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Science use of Giovanni increasing in 2012

Giovanni used across a wide spectrum of research topics

Science use of Giovanni increasing in 2012

Image derived from AMSR-E data showing the sea ice minimum extent in summer 2007, subject of a research paper using Giovanni. Sea ice extent is approaching this record minimum extent in August 2012. (Image from NASA Earth Observatory)

Science use of Giovanni increasing in 2012

 

Over the years since the NASA Giovanni data analysis system first became available – as the scientific community discovered how simple it was to use and how readily it enabled the use of remote-sensing data in the pursuit of answers to diverse research questions – the use of Giovanni has increased remarkably.   One strong measure of its acceptance and its continuing development is the rate at which research publications using Giovanni appear in the scientific literature.   Each time that new research publications using the system have been counted, this publication rate has increased.   Each new compilation thus invites the question – can the publication rate of such papers continue to increase?  
 
For the most recent compilation, the answer to that question is a definite yes – although the count even found another paper for 2011 (by Kavak and Karadogan, examining the relationship of sea surface temperature and phytoplankton in the Black Sea, published in a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Biology).   So far through mid-August, scientific papers using Giovanni appeared in journals at an average rate of 15 per month – exceeding the rate of 13.75 per month for the full year of 2011.
 
The use of Giovanni in new research areas and applications was also exciting to witness.   Researchers used Giovanni in research on malaria prediction in Ethiopia; shellfish fishery success in Chile; radioactivity isotopes in smoke from forest fires; climate modeling in West Africa; declining sea ice levels in the Arctic Ocean; and even for the cross-calibration of new remote-sensing satellite instruments.    (See below for brief summaries of these particular research papers).
 
Also exciting is that the NASA GES DISC, where Giovanni is hosted, will be leading an international science event, the Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop, from September 25-27. Authors of several of the papers highlighted above have already indicated that they will give online presentations at this inaugural event.   The workshop will include late evening and early morning sessions for the U.S. Eastern time zone so that researchers in Asia and Australia, as well as Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, can follow the presentations and participate in online chat sessions with the authors.
 
So, as we look forward to the first-ever Giovanni online science workshop in September, the rapidly growing number of publications to which Giovanni has contributed (now nearing 600 in total) attests to the usefulness of this innovative system to many diverse aspects of Earth science research.
 
 
Highlighted papers:
·         Alemayehu Midekisa and his co-authors utilized Giovanni to construct time-series models with remote-sensing data in an effort to create a malaria early warning system for the Ethiopian highlands (Malaria Journal).
 
·         Tracy van Holt of East Carolina University examined the factors influencing fisher success in southern Chile, for both locos (a benthic gastropod) and congrio (a finfish). (Ecology and Society)
 
·         Sarah Strode of the USRA and Goddard Space Flight Center, working with three co-authors, analyzed cesium-137 concentrations in smoke from biomass burning in the Northern Hemisphere (Journal of Geophysical Research)
 
·         Leonard Druyan and Matthew Fulakeza of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) employed Giovanni for climate modeling of West Africa and the eastern tropical Atlantic (Chapter 3 in the book Climate Models)
 
·         University of Maryland-College Park scientists Eric Nussbaumer and Rachel Pinker were aided by Giovanni to analyze the unusual shortwave radiation anomaly that coincided with record low Arctic sea ice levels in 2007. (Geophysical Research Letters)
 
·         Akihide Kamei led a team in the effort to cross-calibrate the radiometric accuracy of the Remote Sensing Instrument (RSI) on the Formosat-2 satellite, primarily using data from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). Giovanni provided precipitation data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) to this endeavor. (IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing)
 
 

New research publications using Giovanni

 
All of the papers below were found in the most recent compilation. The title links will go to either an abstract page, where a link to the paper may be found, or in some cases directly to a PDF version of the paper.   Depending on where these links are accessed, the actual paper may not be available to read or download at no cost if the journal in which the paper was published has a subscription requirement. In such cases it may be possible to request a copy of the paper from the corresponding author, or a library may be able to obtain a copy of the paper for individual use.
 
