Giovanni publication count for 2012 exceeds previous year
Broad diversity of uses for NASA data visualization and analysis tool seen in most recent compilation
The impact of dust on the Mediterranean Basin is just one of many subjects researched with the aid of the Giovanni data visualization and analysis system. (MODIS Terra image, February 25, 2006, courtesy NASA Visible Earth).
At the end of the year 2012, the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) updated the count of peer-reviewed science journal publications in which the Giovanni data visualization and analysis tool had been utilized. This compilation of scientific progress has been performed every year since 2004, and, with only one exception, the publication count in each succeeding year has increased.
The pace at which papers involving Giovanni appeared had been so high in 2011 (an average of just under 14 publications a month) that it was uncertain whether this pace would be maintained in 2012. At the end of the year, the final count of 182 publications indicated that the pace of Giovanni usage had indeed increased, by approximately a paper a month.
In performing the count, any papers that were available to the public in 2012 are included. Many scientific journals now publish online electronic versions of papers in advance of their print publication. Thus, some papers available in 2012 will officially have a publication year of 2013. However, in this age of electronic communication and online information, it seems somewhat slow to wait for the traditional publication date. The count had been conducted the same way in previous years. In fact, two additional papers from 2009 were found during the update, published in back issues of the Bulletin of the Indian Meteorological Society; these were added to the total for 2009.
As in the past, the most entertaining aspect of counting Giovanni publications is observing the remarkable range of scientific research to which the system (and the data it contains) contributes. The highlights below were extracted from the 71 papers that were found in the most recent update. Below these highlights is the entire list of the most recent publications, with links to either abstracts of the papers, or, in some cases, the actual online version of the paper. (Papers in PDF are noted with ‘[PDF]’ at the end of their references.) Every effort has been made to link to a page or paper that is publically available; however, because the Goddard Space Flight Center library enables online access to numerous scientific journals, it is possible that some of the links may not be accessible to general public users.
- A team of researchers from China and Ghana, led by Kwaku Amaning Adjei of Hohai University, Nanking, described the validation of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) data in the Black Volta Basin of Ghana.
- Jean-Luc Baray of the Laboratoire de l’Atmosphère et des Cyclones, Université de la Réunion (on the French Island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean) led an investigation of the long-range transport of aerosols from biomass burning observed over the remote Antarctic island archipelago of Kerguelen.
- A group of marine scientists from Argentina headed by Marina Degrati of Central Nacional Patagónico (CONICET) investigated the foraging behavior of dusky dolphins in a paper published in Marine Mammal Science.
- Research on dust and its impacts around the world was a prominent theme in 2012. Two investigations in the Mediterranean basin pertained to the relationship between dust and thermal anomalies (Gaetani et al.) in the Mediterranean region, and dust and chlorophyll concentrations (Gallisai et al.) in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Pavel Kishcha of Tel-Aviv University and his colleagues investigated an ‘unexpected’ trend in aerosol optical thickness over the northwest Bay of Bengal after the monsoon season and reported their results in the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research. (Kishcha was a featured presenter at the 2012 Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop, where he also discussed his research on aerosols in the atmosphere over the Indian subcontinent.)
- Krzyscin et al. described the use of space-based estimates of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation from the Sun as part of a solar heliotherapy treatment for psoriasis.
- Sara Martínez-Alonso from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and her co-authors described the first time carbon monoxide was detected in volcanic eruption plumes, in observations of two Icelandic volcanic eruptions using the Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument on the NASA Terra satellite.
- Other Argentinian researchers, led by Fernando Videla, turned their gaze to the skies and investigated the contribution of Amazonian and non-Amazonian fires to the aerosol optical depth over South America in a study spanning five years.
In addition to the peer-reviewed research articles, publications in which the use of Giovanni for data distribution and analysis by the scientific community was described, as an exemplar of both current and future scientific data systems, were also added to the 2012 publications page. These publications were not included in the updated count.
New Giovanni Publications
Adjei, K., Ren, L., Appiah-Adjei, E., Kankam-Yeboah, K., and Agyapong, A. (2012) Validation of TRMM data in the Black Volta Basin of Ghana.
