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Alejandro Egido wins David Johnson AwardAlejandro Egido wins the 2020 NOAA David Johnson Award

17 December 2019 - Congratulations to Dr. Alejandro Egido, 2020 Dave Johnson Award recipient. Dr. Egido is being honored March 20th, 2020, at the Robert Goddard Memorial Dinner for his novel analytic technique which improves along-track resolution of high-rate satellite radar altimeters.

The award is presented to young professionals for outstanding innovation in the use of satellite data for operational environmental applications. Recent past STAR recipients include Scott D. Rudlosky, 2018, Dan Lindsey, 2017, and Dr. Michael J. Pavolonis, 2015.

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Paul DiGiacomo wins GEO AwardPaul M. DiGiacomo, A champion for oceans and waters

4 December 2019 - In early November, 2019, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) convened its annual plenary meeting, GEO Week 2019, in Canberra, Australia. During a special awards ceremony held during GEO Week 2019, Dr. Paul DiGiacomo (Chief, Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division) was awarded the GEO Individual Excellence Award. The GEO Individual Excellence Award is awarded to individuals who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling GEO's mission by making real-world impacts to the GEO community, while demonstrating extraordinary personal commitment to GEO.

Congratulations to Paul for this global recognition of your steadfast leadership. Learn 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.



CIMSS NOFO Grant OpportunityCompetition for Cooperative Institute For Meteorological Satellite Studies

11 November 2019 - NOAA issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to create a new Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies. The NOFO can be viewed on grants.gov at opportunity number: NOAA-NESDIS-NESDISPO-2020-2006307.


AI Workshop Brings Together Environmental Science and AI / ML Expert Communities

AI Workshop Group Photo - 23 April 2019

NOAA hosted the 1st Workshop on Leveraging AI in the Exploitation of Satellite Earth Observations & Numerical Weather Prediction at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD on 23-25 April 2019. The objective of the workshop was to facilitate exchange of knowledge between experts and thought leaders in remote sensing / earth observation / NWP modeling science and artificial intelligence, to explore using AI to address NOAA's biggest challenges in effectively using the explosion of data from new Global Observing System sources. Read more about the workshop.


Matt Pennybacker Wins Best Paper Award

Matthew Pennybacker accepts SPIE Best Paper Award

10 May 2019 - This year's SPIE Ocean Sensing and Monitoring conference's Best Paper Award for excellence in research and presentation was awarded to Matthew Pennybacker of NOAA for "Mitigation of the GOES-17 ABI performance issues in the NOAA ACSPO SST products". Read more.


Nine STAR Scientists Honored with DOC Bronze Medals

2019 DOC Bronze Medal Winners2 May 2019 - On Tuesday, May 14, nine STAR scientists will be honored with the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal at NOAA's Silver Spring headquarters. The Bronze Medal is awarded for superior performance characterized by outstanding or significant contributions which have increased the efficiency and effectiveness of the operating unit. It is the highest medal awarded by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. STAR congratulates and commends our team members for their hard work and excellence. Read more

Latest STAR Publications

Updated: Fri, 03 Jan 2020

Title:
The Relationship between Overshooting Tops in a Tornadic Supercell and Its Radar-Observed Evolution
Authors:
Bluestein HB, Lindsey DT, Bikos D, Reif DW and Wienhoff ZB
Journal:
Monthly Weather Review 147(11):4151-4176.
DOI: 10.1175/Mwr-D-19-0159.1
Date:
Nov 2019
Title:
Evapotranspiration Data Product from NESDIS GET-D System Upgraded for GOES-16 ABI Observations
Authors:
Fang L, Zhan XW, Schull M, Kalluri S, Laszlo I, Yu P, Carter C, Hain C and Anderson M
Journal:
Remote Sensing 11(22)
DOI: 10.3390/rs11222639
Date:
Nov 2019
Title:
Applying the Dark Target aerosol algorithm with Advanced Himawari Imager observations during the KORUS-AQ field campaign
Authors:
Gupta P, Levy RC, Mattoo S, Remer LA, Holz RE and Heidinger AK
Journal:
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12(12):6557-6577.
DOI: 10.5194/amt-12-6557-2019
Date:
Dec 2019
Title:
Application of satellite remote sensing in monitoring dissolved oxygen variabilities: A case study for coastal waters in Korea
Authors:
Kim YH, Son S, Kim HC, Kim B, Park YG, Nam J and Ryu J
Journal:
Environment International 134
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105301
Date:
Jan 2020
Title:
A preliminary evaluation of GOES-16 active fire product using Landsat-8 and VIIRS active fire data, and ground-based prescribed fire records
Authors:
Li F, Zhang X, Kondragunta S, Schmidt CC and Holmes CD
Journal:
Remote Sensing of Environment 237:111600.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111600
Date:
Feb 2020
Title:
Enhancing PMW Satellite Precipitation Estimation: Detecting Convective Class
Authors:
Petkovic V, Orescanin M, Kirstetter P, Kummerow C and Ferraro R
Journal:
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 36(12):2349-2363.
DOI: 10.1175/jtech-d-19-0008.1
Date:
Dec 2019
Title:
Estimating daily average surface air temperature using satellite land surface temperature and top-of-atmosphere radiation products over the Tibetan Plateau
Authors:
Rao YH, Liang SL, Wang DD, Yu YY, Song Z, Zhou Y, Shen MG and Xu BQ
Journal:
Remote Sensing of Environment 234
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111462
Date:
Dec 2019
Title:
Retrieving Surface Snowfall With the GPM Microwave Imager: A New Module for the SLALOM Algorithm
Authors:
Rysman JF, Panegrossi G, Sano P, Marra AC, Dietrich S, Milani L, Kulie MS, Casella D, Camplani A, et al.
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters 46(22):13593-13601.
DOI: 10.1029/2019gl084576
Date:
Nov 2019
Title:
Surface Roughness-Induced Spectral Degradation of Multi-Spaceborne Solar Diffusers Due to Space Radiation Exposure
Authors:
Shao X, Liu TC, Xiong XX, Cao CY, Choi TY and Angal A
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57(11):8658-8671.
DOI: 10.1109/tgrs.2019.2922070
Date:
Nov 2019

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