 
2011:
Kavak, M.T., and Karadogan, S. (2012) The relationship between sea surface temperature and chlorophyll concentration of phytoplanktons in the Black Sea using remote sensing techniques. Journal of Environmental Biology Special Issue: Environment and Geography in the Mediterranean, 32, 493-498.
 
 
2012:
Akbari, A., Samah, A.A., and and Othman, F. (2012) Integration of SRTM and TRMM date into the GIS-based hydrological model for the purpose of flood modelling. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussions, 9, 4747–4775, doi:10.5194/hessd-9-4747-2012.
 
Altabet, M.A., Ryabenko, E., Stramma, L., Wallace, D.W.R., Frank, M., Grasse, P., and Lavik G. (2012) An eddy-stimulated hotspot for fixed nitrogen-loss from the Peru oxygen minimum zone. Biogeosciences Discussions, 9, 8013–8038, doi:10.5194/bgd-9-8013-2012.
 
Astitha, M., Lelieveld, J., Kader, M.A., Pozzer, A., and de Meij, A. (2012) New parameterization of dust emissions in the global atmospheric chemistry-climate model EMAC. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 12, 13237–13298, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-13237-2012
 
August, T., Klaes, D., Schlüssel, P., Hultberg, T., Crapeau, M., Arriaga, A., O'Carroll, A., Coppens, D., Munro, R., and Calbet, X. (2012) IASI on Metop-A: Operational Level 2 retrievals after five years in orbit. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 113(11), July 2012, 1340-1371, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.02.028.
 
Bailey, H., Fossette, S., Bograd, S.J., Shillinger, G.L., Swithenbank, A.M., Georges, J-Y., Gaspar, P., Strömberg, K.H.P., Paladino, F.V., Spotila, J.R., Block, B.A., and Hays, G.C. (2012) Movement patterns for a critically endangered species, the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), linked to foraging success and population status. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36401. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036401
 
Begue, N., Tulet, P., Chaboureau, J-P., Roberts, G., Gomes, L., and Mallet, M. (2012) Long-range transport of Saharan dust over North-Western Europe during EUCAARI 2008 campaign: Evolution of dust optical properties by scavenging. Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, doi:10.1029/2012JD017611.
 
Berkes, F., Knippertz, P., Parker, D.J., Jeans, G., and Quiniou-Ramos, V. (2012) Convective squalls over the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic. Weather and Forecasting, 27, 770-783, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-11-00086.1
 
doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01700.x
 
Bruhn, D., Albert, K.R., Mikkelsen, T.N., and Ambus, P. (2012) UV-induced carbon monoxide emission from sand and living vegetation. Biogeosciences Discussions, 9, 8449–8473, doi:10.5194/bgd-9-8449-2012.
 
Chan, B.K.K., and Lee, P-F. (2012) Biogeography of intertidal barnacles in different marine ecosystems of Taiwan – potential indicators of climate change? Chapter 7 in Global Advances in Biogeography, Lawrence Stevens, Ed., InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-0454-4, pages 119-136.
 
Chen, B., Du, K., Wang, Y., Chen, J., Zhao, J., Wang, K., Zhang, F., and Xu, L. (2012) Emission and transport of carbonaceous aerosols in urbanized coastal areas in China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 12: 371–378, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2011.08.0131.
 
Chen, Y., and Tang, D. (2012) Eddy-feature phytoplankton bloom induced by a tropical cyclone in the South China Sea. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(23), 7444-7457, doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.685976.
 
Cheng, T., Chen, H., Gu, X., Yu, T., Guo, J., and Guo, H. (2012) The  inter-comparison of MODIS, MISR and GOCART aerosol products against AERONET data over China.  Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.06.016.
 
Coelho, C. A. S., Cavalcanti, I. A. F., Costa, S. M. S., Freitas, S. R., Ito, E. R., Luz, G., Santos, A. F., Nobre, C. A., Marengo, J. A. and Pezza, A. B. (2012) Climate diagnostics of three major drought events in the Amazon and illustrations of their seasonal precipitation predictions. Meteorological Applications, 19, 237–255, doi:10.1002/met.1324.
 
Cole, H.S., Henson, S.A., Martin, A.P., and Yool, A. (2012) Mind the gap: The impact of missing data on the calculation of phytoplankton phenology metrics. Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, doi:10.1029/2012JC008249.
 
