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Extramural Contracts and Grant-Supported Projects

A list of research projects funded by extramural contracts and grants.

FY 2015 - 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

  • "Development of the Symbiotic ARM Modeling and Observations System (SAMOS)," Sponsor: PNNL/DOE ($94,000; 07/09/15-05/31/17). PI: Z. Li (JPL/UCLA).
  • "Advanced Retrieval of Cloudy Boundary Layer with MODIS, AMSR-E and GPS Radio Occultation's Direct and Reflected Measurements," Texas A&M University ($51,029; 07/15/2015-07/14/2017). PI:  T. Kubar (JPL/UCLA).
  • "Process-oriented Diagnosis and Metrics Development for the Madden-Julian Oscillation Based on Climate Simulations," Sponsor: NOAA ($419,241; 08/01/15-07/31/18). PI: X. Jiang (JPL/UCLA). 
  • "Towards an Improved Understanding of the Initiation and Propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation," Sponsor: NOAA ($1,157,532; 08/01/15-07/31/18). PI: X. Jiang and D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).
  • "Development of Seasonal Outlooks for Atmospheric Riversm," Sponsor: UC San Diego/U.S. Dept. of Water Resources ($30,000; 09/01/15-08/31/16). PI: B. Guan (JPL/UCLA).

FY 2014 - 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

  • "A holistic approach to represent the dependence of all-sky nearly-simultaneous radiances from microwave (LEO) to IR (geostationary) on atmospheric variables for assimilation into WRF," Sponsor: NOAA ($262,885; 08/01/14-07/31/16). PI: Z. Haddad (JPL/UCLA).  

  • "Tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans Climate Indicators: warm water volume, subtropical cells, Indonesian throughflow indices,"  Sponsor: NOAA ($157,097; 08/01/14-07/31/17). PI: T. Lee (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Radiative and Large-scale Forcing of Tropical Clouds and Their Controls on High SST Environments Using Multi-sensor Aqua and ECMWF-Reanalysis," Sponsor: NASA ($375,451; 08/07/14-08/06/17). PI: T. Kubar (UCLA). 

  • "Investigations of TTL Cirrus Clouds Properties using Near-IR Absorption Spectroscopy during ATTREX," Sponsor: NASA ($492,014; 08/20/14-08/19/17). PI: J. Stutz (UCLA).

  • "A combined GCM-LES approach for the representation of marine shallow convection in General Circulation Models," Sponsor: DOE ($900,050; 10/01/14-09/30/17). PI: J. Teixeira (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "PhotoSpec--Comprehensive Ground-Based Studies of Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence - tracking seasonal, diurnal and fine spatial variability," Sponsor: Caltech/W.M. Keck Foundation ($128,000; 10/01/14-11/01/15). PI: J. Stutz (UCLA). 

  • "PhotoSpec--Comprehensive Ground-Based Studies of Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence - tracking seasonal, diurnal and fine spatial variability," Sponsor: Caltech/W.M. Keck Foundation ($40,000; 10/09/14-11/01/15). PI: J. Stutz (UCLA).

  • "3-D Mountain/Snow and BC Deposition Impacts on Surface Hydrology and Radiative Forcing Over the Tibetan Plateau," Sponsor: PNNL/DOE ($60,000; 11/03/14-07/31/15). PI: K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Montane Water and Energy Cycle Climatology for Improving NEWS Products," Sponsor: NASA ($371,458; 12/09/14-12/08/17). PI: S. Margulis (UCLA).

  • "A Stochastic Approach for Radiative Forcing Studies Involving Black Carbon Aging/Life Cycle and Mountain Snow," Sponsor:  NSF-EAGER ($240,000; 02/15/15-01/31/17). PI:  K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Study of Antarctic Sea Ice Change with Satellite and Surface Data," Sponsor: U. Washington/NOAA  ($25,000; 04/01/15-06/30/16). PI: S. Ngheim (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Leveraging the MJO for Multi-week Predictions: Improving Understanding of MJO-maritime continent interactions," Sponsor: ONR ($274,080; 05/10/15-09/30/16). PI: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Implement the California State Wide 3-km ROMS to Enable real-time forecasts," Sponsor: UC San Diego/NOAA ($70,200; 06/01/15-05/31/16). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "GMI-specific advancements of the passive microwave algorithm for rain detection and classification," Sponsor: Kongju National University ($56,744; 06/20/15-11/30/15).  PI: S. Hristova-Veleva.

