Earth System Science Center and Department of Atmospheric Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

NASA Earth and Space Science fellows

Congratulations to Vikalp Mishra and Ian Chang, both doctoral students in atmospheric science, for being named NASA Earth and Space Science fellows!

Chang is using satellite instruments to measure the effects of aerosols caused by biomass burning in Africa when those aerosols float above the clouds. During the summer of 2016 (winter in Africa) he will work with a UK Met Office project that will fly an aircraft into and through those aerosols to provide in situ data to validate the satellite readings.

Mishra’s research uses two satellite instruments (infrared and microwave) to get wide area estimates of soil moisture in the southeastern U.S., with the objective of being able to use the satellite data to plug into and improve the output of crop models.

NASA received 391 applications for the NESS fellowship program, and approved 64.

Mishra and Chang join two other NESS fellows in atmospheric science: Emily Foshee and Nan Feng.

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