Coppini, G., Lyubarstev, V., Pinardi, N., Colella, S., Santoleri, R., and T. Christiansen, T. (2012) Chl a trends in European seas estimated using ocean-colour products. Ocean Sciences Discussions, 9, 1481–1518, doi:10.5194/osd-9-1481-2012
 
Cozzi, S., Falconi, C., Comici, C., Cermelj, B., Kovac, N., Turk, V., and Giani, M. (2012) Recent evolution of river discharges in the Gulf of Trieste and their potential response to climate changes and anthropogenic pressure. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2012.03.005, 11 pages.
 
 
 
de Meij, A., Pozzer, A., Pringle, K.J., Tost, H., and Lelieveld, J. (2012) EMAC model evaluation and analysis of atmospheric aerosol properties and distribution with a focus on the Mediterranean region. Atmospheric Research, 114–115, 38-69, 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.05.014.
 
Derimian, Y., Dubovik, O., Tanre, D., Goloub, P., Lapyonok, T. and A. Mortier (2012) Optical properties and radiative forcing of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic ash layer observed over Lille, France, in 2010. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D00U25, doi:10.1029/2011JD016815.
 
Druyan, L., and Fulakeza, M. (2012) Regional climate model applications for West Africa and the tropical eastern Atlantic.  Chapter 3 in Climate Models, L.M. Druyan, Ed., ISBN 978-953-51-0135-2, InTech, pages 43-58.
 
Engel, A., Harlay, J., Piontek, J., and Chou, L. (2012) Contribution of combined carbohydrates to dissolved and particulate organic carbon after the spring bloom in the northern Bay of Biscay (North-Eastern Atlantic Ocean). Continental Shelf Research, 45, 42-53, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.05.016.
 
Han, Z., Li, J., Xia, X., and Zhang, R. (2012) Investigation of direct radiative effects of aerosols in dust storm season over East Asia with an online coupled regional climate-chemistry-aerosol model. Atmospheric Environment, 54, 688-699, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.01.041.
 
Hänel, A., Baars, H., Althausen, D., Ansmann, A., Engelmann, R., and Sun, J.Y. (2012) One-year aerosol profiling with EUCAARI Raman lidar at Shangdianzi GAW station: Beijing plume and seasonal variations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D13201, doi:10.1029/2012JD017577.
 
Hansell, R. A., Tsay, S.C., Hsu, N.C., Ji, Q., Bell, S.W., Holben, B., Welton, E.J., Roush, T.L., Zhang, W., Huang, J., Li, Z., and Chen, H.  (2012), An assessment of the surface longwave direct radiative effect of airborne dust in Zhangye, China, during the Asian Monsoon Years field experiment (2008). Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D00K39, doi:10.1029/2011JD017370.
 
Haustein, K., Pérez, C., Baldasano, J.M., Jorba, O., Basart, S., Miller, R.L., Janjic, Z., Black, T., Nickovic, S., Todd, M.C., Washington, R., Müller, D., Tesche, M., Weinzierl, B., Esselborn, M., and Schladitz, A. (2012) Atmospheric dust modeling from meso to global scales with the online NMMB/BSC-Dust model – Part 2: Experimental campaigns in Northern Africa. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 2933-2958, doi:10.5194/acp-12-2933-2012.
 
Hernández-Miranda, E., Veas, R., Labra, F.A., Salamanca, M., and Quiñones, R.A. (2012) Response of the epibenthic macrofaunal community to a strong upwelling-driven hypoxic event in a shallow bay of the southern Humboldt Current System. Marine Environmental Research, 79, 16-28, doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2012.04.004.
 
Jantarach, T., Masiri, I., and Janjai, S. (2012) Comparison of MODIS aerosol optical depth retrievals with ground-based measurements in the tropics. Procedia Engineering, 32, 392-398, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2012.01.1284.
 
Jayakumar, A., and Gnanaseelan, C. (2012) Anomalous intraseasonal events in the thermocline ridge region of Southern Tropical Indian Ocean and their regional impacts. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03021, doi:10.1029/2011JC007357.
 
