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JPL-Supported Research Projects

List of JPL-supported research projects and activities.

JPL-Supported Projects

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

  • "Climate Model Diagnostic Analyzer," ($15,511; 07/02/15-04/30/17). Investigators: S. Lee (JPL) and T. Kubar (UCLA).

  • "MISR Project," ($34,000; 07/02/15-07/08/17). Investigators: E. Hansen (JPL) and K.N. Liou/M. Tosca (UCLA).

  • "Arctic Energy Balance Database," ($106,427; 07/13/15-06/30/17). Investigators: C. Miller (JPL) and K.N. Liou/N. Schlegel (UCLA).


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

  • "A Height-Resolved, Tropospheric Data Product of Bromine Monoxide from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on EOS/Aura," ($94,000; 07/14/14-06/30/17). Investigators: T. Kurosu (JPL) and J. Stutz (UCLA).

  • "Improved estimates of wind work on ocean circulation using QuikSCAT data and a numerical model," ($325,000; 07/21/14-09/30/15).  Investigators: D. Menemenlis (JPL) and H. Zhang (UCLA).

  • "SMAP science support for flooding," ($25,000; 08/27/14-08/31/15). Investigators: E. Njoku (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Discharge estimation from the potential SWOT mission," ($20,000; 09/01/14-08/31/15). Investigators: K. Andreadis (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Global and Regional Deformation of the Earth," (173,002; 09/03/14-05/05/15).  Investigators: R. Gross (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Closing Global Freshwater and Energy Budgets," ($210,602; 09/03/14-09/30/17). Investigators: J. Willis (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Proposal for SWOT Algorithm Definition Team Hydrology Activities Prior to Preliminary Design Review," ($140,868; 09/19/14-04/30/16). Investigators: P. Callahan (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "PhotoSpec--Comprehensive Ground-Based Studies of Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence," ($38,408; 10/09/14-09/27/15). Investigators: C. Frankenberg (JPL) and J. Stutz (UCLA).

  • "Integration of precision NASA snow products with the operations of the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center to improve decision making under drought conditions," ($91,607; 10/16/14-10/15/15).  Investigators: T. Painter (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Permafrost Vulnerability in a Seasonally Sea Ice-free Arctic," ($58,458; 10/28/14-09/30/15). Investigators: C. Miller (JPL) and N. Parazoo (UCLA).

  • "Atmospheric Sounder Science Support," ($150,757; 11/13/14-09/30/15).  Investigators: B. Lambrigsten (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Science System Engineering and Uncertainty Quantification for Sea Level Rise Predictions," ($45,134; 01/14/15-09/27/15). Investigators: C. Boening (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Science System Engineering and Uncertainty Quantification for Sea Level Rise Predictions," ($45,323; 01/16/15-12/01/15). Investigators: C. Boening (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "High-Resolution Regional-scale Greenhouse Gas Flux Estimation," ($49,558; 02/03/15-09/27/15). Investigators: C. Miller (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Support of the TES OCS, TES/OMI, AIRS/OMI/MLS product characterization and climate model evaluation with TES instantaneous radiative kernels and fluxes," (158,647; 02/25/15-09/30/17). Investigators: K. Bowman (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Climate, satellite data and applications," ($184,109; 03/25/15-04/30/16). Investigators: J. Teixeira (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Atmospheric Rivers: Water Extremes that Impact Global Climate, Regional Weather and Water Resources," ($43,000; 04/14/2015-04/13/2016). Investigators:  D. Waliser (JPL) and B. Guan (UCLA).

  • "Oceans Melting Greenland: OMG Earth Ventures mission," ($93,000; 04/28/2015-04/30/2016). Investigators: S. Dinardo (JPL) and M. Schodlok (UCLA).

  • "Methane Concentration Retrievals from JPL HYTES Instrument Over Dairy and Fossil Fuel Procedures," ($25,000; 05/06/2015-08/16/2015). Investigators: J. Worden (JPL) and L. Kuai (UCLA).

  • "Comparison of GNSS-R with Other Altimeters in Resolving Oceanic Circulations," ($20,000; 06/01/2015-09/30/2015). Investigators: Z. Li (JPL) and X. Wang (UCLA).

  • "Global Flood Risk From Advanced Modeling and Remote Sensing in Collaboration with Google Earth Engine," ($44,976; 06/17/15-09/30/15). Investigators: K. Andreadis (JPL) and G. Schumann (UCLA).

  • "Quantifying the Relative Impact of Changes in Aerosols and Clouds on Surface Temperature Trends in the Southeast US," ($39,462; 06/18/2015-07/08/2017). Investigators: O. Kalashnikova and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "SciSpark: Highly Interactive and Scalable Model Evaluation and Climate Metrics for Scientific Data and Analysis," ($35,000; 06/22/2015-06/21/2016). Investigators: C. Mattmann (JPL) and J. Kim (UCLA).

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

  • "Upper Ocean Processes Associated with ENSO Diversity," ($54,094; 07/31/13-07/31/14). Investigators: T. Lee (JPL) and X. Wang (UCLA).

  • "Observational quantification of couplings between stratospheric sudden warnings and the Madden-Julian Oscillation and other atmospheric phenomena," ($105,992; 08/20/13-09/30/14). Investigators: B. Tian (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Broadband circularly polarized antenna array for Mars Rover direct-to-Earth communications," ($90,000; 10/02/13-09/28/14), Investigators: N. Chamberlain (JPL) and Y. Rahmat-Samii (UCLA).

  • "Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality Science Using Data from the European Metop Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI)," ($50,936; 02/01/14-10/31/14). Investigators: V. Payne (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Aerosol Retrievals Using Atmospheric Oxygen Absorption and Polarization,"  ($40,447; 02/01/14-10/31/14). Investigators: V. Natraj (JPL) and J. Stutz (UCLA).

  • "A data record of the cloudy boundary layer," ($78,157; 02/20/14-01/31/15). Investigators: J. Teixeira (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Regional variations of sea level change and their casual mechanisms," ($159,007; 03/18/14-03/31/15). Investigators: I. Fukumori (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Improve Cloud-Radiation-Dynamical Interactions," ($70,000; 03/19/14-09/30/14). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL) and J. Kim (UCLA).

  • "ISSM Outreach/Education Using the VISL Framework," ($73,847; 03/25/14-01/31/15). Investigators: E. Larour (JPL) and D. Halkides (UCLA).

  • "Modeling the dynamic evolution of the Greenland Ice Sheet under different scenarios of Atmospheric Forcing using ISSM," ($104,000; 06/25/14-05/31/15).  Investigators: E. Larour (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Methane Concentration Retrievals from JPL HYTES Instrument over Dairy and Fossil Fuel Procedures," ($25,000; 05/06/15-08/16/15). Investigators: J. Worden (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Quantifying the relative impact of changes in aerosols and clouds on surface temperature trends in the Southeast US," ($39,462; 06/18/15-07/08/16). Investigators: O. Kalashnikova (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

 

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

  • "Ocean Modeling in Support of the SWOT Mission Development," ($40,463; 07/25/12-12/31/12). Investigators: L.-L. Fu (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Unified Cloud and Mixing Parameterization of the Marina Boundary Layer: EDMF and PDF-Based Cloud Approaches," ($157,906; 08/10/12-08/31/13). Investigators: J. Teixeira (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Investigating the aerosol effects on humidity, and analysis of hurricane genesis and intensification," ($307,041; 11/13/12-09/30/14). Investigators: H. Su (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Analysis of the ocean state estimates of ECCO Central Production," ($64,688; 12/18/12-09/30/13). Investigators: I. Fukumori (JPL) and X. Wang (UCLA).

  • "Doppler Velocity products from EarthCARE," ($104,983; 12/20/12-09/30/13). Investigators: S. Tanelli (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Observing System Sensitivity Experiments for Measuring Sea Surface Height Using GPS," ($25,000; 01/06/13-05/19/13). Investigators: T. Lee (JPL) and X. Wang (UCLA).

  • "Retrievals of hydrometeor properties from APR-2 measurements," ($24,565; 02/27/13-05/31/13). Investigators: S. Tanelli (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "A Regional Climate Model Evaluation System," ($66,720; 05/22/13-04/30/14). Investigators: C. Mattman (JPL) and J. Kim (UCLA).

