Tribute to Earth with Haiku Poems
EARTH DAY serves to remind us just how incredible and unique our home planet is. From her atmosphere to her rivers, Earth has everything we need to survive. If we want to make sure future generations can thrive in Earth’s beauty, we must actively protect natural resources, care for other species and always choose to invest in learning more. Frankly, Earth doesn’t need…
GradWISE Presents: Being a STEM Academic (and a Woman)
Today’s Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (GradWISE) event was a great success! Thought-provoking questions for our panel of women STEM academics, and fantastic energy from the audience and speakers. A simple, yet powerful piece of advice from Dr. Brenda Bloodgood: “Trust your judgement.” Thanks to our lively panel and audience, and to GSA for…
Latest at NASA’s Goddard: Exceptional Achievers and Celebrations
Retirement party (balloons and all), stellar leaders and Hubble highlights from a veteran astronaut – all featured in the latest issue of Goddard View Magazine! NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center released the April issue today. Check out the April GV here Read past GV here
New Zealand’s Incredible Clouds!
Shooting clouds over Mt. Cook (Aoraki) For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on NSF research with Dr. Brian Billings that I’m very excited to share with you! Thousands of images of incredible New Zealand clouds Brian and I captured are now being used in our cloud stereo photogrammetry research. This work is tied with…
First DEEPWAVE Flight
I’m a bit behind on updates in all the excitement going on with DEEPWAVE, plus exploring beautiful New Zealand, but here’s more about our first flight mission and some links to stay involved! Friday, June 6th, 2014: Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand HIAPER GV Flight Path (4 dropsondes to release-all in the ocean) Skew-T plot…
The way you speak without any words, bringing life to all you pass How you calm the mind and bring tranquility at last your words unspoken your words heard your words felt drawing in your pure energy while surrendering mine to you seeing us as one, no you, no I intertwined and existing in all…
Friday, June 6th, 2014 Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand We’ve had rain, rain, and more rain that began two nights ago. We recorded a high rainfall rate at one point of 67 mm/hr (2.65 in/hr) mid-afternoon yesterday, but there may have been even higher rates overnight. It looks like there may be some…
DEEPWAVE New Zealand!
Friday, June 6th, 2014 Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand I’ve travelled all the way to beautiful Hokitika, New Zealand during NZ winter to work on the NSF/NCAR-EOL/Naval Research Lab DEEPWAVE mission. I’ll be launching daily weather balloons (upsondes) from the Hokitika Airport and forecasting and monitoring days with conditions that may produce internal atmospheric gravity waves.…
Weather Experiments for All!
Science is meant to be interactive! That’s exactly why I tried out these three weather experiments with a class of first to fifth graders after teaching them more about severe weather events and safety. These intelligent and curious students were very engaged and I loved hearing their thoughts on each experiment. (I’ve included some suggestions on…