EOL Seminar: Enabling the Science onboard NASA Airborne Research Platforms

Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 14:00
Location: 
FL2 - 1022
Contact Name: 
Mike Reeves
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
303-497-1029

Dr. Steven Schill
National Suborbital Research Center

Techniques for making atmospheric measurements are as wide-ranging as the atmosphere is complex. From in situ measurements made by land, sea, or air, to remote sensing data collected by satellites orbiting the Earth, atmospheric measurements have been paramount in advancing the combined understanding of our planet. To this end, NASA airborne research platforms provide unique opportunities to make these measurements in remote regions, and to compare them with an ever-increasing archive of remote satellite data. Here, we present the current capabilities of the National Suborbital Research Center (NSRC), which provides comprehensive instrumentation and data system support on a number of NASA aircraft. Application of these methods to various earth science missions, as well as upcoming project opportunities, will be discussed.

Bio:  Dr. Steven Schill currently works with the National Suborbital Research Center as Instrumentation Engineer, where he oversees a suite of airborne meteorological sensors for various NASA aircraft including the DC-8, P-3, C-130s, and others. Dr. Schill earned his Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry from University of California - San Diego, where he was a part of the NSF funded Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE). His research background is in the cloud formation potential of marine sea-spray aerosols, and in developing novel instrumentation and methodologies for atmospheric science.


Tuesday, 05 June 2018, 3:30 PM
Refreshments 3:15 PM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory • 3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg 2 Small Seminar (Rm1001)
Webcast: https://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live