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Bacmeister, Julio (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Improving Gravity Wave Parameterization for Next Generation Troposphere/Middle Atmospheric General Circulation Models

Bacmeister, Julio (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Moist Physics Development for GEOS-5 Using Single Column Models with Parameterized Dynamics

Barros, Ana (Duke University)
Predictability and Attribution Metrics to Characterize Land Controls in the Dynamical Evolution of Cloud and Precipitation Patterns in Models and Observations

Bosilovich, Michael (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Model Analysis Intercomparison Project for the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP)

Chao, Winston (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Understanding and Simulation of Tropical Large-Scale Rainfall and Circulation Using the GMAO
GCM and GMAO Reanalysis

Chin, Mian (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Aerosol Radiative Forcing and Effects on Tropospheric Chemistry: Modeling and Uncertainty Analysis in the GMI Framework

Cohn, Steven (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
A Data Assimilation Approach Based on Physical First Principles

Colarco, Peter (Goddard Earth Science & Technology Center - UMBC)
Improved Estimates of Aerosol Direct and Indirect Effect on Climate Through Inclusion of Aerosol Microphysics and Aerosol Indirect Effect Parameterizations in GMAO's GEOS-5 Atmospheric GCM

Considine, David (NASA Langley Research Center)
Studies of Near Tropopause Ozone, Very Short-Lived Species, and Tropospheric Physical Processes for the Global Modeling Initiative

Coy, Lawrence (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)
Reducing Uncertainties in Middle Atmosphere Modeling

Curry, Judith (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Parameterization of Cloud Particle Activation and Growth

Daescu, Dacian (Portland State University)
Development of a New Methodology for Adaptive Observations in the Framework of Four-Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation

Deluca, Cecelia (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
Common Modeling Infrastructure in Support of the US Climate Change Science Program

Dickey, Jean (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Geodetic Validation of Geophysical Models: Applications to Glacial, Hydrological and Oceanic Variability on Seasonal-Interannual Timescales

Di Lorenzo, Emanuele (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Modeling, Assimilating and Predicting Physical-Biological Climate Variations of the California Current System

Dong, Xiquan (University of North Dakota)
Comparison of Cloud Fraction, Height/Temperature, and Microphysical Properties Between GISS SCM, NASA MODIS, and DOE ARM SGP Data

Duncan, Bryan (Goddard Earth Science & Technology Center - UMBC)
A Global Modeling Initiative (GMI) Study of the Sensitivity of Transport to Meteorological Fields

Fukumori, Ichiro (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Estimating Earth's Climate by Assimilating Satellite Observations of the Ocean and Atmosphere With a Coupled Earth System Model

Gelaro, Ronald (NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center)
Atmospheric Data Assimilation Development

Gregg, Watson (NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center)
Effects of Light Absorption by Ocean Phytoplankton on Ocean Circulation and Climate Predictions

Haine, Thomas (Johns Hopkins University)
Space-Based Estimates of Arctic/Sub-Arctic Exchange Using Data Assimilation and Ocean Models

Hansen, James (Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
Global Climate Model Development

Huang, Hung Lung (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
FPGA Re-Configurable Computation Demonstration: AIRS/MODIS Co-Registration and Cloud Characterization for Data Assimilation

Jacob, Daniel (Harvard University)
Investigation of the Effects of Land Cover Change on Chemistry-Climate Interactions

Joiner, Joanna (NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center)
Using Infrared Satellite Data for Assimilation and Model Evaluation

Kalnay, Eugenia (University of Maryland College Park)
Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Breeding for Ensemble Forecasting and Data Assimilation

Kiang, Nancy (Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
ENT: A Global Dynamic Terrestrial Ecosystem Model for Climate Interactions at Seasonal to Century Time Scales Through Coupled Water, Carbon, and Nitrogen Dynamics

Kim, Gi-Kong (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Global Data Assimilation Products

Kinter, James (Center for Ocean Land Atmospheric Studies)
Demonstrating the Value of NASA Research Satellite Data, Data Assimilation Products and Models for Improving Seasonal Prediction of Tropical Climate

Koch, Dorothy (Columbia University)
Development of Aerosol Microphysics, Radiative and Cloud Microphysics Schemes for the GISS Climate Model

Kreidenweis, Sonia (Colorado State University)
Modeling Studies of Aerosol-Cold Cloud Interactions

Lary, David (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
The Swift Neurological Acceleration of Atmospheric Photochemistry and Aerosol Calculations [SNAPA]: Development and Application to Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Simulations With a Focus on UT/LS Ozone

Liepert, Beate (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Interannual Variability of Surface Radiation Budget and Climate Feedback

