Research Highlights
These slides are for recent articles, announcements, meetings, and important outside links.

Indispensable Microwave Data

CISESS scientists Chris Grassotti and Yong-Keun Lee coauthored a paper published on January 30th that showed that satellite microwave observations at 23.8 GHz improve the accuracy of total precipitable water (TPW) products over land as well as oceans.


3D Structure of Forests

CISESS Scientists Khaldoud Rishmawi and Chegquan Huang co-published an article on January 25th that demonstrated the integration of Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation measurements with VIIRS data to produce 1-km resolution forest products.


Recent Snowfall Rate Study

A case study of the East Coast snowstorm from January 31 to February 2 examined the NOAA snowfall rate (SFR) product, which is worked on by CISESS scientists Huan Meng, Jun Dong, Yalei You, Yongzhen Fan, Cesar Kongoli, and Ralph Ferraro.


Record Heat in Upper Oceans

CISESS Scientists Alexey Mishonov and Jim Reagan are coauthors on a newsworthy study, published online on January 13th, which reported upper ocean temperatures hit a record high in 2020.


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Explore Our Research
We do research in a wide variety of areas at the intersection of climate and satellites. We focus on applications as well as research.  read more.

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Educational Outreach
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Director's Welcome

Hugo_retrato_(2016) How can we best exploit satellite information for improving weather and climate predictions? What is needed to create consistent long term records of satellite products for use in climate activities? What are the research needs to ensure we extract optimal information from future satellites sensors?

 These questions lie at the core of CISESS mission of supporting NOAA’s ability to use satellite observations and Earth System models to advance the national climate mission. Our people, research scientists and research engineers along with academic personnel, strive to make certain that our research is transferred to NOAA operations. We also believe in the need of developing and maintaining interactions with a broad community. Outreach, education, training, climate literacy activities are part of our vision for a successful return to society of the confidence they have entrusted us.

Explore our web site, find out what we do and please contact us with your suggestions for improving how we communicate our activities.

Hugo Berbery

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Featured News

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Retrieving Chlorophyll Concentration from GOES-16 Using AI

CISESS Scientist Guangming Zheng gave a presentation on January 21st that demonstrated the use of deep learning techniques to retrieve chlorophyll a concentrations for the open oceans from GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager data.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

CISESS Scientists Commended for Air Quality Modeling Work

Eight scientists from CISESS and the CISESS Consortium who work at ARL received a UMD letter of recognition for their work on the National Weather Service’s National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC). This is in conjunction with a NOAA Administrator's Award to the team's federal employees.


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