Laboratory for Atmospheres 2003 Technical Highlights: Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. STAFF, ORGANIZATION, AND FACILITIES

2.1 Staff

2.2 Organization

2.3 Branch Descriptions

2.4 Facilities

3. OUR RESEARCH AND ITS PLACE IN NASA'S MISSION

3.1 Earth Science and Space Science in the Laboratory for Atmospheres

4. MAJOR ACTIVITIES

4.1 Measurements

Table III: Principal Instruments Supporting Scientific Disciplines in the Laboratory for Atmospheres

4.2 Field Campaigns

Aerosol-IOP, AMSR-E, AWEX-G, CPL Activities, HARLIE at PAMREX, SOLVE II Campaign

4.3 Data Sets

50 Year CTM Output, Global Precipitation, MPLNET Data Sets, Multiyear Global Surface Wind Velocity Data Set, SHADOZ (Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes) Data Set, Skyrad Ground-Based Observations, TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder Pathfinder, TOMS Data Sets, Merged TOMS Data Set, Aerosol Products from TOMS, Tropospheric Ozone Data

4.4 Data Analysis

Atmospheric Ozone Research, Dust Aerosol and Radiative Forcing, Observing System Simulation Experiments, Atmospheric Hydrologic Processes and Climate, Rain Estimation Techniques from Satellites, Rain Measurement Validation for the TRMM, Unified Onboard Processing and Spectrometry

4.5 Modeling

Aerosol Modeling (GOCART), Cloud and Mesoscale Modeling, Physical Parameterization in Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System, CrIS Infrared Sounder for NPP, Ozone Mapper Profiler Suite, Holographic Scanning Lidar Telescope Technology, Tropospheric Wind Profile Measurements

4.7 Project Scientists

Interactions with the Academic Community, Interactions with Other NASA Centers and Federal Laboratories, Interactions with Foreign Agencies

4.9 Commercialization and Technology Transfer

5. HIGHLIGHTS OF LABORATORY FOR ATMOSPHERES ACTIVITIES IN 2003

5.1 Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch, Code 912

5.2 Climate and Radiation Branch, Code 913

5.3 Atmospheric Experiment Branch, Code 915

5.4 Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Code 916

6. EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

6.1 Education Activities

Interaction with Howard University and Other Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Summer Programs, University Education, K-12 Education

6.2 Public Outreach Activities

Government Agency Outreach, Public Media Outreach, Science Conference Outreach, Education and Outreach Colloquia, Project Outreach, TRMM Outreach/Education, GOES Outreach, EOS Terra Outreach, EOS Aura Outreach, NASA/NOAA: Earth Science Electronic Theater 2003, Museum Support

6.3 40+ Celebration of Atmospheric Sciences

7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

8. ACRONYMS

APPENDIX A1. HIGHLIGHTED PRESS RELEASES IN 2003

NASA BEGINS NEW YEAR WITH INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC OZONE STUDY

HURRICANE WINDS CARRIED OCEAN SALT & PLANKTON FAR INLAND

NASA DISCOVERS A SOGGY SECRET OF EL NIÑO

NASA FINDS SOOT HAS IMPACT ON GLOBAL CLIMATE

COASTAL CITIES TURN UP THE HEAT ON RAINFALL

2003 OZONE 'HOLE' APPROACHES, BUT FALLS SHORT OF RECORD

NASA PREDICTS MORE TROPICAL RAIN IN A WARMER WORLD

APPENDIX A2. HIGHLIGHTED REFEREED PAPERS IN 2003

Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch, Code 912

Curtis and Adler

McGill, Hlavka, Hart, Welton, and Campbell

Shepherd and Burian

Tao, Shie, Simpson, Braun, Johnson, and Ciesielski

Whiteman, paper 1

Whiteman, paper 2

Climate and Radiation Branch, Code 913

Bell and Kundu

Gao, Yang, Guo, Park, Wiscombe, and Chen

Ichoku, Remer, Kaufman, Levy, Chu, Tanré, and Holben

Kaufman, Tanré, Léon, and Pelon

Levy, Remer, Tanré, Kaufman, Ichoku, Holben, Livingston, Russell, and Maring

Li, Kaufman, Gao, and Davis

Oreopoulos, Marshak, and Cahalan

Platnick, King, Ackerman, Menzel, Baum, Riédi, and Frey

Sud, Mocko, Lau, and Atlas

Várnai and Marshak

Atmospheric Experiment Branch, Code 915

Niemann, Atreya, Bauer, Biemann, Block, Carignan, Donahue, Frost, Gautier, Haberman, Harpold, Hunten, Israel, Lunine, Mauersberger, Owen, Raulin, Richards, and Way

Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Code 916

Douglass, Schoeberl, Rood, and Pawson

Mayr, Mengel, Drob, Porter, and Chan

Chin, Ginoux, Lucchesi, Huebert, Weber, Anderson, Masonis, Blomquist, Bandy, and Thorton

Ziemke and Chandra

Hsu, Herman, and Tsay

Weaver, Joiner, and Ginoux

Olsen, Douglass, and Schoeberl


(Appendices B1 to B8 appear only in the electronic version, here on the Laboratory for Atmospheres Web site.)

APPENDIX B1. 2003 SHORT-TERM VISITORS

APPENDIX B2. 2003 VISITING COMMITTEES FOR THE EARTH SCIENCES DIRECTORATE AND THE LABORATORY FOR ATMOSPHERES

APPENDIX B3. 2003 VISITING SCIENTISTS AND ASSOCIATES OF JOINT CENTERS

APPENDIX B4. 2003 SEMINARS

APPENDIX B5. 2003 CONFERENCES AND SOCIETY MEETINGS, SCIENCE POLICY MEETINGS, SCIENCE TEAM MEETINGS, AND WORKSHOPS

APPENDIX B6. 2003 NASA TECHNICAL REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

APPENDIX B7. 2003 REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

APPENDIX B8. 2003 AWARDS/HONORS/MEMBERSHIPS/EDITORSHIPS