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Giovanni publications for the first half of 2014

103 publications tallied in peer-reviewed journals or scientific books

Giovanni publications for the first half of 2014

MODIS-Terra images of seasonal flooding in Malawi. Left: 12/26/2006. Right: 1/11/2007. The Shire River, subject of a 2014 paper that used Giovanni, flows from Lake Malawi into the Zambezi River through wetlands, including the “Elephant Marsh".

Giovanni publications for the first half of 2014

The first half of 2014 demonstrated continued scientific usage of the NASA Giovanni data visualization and analysis system, hosted by the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). For the January-June 2014 period, 103 papers or book chapters were counted. Many of these papers were concerned with important aspects of Earth’s climate system, such as precipitation variability, atmospheric aerosols, clouds, ocean biology, and the energy and water cycles. Several papers examined notable events, such as dust storms, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes. The impact of human activities on Earth’s environment, including ocean acidification, air quality, and climate change, was also a research subject.


Short descriptions of several of these papers are given below, followed by the entire list of papers, organized by month. The list includes links to either abstracts or full papers, partly depending on institutional access (government, academic, or subscription) to the specific journals. In some cases, the links go to preprints or online-only versions of the paper, which may not be available to the general public.


The July-August issue of The Giovanni News will also borrow from this list, highlighting a selection of the more unusual research topics to which Giovanni has been applied so far in 2014.

Research Highlights:
  • Rajesh Kumar Pandey of the Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France and the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, India led a team investigating the 2008 flood of the Kosi River, caused by the failure of a levee on the upper part of the river. They used several different data types, including precipitation data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), to estimate the water depth of the flood and the extent of the flooded area.
  • Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research in Leipzig, Germany conducted a long-term examination of aerosols at the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory. The nearby continent of Africa created a strong seasonal variation in many atmospheric aerosol components, particularly mineral dust. In the summer, marine organic matter increased in the atmospheric samples collected at the observatory. The primary constituents of the Cape Verde aerosols were derived from sea salt and mineral dust. Emissions from European sources were also observed in the samples.
  • A book entitled The Turkmen Lake Altyn Asyr and Water Resources in Turkmenistan, edited by I.S. Zonn and A.G. Kostianoy, included a chapter about the Caspian Sea, with specific focus on the Kara-Bogaz-Gol Bay. The bay is a shallow saline lagoon on the eastern side of the Caspian Sea that has fluctuated due to both climate influence and human modification. This chapter was authored by Aleksey Kosarev, Andrey Kostianoy, Igor Zonn, and Sergey Zhiltsov.
  • Mark Jury utilized Giovanni in work reported in two papers. The first paper examined the influence of climate on a river, Shire River of Malawi (Africa), where one might expect to find hobbits, but which is actually popular with hippos and elephants. The second paper, co-authored with Sen Chiao, is concerned with how wet spells in Ethiopia are represented in different kinds of climate models.
  • The potential for an El Niño event to cause stratosopheric-tropospheric exchange of ozone was the research topic for Nandita Ganguly and K.N. Iyer. Their paper was published in Current Science.
  • Kara Radabaugh and Ernst Peebles of the University of South Florida College of Marine Science investigated carbon and nitrogen isotopic variability of fish populations in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. One interesting aspect of this work, which was published in Continental Shelf Research, was the differing utilization of food resources from the seafloor or the oceanic water column. 


 List of Publications

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About Giovanni:
     Klug, H., Schorghofer, R., and Reichel, S. (2014) A Climate Change Capitalisation Knowledge Inventory Platform. In: GI_Forum 2014. Geospatial Innovation for Society, Vogler, R., Car, A., Strobl, J., and Griesebner, G., Eds.,  Herbert Wichmann Verlag, VDE VERLAG GMBH, Berlin/Offenbach. doi:10.1553/giscience2014s57.


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