Logan, Jennifer (Harvard University)
Development, Evaluation, and Applications of the Tropospheric Chemistry Simulation Capability of the Global Modeling Initiative

Marshall, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Estimating the Climate and Circulation of the Ocean - ECCO ll: High Resolution Global-Ocean and Sea-Ice Reanalysis

McFarquhar, Greg (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Quantifying Aerosol Indirect and Semi-Direct Effects on Trade Wind Cumuli Using Cloud Process Models and High Resolution Satellite Observations

Menon, Surabi (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Development of Aerosol Microphysics, Radiative and Cloud Microphysics Schemes for the GISS Climate Model

Minnis, Patrick (NASA Langley Research Center)
Contrail Modeling for Evaluating Climate Effects of Aircraft

Pawson, Steven (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Atmospheric Modeling, Assimilation and Source-Sink Estimation for the Carbon Cycle

Penner, Joyce (University of Michigan Ann Arbor)
Development of a Coupled Aerosol-Chemistry Model for GMI

Pickering, Kenneth (University of Maryland College Park)
Effects of Clouds, Convection, and Lightning on Tropospheric Chemistry in the GMI Model

Pincus, Robert (NOAA)
Can Assimilating Satellite Observations of Clouds Improve Forecast Skill?

Potter, Gerald (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Use of Satellite Data to Assess Tropical Clouds in Climate Models

Prather, Michael (University of California Irvine)
Development and Error Analysis of Key Model Components for GMI and GMAO

Reale, Oreste (Goddard Earth Science & Technology Center - UMBC)
Observing System Experiments (OSE and OSSE) to Evaluate and Enhance the Impact of Current and Future Satellite Observations

Rienecker, Michele (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Satellite Data in Modeling and Prediction of Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability

Rienecker, Michele (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Global Modeling and Assimilation – Systems and Data Synthesis to Advance NASA's Exploration and Prediction of Earth's Environment

Sarmiento, Jorge (Princeton University)
Application of Novel Satellite Carbon Biomass to Develop Ecosystem Models Capable of Predicting Climate Change

Schubert, Siegfried (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Understanding and Quantifying the 1970's Climate Transition in the Presence of a Rapidly Changing Observing System

Schubert, Siegfried (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Pathways to Predictability on Sub-Seasonal Time Scales: Assessing the Role of Tropical Forcing and Land Surface Conditions

Soden, Brian (University of Miami)
Testing Model Simulations of Cloud Lifecycles Using NASA A-Train Measurements

Song, Y Tony (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Improving Topography and Boussinesq Representation in OGCM for Studying Ocean-Earth Interactions and Analyzing GRACE Data

Sorooshian, Soroosh (University of California Irvine)
Impacts of Irrigation on Regional Climate and Hydrology Variability

Stephens, Graeme (Colorado State University)
On the Use of A-Train Data in the Evaluation of Modeled Convection and Cloudiness

Stockwell, Robert (Northwest Research Associates Inc.)
Analysis of Inertial Range Oscillations in Global Ocean Surface Winds Using Time-Localized Rotational Spectral Analyses of SeaWinds Data From QuikSCAT and ADEOS-II

Stolarski, Richard (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Chemistry-Climate Studies Using General Circulation Models

Stroeve, Julienne (University of Colorado Boulder)
Diagnosing the Declining Arctic Sea Ice Cover: Applications and Analysis of the Next-generation Research Tools

Suarez, Max (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Use of Neural Network Techniques in the Physics Parameterizations of Atmospheric General Circulation Models

Suarez, Max (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Development of Standard Implementation Practices and Productivity Software for ESMF-Based MAP Systems

Tao, Wei-Kuo (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Applications, Evaluation and Improvement of a Coupled, Global and Cloud-Resolving Modeling System

Tselioudis, George (Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
Cloud, Radiation, and Precipitation Changes with Dynamic Regime: An Observational Analysis and Model Evaluation Study

Waliser, Duane (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Exploiting Satellite Observations and Cloud-Resolving Models to Improve GCM Representations of Cloud-Radiation-Dynamical Interactions

Weisenstein, Debra (Atmospheric & Environmental Research Inc.)
Use of GMI Model to Study Tropospheric and Stratospheric Bromine Budgets

Xu, Kuan Man (NASA Langley Research Center)
Cloud Object Analysis and Modeling of Cloud Aerosols Interactions and Cloud Feedbacks with the Combined CERES and CALIPSO Data

Zhang, Minghua (State University of New York Stony Brook)
Using Satellite Measurements to Improve the Modeling of Low and Middle Clouds and Their Climate Feedbacks






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