Journal of Hydrological Engineering, 17(5), 647–654, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000487
Arendt, M.D., Boynton, J., Schwenter, J.A., Byrd, J.I., Segars, A.L., Whitaker, J.D., Parker, L., Owens, D.W., Blanvillain, G.M., Quattro, J.M., and Roberts, M.A. (2012) Spatial clustering of loggerhead sea turtles in coastal waters of the NW Atlantic Ocean: implications for management surveys
. Endangered Species Research 18, 219–231. [PDF]
Astitha, M., Lelieveld, J., Abdel Kader, M., Pozzer, A., and de Meij, A. (2012) Parameterization of dust emissions in the global atmospheric chemistry-climate model EMAC: impact of nudging and soil properties.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 11057-11083, doi:10.5194/acp-12-11057-2012. [PDF]
Baars, H., Ansmann, A., Althausen, D., Engelmann, R., Heese, B., Müller, D., Artaxo, P, Paixao, M., Pauliquevis, T., and Souza, R. (2012). Aerosol profiling with lidar in the Amazon Basin during the wet and dry season.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(D21), D21201.
Baray, J. L., Duflot, V., Posny, F., Cammas, J. P., Thompson, A. M., Gabarrot, F., Bonne, J-L., and Zeng, G. (2012). One year ozonesonde measurements at Kerguelen Island (49.2° S, 70.1° E): Influence of stratosphere-to-troposphere exchange and long-range transport of biomass burning plumes
. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(D6), D06305, doi:10.1029/2011JD016717
Basart, S., Pérez, C., Nickovic, S., Cuevas, E., and Baldasano, J. M. (2012) Development and evaluation of the BSC-DREAM8b dust regional model over Northern Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East
. Tellus B, 64.
Bonasoni, P., Cristofanelli, P., Marinoni, A., Vuillermoz, E., and Adhikary, B. (2012) Atmospheric pollution in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region
. Mountain Research and Development, 32(4), 468-479.
Bracci, A., Cristofanelli, P., Sprenger, M., Bonafè, U., Calzolari, F., Duchi, R., Laj, P., Marinoni, A., Roccato, F., Guillermoz, E., and Bonasoni, P. (2012). Transport of stratospheric air masses to the Nepal Climate Observatory-Pyramid (Himalaya; 5079 m MSL): a synoptic-scale investigation
. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51(8), 1489-1507, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0154.1
Brandt, M.E., Ruttenberg, B.I., Waara, R., Miller, J., Witcher, B., Estep, A.J., and Patterson, M. (2012) Dynamics of an acute coral disease outbreak associated with the macroalgae Dictyota spp. in Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
. Bulletin of Marine Science, 88(4), 1035-1050, doi:10.5343/bms.2011.1104.
Calastrini, F., Guarnieri, F., Becagli, S., Busillo, C., Chiari, M., Dayan, U., Lucarelli, F., Nava, S., Pasqui, M., Traversi, R., Udisti, R., and Zipoli, G. (2012) Desert dust outbreaks over Mediterranean Basin: a modeling, observational, and synoptic analysis approach
. Advances in Meteorology, 2012, Article ID 246874, 14 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/246874
de Souza, G. F., Reynolds, B. C., Johnson, G. C., Bullister, J. L., and Bourdon, B. (2012) Silicon stable isotope distribution traces Southern Ocean export of Si to the eastern South Pacific thermocline.
Biogeosciences Discussions, 9, 6409-6443,
Degrati, M., Dans, S.L., Garaffo, G.V., Cabreira, A.G., Machado, F.C., and Crespo, E.A. (2012) Sequential foraging of dusky dolphins with an inspection of their prey distribution
. Marine Mammal Science, doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2012.00615.x, 14 pages.
Devara, P.C.S., Simha, C.P., Saha, S.K., Babu, K.N., and Shukla, A.K. (2012) Optical remote sensing of pristine and coastal aerosol features over the Arabian Sea.
International Journal of Optics and Applications, 2(4), 48-55, doi: 10.5923/j.optics.20120204.04
Ehlert, C., Grasse, P., Mollier-Vogel, E., Böschen, T., Franz, J., de Souza, G.F., Reynolds, B.C., Stramma, L., and Frank, M. (2012) Factors controlling the silicon isotope distribution in waters and surface sediments of the Peruvian coastal upwelling
. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 99, 128-145, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.09.038.
Fernández, A., Graña, R., Mouriño-Carballido, B., Bode, A., Varela, M., Domínguez-Yanes, J. F., Escánez, J., de Armas, D., and Marañón, E. (2012) Community N2 fixation and Trichodesmium spp. abundance along longitudinal gradients in the eastern subtropical North Atlantic
. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi.10.1093/icesjms/fss142.
