe JC, Fu Q, Solomon S, England M, Rodgers KB, Stuecker MF, et al.
Journal:
Journal of Climate 35(18):6075-6100.
DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0766.1
Date:
Sep 2022

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