29 AER scientists contribute 24 research studies at AGU Fall Meeting 2014

Location: 
American Geophysical Union - San Francisco, CA
Date: 
December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014

AER scientists and software engineers will author and/or coauthor a total of 24 oral and poster presentations on cutting-edge environmental research at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. The AER papers represent a broad set of key research undertakings in the environmental sciences, including important advances in:

  • Remote sensing and quantitative retrieval of atmospheric constituents (including carbon dioxide and methane) and land surface properties from satellite instruments,
  • Understanding and modeling of atmospheric pollutants for air quality applications,
  • Meteorological measurements, data assimilation, and numerical weather prediction,
  • Characterization and prediction of solar flares and energetic particle events, as well as other studies of the space environment, and
  • Searching for climate signals in the fluctuations and distributions of oceanic mass and density.

NOAA/MiRS: A 1-Dimensional Variational Retrieval Approach for the GPM Microwave Imager (H11L-07)

  • Mon.15 Dec. 2014: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • Tanvir Islam1,2, Christopher Grassotti1,3, Xiwu Zhan1, Sid Ahmed Boukabara1, Kevin Garrett1,4, Craig K Smith1,3, Pan Liang1,3, Wanchun Chen1,5, Ralph R Ferraro1, Limin Zhao6 and Fuzhong Weng1.
  •  Author affiliations: (1)NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, (3)AER, Lexington, MA, USA, (4)Riverside Technology Inc., Fort Collins, CO, USA, (5)ERT, Laurel, MD, USA, (6)NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations, College Park, MD, USA.

Excitation of Nutation by the Global Radiational S1 Tide (Invited) (G12A-07)

  • Mon. 15 Dec. 2014: 10:20 AM
  • Michael Schindelegger1, David A Salstein2, David Einspigel3 and Johannes Boehm1,
  • Author affiliations: (1)Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, (2)AER, Lexington, MA, United States, (3)Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin, Ireland

New Atmospheric and Oceanic Angular Momentum Datasets for Predictions of Earth Rotation/Polar Motion (G13A-0521)

  • Mon. 15 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM – 6:00 PM
  • David A Salstein, AER, Lexington, MA, United States and Nick Stamatakos, US Naval Observatory, Washington, DC, USA

Impact of Self-attraction and Loading on Earth Rotation (G12A-07)

  • Mon. 15 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Katherine J Quinn, AER, Lexington, MA, United States, Rui M Ponte, AER, Lexington, MA, US and Mark E Tamisiea, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Ozone from Wildfires: Peering through the Smog (A14E-05)

  • Mon. 15 Dec. 2014: 5:00 PM
  • Daniel A Jaffe1, Pao Baylon1, Nicole L Wigder2, Sonya Collier3, Shan Zhou3, Qi Zhang3and Matthew James Alvarado4,
  • Author affiliations: (1)University of Washington Bothell Campus, Bothell, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, (3)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA, (4)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, USA

A Wind-Driven Non-seasonal Barotropic Fluctuation of the Canadian Inland Seas (G21B-0450)

  • Tues. 16 Dec. 2014: 8:00 AM-12:20 PM
  • Christopher G Piecuch and Rui M Ponte, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States

Long-Term Declining Trends in Historical Wind Measurements at the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, 1885-2013 (A23C-3241)

  • Tues. 16 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM-6:00 PM
  • Michael J Iacono, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States; Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, Milton, MA, USA and Cesar Azorin-Molina, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Zaragoza, Spain

Mass Fluctuations in the Midlatitude North Atlantic Ocean at Non-seasonal Timescales (G23A-0468)

  • Tues. 16 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM-6:00 PM
  • Rui M Ponte and Christopher G Piecuch, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States

Comparisons of Plasmaspheric Hiss and Lightning-generated Whistler Wave Electron Pitch Angle Diffusion Models (SA23A-4060)

  • Tues. 16 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM-6:00 PM
  • Steven M. O'Malley1, Victor Alvidrez Jr.1, Alan G Ling1, Jay Albert2, Jonah J Colman2, Richard A Quinn1, Craig A Selcher2 and Michael J Starks2
  • Author Affilitations: (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)Air Force Research Lab, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Towards New Constraints on the Tropical Ozone Budget: Inter-annual Variability in Peroxyacetyl Nitrate (PAN) Observations from the Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (A31N-01)

  • Wed. 17 Dec. 2014: 8:00 AM
  • Vivienne Payne1, Emily V Fischer2, Zhe Jiang1, John Worden1 and Matthew James Alvarado3
  • Author Affiliations: (1)JPL / Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, (3)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, USA

In-Progress Flare Forecasting of the Peak and Fall of X-Ray Flares (SM31A-4152)

  • Wed. 17 Dec. 2014: 08:00 AM - 12:20 PM
  • K S Balasubramaniam, Air Force Research Laboratory Kirtland AFB, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States and Lisa M. Winter, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Superior, CO, USA

Estimate of Solar Maximum using the 1-8 Å GOES X-ray Measurements (SM31A-4153)

  • Wed. 17 Dec. 2014: 08:00 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Lisa M. Winter, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Superior, CO, United States and K S Balasubramaniam, Air Force Research Laboratory Kirtland AFB, Kirtland AFB, NM, USA

Developing an Empirical Model for Predicting Solar Energetic Particle Events (SM31A-4158)

  • Wed. 17 Dec. 2014: 08:00 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Richard A Quinn, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, Lisa M. Winter, AER, Superior, CO, USA, Kathryn Ledbetter, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA and Sierra F Ashley, University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA

A comparison of minor trace gas retrievals from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) and the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) (A33H-3298)

