GMAO Takes Hold in the Windy City


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AGU 2022

Representatives from NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2022, held in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first time AGU has been held in what’s known as the Windy City. Thankfully, mid-December did not bring the extreme cold and snow with which the city can be associated; in fact, it was relatively mild.

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The theme for AGU Fall 2022 was Science Leads the Future. The event brought together more than 25,000 participants from over 100 countries. As in recent years, AGU provided a virtual option for both presenters and attendees.

The GMAO has a strong presence, with presentation and poster topics ranging from the uncertainty in atmospheric river detection to the global burden of tropospheric ozone. The list of the scheduled oral and poster presentations by GMAO members is below. PDF versions of the posters can be found at


Allison Collow - Uncertainty in Atmospheric River Detection and Atmospheric River Induced Precipitation due to Reanalysis Selection

Larry Coy - The generation of mixing across the stratospheric polar vortex edge by breaking gravity waves

Amin Dezfuli - Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Future Transboundary Water Conflicts in the Middle East

Emma Knowland - GEOS Constituent Data Assimilation beyond Aura MLS: Assimilating NASA SAGE III/ISS profiles of stratospheric water vapor and ozone

Jana Kolassa - Assessing the Impact of SMAP Data Assimilation on Tropical Cyclone Landfall Predictions

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Randy Koster - The Simulation and Subseasonal Forecasting of Hydrological Variables: Insights from a Simple Water Balance Model

Carl Malings - Towards a Flexible Data Fusion Tool for Air Quality Estimation and Forecasting with a Global Scope in Google Earth Engine

Isaac Moradi - Community Radiative Transfer Model: Implementing a new cloud scattering database and developing the forward radar module

Lesley Ott - Low latency flux and concentration datasets in support of greenhouse gas monitoring based on NASA’s GEOS modeling and data


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Nikolay Balashov - Generating a global CH4 product by assimilating TROPOMI retrievals into NASA's GEOS

Allison Collow - Excessive Subsidence of the Southeast Atlantic Biomass Burning Aerosol Plume in the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) Model

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Natalie Thomas - Effect of Baseline Period on Quantification of Climate Extremes over the United States

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