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NASA Earthdata Webinar: “Analyzing Precipitation Extremes Using Cloud Computing”

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2023 5:38 pm America/New_York
by GES DISC - jimacker
You are invited to the NASA Earthdata webinar,

“Analyzing Precipitation Extremes Using Cloud Computing”

to be held Monday October 30, 2023, at 2:00 PM EDT (UTC/GMT-4). *Please excuse any duplicates for those of you on the original invite list*

Webinar POC: Jennifer Brennan, Host, NASA ESDIS Communications Lead
Email: Jennifer.L.Brennan@nasa.gov

To Register:
https://www.earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/webinars-and-tutorials/ges-disc-30-10-2023

Description: Join NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) experts as they delve into the use of GES DISC public Zarr store and cloud computing to investigate extreme precipitation events in the Southwestern United States during the 2017 monsoon season and in the summer of 2023. During the webinar, panelists will show how to access NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals Version 6 (GPM IMERG v06) from the GES DISC public Zarr store using cloud computing clusters, allowing for real-time generation of long-term climatologies.

The presenters also will demonstrate how to use the Giovanni Earth science data visualization and analysis tool to extract the Modern Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications Version 2 (MERRA-2) extreme index. These techniques illustrate how data and visualization tools archived at GES DISC can be effectively combined with cloud computing and cloud-optimized data formats to efficiently analyze meteorological extremes.

Speakers:
Chris Battisto, Scientific Developer, Certified AWS Solutions Architect, NASA GES DISC
Chris Battisto is a Scientific Developer and an AWS-certified Solutions Architect with two years experience working at NASA’s GES DISC. He works with the User Needs team, creating documentation and code examples for data use cases, with an emphasis on cloud computing methods.

Dr. James Acker, Senior Support Scientist, NASA GES DISC
Dr. Acker has over 25 years of experience with NASA remote-sensing data and missions, particularly with CZCS, SeaWiFS, and MODIS data distribution. He has worked on the development and augmentation of data support systems for data from several remote-sensing missions. His work also includes detailed descriptive and support documentation for data users, the development of Web-based interfaces for data access and ordering, and the development of educational and outreach resources. He is a member of the GES DISC User Services Office.

Dieu My Nguyen, Scientific Software Developer, NASA GES DISC
Dieu My Nguyen is a member of the GES DISC’s Cloud Giovanni team, supporting the transition to the cloud and keeping up with the technologies for multi-dimensional data in the cloud. Prior to her work at NASA'S GES DISC, she was researching honey bees as a biological complex system at the University of Colorado - Boulder.

For more information and to register