It was recently announced that a group led by Prof. Steve Nesbitt in the Atmospheric Sciences department including Prof. Greg McFarquhar and research scientist Dr. Brian Jewett has been selected to the NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) Science Team for 2013-2016. This project will involve our group in the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission satellite project, which is set to launch in early 2014. This project will involve the validation and improvement of the algorithms that go into retrieving precipitation rates globally from space, including participation in upcoming field projects in Iowa and the mountains of North Carolina.
Prof. Nesbitt was recently interviewed by NASA regarding an interesting image of a small scale snow event on the US Great Plains. Read more at NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day..
Prof. Nesbitt was recently interviewed about his perspectives on science, his career, and his role in the upcoming NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. See the video at NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions Education and Public Outreach web site. For more information about GPM, visit the project web page.