Advancing littoral zone aerosol prediction via holistic studies in regime-dependent flows

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020
Principal Investigator(s): 
Steven D. Miller
Co-Principal Investigator(s): 
Susan van den Heever, Sonia Kreidenweis, Milija Zupanski, Robert Holz, Jianglong Zhang, and Jun Wang
Graduate Students, Postdoctoral and Other Investigators: 
Jeremy Solbrig, Renate Brummer, Anton Kliewer, Karina Apodaca-Martínez, Lewis Grasso, Matthew Rogers, Kevin Micke, Adele Igel, Sam Atwood, Steve Saleeby, Jungmin Park, Min Oo, Steve Albers, Ting-Chi Wu
Sponsors: 
Office of Naval Research

This project takes a multi-faceted, integrated approach to understanding and addressing significant forecasting challenges of atmospheric aerosol in the coastal zone impacting the characteristics of electro/optical (E/O) propagation.  The research aims to improve our basic understanding of the relative roles and synergistic interactions of key environmental factors that influence aerosol distributions and thereby E/O propagation, advance our ability to characterize littoral zone aerosol distribution and properties via next-generation satellite observations and algorithms, and examine how state of the art data assimilation approaches can exploit this information to provide representative high-resolution three dimensional (3D) analysis of the littoral zone aerosol. Click here to find out more about this Office of Naval Research $7.5 million sponsored project.