  • "ECCO Equatorial Ocean Currents," ($25,000; 06/18/13-09/30/13). Investigators: D. Halpern (JPL) and X. Wang (UCLA).

  • "Microwave Limb Sounder," ($276,097; 06/26/13-09/30/15), PI:  N. Livesey (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).


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

  • "Ocean Warming and the Atlantic Meridonal Overturning Circulation," ($135,400; 08/06/11-09/30/12). Investigators: J. Willis (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Investigating the Influence of Asian Aerosol Pollution on the Water Vapor Transport from the Troposphere to the Stratosphere," ($104,100; 08/25/11-09/30/12). Investigators: H. Su (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "NPP Analysis," ($310,700; 08/30/11-12/31/13). Investigators: B. Lambrigtsen (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Analysis of Merged Satellite Temperature and Water Vapor Observations," ($22,635; 09/05/11-07/14/12). Investigators: E. Fetzer (JPL), B. Lambrigsten (JPL), and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Glider Analysis & ROMS Develompent," ($75,000; 09/22/11-08/31/12). Investigators: Y. Chao (JPL) and J. McWilliams (UCLA).

  • "Enabling Regional Climate Model Evaluation: A Critical Use of Observations for Establishing Core NCA Capabilities," ($81,945; 11/11/11-09/30/13). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL) and J. Kim (UCLA).

  • “Satellite observations and reanalysis products over the subtropical oceans for evaluation of coupled atmosphere-ocean models,”  ($9,878; 11/14/11-11/13/12).  Investigators: J. Teixeira (JPL) and R. Mechoso (UCLA).

  • "Glory Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor Simulations," ($21,566; 05/04/12-05/03/13). Investigators: D. Diner (JPL and F. Xu (UCLA). 

  • "Titan Atmospheric Structure," ($52,703; 05/04/12-09/29/13). Investigators: D. Diner (JPL) and F. Xu (UCLA).

  • "Geodetic Validation of Geophysical Models," ($15,056; 05/13/12-09/30/12). Investigators: J. Dickey (JPL) and X. Wang (UCLA).

  • "Applying tidal force as open boundary conditions in regional configurations of MITgem," ($30,110; 06/11/12-09/30/12). Investigators: D. Menemenlis (JPL) and X. Wang (UCLA). 

  • "Satellite Sounding Analysis," ($244,200; 06/28/12-09/30/13). Investigators: B. Lambrigtsen (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).


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

  • “A Correlation Study Between Water Vapor Isotope and Cloud Properties By Collation Between TES, CLOUDSAT and CALIPSO,” ($42,140; 09/29/10-02/28/11). Investigators: J. Worden (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Education and Public Outreach Activities in Support of the Aquarius Salinity Satellite Mission," ($9,500; 10/15/10-09/30/11). Investigators: Y. Chao (JPL) and J. Farrara (UCLA).

  • "Network Analysis for distributed Data in the Climate Data Exchange," ($30,545; 10/26/10-07/31/11). Investigators: A. Braverman (JPL) and J. deLeeuw (UCLA).

  • “Determination of Antarctic Intermediate Water Formation using ECCO2 Model and Space-Borne Observations,” ($187,102; 01/01/11-06/30/13). Investigators: V. Zlotnicki (JPL) and D. Volkov (UCLA).

  • "Using Satellite Data and ECCO Ocean Analysis in Support of CLIVAR/DYNAMO: Model Evaluation and Hypothesis Testing" ($218,302; 02/26/11-12/31/13). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL) and D. Halkides (JPL/UCLA).

  • "Improving Ice Flow Models using ICEBRIDGE and ISSM" ($76,413; 02/26/11-09/30/12). Investigators: E. Larour (JPL) and D. Halkides (UCLA).

  • "Estimation of forest biomass and soil moisture from low frequency radar," ($79,402; 03/09/11-09/30/12). Investigators: S. Saatchi (JPL) and T. Gillespie (UCLA).

  • "Global distribution of forest carbon stock," ($108,951; 03/09/11-09/30/12). Investigators: S. Saatchi (JPL) and U. Seibt (UCLA).