Han, Z., Li, J., Guo, W., Xiong, Z., and Zhang, W. (2012) A study of dust radiative feedback on dust cycle and meteorology over East Asia by a coupled regional climate-chemistry-aerosol model
. Atmospheric Environment, 68, 54-63, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.032. Available online December 8, 2012. [PDF]
Kharol, S.K., Kaskaoutis, D.G., Badarinath, K.V.S., Sharma, A.R., and Singh, R.P. (2012) Influence of land use/land cover (LULC) changes on atmospheric dynamics over the arid region of Rajasthan state, India
. Journal of Arid Environments, 88, 90-101, doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.09.006. Advance copy.
Kishcha, P., Starobinets, B., Long, C.N., and Alpert, P. (2012) Unexpected increasing AOT trends over northwest Bay of Bengal in the early post-monsoon season.
Journal of Geophysical Research, D23208, doi:10.1029/2012JD018726, 13 pages.
Krzyscin, J.W., Jaroslawski, J., Rajewska-Wiech, B., Sobolewski, P.S., Narbutt, J., Lesiak, A., Pawlaczyk, M., and Janouch, M. (2012) Space-based estimation of the solar UV-B doses for psoriasis heliotherapy in Poland using OMI data for the period 2005–2011
. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 117, 240-246, doi:10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2012.10.007.
Le, C., Hu, C., English, D., Cannizzaro, J., and Kovach, C. (2012) Climate-driven chlorophyll-a changes in a turbid estuary: Observations from satellites and implications for management
. Remote Sensing of Environment, 130, 11-24. Available online December 10, 2012.
Masoumi, A., Khalesifard, H.R., Bayat, A., and Moradhaseli, R. (2012) Retrieval of aerosol optical and physical properties from ground-based measurements for Zanjan, a city in Northwest Iran
. Atmospheric Research, 120–121, 343-355, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.09.022.
Mercury, M., Green, R., Hook, S., Oaida, B., Wu, W., Gunderson, A., and Chodas, M. (2012) Global cloud cover for assessment of optical satellite observation opportunities: A HyspIRI case study.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 126, 62-71, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.08.007.
Merlaud, A., Van Roozendael, M., van Gent, J., Fayt, C., Maes, J., Toledo, X., Ronveaux, O., and M. De Maziere (2012) DOAS measurements of NO2 from an ultralight aircraft during the Earth Challenge expedition
. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 5, 1947-1984. doi:10.5194/amtd-5-1947-2012
Mitra, A.K., Sharma, A.K., Soni, V.K., and Kundu, P.K. (2012) Characteristics of recent dust storms over the Indian region using real time multi-satellite observations from the direct broadcast receiving system at IMD.
Advances in Space Research, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2012.11.017, available online 23 November 2012, 9 pages.
Moore, R.H., Karydis, V.A., Capps, S.L., Lathem, T.L., and Nenes, A. (2012) Droplet number prediction uncertainties from CCN: an integrated assessment using observations and a global adjoint model.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 12, 20483–20517, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-20483-2012. [PDF]
Morozov, E., Pozdnyakov, D., Smyth, T., Sychev, V., and Grassl, H. (2012) Space-borne study of seasonal, multi-year, and decadal phytoplankton dynamics in the Bay of Biscay
. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(4), 1297-1331, doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.718462, available online October 5, 2012.
Mutshinda, C. M., Troccoli-Ghinaglia, L., Finkel, Z. V., Müller-Karger, F. E., and Irwin, A. J. (2012) Environmental control of the dominant phytoplankton in the Cariaco basin: a hierarchical Bayesian approach
. Marine Biology Research, 9(3), 247-261. Available online December 3, 2012.
Nabat, P., Somot, S., Mallet, M., Chiapello, I., Morcrette, J. J., Solmon, F., Szopa, S., and Dulac, F. (2012). A 4-D climatology (1979–2009) of the monthly aerosol optical depth distribution over the Mediterranean region from a comparative evaluation and blending of remote sensing and model products.
