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July 2011

Director's Note

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It seems the directors are off in several directions, most of them busy working...more

Department News

Technical Computing

SSEC participated in World IPv6 Day on June 8th. IPv6 is the next-generation...more

Web Team

You may have noticed: changes have come to the Break Room...more

Human Resources

The following is a list of appropriate and inappropriate interview questions that can also carry over to our supervisors and staff with regard to...more

Equity & Diversity

Another year has gone by and that means some changes are coming to the Equity and Diversity Committee...more

Comings and Goings



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Real-time Tracking of Cordon Caulle Volcanic Ash Cloud

The Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile began erupting violently on 4 June 2011, disrupting air traffic over South America and beyond...more

nearcast model

GOES Sounder Near-casting Demonstrated at the Hazardous Weather Testbed

Robert Aune and Ralph Petersen of CIMSS participated in the Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center...more

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In June 2011 SSEC and CIMSS continued their close collaboration with the China Meteorological Administration when three SSEC scientists traveled to Beijing...more


ASPB Participation in GOES-R AWG Annual Review

Several scientists from CIMSS participated in the GOES-R Annual Meeting held in Fort Collins...more


Brad Pierce on GEO-CAPE SWG and ARSET Panel

Brad Pierce has been asked to Co-Chair the Air Quality Standards and Processes Science Working Group (SWG) for the NASA Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) satellite...more


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Science on a Sphere Collaborations with Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Patrick Rowley, Margaret Mooney, and Steve Ackerman from CIMSS attended the opening of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center...more


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19th Annual CIMSS High School Workshop

Ten high school students from as far away as Connecticut participated in the 2011 CIMSS High School Workshop on Atmospheric and Earth Sciences...more


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CIMSS Students Make a Big Splash in the Desert

Jacola Roman and Elise Garms found themselves launching radiosondes at midnight in support of the JAXA/JPL team...more



In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.

Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil