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NASA WB-57F high-altitude research aircraft.

Upper-troposphere, lower-stratosphere aerosol package successfully flight-tested for high-altitude airborne science

May 03, 2022 Instrument Engineering, Science Research & Development, Technical Highlight

NASA, SSAI, and the University of Denver have developed and flight-tested the instrument package Particles in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (PUTLS), which characterizes the microphysical properties atmospheric aerosol from the NASA high-altitude aircraft.

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SSAI’s Colin Seftor uses Aerosol Index data to study impact of Saharan Dust Storms this Spring

April 26, 2022 Modeling and Simulation, Science Research & Development, Technical Highlight

Saharan dust covered many parts of Europe throughout March 2022. SSAI’s Colin Seftor, an expert in the use of a satellite data product known as the Aerosol Index (AI), was on hand to help better understand how this unique type of weather event called a Dust-Infused Baroclinic Storm (DIBS) is formed and why it occurs.

Year in Review Recap

2021 Year in Review Recap

March 25, 2022 Technical Highlight

Each Thursday from January through March, we highlighted a different accomplishment from various areas supported by SSAI. Here's a look at the great breadth of work performed by our dedicated employees last year.

Graph of Lake Erie

SSAI's Freshwater Sensing Team Maps Phycocyanin in Algae Blooms

March 22, 2022 Employee Spotlights, Science Research & Development, Technical Highlight

In honor of World Water Day, today we're spotlighting SSAI's Freshwater Sensing Team and their work mapping phycocyanin in algae blooms.

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Happy 2nd Anniversary to NASA’s Earthdata Forum!

February 25, 2022 Data Management, Employee Spotlights, Technical Highlight

Developed by SSAI and Booz Allen Hamilton developers at the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), the Forum enables the scientific user community and subject matter experts from NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), along with a host of other contributors, to discuss research needs, data, and data applications.   

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SSAI IT Team Successfully Upgrades Legacy IT Infrastructure

October 27, 2021 Information Technology, Technical Highlight

SSAI IT team supported the ASDC staff with the colossal task of migrating all their existing websites from a legacy system to a new, updated IT infrastructure.

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