• Project Coordinator: EarthCube Science Support Office Project Coordinator: EarthCube Science Support Office
    June 21, 2016
    EarthCube

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthCube initiative is a community-driven project aimed at creating an integrated environment for the sharing of geoscience data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner. EarthCube is governed and guided by its Leadership Council, Standing Committees, Teams, and Working Groups. The community-based EarthCube Science Support Office (ESSO) is being created within UCAR in Boulder, Colorado to oversee and govern EarthCube project activities.

    The Project Coordinator will provide experienced operational support to program management and represent the office in committee, community, and governance engagement.

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  • Community Highlight: Millersville University and Their Involvement in the PECAN Field Study Community Highlight: Millersville University and Their Involvement in the PECAN Field Study
    June 16, 2016
    CAPE plot
    CAPE plot from Millersville PECAN data.

    In the summer of 2015, from June 1st to July 15th, a fleet of scientists set out each evening in the Midwest. Their goal? To gain insight on the nocturnal mesoscale convective storms (MCS's) that plague America's heartland. While MCS's are necessary for irrigation and the replenishing of aquifers, often these storms can become vicious; especially at night when they are least detected.

    With the implementation of the field experiment PECAN (Plains Elevated Convection at Night) scientists from eight research laboratories and fourteen Universities including Millersville University of Pennsylvania hope to gain insight to better predict these nocturnal storms. After the data were collected, the Unidata Program Center (UPC) worked closely with Millersville students and academic staff to help standardize their PECAN study data.

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