  • "Improving Ice flow models using ISSM and New Icebridge Datasets," ($146,663; 05/02/11-09/30/14). Investigators: E. Larour (JPL) and D. Halkides (UCLA).

  • "Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase III (ECCO3):  Improved Representation of Ocean-Ice Interactions in Earth System Models,” ($900,853; 06/21/11-02/28/16). Investigators: D. Menemenlis (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

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

  • “Development and Utilization of a High-Resolution Global-Ocean and Sea-Ice Data Synthesis,” ($562,727; 08/03/09-06/30/11).  Investigators: D. Menemenlis (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).
  • “Studying Atmosphere with GPS Radio Occultation,” ($328,225; 08/19/09-09/30/12). Investigators: D. Wu (JPL) and F. Xie (UCLA).

  • “Satellite and In-Situ Observations Over the Southeast Pacific Ocean,” ($185,079; 08/20/09-09/15/11). Investigators: E. Fetzer (JPL) and R. Fovell (UCLA).

  • “Estimation of Mixed Layer Heat Budget Using Global High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Data and an Eddy-Permitting Ocean Model,” ($448,540; 09/30/09-09/30/13). Investigators: D. Menemenlis (JPL) and H. Brix (UCLA).

  • “Ocean Circulation and Its Role in Climate Variability,” ($60,000; 10/06/09-03/30/12). Investigators: I. Fukumori (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • “Altimeter Data and ECCO2 Ocean State Estimates Used to Study the Variability of Antarctic Circumpolar current Fronts,” ($100,000; 10/20/09-03/30/12). Investigators: V. Zlotnicki (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • “Quantifying Long-Range Transport of Pollution in the Upper Troposphere Using MLS Observations,” ($70,000; 11/04/09-09/30/11). Investigators: N. Livesey (JPL) and Q. Li (UCLA).

  • “Energy and Water Cycle Research Using Models and Data,” ($126,145; 11/23/09-09/26/10). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL) and J. Kim (UCLA).

  • "Teleconnection Between Variability in Tropical Climate and High Latitude Water Masses on Interannual Scales," ($111,951; 12/15/09-09/30/12).  Investigators: V. Zlotnicki (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Climate Change Studies via Geodesy: Sea Level Change, Time Variable Gravity and Evaluation of Models," ($291,691; 12/21/09-03/31/12). Investigators: J. Dickey (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • “Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Clouds From Space,” ($9,945; 04/29/10-08/31/10). Investigators: D. Wu (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Thickness changes of Antarctic ice shelves and their tributary glaciers measured by ICES at laser altimetry," ($165,448; 06/01/10-02/28/13). Investigators: A. Khazendar (JPL) and M. Schodlok (UCLA).

FY 2008-2009 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2009) 

  • "Statistical Methods for Hurricane Studies," ($70,694; 07/09/08-09/30/12). Investigators: A. Braverman (JPL) and J. de Leeuw (UCLA).

  • "Statistical Study of Altimetric Significant Waveheight," ($6,750; 07/17/08-06/13/14). Investigators: A. Braverman (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Space Based Microwave Techniques for Soil Moisture Estimation," ($89,154; 08/27/08-03/31/09). Investigators: E. Njoku (JPL) and K.N. Liou/D. Das (UCLA).

  • "Investigation of Upper-Tropospheric and Lower Stratospheric Clouds with Satellite Data and Numerical Models," ($216,900; 09/15/08-09/30/10). Investigators: D. Wu (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Retrieval Algorithms for Atmospheric Radars," ($141,720; 10/2/08-09/30/11). Investigators: Z. Haddad (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Investigating Subseasonal Predictability and the Global Water Cycle," ($152,022; 10/30/08-09/30/10). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL), K.N. Liou (UCLA), and X. Jianan (UCLA).

  • "Modeling the Effects of Aerosols on Clouds," ($20,000; 02/11/09-08/21/09). Investigators: J. Jiang (JPL), K.N. Liou (UCLA), and Y. Gu (UCLA)

  • "Characterizing Atmospheric Rivers with AIRS and other A-TRAIN Data," ($62,272; 02/26/09-02/28/10). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL), K.N. Liou (UCLA), and B. Guan (UCLA).