FY 2013 - 2014 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

  • "Ice-shelf melting in Antarctica and impact on glacier dynamics," Sponsor: UC Irvine/NASA ($102,755; 07/23/13-07/22/16). Investigator: M. Schodlok (UCLA).

  • “Quantifying fossil and biospheric CO2 fluxes in California using ground-based and satellite observations," Sponsor: UC San Diego/NASA ($127,686; 08/01/13-07/31/16). Investigator: N. Parazoo (UCLA).

  • "Advancing Monsoon Weather-Climate Fidelity in the NCEP CFS through Improved Cloud-Radiation-Dynamical Representation," Sponsor: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology ($316,025; 12/03/13-12/02/16). Investigator: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Investigating Multi-scale Interactions of the Tropcial Ocean Using the CYGNSS Wind Data," Sponsor: Ohio State University/NASA ($138,360; 01/01/14-12/31/16). Investigator: X. Wang (UCLA).

  • "Improve and Integrate InSAR Deformation Map with GPS toward Improved Community Geodetic Model," Sponsor: USC/SCEC ($20,000; 02/01/14-01/31/16). Investigator: Z. Liu (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Science Motivations for Remote Sensing of Ocean Mixed-Layer Properties," Sponsor: NASA ($316,573; 04/14/14-04/13/17). PI: D. Halkides (UCLA).

  • "Dryland Feedbacks to Future Climate Change: How Species Mortality and Replacement will Affect Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles and Energy Balance," Sponsor: USDI Geological Survey ($50,000; 05/19/14-05/18/16). Investigator: T. Painter (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Using the GoAmazon-CHUVA measurements to understand what causes the biases in the onset of the rainy season in Amazonia climate models," Sponsor: University of Texas/DOE ($101,583; 01/01/14-12/31/16). Investigator: J. Jiang (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Developing a passive microwave algorithm for precipitation detection and classification:  Algorithm refinements and evaluation in the TRMM/GPM era. Long-term statistics," Sponsor: Kongju National University ($60,944; 06/01/14-11/30/14). Investigator: S. Hristova-Veleva (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Implement the California State Wide 3-km ROMS to Enable real-time forecasts," Sponsor: UC San Diego/NOAA ($70,200; 06/01/14-05/31/15). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

FY 2012 - 2013 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013)

  • “Characterizing Uncertainties in Large-Scale Atmospheric Heating Distributions Derived from TRMM Observations and Reanalysis Datasets,” Sponsor: University of Maryland/NASA ($51,000; 01/01/13-12/31/14). Investigator: X. Jiang (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Developing a passive microwave algorithm for precipitation detection and classification: Diagnosing the stratiform and convective precipitation areas and implications for the subsequent rain retrievals,” Sponsor: Kongju National University ($43,545; 10/01/12-11/30/13). Investigator: Z. Haddad (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Preliminary Assessment of Offshore Wind Development Impacts on Marine Ecosystems,” Sponsor: UC Berkeley/California Energy Comission (EISG Program) ($139,110; 09/01/12-08/31/13). Investigator: A. Hall (UCLA).

  • “Understanding the Role of Convective Momentum Transport for the Madden-Julian Oscillation,” Sponsor: NSF ($495,830; 08/15/12-07/31/15). Investigators: X. Jiang (UCLA); D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Modulation of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Activity over the Intra-Americas Sea by Intraseasonal Variability: Implications for Dynamical TC Prediction on Intraseasonal Time Scales,” Sponsor:  NOAA ($345,000; 08/01/12-07/31/16). Investigators: X. Jiang and D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Diabatic Processes of the MJO: Enabling and Analyzing an MJO TF and GASS Global Model Evaluation Project," Sponsor: NSF ($497,408; 08/01/12-07/31/15). Investigator: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Nutrient Cycle Impacts on Forest Ecosystem Carbon Cycling: Improved Prediction of Climate Feedbacks from Coupled C-Nutrient Dynamics from Ecosystem to Regional Scales," Sponsor: DOE ($1,044,839; 07/15/12-07/14/15). Investigator: J. Fisher (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Influence of environmental moisture on hurricane genesis and intensification: Observations and idealized modeling," Sponsor: NASA/GSF.($352,705; 07/06/12-07/05/15). Investigator: R. Fovell (UCLA).

