NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research banner
 
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! 

UPDATE - 1 June 2021 - Mark has now advanced to the Top 12 Finalists for the People's Choice Award - you can vote for him once each day to keep him in the running! Voting closes July 2. People's choice award voting 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: Tue, 1 Jun 2021

Title:
High-Resolution SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Product: Exploring the Opportunities
Authors:
Abbaszadeh P, Moradkhani H, Gavahi K, Kumar S, Hain C, Zhan XW, Duan QY, Peters-Lidard C and Karimiziarani S
Journal:
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 102(4):309-315.
DOI: 10.1175/bams-d-21-0016.1
Date:
Apr 2021
Title:
Optimal Spatiotemporal Scales to Aggregate Satellite Ocean Color Data for Nearshore Reefs and Tropical Coastal Waters: Two Case Studies
Authors:
Geiger EF, Heron SF, Hernandez WJ, Caldwell JM, Falinski K, Callender T, Greene AL, Liu G, De La Cour JL, et al.
Journal:
Front. Mar. Sci. 8
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.643302
Date:
Apr 2021
Title:
Evaluation of aqua MODIS thermal emissive bands stability through radiative transfer modeling
Authors:
Liu TC, Xiong XX, Shao X, Chen Y, Wu AS, Chang TJ and Shrestha A
Journal:
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 15(2)
DOI: 10.1117/1.Jrs.15.024502
Date:
Apr 2021
Title:
Saharan Dust Effects on North Atlantic Sea-Surface Skin Temperatures
Authors:
Luo BK, Minnett PJ, Zuidema P, Nalli NR and Akella S
Journal:
Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 126(4)
DOI: 10.1029/2021jc017282
Date:
Apr 2021
Title:
Evaluation of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) neural network cloud detection against current operational cloud masks
Authors:
White CH, Heidinger AK and Ackerman SA
Journal:
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 14(5):3371-3394.
DOI: 10.5194/amt-14-3371-2021
Date:
May 2021
Title:
Rising Planetary Boundary Layer Height over the Sahara Desert and Arabian Peninsula in a Warming Climate
Authors:
Zhou LM, Tian YH, Wei N, Ho SP and Li J
Journal:
Journal of Climate 34(10):4043-4068.
DOI: 10.1175/jcli-d-20-0645.1
Date:
May 2021

View all of STAR's latest research articles.

 

Data, algorithms, and images presented on STAR websites are intended for experimental use only and are not supported on an operational basis.  More information

Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and Valid HTML 4.01 IconDept. of Commerce  •  NOAA  •  NESDIS  •  Website Owner: STAR  •  Contact webmaster  •  Revised: 1 June 2021
Privacy Policy  •  Disclaimers  •  Information Quality  •  Accessibility  •  Search  •  Customer Survey
icon: valid HTML 4.01 transitional. Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration website NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research website