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Claire Robinson on field mission preparing for dropsonde deployment

SSAI’s Claire Robinson and Team Study Dropsonde Measurements using Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS)

May 19, 2022 Employee Spotlights, Instrument Engineering, Science Research & Development

Claire Robinson, a Scientific Programmer/Analyst at SSAI and part of the Sonde Measurement of Atmospheric Layers at Langley (SMALL) Group, presented the latest statistics and relevant work utilizing the newly acquired Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) Dropsonde system at the recent AVAPS Dropsondes Users Meeting.

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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.

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 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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SSAI Scientists Make Major Contributions to the Webby Award-winning NASA Explorers Cryosphere Video Series!

May 25, 2020 Customer Kudos, Science Research & Development, Technical Highlight

“Webbys” are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet and are presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.