The Climate and Radiation Laboratory seeks a better understanding of Earth's climate on all time scales, from daily, seasonal, and interannual variability through changes on geologic time scales. Our research focuses on integrated studies of atmospheric measurements from satellites, aircraft and in-situ platforms, numerical modeling, and climate analysis.
We investigate atmospheric radiation, both as a driver for climate change and as a tool for the remote sensing of Earth's atmosphere and surface. The Laboratory research program strives to better understand how our planet reached its present state, and how it may respond to future drivers of change, both natural and anthropogenic.
IPHEx [Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment] is a ground validation campaign focused in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The campaign closely followed the launch of NASA's Global Precipitaiton Measurement Mission (GPM) Core satellite in early 2014.
7 South East Asian Studies / Biomass-burning, Aerosols, and Stratocumulus Environment: Lifecycles and Interactions Experiment
Friday, February 1, 2013 to Sunday, April 19, 2015
Atmospheric System Research is to advance understanding of the interactions among aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, dynamics, and thermodynamics.
No instrument like MISR has flown in space before. Viewing the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles, MISR provides ongoing global coverage with high spatial detail. Its imagery is carefully calibrated to provide accurate measures of the brightness, contrast, and color of reflected sunlight.