Marian Mateling

Research Intern
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 1321
1225 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706

My Master's research involves studying the snowfall retrievals from NASA's CloudSat and GPM satellites. Having launched in February 2014, GPM initially utilized CloudSat's snowfall database, matching 2-meter temperatures and total precipitable water collected by the GMI (GPM Microwave Imager) to a snowfall rate. I am now comparing the retrievals of CloudSat, GPM using CloudSat's database, and GPM using its own constructed database. I am also using ERA-Interim, a reanalysis dataset, to validate all of the snowfall retrievals.  In addition to my Master's research, I am comparing calculated energy transports from the CMIP5 ensemble the NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) at the poles. I also research the boundary layer using automatic weather stations in Antarctica as a project with the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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