  • "Energy and Water Cycle Research Using Models and Data," ($123,777; 02/26/09-11/30/09). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL) and J. Kim (UCLA).

  • "Studying the Hydrological Cycle of the MJO using TES Water Vapor Isotope Data," ($17,000; 03/4/09-02/28/10). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL) and B. Tian (UCLA).

  • “Stand-Alone Airs Optical Depth (OD) and Effective Diameter (DE) Cirrus Retrieval,” ($200,000; 06/13/09-09/30/10). Investigators: B. Lambrigtsen (JPL), B. Kahn (JPL), K.N. Liou (UCLA), and S. Ou (UCLA).

  • “Validation of Airs Data for the Boundary Layer,” ($8,131; 06/15/09-09/30/09). Investigators: J. Teixeira (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • “Analysis of Distributed Data in the Climate Data Exchange,” ($31,175; 06/22/09-09/26/10). Investigators: A. Braverman (JPL) and J. de Leeuw (UCLA).

  • “State-Space Modeling for Greenhouse Gas Tracking Using the Climate Data Exchange,” ($6,493; 06/26/09-09/18/09). Investigators: A. Braverman (JPL) and J. de Leeuw (UCLA).

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

  • “Dr. Baijun Tian Subcontract,” ($189,389; 12/18/07-12/31/09). Investigators: K.N. Liou (UCLA); B. Tian (JPL/UCLA).

  • "A Study on the Hydrological Cycle of the MJO," ($363,748; 12/18/07-12/31/08). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL), K.N. Liou (UCLA), and B. Tian (UCLA).

  • “Joint Distribution of Clouds, Water Vapor Temperature: analysis of CLOUDSAT and AIRS OBSERVATIONS,” ($22,284; 05/22/07-06/15/08). Investigator:  K.N. Liou (UCLA). 
  • "Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Project," ($168,785; 03/01/08-02/28/09). Investigators: B. Kahn (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "Joint Distribution of Clouds, Water Vapor and Temperature: Analysis of Cloudsat, Calipso, MLS, and AIRS Observations," ($18,480; 05/01/08-09/28/08). Investigators: A. Eldering (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

  • "SST Analysis for Ecco2 Project," ($134,068; 06/30/08-10/31/09). Investigators: D. Menemenlis (JPL) and H. Brix (UCLA).
  • "Data Fusion for Carbon Dioxide Measurements from JPL’S Atmospheric Infrared Sounder and Orbiting Carbon Observatory," ($60,006; 05/26/08-06/30/10). Investigators: A. Braverman (JPL) and J. de Leeuw (UCLA).

  • "Validation of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Data for Shallow Boundary Layers Project," ($9,247; 06/16/08-08/31/08). Investigators: J. Tiexera (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).

 

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

  • "Calipso, MLS, and AIRS Observations," ($22,284; 05/22/07-06/15/10). Investigators: A. Eldering (JPL) and K.N. Liou (UCLA).



DRDF & SURP Projects

2011 – 2012

  • "Studying atmospheric planetary boundary layer (PBL) with innovative satellite remote sensing and numerical models" ($19,000; 03/01/11-02/29/12). Investigators: D. Wu (JPL); F. Xie (UCLA). (DRDF)

2009 – 2010

  • "Observation and Modeling of Antarctic Ice Sheet and Ocean Circulation Interactions," ($34,490;  04/07/10-12/26/10). Investigators: E. Larour (JPL); M. Schodlok (UCLA). (SURP)
  • "Long and Short Lived Greenhouse Gases in a Regional Context: Measurements and Modeling," ($70,000; 03/11/10-12/26/10). Investigators: S. Sander (JPL); K.N. Liou (UCLA). (DRDF)

  • "Development and Validation of a New Approach for Monitoring Freeze-Thaw State of Soil Underlying Snowpack with Integrated Remote Sensing and Process Modeling," ($60,011; 03/10/10-12/26/10). Investigators: K. McDonald (JPL); S. Margulis (UCLA). (SURP)

