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Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

Smoke from several large wildfires burning in Northern California can be seen traveling miles into the atmosphere.

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Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:00 EDT

Drought is a natural part of the climate cycle, but as Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm due to climate change, droughts are becoming more frequent, severe and pervasive. Ranchers throughout the U.S. are using data from NASA and others to care for their herds and the land during drought conditions.

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Thu, 19 Aug 2021 12:09 EDT

Evapotranspiration: Watching Over Water Use

Dr. Helen Worden

MOPITT U.S. Principal Investigator

Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory National Center for Atmospheric Research

P. O. Box 3000
Boulder CO 80307 USA

Phone: 303.497.2912

Email: hmw@ucar.edu


In June of 2016, Dr. Helen Worden became the U.S. Principal Investigator for MOPITT. She is interested in multi-decadal trends of carbon monoxide that indicate changing emissions of pollution with global and regional implications. Her goals for the MOPITT data products are to have a fully characterized long-term archive of atmospheric CO observations with documented precision and bias that can be used to study changes in atmospheric chemistry and emissions of pollution.

She earned her B.A. in Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her PhD in Elementary Particle Physics from Cornell University. She worked several years at JPL/CalTech in Pasadena, CA before moving to Boulder, Colorado to work at NCAR. Awards include the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for leading the algorithm development for the EOS/Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES).