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Shobha KondraguntaShobha Kondragunta’s Banner Year

29 October 2021 - STAR's Shobha Kondragunta's timely work on COVID-driven emissions changes, which included 9 research articles, a website, an article in AGU's EOS and print media coverage, has earned a bumper crop of awards and recognition, including:

  • DOC Administrator's Award
  • Two NOAA Bronze Medals
  • the 2021 NESDIS Collaboration Award
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STAR Research Cracks 100,000 Citations

STAR Bibliometrics infographic3 August 2021 - STAR's body of research since 2004, comprising over 2500 papers, reports, books, & datasets in over 300 journals, just surpassed 100,000 citations this last month. More about STAR research.

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.


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.

2021 CoRP Symposium - postponed

8 October 2021 - The Organizing Committee of the FY21 CoRP Science Symposium has decided to postpone this event until late Summer - early Autumn 2022. Due to logistical difficulties implementing some of the objectives of the meeting – namely to facilitate the building of community between NESDIS CSCs and CIs, it was decided to delay the meeting to allow the face to face interaction that is so important to build relationships. Please stand by for the rescheduling information.

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

Latest STAR Publications

Updated: Tue, 18 Jan 2022

Emergent properties in the responses of tropical corals to recurrent climate extremes
Hughes TP, Kerry JT, Connolly SR, Alvarez-Romero JG, Eakin CM, Heron SF, Gonzalez MA and Moneghetti J
Current Biology 31(23):5393-+.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.10.046
Dec 2021
Progress in protecting air travel from volcanic ash clouds
Mastin L, Pavolonis M, Engwell S, Clarkson R, Witham C, Brock G, Lisk I, Guffanti M, Tupper A, et al.
Bulletin of Volcanology 84(1)
DOI: 10.1007/s00445-021-01511-x
Jan 2022
Monitoring and characterizing multi-decadal variations of urban thermal condition using time-series thermal remote sensing and dynamic land cover data
Xian G, Shi H, Zhou Q, Auch R, Gallo K, Wu Z and Kolian M
Remote Sensing of Environment 269:112803.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2021.112803
Feb 2022
Radiometric calibration accuracy and stability of GOES-16 ABI Infrared radiance
Yu F, Wu X, Yoo H, Qian H, Shao X, Wang Z and Iacovazzi R
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 15(4):1-28.
DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.15.048504
Dec 2021

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