 2008 – 2009

  • "Assimilating Remote Sensing Data into Regional Earth System Models to Enable Prediction of California Environment in Response to the Past and Future Climate Change," ($75,000; 05/14/09-05/11/10). Investigators: Y. Chao (JPL); K.N. Liou (UCLA). (DRDF)

  • "A Multi-Sensor Perspective on Upper Tropospheric Humidity," ($20,692; 03/31/09-03/09/10). Investigators: A. Eldering (JPL); K.N. Liou (UCLA). (SURP - Education)

  • "Integrating WRF Simulations and Remote Sensing Observations in the JPL Hurricane Forecasting," ($49,930; 03/30/09-03/09/10). Investigators: S. Hristova-Veleva (JPL); R. Fovell (UCLA). (SURP)

2007 – 2008

  • "Evaluating the Impacts of Large-Scale Urbanization on Regional Energy and Water Cycles Using a Coupled Modeling and Remote Sensing Framework," ($48,745; 05/20/08-05/03/09). Investigators: E. Njoku (JPL); T. Hogue/S. Margulis (UCLA). (SURP)

  • "California Climate Projections for the 21st Century: Air Quality Predictions from the JPL-UCLA Regional Earth System Model," ($115,000; 05/19/08-05/03/09). Investigators: A. Eldering, Q. Li, and Y. Chao (JPL); K.N. Liou, R. Fovell, A. Hall and J. Kim (UCLA). (DRDF)

  • "Gas and Aerosol Remote Sensing Measurements from Mt. Wilson, California," ($15,000; 05/15/08-05/03/09). Investigators: S. Sander (JPL); J. Stutz (UCLA). (SURP)

  • "Gas and Aerosol Remote Sensing Measurements from Mt. Wilson, California," ($52,000; 09/12/07-08/17/08). Investigators: S. Sander (JPL); J. Stutz (UCLA). (SURP)

  • "Enabling Environmental Prediction Capabilities in California Using Satellite Data and JIFRESSE’s New Regional Earth System Model," ($60,500; 09/12/07-08/17/08). Investigators: D. Waliser (JPL); A. Hall, J. Kim, and X. Qu (UCLA). (SURP)

  • "Characterizing Snow Pack Accumulation and Melt and the Resulting Spring Streamflow in Sierra Basins Using a Novel Data Assimilation and Modeling Approach," ($47,269; 08/15/07-08/17/08). Investigators: E. Njoku (JPL); S. Margulis, T. Hogue, and N. Molotch (UCLA). (SURP)
  • "Earth Climate Science:  Collaborative Investigations with UCLA Graduate Students," ($20,000; 08/14/07-07/20/08). Investigators: A. Eldering (JPL); K.N. Liou (UCLA). (SURP - Education)

  • "Evaluating Key Uncertainties in IPCC Climate Change Projections in California Snowpack:  Topography, Snow Physics and Aerosol Deposition," ($140,000; 08/08/07-07/20/08). Investigators: D. Waliser, Q. Li, A. Eldering, Y. Chao, and S. Saatchi (JPL); K.N. Liou, J. Kim, R. Fovell, and Y. Xue (UCLA). (DRDF)

2006-2007

  • "A High Resolution Regional Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model for the Southern California Region," ($33,400; 02/05/07-09/30/07). Investigators: Y. Chao (JPL); J. McWilliams and A. Hall (UCLA). (SURP)

  • "Gas and Aerosol Remote Sensing Measurements from the SART Site and Comparisons with an Urban/Regional Air Quality Model," ($24,890; 01/22/07-01/21/08). Investigators: S. Sander, Q. Li, and D. Diner (JPL); J. Stutz (UCLA). (SURP)

  • "Radiatively Important Thin Cirrus: Characterization from AIRS Observations and Insights into Formation Mechanisms," ($10,003; 01/19/07-12/31/07). Investigators: A. Eldering (JPL); K.N. Liou (UCLA). (Supplement, Education)

  • "Coupling Regional and Global Processes: Towards the Next Generation of Space Missions," ($142,740; 09/06/06-08/31/07). Investigators: D. Waliser, Q. Li, A. Eldering, and Y. Chao (JPL); K.N. Liou, R. Fovell, A. Hall, and Y. Xue (UCLA). (DRDF)