NASA Sounder Science Team Meeting
About the Meeting
The AIRS Project hosted the NASA Sounder Science Team Meeting from September 30 through October 2 in Greenbelt, Maryland. Over one hundred people attended the meeting which had over seventy talks ranging in subjects from weather and climate science, applications, data assimilation, product development and validation, new retrieval algorithms. Presentations were made by the new members of the Aqua/Terra and NPP sounder science teams and the meeting ended with a session on capabilities of IR and Microwave Sounders for future LEO and GEO implementations. The meeting provided a good forum for collaboration between NASA, NOAA, and EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) in the area of product development and validation for the existing sounders including AIRS, CrIS and IASI. The meeting included a NASA Group Achievement Award presentation to Larrabee Strow of UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and his team for “Exceptional achievement in the spectral calibration of the AIRS Instrument and development of the AIRS Radiative Transfer algorithm.”
The AIRS Project and NASA would like to thank all those who participated in the meeting. The meeting summary will be published in the Earth Observatory and the presentations will be posted as they become available.