Final tally of Giovanni publications for 2011 yields unprecedented numbers
50 new publications push annual total to 164; full total nears 500 with first 2012 papers
Even the lives of meerkats have been studied with the aid of Giovanni. (Image by freeimageslive.co.uk - pmartin)
Updating the count of peer-reviewed publications which have used the NASA Giovanni data analysis system for research is a very pleasant task. It is interesting and exciting to see the diverse types of scientific study that have employed the Earth remote sensing data available in the Giovanni system. However, the final tally for 2011 entailed considerably more work on this pleasant task than previous updates, because an unprecedented number of publications for the final quarter – 50 – were found with online searching. Added to that was the first count of 2012 publications, numbering 32, requiring a large quantity of research paper citations to be formatted for the growing compilation.
This embarrassment of research riches underscores the remarkable utility of the Giovanni system. Scientists can use Giovanni to explore and acquire data and images that are the central theme of a research paper, or they can use the system to create graphics and data analyses that augment a study’s main topics. The online tool has also been used to effectively and rapidly answer critical questions from peer reviewers, according to some of the authors that have described their use of the system.
- Provided below are short summaries of several papers in the final 2011 updated count that provide an intriguing cross section of research performed with the aid of Giovanni. Our next summary of Giovanni publications will examine the papers published in early 2012.
The group of meerkats in the accompanying picture illustrates one of the topics of research that used Giovanni. Several research investigations examined important components of the Earth’s biological realms.
- English, Bateman, and Clutton-Brock of the University of Cambridge Large Animal Research Group studied the lifetime growth of wild meerkats, which they found was influenced by seasonal and total rainfall amounts in their African environment. (Published in Oecologia)
- A team from the University of Adelaide, the South Australian Research and Development Institute, and the Australian Antarctic Division examined the foraging behavior of short-tailed shearwaters. One reported result indicated a slightly heightened preference for predation in waters with increased chlorophyll a concentrations. (Published in Austral Ecology)
- Sergei Sitnov of the Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow, published two more papers utilizing Giovanni in 2011, achieving an impressive total of five on the list. Sitnov specializes in examining influences on the atmospheric conditions over the “European” sector of Russia, utilizing MODIS aerosol optical thickness data and other atmospheric data products. (Both papers were published in Izvestiya Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics)
- Kelektsoglou and Rapsomanikis of the Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, acquainted us with the term conurbation (“an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities”) in their study of aerosols over southern Europe. (Published in the International Journal of Remote Sensing)
- Y.C. Lee led a group of scientists from the City University of Hong Kong, the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Tsukuba, Japan, Goddard Space Flight Center’s David Larko and Thomas Diehl of the University of Maryland – Baltimore County. The group analyzed meteorological influences on dust events affecting Hong Kong.
- The International Journal of Environmental Protection featured a study by Mishra et al. of how the lives of endangered olive ridley sea turtles are related to oceanographic parameters in the oceans around India.
- Harald Stark, of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado – Boulder, led a collaboration of ten scientists to shed light on how urban night lighting affects air pollutants. They found that city lights slightly reduce the concentration of nitrate radicals that can break down volatile organic compounds which contribute to ground-level ozone formation.
NOTE: The links provided below are to either papers or abstracts (if 'PDF' appears in parentheses at the end of the citation, the link is likely to the actual paper). These links are provided for convenience; NASA does not endorse research journals or individual research publications by providing these links. The availability of these papers may depend on the purchase of an individual article or journal subscription by members of the public or either academic or public libraries.
Alam, K., Trautmann, T., Blaschke, T., and Majid, H. (2011) Aerosol optical and radiative properties during summer and winter seasons over Lahore and Karachi.
Atmospheric Environment, 50, 234-245, ISSN 1352-2310, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.12.027
Bergman, T., Kerminen, V.-M., Korhonen, H., Lehtinen, K.J., Makkonen, R., Arola, A.,Mielonen, T., Romakkaniemi, S., Kulmala, M., and Kokkola, H. (2011) Evaluation of the sectional aerosol microphysics module SALSA implementation in ECHAM5-HAM aerosol-climate model.
Geoscience Model Development Discussions, 4, 3623-3690. (PDF)
Discussions, 8, 8737–8792, doi:10.5194/hessd-8-8737-2011 (PDF)
Djagoua, E.V., Kassi, J.B., Mobio, B., Kouadio, J.M., Dro, C., Affian, K., and Saley, B.(2011) Ivorian and Ghanaian upwelling comparison: intensity and impact on phytoplankton biomass.
American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 2(5), 740-747. doi: 10.5251/ajsir2011.2.5.740.747 (PDF)
Duchi, R., Cristofanelli, P., Marinoni, A., Laj, P., Marcq, S., Villani, P., Sellegri, K.,Angelini, F., Calzolari, F., Gobbi, G.P., Verza, G.P., Vuillermoz, E., Sapkota, A., and Bonasoni, P. (2011) Continuous observations of synoptic-scale dust transport at the Nepal Climate Observatory (5079 m a.s.l.) in the Himalayas
. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11, 4229-4261.
Einoder, L.D., Page, B., Goldsworthy, S.D., De Little, S.C., and Bradshaw, C.J.A. (2011) Exploitation of distant Antarctic waters and close neritic waters by short-tailed shearwaters breeding in South Australia.
Austral Ecology, 36(4), 461-475, doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02176.x
Galmarini, S., Bianconi, R., Appel, W., Solazzo, E., Mosca, S., Grossi, P., Moran, M., Schere, S., and Rao, T. (2011) ENSEMBLE and AMET: Two systems and approaches to a harmonized, simplified and efficient facility for air quality models development and evaluation.
Atmospheric Environment. Available online 11 November 2011, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.08.076.