  • "Implement the California State Wide 3-km ROMS to Enable real-time forecasts," Sponsor: UC San Diego/NOAA ($70,200; 06/01/13-05/31/14). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

FY 2011 - 2012 (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

  • "Physics Constrained Stochastic-Statistical Models for Extended Range Environmental Prediction," Sponsor: New York University/ONR ($391,957; 06/01/12-05/31/15). Investigator: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Investigating the Feasibility of Incorporating Remote Sensing and Earth Science Datasets into Existing Frameworks for Improving Water Supply and Drought Forecasts in California," Sponsor: NASA ($101,450; 05/30/12-05/29/13). Investigator: S. Margulis (UCLA).

  • "Planning and Prosecution Subsystem Work Package," Sponsor: UC San Diego/NSF ($753,944; 05/01/12-08/31/14). Investigators: S. Chien (JPL/UCLA) and Y. Chao (RSS/UCLA). 

  • "Leveraging the MJO for Predicting Envelopes of Tropical Wave and Synoptic Activity at Multi-Week Lead Times," Sponsor: ONR ($575,289; 04/01/12-03/31/15). Investigator: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "South Atlantic Sea Surface Salinity Variability," Sponsor: Oregon State University/NASA ($300,000; 02/07/12-02/06/16). Investigator: Y. Chao (RSS/UCLA). 

  • "2013 SCEC Proposal: Developing inSAR deformation map towards improved Community Geodetic Model," Sponsor: University of Southern California/SCEC ($20,000; 02/01/12-01/31/16). Investigator: Z. Liu (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Assimilation of Precipitation Observations into HWRFX without the Pitfalls of Microphysical Representations,” Sponsor: NOAA ($130,000; 01/01/12-12/31/13). Investigator: Z. Haddad (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Holographic A-Band Multi-Channel Substrate-Guided Spectrometer (HAMMS)," Sponsor: Luminit, LLC. ($100,000; 11/28/11-11/27/13). Investigator: A. Davis (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Capability of Atmospheric Parameter Retrieval and Modeling for Wide-Swath Spaceborne Atmopsheric Radars," Sponsor: University of Leicester/European Space Agency ($41,035; 10/01/11-03/31/13). Investigator: S. Tanelli (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Collaborative Project: 3D Radiative Transfer Parameterization Over Mountains/Snow for High-Resolution Climate Models: Fast Physics and Computational Applications," Sponsor: DOE ($762,000; 09/15/11-09/14/15). Investigators: K.N. Liou (UCLA) and R. Leung (PNNL). 

  • "A Regional Upwelling and Coastal Land Use Patterns on the Development of HAB Hotspots Along the California Coast," Sponsor: NOAA ($250,000; 09/01/11-08/31/16). Investigator: Y. Chao (RSS/UCLA).

  • “Comparison of Structure and Evolution Characteristics of Boreal Summer and Winter Intraseasonal Oscillations Derived from Reanalysis Products and Satellite Observations,” Sponsor: NOAA ($16,326; 09/01/11-08/31/12).  Investigator:  X. Jiang (UCLA).

  • "From the Watershed to the Ocean: Using NASA Data and Models to Understand and Predict Variations in Central California Chinook Salmon," Subcontract to the UC Santa Cruz/NASA ($335,918; 08/08/11-08/07/15). Investigator: Y. Chao (RSS/UCLA). 

  • "Creation of Climate Science Courses and a Pathway to Graduate School in Technical Fields Relevant to Global Climate Change," Sponsor: CSUN/NASA ($75,000; 08/01/11-07/31/12). Investigator: R. Fovell (UCLA). 

  • “Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality Science Using Data from the European Metop Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI),” Sponsor: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/NASA ($249,184; 7/14/11 - 1/20/16).  Investigator: A Eldering (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Multi-model Ensemble Forecast of MJO," Sponsor: University of Hawaii at Manoa/DOC ($90,382; 07/01/11-06/30/15). Investigator: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Implement the California State Wide 3-km ROMS to Enable real-time forecasts," Sponsor: UC San Diego/NOAA ($70,200; 06/01/12-05/31/13). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

FY 2010 - 2011 (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011)

  • "Determination of the Aspect Ratio of Airborne Dust Particles from APS Measurements," Sponsor:  Texas A&M/NASA ($180,000; 06/20/11-06/19/15). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Quantifying the Contributions of Fire Emissions from Forests, Grasslands, and Agriculture to Black Carbon in Siberia and the FSU,” Sponsor: Department of Agriculture Forest Service ($91,023; 06/02/11-12/31/13).  Investigator: Q. Li (UCLA).

