NOAA Seminar Series: Internship Opportunity in Hydrometeorology Field CampaignFree
Title: Internship Opportunity in Hydrometeorology Field Campaign
Speaker: Jake Longenecker, NOAA EPP/MSI CESSRST-II Fellow at CUNY
Date: February 22, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Meeting Link : https://meet.google.com/ioi-iwdk-rzc
PIN: 453 865 403#
As part of the NOAA Study of Precipitation, the Lower Atmosphere and Surface for Hydrometeorology (SPLASH) campaign, multiple unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) were deployed to the East River Watershed in the area surrounding Gothic, CO. This work focuses on co-located ground-based measurements to improve the sensing of these aircraft, determine the efficacy of the UAS datasets, and improve future collection efficiency. To achieve these goals an optimal sampling frequency must be determined, ground-based measurements must be contemporaneously collected, cleaned, and compared against the UAS data, and remotely sensed satellite data must be analyzed. Preliminary analysis has given rise to speculation about UAS dataset accuracy but has also informed a way forward to improve the UAS systems. Working directly with the UAS flight and optics teams we intend to improve their systems by the end of the SPLASH campaign with the goal to have these instruments flight ready for all future NOAA missions.