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AGU Fall Meeting 2020

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Battelle is proud to be part of the virtual AGU Fall Meeting 2020. Join us online in #AGU20 Battelle Virtual Exhibit to learn more about how we're bringing science, management and logistics together to support discovery. 

Battelle Space and Earth Science Session:  Thursday, 12/10/2020  10:30-11:15 AM PST
Live Q&A to follow

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Session Description:

We will review four key case studies in the areas of space science and Earth science. The first will highlight the use of ballooning as a tool for obtaining suborbital data as well as test and evaluation, the second will focus on Arctic research. As the environment changes, so must the approaches to Arctic research operations. The third case study is focused on Battelle’s efforts through partnerships and internal R&D to develop and test new sensor data management technology for use on NEON.  Finally, the fourth highlighted area is focused on our current efforts in STEM education. This discussion will cover new efforts to increase curriculum content as well as exciting new partnerships with a diverse set of team members to reach a broad audience. Together, these case studies show what is possible with proactive, agile, and adaptive program and infrastructure management solutions and support.

 

Case Studies in Emerging Technologies:

Supporting the Adoption and Use of NEON Data - Basics

NEON Science Team staff have developed a tutorial to walk data users through the process of how to find quality flag data, how to interpret the results of the many quality tests that NEON data are subjected to, how to determine if the quality flagged data are suitable for their research objectives, and how to filter out unwanted data from their research. Learn More

Understanding and Using NEON IS Data Quality Flags

NEON Science Team staff have developed a tutorial to walk data users through the process of how to find quality flag data, how to interpret the results of the many quality tests that NEON data are subjected to, how to determine if the quality flagged data are suitable for their research objectives, and how to filter out unwanted data from their research. Learn More

Validation of NASA-SMAP Soil Moisture Estimates Using NEON’s In Situ Soil Moisture Measurements

NASA formed a collaboration with Battelle to add the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) field sites to its SMAP Soil Moisture validation network. Learn More

Sustained Coordinated Observations of Arctic Change (CoObs)

The University of Alaska and Battelle received an NSF award to bring together research and local people’s needs and determine what information/observations are needed to secure sustainable food supplies in near-coastal Arctic ecosystems. Learn More

Short-Lived Climate Forcers and the Arctic

Battelle, in a joint effort with EPA, developed a methodological approach to determine the Arctic climate impacts of BC and other SLCF emissions from various regions and source sectors. Learn More


Integration of NEON data for Ground Validation of NASA SMAP

Integration and harmonization of NEON data products with NASA's SMAP's GV Program will help us to understand and predict how our planet functions and evolves, and allow us to pursue new ways of living, doing business, growing our economies, providing food security, and escaping poverty. Learn More


Using NEON Airborne Sensing to Study Wildfire Impacts

NEON data, which have been shared with the U.S. Forest Service, may help in the development of fuel models that could be used to determine the percentage of total available biomass actually consumed by Western American Wildfires. By improving the estimates of total biomass that researchers can get from remote sensing data, that data can be used to build models that give us better predictions of wildfire spread and emissions. This will also help us predict how changes in biomass resulting from climate change may influence fire activity in the future. Learn More


Capacity Building for the Utilization of Earth Observations among Utility Providers

Battelle sought to assess the potential of utility end users to access and apply NASA EOs for energy management applications, including resilience planning and renewable resource assessment, and address key barriers preventing the uptake of NASA data. Learn More


Air Quality Management in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Battelle is working alongside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of International and Tribal Affairs to provide capacity building to Central American countries, including Ministries of Environment and Health, academic institutions, and the private and non-profit sectors to improve their management of air quality. Learn More

Characterization of PFAS in Water, Solids and Air Discharged from a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a Collocated Sewage Sludge Incinerator

During the production and disposal of products made with PFAS, these substances can be emitted into the air. In a first-of-its-kind assessment, Battelle evaluated the extent to which a full-scale waste water treatment plant with a collocated sewage sludge incinerator disperses PFAS and their degradation byproducts into watersheds and the downwind atmospheric environment. Learn More

About AGU2020

Research conducted by members of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) encompasses everything from the exploration of the planets to studies of the structure and chemical composition of the Earth's deep interior. AGU's annual fall meeting is a way for members to confer with colleagues from other fields of research and explore new and emerging science.