Guleria, R., Kuniyal, J., Rawat, P., Sharma, N., Thakur, H., Dhyani, P., and Singh, M. (2011) The assessment of aerosol optical properties over Mohal in the northwestern Indian Himalayas using satellite and ground-based measurements and an influence of aerosol transport on aerosol radiative forcing
. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 113(3), 153-169,
Quaternary International, 236(1–2), 21-33, ISSN 1040-6182, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.07.023 (PDF)
Heidinger, H., Yarlequé, C., Posadas, A., and Quiroz, R. (2012) TRMM rainfall correction over the Andean Plateau using wavelet multi-resolution analysis.
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(14), 4583-4602, doi: 10.1080/01431161.2011.652315
Heinold, B., Tegen, I., Schepanski, K., Tesche, M., Esselborn, M., Freudenthaler, V., Gross, S., Kandler, K., Knippertz, P., Muller, D., Schladitz, A., Toledano, C., Weinzierl, B., Ansmann, A., Althausen, D., Muller, T., Petzold, A., and Wiedensohler, A.
12 pages, doi:10.1155/2011/924516
Koubbi, P., Moteki, M., Duhamel, G., Goarant, A., Hulley, P-A., O’Driscoll, R., Ishimaru, T., Pruvost, P., Tavernier, E., and Hosie, G. (2011) Ecoregionalization of myctophid fish in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean: Results from generalized dissimilarity models.
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(1–2), 170-180, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.007
Kurian, S., Roy, R., Repeta, D.J., Gauns, M., Shenoy, D.M., Suresh, T., Sarkar, A., Narvenkar, G., Johnson, C.G., and Naqvi, S.W.A. (2011) Seasonal occurrence of anoxygenic photosynthesis in Tillari and Selaulim reservoirs, Western India.
Biogeosciences Discussions, 8, 12153-12178, doi: 10.5194/bgd-8-12153/2011/ (PDF)
Labow, G.L., Herman, J.R., Huang, L-K., Lloyd, S.A., DeLand, M.T., Qin, W., Mao, J., and Larko, D.E. (2011) Diurnal variation of 340 nm Lambertian equivalent reflectivity due to clouds and aerosols over land and oceans.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D11202, doi:10.1029/2010JD014980
Lee, Y., Wenig, M., Zhang, Z., Sugimoto, N., Larko, D., and Diehl, T. (2011) Dust episodes in Hong Kong (South China) and their relationship with the Sharav and Mongolian cyclones and jet streams.
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health,
1-12, doi: 10.1007/s11869-011-0134-7
Nastos, P.T., Kampanis, N.A., Giaouzaki, K.N., and Matzarakis, A. (2011) Environmental impacts on human health during a Saharan dust episode at Crete Island, Greece.
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 20(5), 517-529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0941-2948/2011/0246
Perez, C., Haustein, K., Janjic, Z., Jorba, O., Huneeus, N., Baldasano, J.M., Black, T., Basart, S., Nickovic, S., Miller, R.L., Perlwitz, J.P., Schulz, M., and Thomson, M. (2011) Atmospheric dust modeling from meso to global scales with the online NIMMB/BSC-Dust model -Part 1: Model description, annual simulations, and evaluation.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 13001-13027.
Preißler, J., Wagner, F., Pereira, S.N., and Guerrero-Rascado, J.L. (2011) Multi-instrumental observation of an exceptionally strong Saharan dust outbreak over Portugal
. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D24204, doi:10.1029/2011JD016527
Rodriguez, S., Alastuey, A., Alonso-Perez, S., Querol, X., Cuevas, E., Abreu-Afonso, J., Viana, M., Pandolfi, M., and de la Rosa, J. (2011) Transport of desert dust mixed with North African industrial pollutants in the substropical Saharan air layer.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 6663-6685.
Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 2460-2472, doi: 10.1175/2011JAMC2571.1 (PDF)
Sadeghi, A., Dinter, T., Vountas, M., Taylor, B., Altenburg-Soppa, M., and Bracher, A. (2011) Remote sensing of coccolithophore blooms in selected oceanic regions using the PhytoDOAS method applied to hyper-spectral satellite data
. Biogeosciences Discussions, 8, 11725-11765, doi:10.5194/bgd-8-11725-2011 (PDF)
Schönhardt, A., Begoin, M., Richter, A., Wittrock, F., Kaleschke, L., Gómez Martín, J.C., and Burrows, J.P. (2011) Simultaneous satellite observations of IO and BrO over Antarctica.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11, 33651-33688, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-33651-2011
Sharma, N.L., Kuniyal, J.C., Singh, M., Sharma, M., and Guleria, R.P. (2011) Characteristics of aerosol optical depth and Ångstrom parameters over Mohal in the Kullu Valley of Northwest Himalayan Region, India
. Acta Geophysica, 59(2), 334-360,
doi: 10.2478/s11600-010-0046-1 (PDF)
Stark, H., Brown, S.S., Wong, K.W., Stutz, J., Elvidge, C.D., Pollack, I.B., Ryerson, T.B., Dube, W.P., Wagner, N.L., and Parrish, D.D. (2011) City lights and urban air.
Nature Geoscience, 4, November 2011, 730-731
Uttieri, M., Cianelli, D., Nardelli, B., Buonocore, B., Falco, P., Colella, S., and Zambianchi, E. (2011) Multiplatform observation of the surface circulation in the Gulf of Naples (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea).
Ocean Dynamics, 61(6), 779-796. doi:10.1007/s10236-011-0401-z
Zhuang, B., Jiang, F., Wang, T., Li, S., and Zhu, B. (2011) Investigation on the direct radiative effect of fossil fuel black-carbon aerosol over China.
Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 104(3-4_, 301-312, doi: 10.1007/s00704-010-0341-4