ESSIC research scientist Dorothy Hall recently attended the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Geoscience Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2018), the 38th annual symposium of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). The meeting was held in Valencia, Spain and had the theme of “Observing, Understanding and Forecasting the Dynamics of our Planet”. Hall presented a talk alongside George Riggs and Nicolo DiGirolamo from Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) entitled, “Collection-6 MODIS standard cryosphere products: advantages and uncertainty analysis”. The presenters discussed the newest iteration of cryosphere products derived from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), a satellite sensor the Terra and Aqua satellites, and what they can offer in terms of data uncertainties.
Dorothy Hall is an ESSIC research scientist and a senior scientist in the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. There, she conducts research on the remote sensing of snow and ice. She has recently published three papers related to this topic: “A multilayer IST – albedo product of Greenland from MODIS”, “On the frequency of lake-effect snowfall in the Catskill Mountains”, and “Near-surface thermal stratification during summer at Summit, Greenland, and its relation to MODIS-derived surface temperatures”.