As wildfires and dust storms in a changing climate create health challenges for people worldwide, NOAA has announced funding for a University of Colorado Boulder-led project that promises to help improve air quality monitoring and forecasting.
CIRES, partners receive NOAA funding to develop global map
Neesha Schnepf and her geomagnetism research group works with space-based, airborne, marine, and in-situ magnetic field observatories to study changes in Earth’s magnetic field on a minute, hourly, daily, and yearly time frame. The primary application of this research is to improve navigation accuracy for land, sea, and airborne modes of transportation, to enhance satellite orientation, and to explore natural resources.
Ariel Morrison’s research focuses on the physical processes of the Arctic climate system and how the Arctic is changing in a warming world. She uses satellite observations and climate models to study the relationships between clouds and sea ice. Her other research passion is geoscience education research: she uses biometric data to measure student engagement in climate change classes to improve undergraduate interest in and learning retention of climate science information.
Aditya Choukulkar received his PhD from Arizona State University, where his research centered on developing a vector retrieval technique based on optimal interpolation for retrieving two-dimensional wind fields from a coherent Doppler lidar. His current research focus is on characterizing uncertainties associated with Doppler lidar measurements. This work will lead to improved understanding of wind and turbulence retrievals and ensure proper interpretation of observations when comparing to forecast models.
Mylène Jacquemart is interested in the ways climate change influences the hazard disposition in our world's mountains and how we can use satellite and ground based remote sensing techniques to better understand and forecast these changes.
Jen Kay is an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a CIRES Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining CU Boulder, she worked as a scientist in NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division. Dr. Kay researches climate change, feedbacks, and variability, with a specific focus on connecting global coupled climate modeling with observed cloud, precipitation, and sea ice processes.