WiSE Research Spotlight: WiSE Ph.D. student Amber Reynolds
WiSE Ph.D. student Amber Reynolds spent nearly three weeks this summer in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Omaha, Nebraska, as part of the Mid-Latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). While in Ponca City, she served as radar scientist for the NASA Polarimetric (NPOL) which operated for the first time in a field campaign since a major upgrade to its antennae.
While in Omaha, Amber worked at Offutt Air Force Base with the High Altitude Wind and Rain Profiler (HIWRAP) that was mounted on the NASA high-altitude ER-2 aircraft that flies at 60,000+ feet. The data collected from this field campaign will be used to improve algorithms for estimating rainfall at the surface from the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite that will launch in 2013.
Credit for text and photos: WiSE Ph.D student Amber Reynolds.For previous Research Spotlights: see Dr. Stephen Ekwaro-Osire