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Say you're developing a training program for submarine pilots. You want an underwater scene that's realistic so that their training is meaningful. NOAA's got those data, thanks to a team of CIRES and federal employees ironically located in the landlocked state of Colorado. These scientists, working as part of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), develop high-resolution, three-dimensional coastal maps, or digital elevation models (DEMs).

NOAA-based team makes 3-D coastal models for underwater navigation, emergency management, science exhibits, and more
Friday, February 16, 2018
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Map Provides High-Resolution Look


Researchers highlight the value of the time element incorporated into imagery and having a baseline for revisiting and comparing topography. Mike Willis has been a leader in the development of the Arctic DEM. 

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AES junior Ian Geraghty won Undergraduate Honorable Mention at CEDAR 2017


We are very excited to report that our junior undergraduate student, Mr. Ian Geraghty, has just won the "Undergraduate Honorable Mention” award for students poster competition at CEDAR workshop 2017 that was held in Keystone, CO. His winning poster was entitled “Multi-year survey of short period gravity wave parameters in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere at McMurdo (77.8S, 166.7E), Antarctica”.

The following three photos were taken at the award announcement on Thursday morning, June 22, 2017. 

The CEDAR students poster competition is divided into two categories: MLT and IT. For each category, there are three graduate students awards (1st, 2nd, and honorable mention) and one undergraduate students award (honorable mention). Ian won the MLT undergraduate honorable mention award, which means 1st place among undergraduate students. We expect Ian to become one of our PhD students and compete in graduate student competition in a few years.

Congratulations, Ian! Ian Geraghty CEDAR Award




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