John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Drs. Dong and Xi receive NASA award

Drs. Xiquan Dong and Baike Xi in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences have received an award of $348,357 from NASA for “Validation of CERES-derived satellite cloud properties using the ARM data collected at China and Azores during 2008-2010”. The goal of this research is to help improve satellite estimates of cloud properties over the highly polluted eastern Asia continent and also over Atlantic Ocean marine boundary layer cloud regions. They will be using the ground-based measurments from the Department of Energy ARM Mobile Facility and CloudSat/CALISO satellite observations as “cloud-truth” datasets. Dr. Dong is a Co-Investigator on the NASA CERES Science Team and has received more than $1.2M in research grants from the NASA CERES climate change study project since 2004.