Atmospheric Sciences
AS&M staff of researchers have supported meteorological, climatological, and atmospheric radiation studies. The AS&M staff has made significant contributions to major NASA projects such as the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) and the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) component of the Earth Observing System (EOS).

Areas of specialization include:
  Operational algorithm development for radiation budget experiments
  Surface and atmosphere radiation budget
  Remote sensing of cloud optical properties from satellites
  Orbital sampling and mission analyses
  Planning and scientific support for field experiments
  Code development and validation

Achievements:
  Developed improved temporal averaging techniques for CERES
  Performed orbital sampling and mission analyses for proposed CERES underflights
  Designed and produced graphical tools for interactive cloud algorithm development and validation
  Derived cloud climatological statistics in support of field experiments
  Developed analysis programs for satellite data sets
  Performed ERBE data validation studies
  Developed global surface reflectance maps from vegetation data
  Produced analytically-derived anisotropic models of shortwave and longwave radiation
  Tested CERES Surface and Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) algorithms
  Developed algorithms for cloud detection in polar areas
  Constructed climatologies of surface-detected contrails over the US
  Provided field support for ARM Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle ( UAV) field programs
  Provided field support for FIRE Arctic Cloud Experiment (ACE ) field program
  Supported the Subsonic aircraft Contrail and Cloud Effects Special Study field program

 

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