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ENHANCE NCA DUST INDICATOR WITH NASA EARTH SCIENCE DATA AND USDA WIND EROSION ASSESSMENT

ENHANCE NCA DUST INDICATOR WITH NASA EARTH SCIENCE DATA AND USDA WIND EROSION ASSESSMENT
PI: Thomas Gill
Sponsor: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
Geological Sciences
Amount awarded: $122,394

The UTEP team will collaborate with NASA and other government and university researchers to improve the modeling and assessment of dust emissions from rangelands, which currently cannot be accurately predicted. UTEP researchers will serve as a bridge between USDA land-based wind erosion prediction research and NASA remote sensing and modeling investigations. Ultimately, these results will be used for cross-validating a USDA soil-based rangeland dust model and NASA dust atmospheric transport models, and serve as a “proof of concept” for “upscaling” USDA wind erosion assessments to inform the National Climate Assessment.

Posting date: Tue, 08/23/2016

Award start date: Wed, 06/01/2016
Award end date: Sun, 03/17/2019