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NOAA Names the University of Maryland to Host Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies

M Square Building - ESSICNOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

31 May 2019 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on May 24, 2019 that it has selected the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, to host NOAA's cooperative institute focused on the use satellite data, in situ observations, and Earth System models to enhance our understanding of how the atmosphere-ocean-land-biosphere components of Earth interact with each other and human activities as a coupled system. The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) is a national consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions, with leadership from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and North Carolina State University (NCSU). Read more.



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: Mon, 01 Jul 2019

Title:
Shifts in tourists' sentiments and climate risk perceptions following mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef
Authors:
Curnock MI, Marshall NA, Thiault L, Heron SF, Hoey J, Williams G, Taylor B, Pert PL and Goldberg J
Journal:
Nature Climate Change 9(7):535-541.
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0504-y
Date:
Jul 2019
Title:
Quantification and Exploration of Diurnal Oscillations in Tropical Cyclones
Authors:
Knaff JA, Slocum CJ and Musgrave KD
Journal:
Monthly Weather Review 147(6):2105-2121.
DOI: 10.1175/mwr-d-18-0379.1
Date:
Jun 2019
Title:
Removing Intra-1-Hz Covariant Error to Improve Altimetric Profiles of sigma(0) and Sea Surface Height
Authors:
Quartly GD, Smith WHF and Passaro M
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57(6):3741-3752.
DOI: 10.1109/tgrs.2018.2886998
Date:
Jun 2019
Title:
Effects of Ice Particle Representation on Passive Microwave Precipitation Retrieval in a Bayesian Scheme
Authors:
Ringerud S, Kulie MS, Randel DL, Skofronick-Jackson GM and Kummerow CD
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57(6):3619-3632.
DOI: 10.1109/tgrs.2018.2886063
Date:
Jun 2019
Title:
Satellite Estimation of Falling Snow: A Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory Perspective
Authors:
Skofronick-Jackson G, Kulie M, Milani L, Munchak SJ, Wood NB and Levizzani V
Journal:
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 58(7):1429-1448.
DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0124.1
Date:
Jul 2019
Title:
Analysis of an extreme weather event in a hyper-arid region using WRF-Hydro coupling, station, and satellite data
Authors:
Wehbe Y, Temimi M, Weston M, Chaouch N, Branch O, Schwitalla T, Wulfmeyer V, Zhan XW, Liu JC, et al.
Journal:
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 19(6):1129-1149.
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-19-1129-2019
Date:
Jun 2019
Title:
Cool skin signals observed from Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) and in situ SST measurements
Authors:
Zhang HF, Babanin AV, Liu QX and Ignatov A
Journal:
Remote Sensing of Environment 226:38-50.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.03.035
Date:
Jun 2019

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