Jury, M. (2012) A return to wet conditions over Africa: 1995–2010. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 0177-798X, 1-11, doi: 10.1007/s00704-012-0677-z
 
Jury, M.R. (2012) Physical oceanographic influences on central Benguela fish catch. Earth Interactions, 16, 1–15, doi:10.1175/2012EI421.1.
 
Kamei, A., Nakamura, K., Yamamoto, H., Nakamura, R., Tsuchida, S., Yamamoto, N., Sekiguchi, S., Kato, S., Liu, C.-C., Hsu, K.-H., and Wu, A.-M. (2012) Cross calibration of Formosat-2 remote sensing instrument (RSI) using Terra Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2194155
 
Kaskaoutis, D.G., Prasad, A.K., Kosmopoulos, P.G., Sinha, P.R., Kharol, S.K., Gupta, P., El-Askary, H.M., and M. Kafatos (2012) Synergistic use of remote sensing and modeling for tracing dust storms in the Mediterranean. Advances in Meteorology, doi:10.1155/2012/861026, 14 pages.
 
Kim, C-H., Chang, L-S., Meng, F., Kajino, M., Ueda, H., Zhang, Y., Son, H-Y., Lee, J-J., He, Y., and Xu, J. (2012) Sulfur deposition simulations over China, Japan, and Korea: a model intercomparison study for abating sulfur emission. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi:10.1007/s11356-012-1071-1.
 
Koçak, M., Theodosi, C., Zarmpas, P., Séguret, M.J.M., Herut, B., Kallos, G., Mihalopoulos, N., Kubilay, N., and Nimmo, M. (2012) Influence of mineral dust transport on the chemical composition and physical properties of the Eastern Mediterranean aerosol. Atmospheric Environment, 57, 266-277, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.04.006.
 
Kumar, S., Kumar, S., Singh, A.K., Singh, R.P. (2012) Seasonal variability of atmospheric aerosol over the North Indian region during 2005–2009. Advances in Space Research, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.022.
 
Kurian, S., Roy, R., Repeta, D.J., Gauns, M., Sheno, D.M., Suresh, T., Sarkar, A., Narvenkar, G., Johnson, C.G., and Naqvi, S.W.A. (2012) Seasonal occurrence of anoxygenic photosynthesis in Tillari and Selaulim reservoirs, Western India. Biogeosciences, 9, 2485–2495, doi:10.5194/bg-9-2485-2012.
 
Litta, A.J., Mohanty, U.C., Das, S., and Idicula, S.M. (2012) Numerical simulation of severe local storms over east India using WRF-NMM mesoscale model. Atmospheric Research, 116, 161-184, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.04.015.
 
Liu, Z., Wang, Y., Vrekoussis, M., Richter, A., Wittrock, F., Burrows, J.P., Shao, M., Chang, C-C., Liu, S-C., Wang, H., and Chen, C. (2012) Exploring the missing source of glyoxal (CHOCHO) over China. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, doi:10.1029/2012GL051645.
 
Mahmud, M. (2012) Assessment of atmospheric impacts of biomass open burning in Kalimantan, Borneo during 2004. Atmospheric Environment, 8 pages,  doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.03.019.
 
Mallik, C., Venkataramani, S., and Lal, S. (2012) Study of a high SO2 event observed over an urban site in western India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 48 (2), 171-180, doi: 10.1007/s13143-012-0017-3.
 
Midekisa, A., Senay, G., Henebry, G.M., Semuniguse, P., and Wimberly, M.C. (2012) Remote sensing-based time series models for malaria early warning in the highlands of Ethiopia. Malaria Journal, 11, 165-181, doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-165
 
Mishra, A.K., and Shibata, T. (2012) Synergistic analyses of optical and microphysical properties of agricultural crop residue burning aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic Basin (IGB). Atmospheric Environment, 57, 205-218, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.04.025.
 
Mitra, A., Sharma, A., Ishwar, B., and Kundu, P. (2012) An atmospheric instability derived with MODIS profile using real-time direct broadcast data over the Indian region. Natural Hazards, 63 (2), 1007-1023, doi:10.1007/s11069-012-0202-9
 
Mohan, M., Kikegawa, Y., Gurjar, B., Bhati, S., Kandya, A., and Ogawa, K. (2012) Urban heat island assessment for a tropical urban airshed in India. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 2, 127-138, doi:10.4236/acs.2012.22014.
 