  • "Multi-Sensor Improved Sea-Surface Temperature (MISST) for IOOS," Sponsor:  Remote Sensing Systems/NOAA ($105,000; 06/01/11-05/31/16). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Implement the California State Wide 3-km ROMS to Enable real-time forecasts," Sponsor: UC San Diego/NOAA ($70,200; 06/01/11-05/31/12). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "CeNCOOS: Integrating Marine Operations for Decision Makers and the General Public," Sponsor: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute/NOAA ($246,500; 06/01/11-05/31/15). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Multi-model regional simulation of climate change impacts on Agriculture and ecosystems," Sponsor: Chapman University/Dept. of Agriculture ($144,221; 04/01/11-03/31/15). Investigator: J. Kim (UCLA). 

  • "G8 Initiative: ExArch: Climate Analytics on Distributed Exascale Data Archives," Sponsor: NSF ($295,627; 03/01/11-02/28/16). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA); J. Kim (UCLA).

  • "Investigating the Variability of Sea Level in the Sub-Arctic and Arctic Seas," Sponsor: NASA ($365,471; 01/24/11-01/23/14). Investigator: D. Volkov (UCLA).

  • "Forecasts and Projections of Environmental and Anthropogenic Impacts on Harmful Algal Blooms in Coastal Ecosystems," Sponsor: UC/California Sea Grant ($150,000; 12/01/10-01/31/13). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Collaborative Research: Investigating the Characteristics of Lower Tropospheric Airborne GPS Radio Occultation Observations and their Impact in Hurricane Studies,” Sponsor: NSF ($266,637; 09/15/10-08/31/13). Investigator:  F. Xie (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Collaborative Research: An Eddy -  Permitting Arctic & Sub -  Polar State Estimate for Climate Research,” Sponsor: NSF ($135,548; 09/15/10-08/31/13). Investigator:  A. Nguyen (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Estimation and Attribution of Global CO2 Surface Fluxes Using Satellite Observations of CO2 and CO From TES, GOSAT, and MOPITT,” Sponsor: NASA ($785,810; 09/02/10-09/01/15). Investigator:  D. Jones (U. Toronto/UCLA).

  • "Integrated Hydrologic Response to Extreme Dust Deposition to the Snow Cover of the Colorado River Basin," Sponsor: NASA ($1,765,954; 09/01/10-08/31/15). Investigator: T. Painter (UCLA).

  • “Scatterometer Algorithm Development for Antarctic Sea Ice Mapping,” Sponsor: University of Washington/NOAA ($20,378; 08/20/10-08/19/11). Investigator:  S. Nghiem (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Multi-polarization SAR Lake Ice Classification System Development," Sponsor: NOAA ($60,000; 07/13/10-06/30/12). Investigator: S. Nghiem (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Developing the capability to monitor and predict upwelling along the California coast using an ocean circulation model," Sponsor: UC/California Sea Grant/NOAA ($52,200; 07/01/10-06/30/11). Investigator: X. Wang (UCLA).

  • “Larvamap PWS, A Community Larval and Invertebrate Transport Model:  Phase 2 Prince William Sound,” Sponsor: Prince William Sound Oil Recovery Institute ($25,000; 07/01/10-06/30/11). Investigator:  X. Wang (UCLA). 

FY 2009 – 2010 (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010)

  • "Radiative Transfer in Absorbing Aerosols and Snow Grains: Theory and Experiment," Sponsor: NSF ($1M; 06/15/10-05/31/15). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA). 

  • “Implementation of Integrated Ocean Observing Systems: Southern California Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System,” Sponsor: UCC San Diego/NOAA ($93,396; 06/01/10-05/31/11). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Determination of the spatial distribution of ozone precursor and greenhouse gas concentrations and emissions in the LA-Basin,” Sponsor: CA Air Resources Board ($299,968; 04/01/10-03/29/15). Investigators: J. Stutz (UCLA), Q. Li (UCLA), S. Sanders (JPL).

  • “Improving the Impact of GPSRO Data Assimilation in NCEP,” Sponsor: University of Arizona/NOAA ($76,339; 04/01/10-05/31/11). Investigator: F. Xie (UCLA).

