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610AT Weekly Report – Week Ending 10/12/2012

Event Date: Friday, October 12, 2012

Noteworthy Science Achievements/Awards
Dr. Nickolay Krotkov waselected adjunct professor at UMBC Physics department.
Noteworthy Personnel Awards and Staff Changes

Significant Planned Events
Several scientist from Code 614 sent proposals to the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program, NASA. Proposals were sent by the following PIs, with other members serving as co-Is: A. Douglass, J. Rodriguez, M. Chin, K. Pickering, P. Colarco, M. Hurwitz, L. Oman, B. Duncan, C. Jackman, M. DeLand, and C. Loughner.
External Interactions (HQ, universities, other Gov't organizations, etc.

Highlights of Inter-Directorate Teaming
As of Oct. 1, Warren Wiscombe (613) is the Earth science liaison and co-PI for the GSFC Exoplanet Science Task Group.  Anyone who wants to get involved, even if just to attend occasional seminars and follow the latest news on exoplanet discoveries, please contact Warren. This is an official GSFC cross-cutting group and we need and welcome ES participants.  It's a chance to get in on the ground floor of a hot new area with big growth prospects and at the same time meet some of our colleagues in space science.

Noteworthy Talks/Presentations
Dr. George J. Huffman (612) presented a lecture (remoted via Skype) at the 3rd Asia-Oceania Meteor. Sat. Users' Conf., 9-12 October 2012, Jeju Island, Korea:
·         This presentation gave background, examples, and resource suggestions for satellite-based global precipitation estimates within the wider context of a training workshop on the use of meteorological satellite data. The conference was co-sponsored by Korea Meteorological Agency, China Meteorological Administration, Japan Meteorological Agency, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization, and Group on Earth Observations.
Alexander Marshak (613) was invited to give a radiation seminar entitled "How many wavelengths are too many? Spectral Invariance in Atmospheric Radiation" at Langley Research Center, October 11, 2012.

Charles Ichoku (613) attended the Atmospheric Science Data Center User Working Group (ASDC-UWG) Meeting at Langley Research Center, October 9-10, 2012.
The Aura science team meeting was held October 1-3 in Pasadena CA. There were numerous presentations/posters by members of Code 614 Laboratory: E. Celarier, L. Lamsal, K. Pickering, J. Ziemke, J. Joiner, N. Krotkov, P. Gupta, S. Choi, and D. Haffner. Sessions were chaired by A. Douglass, N. Krotkov, and others.
K. Pickering and N. Krotkov made presentations at the OMI Science Team Meeting on October 5, also in Pasadena.
P. Colarco presented a talk titled “Applications of the Goddard Aerosol Forecasts” as part of the SED Director's Seminar on October 5, 2012.
Matt DeLand presented a paper titled "Updated Polar Mesospheric Cloud (PMC) Trends Derived from SBUV Data" at the 7th IAGA/ICMA/CAWSES Workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 11-14, 2012.

Susskind, J. (610), G. Molnar (MSU/GESTAR/610), L. Iredell (SAIC/610), N. Loeb (NASA LaRC), 2012:  "Interannual Variability of OLR as Observed by AIRS and CERES" accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres.

Munchak, S. J., and G. Skofronick-Jackson, 2012: Evaluation of Precipitation Detection over Various Surfaces by Passive Microwave Imagers and Sounders, Atmos. Res., accepted
Oreopoulos, L. (613), Lee, D. (USRA/613), Sud, Y. C. (Emeritus), and Suarez, M. J.: Radiative impacts of cloud heterogeneity and overlap in an atmospheric General Circulation Model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9097-9111, doi:10.5194/acp-12-9097-2012, 2012. [published].

Val Martin, M., R.A. Kahn (613), J.A. Logan, R. Paugam, M. Wooster, and C. Ichoku (613), 2012. Space-based observations constraints for 1-D plume-rise models, J. Geophys. Res., [in press].
Li, F., D. W. Waugh, A. R. Douglass, P. A. Newman, S. E. Strahan, J. Ma, J. E. Nielsen and Q. Liang (2012), Long-term changes in stratospheric age spectra in the 21st century in the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry Climate Model (GEOSCCM), J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JD017905, accepted.
Tzortziou, M., J. R. Herman, A. Cede, and N. Abuhassan (2012), High precision, absolute total column ozone measurements from the Pandora spectrometer system: Comparisons with data from a Brewer double monochromator and Aura OMI, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D16303, doi:10.1029/2012JD017814.
Hurwitz, M., P. Newman and C. Garfinkel “On the influence of North Pacific sea surface temperature on the Arctic winter climate” was accepted for publication in Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres. 
Tzortziou, M., PACE (Pre-Aerosol, Clouds, and ocean Ecosystem) Mission Applications Report, NASA HQs Applications Mission Representative.

Major events in the coming week

Education and Outreach

Issues and Concerns
Status of any Major Actions

Posted or updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012

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