What is HUPAS What is HUPAS Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences .


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What is HUPAS? What is HUPAS? ( Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences ). Cassie Stearns February 17, 2010 HU-DC AMS. Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS).
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What is HUPAS? What is HUPAS? ( Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences ) Cassie Stearns February 17, 2010 HU-DC AMS

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Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS) First program at a generally dark school or college (HBCU) or minority establishment (MI) offering the terminal degree in Atmospheric Sciences Interdisciplinary program drawing from branches of Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Powerful program with connections with and open doors for understudies to be required in activities with NASA, NCEP, NCAR, and NWS (to give some examples). It has delivered "the biggest classes of African-American and Hispanic PhDs in environmental science on record (Williams et al. 2007)." Since the program started in 1998 HUPAS has granted (approx): 11 MS degrees (counting 4 Hispanics and 7 of African plummet) 12 PhD degrees (2 Hispanic and 10 of African plunge) To look at: From 1984-2004, the rough aggregate number of degrees in air science (as per NSF information) was: 11 (African drop) 10 (Hispanic) About equivalent representation of men and ladies

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HUPAS Faculty & Areas of Research

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Areas of Student Research/Interest Development of Air Quality models and absorption of compound information Effects of Saharan tidy as well as African biomass blazing on atmosphere, air quality, and tropical cyclogenisis Measurement and displaying of African Easterly waves and their huge scale impacts Boundary layer forms Weather alteration because of surface change Development of mesoscale models and information osmosis testing (counting investment in the LEAD extend). Designing of cutting edge innovation for the remote estimation of the environment

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x 1.1 km to Rt.1 R=1 km x 1.1 km Resources: Beltsville Research Site 103-section of land grounds in Beltsville, Maryland Located in a range of with mechanical, country, and urban impact Center for both routine barometrical estimations and in addition refer to for field crusades and a testbed for new research apparatuses

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Aerial View of Site Office/Shops/Labs Latitude: +39º 03\' 15.117\'\' Longitude: - 76º 52\' 39.448\'\' Elevation: 53.2 m Profiler MDE C-Band Radar Full Air Quality Radiation Bldg GPS (X2) Ceilometer MWR All Sky 31 Met Tower 8-levels T/RH Flux, Net rad Soil Moisture Chemistry Raman ALVIS/AT STROZ GLOW PDB RSOS CORS Lidar Laboratory

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Resources: Beltsville Research Site Field Campaigns with NOAA, NASA Regular support in air quality observing projects, upper air checking Testbed station for new instruments including wind lidar, ceilometers, and radiosondes HU is one of seven stations chose by WMO to be a reference Upper Air Station . Instruction/Training Support: Over 100 understudies have taken part in preparing/investigate at NCAS Beltsville office MS and PhD inquire about Instrumentation workshops Support of instrumentation and estimation courses NCAS Weather Camp Undergraduate Internships Goddard Lidar Observatory Winds NASA GSFC GLOW LaRC VALidation LIDAR

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Field Campaigns: WAVES Field battles amid the Summer of 2006/2007 and winter 2008 Took put in various areas simeoultanteously, including NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland Baltimore College, and Howard University Beltsville Research Site More than 200 upper air soundings were led in conjunction with different instruments, for example, LIDAR; the greater part of the support was by understudies Science Goals: Acquire fantastic research review perceptions of upper air water vapor and ozone focus to approve sensors on the NASA AURA satellite Characterize water vapor and vaporized changeability on the sub-pixel scale utilizing ground-based Raman LIDAR frameworks (positioned at UMBC, Beltsville and GSFC) and airborne LIDAR estimations. Contemplate the execution of the NWS Radiosonde Replacement System concerning different sensors, especially in regard to water vapor estimations investigate the connection between soil dampness, PBL-tallness and tower flux estimations. Approve PBL parameterizations in the WRF show by performing contextual analyses of provincial scale meteorological occasions joining appropriated Raman lidar estimations of water vapor and pressurized canned products and WRF demonstrating. WAVES 2006 Beltsville, MD

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Field Campaigns: PBL Variability Experiment NOAA-NWS Experiment DC-Baltimore Area, Sept 14-22, 2009 Radiosondes were propelled on perception days at regular intervals from 9am-5pm from RFK stadium, Howard University fundamental grounds and Beltsville Radiosondes were contrasted with different instruments including radars, mircrowave radiometers, and lidar Science Goals: Investigate the advancement and spatial inconstancy of the urban climatic limit layer blending stature. Assess different instrument stages for distinguishing blended layer tallness.

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Field Campaigns: AEROSE Annual Intensive Field Campaign 2005-Present Generally month-long, happens in Spring/Summer Conducted on board the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Cocoa in the Atlantic Ocean Ground (well, deliver deck) and airborne estimations were taken for water vapor and synthetic conistituents (counting ozone and particulate matter) Number of MS and PhD Research depends on this crusade Main Science Questions: (1) What is the degree of progress in the mineral tidy and smoke vaporized appropriations as they develop physically and synthetically amid trans-Atlantic transport? (2) How do Saharan and sub-Saharan pressurized canned products influence the provincial air and sea amid trans-Atlantic transport? (3) How would we be able to utilize these special vaporized estimations to determine or enhance remote detecting calculations and models of the above procedures?

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AEROSE SAL Profile Analyses From Nalli et al. (2004)

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Field Campaigns: AMMA Field battle with NASA/NOAA in August and September of 2006 Took put in Senegal and Cape Verde Students and workforce partook by taking ground and airplane estimations and by doing constant determining Science Goals: What are the impacts of African Easterly Waves on tropical cyclogenisis? Comprehend rain qualities along the Atlantic bank of West Africa including force, sort, length and microphysical properties Examine precipitation frameworks on the move amongst land and sea territories Understand the forerunner conditions (thermodynamic and element) of the climate connected with the encouraging frameworks Examine the connections between Saharan tidy episodes and these hastening frameworks Define the instability of precipitation appraisals from the precipitation radar and radiometers locally available TRMM

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