  • “GOMEX 3-D Operational Ocean Forecast System Pilot Project,” Sponsor: Portland State University/DOE ($125,000; 03/11/10-09/10/11). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics and Predictability of MJO's," Sponsor: UC San Diego/ONR ($28,806; 01/26/10-12/31/10). Investigator: D. Waliser (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Evaluation of Anthropengic and Natural Nutrient Loadings and Their Effects in the Coastal Southern California Bight," Sponsor: Southern California Coastal Water Research Project ($100,000; 01/01/10-12/31/10). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Developing Optical Datasets and Modeling Capabilities to Assess Radiative Forcing of Contrails and Contrail-Cirrus," Texas A&M University/DOT ($210,001; 12/11/09-12/31/12). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • “Evaluation of Vertical Velocity from a Coastal Ocean Model for the Possibility of Direct Upwelling Monitoring,” Sponsor: UC/California Sea Grant College Program/NOAA ($10,000; 12/01/09-03/31/10). Investigator: X. Wang (UCLA).

  • “Impacts of Climate Change and Melting Glaciers on Coastal Ecosystems in the Near Shore Waters of the Gulf of Alaska,” Sponsor: USGS ($299,370; 12/01/09-11/30/14). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Collaborative Research: Vertical Heating Structure in Large-Scale Convectively Coupled Tropical Waves,” Sponsor: NSF ($344,778; 10/01/09-09/30/12). Investigator: X. Jiang (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Continuous Evaluation of Fast Processes in Climate Models Using ARM Measurements," Sponsor: DOE ($500,000; 09/15/09-03/14/15). Investigator: Z. Li (JPL/UCLA). 

  • "Investigation of the Aerosol Indirect Effect on Ice Clouds and its Climate Impact Using A-Train Satellite Data and a GCM," Sponsor: NSF ($549,082; 09/01/09-08/31/12). Investigators: Y. Gu and K.N. Liou (UCLA); J. Jiang and H. Sui (JPL)

  • “A Unified Multi-Sensor Perspective on Upper-Tropospheric Hydration,” Sponsor: NASA Fellowship Grant ($60,000; 09/01/09-08/31/12). Investigators: K.N. Liou (UCLA); A. Eldering (JPL).

  • "Theoretical Basis of Optical and Radiative Characteristics for Aerosols in the Presence of Clouds," Sponsor: NASA ($120,000; 09/01/09-08/31/11). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Satellite and In Situ Observations over the Southeast Pacific Ocean," Sponsor: NASA ($388,037; 08/20/09-09/30/15). Investigator: R. Fovell (UCLA). 

  • "Transforming the Representation of the Boundary Layer and Low Clouds for High-Resolution Regional Climate Modeling,” Sponsor: DOE ($565,000; 08/15/09-08/14/11). Investigators:  A. Hall (UCLA); J. Teixeira (JPL). 

  • "Two Dominant Models of the Subseasonal Variability of the Eastern Pacific ITCZ: Connections between Extreme Events, Subseasonal and Interannual Variability," Sponsor: NOAA ($310,000; 08/01/09-07/31/12). Investigator: X. Jiang (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Remote Sensing of the Spatial Distribution of Ozone Precursor and Greenhouse Gas Concentrations and Emissions in the LA Basin during the 2010 CalNex Study," Sponsor: NOAA ($475,138; 8/1/09 - 7/31/12). Investigators: J. Stutz (UCLA); S. Sander (JPL).

  • “Prince William Sound Modeling, Data Assimilation and Forecasting,” Sponsor: Prince William Sound Science Center ($212,954; 08/01/09–07/31/11).  Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Utilizing Ecosystem Information to Improve the Decision Support System for Central California Salmon," Sponsor: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute ($125,000; 09/01/09-08/31/12). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Implementation of Integrated Ocean-Observing Systems: Southern California Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System,” Sponsor: UC San Diego/NOAA ($90,000; 07/01/09-06/30/10). Investigators: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA) and J. Farrara (UCLA).

  • “Characterization of Soil and Vegetation Biophysics to Support Ecosystems,” Sponsor: DOT ($20,000; 07/01/09-03/31/16). Investigator: K. McDonald (JPL/UCLA).

