▪  Supercomputing Conference Hyper for GMAO's Hyperwall Presentations! (12.01.2016)

Four members of the GMAO, Tom Clune, Bill Putman, Ben Auer, and Matt Thompson, attended SC16 supercomputing conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 13-18 November 2016. Each gave a Hyperwall presentation at the NASA Booth, showcasing GMAO work.

▪  GMAO work highlighted at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco (11.23.2016)

NASA scientists gave 28 presentations highlighting the ability of NASA satellites and models to enhance understanding the Earth system at the COP22 meeting, held during November 7-18. Presentations featured multiple animations created using GMAO's GEOS modeling system. GMAO scientist, Dr. Ott, also coordinated a side event that focused on how current and future satellite observations help scientists and decision makers understand carbon and climate interactions.

▪  GMAO at the GSFC Fall Fun Run (10.19.2016)

This year GMAO had a great turn out of runners and walkers for the GSFC Fall Fun Run on October 5.

▪  Python Boot Camp (09.27.2016)

GMAO's very own Brent Smith, along with Jules Kouatchou and Carlos Cruz from the Advanced Software Technology Group, put their exceptional Python programming knowledge and skills to good use earlier this week at NASA Langley. They prepared and presented a two-day Python instruction course for over 30 SSAI scientists and programmers.

▪  A busy week for the GMAO (09.23.2016)

In NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, all weeks are busy - but some weeks get busier than others! The week of September 12-16 was action-packed, with GMAO staff engaged in numerous activities that help us maintain and expand our mission, use our data in different applications, and engage with the broader scientific community.

▪  GMAO Scientists to get feet wet with newly funded proposals (09.20.2016)

Recently, scientists from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) have won several proposal solicitations as either Principle Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I).

▪  GMAO Staff Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments (09.16.2016)

Seven members of the GMAO support staff were awarded for their outstanding work by Science Systems and Applications, Inc. at a recent SSAI employee recognition ceremony.

▪  GMAO seasonal forecasts suggests neutral conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean (09.13.2016)

According to seasonal forecasts from the GMAO, water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean should be just around normal for the rest of 2016. This following an extremely strong El Niño event last winter.

▪  GMAO scientists are part of GSFC team that discovered a disruption to the QBO in the stratosphere (09.02.2016)

The quasi-biennial oscillation in stratospheric wind patterns has a wide influence on stratospheric conditions. Comparisons to tropical wind statistics for the 1953 to present record demonstrate that the discovered 2015-2016 QBO disruption is unprecedented.

▪  GMAO data used by the DOT/Federal Highway Administration (08.22.2016)

GMAO reanalysis data have been used in a long-term research study performed by the US Department of Transport.

▪  Robin Kovach is featured in a NASA video about El Niño (06.13.2016)

Robin Kovach is featured in a NASA video about El Niño.

▪  The GMAO, photographed on May 19, 2016 (06.01.2016)

GMAO's staff is pictured in a group photo.

▪  Announcing 2015 GMAO Peer Award Winners (01.27.2016)

We extend our congratulations to the winners of the 2015 GMAO Peer Awards. The winners are listed in different categories of "Scientific, Technical or Outreach Support," "Scientific Achievement," "Administrative of Business Support," "Outstanding Contributions by a New GMAO Member", and "Long-Term Achievement".

▪  Bill Putman Part of 2016 Vizzie Award Winning Team (02.23.2016)

The GMAO's Bill Putman was part of a winning team in the 2016 Vizzie Awards from the National Science Foundation.

▪  New visualizations reveal differences between 2015, 1997 El Niños (02.25.2016)

"The start of an El Niño is important," said Robin Kovach, a research scientist with the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The visualization shows how the 1997 event started from colder-than-average sea surface temperatures — but the 2015 event started with warmer-than-average temperatures not only in the Pacific but also in in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

▪  Cécile Rousseaux Quoted in Recent NASA Article (04.04.2016)

GMAO's Cécile Rousseaux is quoted in NASA article "NASA Examines El Niño's Impact on Ocean Food Source.

▪  Gabriëlle de Lannoy takes a professorship at Catholic University of Leuven (01.07.2016)

Congratulations to Gabriëlle de Lannoy, who has chosen to return to Belgium to continue her career. During her time in GMAO, Gabriëlle made substantial contributions to the development of the GMAO's land-data assimilation systems. [ Photo of de Lannoy ] In particular, her publications have focused on the use of soil-moisture information from the ESA's SMOS and, more recently, NASA's SMAP instruments into GMAO's products and on the resultant impacts on scientific research.

▪  Congratulations to Brent Smith on his Early Career Award (01.07.2016)

Brent Smith has received the inaugural "Early Career Award" from his company, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI). According to SSAI, "The award is intended to recognize an emerging leader in the fields of Science, Engineering, Information Analytics, or Business Operations. The nominee will have a record that reflects ongoing and exceptional achievement, growth in contributions to his/her profession, and increased levels of leadership and responsibility.