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 5, 8469-8538. [PDF]
Ojha, N., Naja, M., Singh, K.P., Sarangi, T., Kumar, R., Lal, S., Lawrence, M.G., Butler, T.M., and Chandola, H.C. (2012) Variabilities in ozone at a semi-urban site in the Indo-Gangetic Plain region: Association with the meteorology and regional processes
. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D20301, doi:10.1029/2012JD017716.
Panicker, A. S., Lee, D. I., Kumkar, Y. V., Kim, D., Maki, M., and Uyeda, H. (2012) Decadal climatological trends of aerosol optical parameters over three different environments in South Korea.
International Journal of Climatology, published online August 15, 2012, doi:10.1002/joc.3557, 8 pages.
Peyridieu, S., Chedin, A., Capelle, V., Tsamalis, C., Pierangelo, C., Armante, R., Crevoisier, C., Crepeau, L., Simeon, M., Ducos, F., and Scott, N.A. (2012) Characterization of dust aerosols in the infrared from IASI and comparison with PARASOL, MODIS, MISR, CALIOP, and AERONET observations
. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 12, 23093–23133, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-23093-2012. [PDF]
Sadeghi, A., Dinter, T., Vountas, M., Taylor, B., Peeken, I., Altenburg Soppa, M. and Bracher, A. (2012) Improvements to the PhytoDOAS method for identification of coccolithophores using hyper-spectral satellite data.
Ocean Sciences, 8 (6), 1055-1070, doi: 10.5194/os-8-1055-2012.
Schuck, T. J., Ishijima, K., Patra, P.K., Baker, A.K., Machida, T., Matsueda, H., Sawa, Y., Umezawa, T., Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M., and Lelieveld, J. (2012), Distribution of methane in the tropical upper troposphere measured by CARIBIC and CONTRAIL aircraft
. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D19304, doi:10.1029/2012JD018199.
Shahgedanova, M., Kutuzov, S., White, K., and Nosenko, G. (2012) Using the significant dust deposition event on the glaciers of Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus Mountains, Russia on 5 May 2009 to develop a method for dating and provenancing of desert dust events recorded in snow pack.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 12, 24437–24467, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-24437-2012. [PDF]
Shiozaki, T., Kodama, T., Kitajima, S., Sato, M., and Furuya, K. (2012) Advective transport of diazotrophs and importance of their nitrogen fixation on new and primary production in the western Pacific warm pool.
Limnology and Oceanography, 58(1), 49–60.
Sowjanya, K., Kar, S.C., Routray, A., and Mali, P. (2012) Impact of SSM/I retrieval data on the systematic bias of analyses and forecasts of the Indian summer monsoon using WRF assimilation system.
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(2), 631-654, published online September 2012, doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.712230.
Stabholz, M., Madron, X. D. D., Canals, M., Khripounoff, A., Taupier-Letage, I., Testor, P., Heussner, S., Kerherve, P., Delsaut, N., Houpert, L., Lastras, G., and Denneliou, B. (2012) Impact of open-ocean convection on particle fluxes and sediment dynamics in the deep margin of the Gulf of Lions.
Biogeosciences Discussions, 9(9), 12845.
Suwannathatsa, S., Wongwises, P., Vongvisessomjai, S., Wannawong, W., and Saetae, D. (2012) Phytoplankton tracking by oceanic model and satellite data in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
APCBEE Procedia, 2, 183-189, doi:10.1016/j.apcbee.2012.06.033.
Videla, F. C., Barnaba, F., Angelini, F., Cremades, P., and Gobbi, G. P. (2012) The relative role of Amazonian and non-Amazonian fires in building up the aerosol optical depth in South America: A five year study (2005-2009)
. Atmospheric Research, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.10.026, available online 16 November 2012.
Vijayakumar, K., and Devara, P.C.S. (2012) Study of aerosol optical depth, ozone, and precipitable water vapour content over Sinhagad, a high-altitude station in the Western Ghats.
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(2), 613-630, published online September 2012, doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.705444.
Wang, Y., Konopka, P., Liu, Y., Chen, H., Müller, R., Plöger, F., Riese, M., Cai, Z., and Lü, D. (2012). Tropospheric ozone trend over Beijing from 2002–2010: ozonesonde measurements and modeling analysis
. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 8389-8399.
Zhang, X., Huang, Y., Zhu, W., and Rao, R. (2012) Aerosol characteristics during summer haze episodes from different source regions over the coast city of North China Plain.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Available online 21 August 2012, 14 pages, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.08.009.
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