FY 2008 – 2009 (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

  • “Aerosol Impacts on Cirrus Clouds and High Power Laser Transmission,” Sponsor: AF-Office of Scientific Research ($105,000; 06/15/09-11/30/09). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Collaborative Research: Exploring the Chemical Reach of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Satellite/In-Situ Data Analysis and Chemistry/Transport Modeling," Sponsor: NSF ($299,012; 06/01/09-05/31/13). Investigator: B. Tian (UCLA).

  • “Study of Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change and Genesis with EOS Observations and Cloud-Resolving WRF Model,” Sponsor: University of Hawaii/NASA ($62,989; 03/26/09-03/25/15). Investigator: B. Kahn (UCLA).

  • "Enhancing California's Water Resource Decision Support System," Sponsor: UC Irvine/UCOP ($239,679; 01/01/09-12/31/11). Investigator: J. Kim (UCLA).

  • "CENCOOS: Long Term Monitoring of Environmental Conditions in Support of Protected Marine Area Management in Central and Northern California," Sponsor: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute/NOAA ($175,000; 08/01/08-07/31/11). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA). 

  • “Vegetation and Soil Physiology: Linking in SITU Measurements and Radar Remote Sensing,” Sponsor: University of Arizona/DOI ($10,000; 08/01/08-04/30/10). Investigators: K. McDonald (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

FY 2007-2008 (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008)

  • "An Investigation of the Aerosol Indirect Effect on Ice Clouds Based on Satellite Observations," Sponsor: NASA ($472,000; 06/01/08-05/31/10). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "ROMS Modeling, Data Assimilation and Real-Time Forecasting in Support of ASAP," Sponsor: ONR ($200,000; 06/01/08-05/31/10). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "The Impacts of the Offshore Transport of Carbon and Nutrients from the Continental Margins on the Carbon Cycle and Air-Sea CO2 Balance of the Pacific Ocean," Sponsor: NASA ($344,778; 04/15/08-04/14/11). Investigator: X. Jin (UCLA).

  • “Simulating and Understanding Variability in Runoff From the Sierra Nevada,” Sponsor: UC Riverside/DOI ($17,623; 03/01/08-02/28/09). Investigator:  A. Hall (UCLA).

  • "Upper Tropospheric Clouds: Developing a Global Long-Term Dataset with Quantitative Error Estimates," Sponsor: NASA ($376,000; 02/07/08-12/31/11). Investigator: A. Eldering (JPL/UCLA).

  • “NGST Airborne Data,” Sponsor: Northrup Grumman ($27,000; 9/17/07, Gift). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Climatic Impacts of Contrail and Contrail-Cirrus," Sponsor: DOT/Federal Aviation Agency ($50,000; 09/05/07-08/31/08). Investigators: S. Ou and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Studies of Polar Stratospheric Clouds, Tropical Stratospheric Clouds and Tropospheric Aerosols Using CALIPSO Data," Sponsor: University of Colorado ($124,536; 08/15/07-08/14/10). Investigator: K.N. Liou (UCLA). 

  • "Simulating and Understanding Variability in Runoff from the Sierra Nevada," Sponsor: U.C. Center for Water Resources ($41,396; 07/01/07-06/30/09). Investigator: A. Hall (UCLA). 

FY 2006-2007 (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007)

  • "Aerosol Impacts on Cirrus Clouds and High Power Laser Transmission: A Combined Satellite Observations and Modeling Approach," Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research ($305,000; 05/01/07-12/31/09). Investigator: K.N. Liou and S. Ou (UCLA).

  • "A Smart Sensor Web for Ocean Observation: System, Design, Modeling and Optimization," Sponsor: University of Washington/NASA ($270,000; 09/06/06-12/31/09). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Response of the Bering Sea Integrated Circulation-Ice-Ecosystem to Forcing by Climate and the Adjacent North Pacific and Arctic Oceans," Sponsor: North Pacific Research Board/NOAA ($200,000; 09/01/06-08/30/09). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA) and J. McWilliams (UCLA).

  • "Impacts of NASA Data and Models on Decision Support Tools in Prince William Sound, Alaska," University of Alaska/NASA ($129,450; 06/01/06-12/31/07). Investigator: Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).

  • “Decision Support Through Earth Science Results Can-Applied Science Program,” Sponsor: University of Alaska/NASA ($113,125; 06/01/06-12/31/07). Investigator:  Y. Chao (JPL/UCLA).