  • Wed. 17 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Karen Elena Cady-Pereira1, Mark W Shephard2, Daven K Henze3, Dylan B Millet4, Daniel Gombos1, Martin Van Damme5, Lieven Clarisse6, Pierre-Francois Coheur7, Matthieu Pommier8 and Cathy Clerbaux9
  • Author Affiliations: (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)Environment Canada Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA, (4)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA, (5)ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium, (6)Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, (7)Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, (8)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France, (9)UPMC Univ. Paris 06; Université Versailles St-Quentin, LATMOS-IPSL, Paris, France

Monitoring of the Canadian Oil Sands from the Aura Satellite (A33I-3314)

  • Wed. 17 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM-6:00 PM
  • Chris A McLinden1, Mark W Shephard2, Vitali Fioletov3, Karen Elena Cady-Pereira4, Nickolay Anatoly Krotkov5, Klaas Folkert Boersma6, Can Li7, Ming Luo8, Joanna Joiner9 and Pawan K Bhartia7
  • Author Addiliations: (1)Air Quality Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)AC Apps Inc., East Gwillimbury, ON, Canada, (3)Meteorological Ser Canada ARQX, Downsview, ON, Canada, (4)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (5)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA, (6)Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA, (8)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA, (9)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA

Inter-annual Variations and Recurrent Seasonal Discrepancies in Land Surface Latent and Sensible Heat Fluxes from Satellite Data and a Land Surface Model (A41B-3027)

  • Thur. 18 Dec.2014: 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Alan Lipton1, Pan Liang1, Carlos Jimenez2, Jean-Luc Moncet1, Filipe Aires3, Catherine Prigent4, Richard Lynch1 and Robert P. d'Entremont1
  • Author Affiliations: (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)Estellus, Paris, France, (3)Estellus S.A.S., Paris, France, (4)Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, Paris, France

Blue Hill Observatory Sunshine – Assessment of Climate Signals in the Longest Continuous Meteorological Record in North America (A41B-3042)

  • Thur. 18 Dec. 2014: 8:00 AM-12:20 PM
  • Peter Finocchio, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, Nathan B Magee, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA, Eli K Melaas, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA and Michael J Iacono, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, USA

The Spring 2014 Mesoscale Ensemble Prediction System "Dust Offensive" (A41F-3130)

  • Thur. 18 Dec. 2014: 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Eric D Hunt1, Rebecca Adams-Selin1, Jacquelyn Sartan2, Glenn Creighton2, Evan Kuchera2, James Keane2 and Sandra Jones3
  • Author Affiliations: (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)Air Force Weather Agency Offutt AFB, Offutt AFB, NE, USA, (3)US Army Cold Regions, Hanover, NH, USA

Long-term Trends in Plasmapause Location Based on Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Observations (SM43A-4268)

  • Thur. 18 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Rick Pernak, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, Lisa M. Winter, AER, Superior, CO, USA, William R Johnston, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, USA, Yi-Jiun Su, Air Force Research Laboratory Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Junghee Cho, Chungbuk National University, Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Cheongju, South Korea and Richard A. Quinn, AER, Lexington, MA, USA

Modeling METREX Tracer Releases Using High-Resolution WRF Meteorology (A43B-3265)

  • Thur. 18 Dec.2014: 1:40 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Jennifer Diane Hegarty1, Roland R Draxler2 and Thomas Nehrkorn1
  • Author Affiliations: (1) Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2) NOAA, College Park, MD, USA

Impacts Of Atmospheric State on Differential Absorption Spectroscopy Retrievals of Column XCO2 Mixing Ratios (A43C-3275)

  • Thur. 18 Dec.2014: 1:40 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Timothy Pernini1, T. Scott Zaccheo1, Chris Botos1, Edward V Browell2, John Henderson1 and Michael D Obland3
  • Author Affiliations: (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Ctr, Yorktown, VA, USA, (3)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA

Evaluating CMAQ Simulations of Ammonia Sources, Formation and Impacts using Surface, Aircraft, and Satellite Data (A43J-06)

  • Thur.18 Dec. 2014: 1:40 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Chantelle Rose Lonsdale1, Matthew James Alvarado1, Karen Elena Cady-Pereira1, Jennifer Diane Hegarty2, Daven K Henze3, John B Nowak4, Jennifer G Murphy5, Raluca Ellis5, Trevor C VandenBoer6 and Milos Z Markovic7
  • Author Affiliations: (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)AER, Lexington, MA, USA, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA, (4)Aerodyne Research Inc., Billerica, MA, USA, (5)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (6)Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NL, Canada, (7)Environment Canada Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Modeling the Complex Photochemistry of Biomass Burning Plumes in Plume-Scale, Regional, and Global Air Quality Models (A51K-08)

  • Fri. 19 Dec. 2014: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Matthew James Alvarado1, Chantelle Rose Lonsdale1, Robert J Yokelson2, Katherine Travis3, Emily V Fischer4 and John C Lin5
  • Author Affiliations: (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)Univ Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (3)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, (4)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, (5)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

A Laser Absorption Spectroscopy System for 2D Mapping of CO2 Over Large Spatial Areas for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Ground Carbon Storage Sites (B54G-08)

  • Fri. 19 Dec. 2014: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Jeremy T Dobler1, Michael Braun1, Nathan Blume1, Doug McGregor1, T Scott Zaccheo2, Timothy Pernini2 and Chris Botos2
  • Author Affiliations: (1) Exelis, Inc, Geospatial Systems, Fort Wayne, IN, United States, (2)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States

 

Notes:

Presenters are underscored. AER scientists and software engineers are in bold.

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