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UV-VIS-NIR Workshop

  • 10 May 2022

Event date: 6/14/2022 12:00 PM - 6/15/2022 3:00 PM Export event

The NOAA Office of Atmospheric and Oceanic Research’s Climate Program Office (CPO) is organizing a workshop to gather Atmospheric Composition input for future operational NOAA Low-Earth-orbiting (LEO) missions. NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is exploring moving towards a disaggregated and distributed LEO architecture with the goal of launching sensors and missions in a more agile way in the future. A critical part of the distributed LEO formulation is to determine how the data from current sensors are used, their impacts, and opportunities for improvements in the next generation sensors for architecture studies and planning.

As NOAA formulates future operational UV-Vis-NIR satellite missions in LEO, it will consider input from the Atmospheric Composition community through a virtual workshop from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm ET on June 14-15, 2022. Atmospheric composition applications such as air quality monitoring and forecasting, ozone monitoring, health impacts, greenhouse gas monitoring, and others will be discussed.

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Tuesday, June 14

Satya Kalluri, JPSS Program Scientist and Tim Walsh, Deputy Director, Office of Satellite and Product Operations
Joanna Joiner, Atmospheric Physicist, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Ivanka Stajner, Deputy Director of the Environmental Modeling Center at NOAA/National Weather Service
Gretchen Goldman, Assistant Director for Environmental Science, Engineering, Policy, and Justice at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Susan Anenberg, Associate Professor and Director of the Global Environmental Health, George Washington University


Moderated discussion with audience participation

1:45-2:00 BREAK

Vincent-Henri Peuch, Head of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and Deputy Director of the Copernicus Department at ECMWF


Luke Valin, Research Scientist, US EPA Office of Research and Development's Center for Environmental Measurements and Modeling
Brian McDonald, Environmental Engineer, NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
Sally Pusede, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Sean Davis, Research Physicist, NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
Audrey Gaudel, Research Scientist, NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory


Moderated discussion with audience participation

Tuesday, June 15

Monika Kopacz, Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) Program Manager, NOAA/CPO


Michael Geigert, Air Pollution Control Engineer, CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection


Colm Sweeney, Associate Director of Science, NOAA/Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML)


Riley Duren, Research Scientist at the University of Arizona and Engineering Fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Lesley Ott, Research Meteorologist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Lori Bruhwiler, Physical Scientist, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Joost de Gouw, Professor with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Colorado Boulder


Moderated discussion with audience participation

1:40-2:00 BREAK

Jun Wang, Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa
Colin Seftor, NASA OMPS, Science Systems & Applications
Arlindo M da Silva, Research Meteorologist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Moderated discussion with audience participation


Concluding remarks, output, and next steps


Workshop Organizing Team: Greg Frost, Shobha Kondragunta, Monika Kopacz, Victoria Breeze, Kathryn Mozer, Shiv Das.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that this meeting service allows audio and other information sent during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you consent to being recorded.

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