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map: CORP members and their locations - text description below
  • CISESS (College Park, MD & Asheville, NC)
  • CIMSS (Madison, WI)
  • CIRA (Fort Collins, CO)
  • CESSRST (New York City, NY)
  • CUNY - City University of New York (New York, NY)
  • FIU - Florida International University (Miami, FL)
  • GMU - George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
  • HU - Howard University (Washington, DC)
  • NCSU - North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
  • OSU - Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
  • PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (College Park, MD)
  • UA - University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • UAH - University of Alabama Huntsville (Huntsville, AL)
  • UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (Boulder, CO)
  • UCI - University of California Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • UGA - University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • UM - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • UMBC - University of Maryland Baltimore County (Catonsville, MD)
  • UMD - University of Maryland College Park (College Park, MD)
  • UNMC - University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
  • USC - University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
  • RTI - Research Triangle Institute (Research Triangle Park, NC)
  • SDSU - South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
  • TNC - The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA)

logo for CIMSSAdvanced Satellite Products Branch (ASPB) and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin

The STAR Advanced Satellite Products Branch conducts research in new satellite systems and develops advanced products for weather forecasting. This includes:

  • Geostationary and polar satellite products
  • Polar region and cloud climatology assessments
  • Satellite data model impact studies
  • Next-generation geostationary satellites, sensors and products
  • NPOESS sensor evaluation and product development

CIMSS' research themes/capabilities include:

  • Satellite Meteorology Research and Applications
  • Satellite Sensors and Techniques
  • Environmental Models and Data Assimilation
  • Education and Outreach

logo for CIRARegional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
Ft. Collins, CO, Colorado State University

RAMMB conducts research on the use of satellite data to improve analysis, forecasts, and warnings for regional and mesoscale meteorological events. Research areas include:

  • Tropical cyclones
  • Mesoscale and severe weather
  • Satellite training and outreach

CIRA research themes/capabilities include:

  • Satellite Algorithm Development, Training and Education
  • Regional to Global Scale Modeling Systems
  • Data Assimilation
  • Climate-Weather Processes
  • Data Distribution
  • Crosscutting Research Area 1: Assessing the Value of NOAA Research via Societal/Economic Impact Studies
  • Crosscutting Research Area 2: Promoting Education and Outreach on Behalf of NOAA and the University

Satellite Climate Studies Branch (SCSB) and the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) Maryland Campus and North Carolina Campus

logo for CISESS

The STAR SCSB conducts research on the use of environmental satellite data to develop products for use in weather applications and also to assess changes related to weather and climate at both regional and climate scales. Research topics include:

  • Advanced hydrological cycle product development, validation and applications
  • Oceanic biomass and productivity monitoring, prediction and climatology
  • Environmental hazard mapping and monitoring
  • Applications to oceanic and human health issues
  • Algorithm development for climate assessment
  • Global precipitation climatology
  • Lightning retrievals, analysis and validation
  • Product validation and quality control
  • Long-term stable, accurate data set generation and analysis

CISESS research themes/capabilities include:

  • Satellite Services
  • Earth System Observations and Services
  • Earth System Research

CREST logoCooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (CREST)
New York, NY, City University of New York
with University Partners in the Mid-Atlantic States and Puerto Rico

CREST is a Cooperative Center established in 2001 by NOAA's Educational Partnership Program to develop NOAA-related skills amongst under-represented students for our future workforce. CREST is a consortium of several Minority-Serving institutions: City College of the City University of New York (CUNY), the consortium lead; Bronx Community College; Bowie State University; Columbia University; Hampton University; Lehman College; University of Maryland (Baltimore); and the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez). Joint CREST and STAR research is underway in:

  • Remote Sensing Application in Climate and Air Quality
  • Remote Sensing of Coastal Waters
  • Precipitation and Water Resources

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