Moffet, R. C., Furutani, H., Rödel, T.C., Henn, T.R., Sprau, P.O., Laskin, A., Uematsu, M., and Gilles M.K. (2012)  Iron speciation and mixing in single aerosol particles from the Asian continental outflow. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D07204, doi:10.1029/2011JD016746.
 
Nabat, P., Solmon, F., Mallet, M., Kok, J.F., and S. Somot (2012) Dust emission size distribution impact onaerosol budget and radiative forcing over the Mediterranean region: a regional climate model approach. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 12, 17835–17886, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-17835-2012.
 
Nussbaumer, E.A., and Pinker, R.T. (2012) The role of shortwave radiation in the 2007 Arctic sea ice anomaly. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L15808, 6 pages, doi:10.1029/2012GL052415.
 
Ouma, Y.O., Owiti, T., Kipkorir, E., Kibiiy, J., Tateishi, R. (2012) Multitemporal comparative analysis of TRMM-3B42 satellite-estimated rainfall with surface gauge data at basin scales: daily, decadal and monthly evaluations. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(24), 7662-7684, doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.701347.
 
Padmakumari, B., Maheskumar, R. S., Morwal, S. B., Harikishan, G., Konwar, M., Kulkarni, J. R., Goswami, B. N. (2012) Aircraft observations of elevated pollution layers near the foothills of the Himalayas during CAIPEEX-2009. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 14 pages, doi:10.1002/qj.1989.
 
Pan, G., Tang D., and Zhang, Y. (2012) Satellite monitoring of phytoplankton in the East Mediterranean Sea after the 2006 Lebanon oil spill. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(23), 7482-7490, doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.685982.
 
 
Pennino, M.G., and Bellido, J.M. (2012) Can a simple Pelagic-Demersal ratio explain ecosystem functioning? Biodiversity Journal, 3 (1): 69-78.
 
Pierre, C., Bergametti, G., Marticorena, B., Mougin, E., Bouet, C., and Schmechtig, C. (2012) Impact of vegetation and soil moisture seasonal dynamics on dust emissions over the Sahel. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D06114, doi:10.1029/2011JD016950.
 
Piontkovski, S.A., Al-Gheilani, H.M.H., Jupp, B.P., Al-Azri, A.R., and Al-Hashmi, K.A. (2012) Interannual changes in the Sea of Oman ecosystem. The Open Marine Biology Journal, 2012, 6, 38-52.
 
Prakash, S., Mahesh, C., Gairola, R.M., and Buyantogtokh, B. (2012) A feasibility of six–hourly rainfall forecast over central India using model output and remote sensing data. International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology. 2(2), 138-152, doi:10.1504/IJHST.2012.047409.
 
Prakash, S., Mahesh, C., and Gairola, R.M. (2012) Sea level anomalies in the tropical Indian Ocean during two contrasting southwest monsoon years. The International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems, 3(2), 127-134, doi:10.1260/1759-3131.3.2.127.
 
Qiu, C., Wang, D., He, Z., and Chen, C. (2012) Seasonal variability of chlorophyll a fronts in the Luzon Strait based on satellite observations. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 15(1), 46-52, doi:10.1080/14634988.2012.654072.
   
Quéguiner, B. (2012) Iron fertilization and the structure of planktonic communities in high nutrient regions of the Southern Ocean.  Deep-Sea Research II, in press, 40 pages, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.07.024.
 
Rabatel, A., Francou, B., Soruco, A., Gomez, J., Cáceres, B., Ceballos, J. L., Basantes, R., Vuille, M., Sicart, J.-E., Huggel, C., Scheel, M., Lejeune, Y., Arnaud, Y., Collet, M., Condom, T., Consoli, G., Favier, V., Jomelli, V., Galarraga, R., Ginot, P., Maisincho, L., Mendoza, J., Ménégoz, M., Ramirez, E., Ribstein, P., Suarez, W., Villacis, M., and Wagnon, P. (2012) Review article of the current state of glaciers in the tropical Andes: a multi-century perspective on glacier evolution and climate change. The Cryosphere Discussions, 6, 2477-2536, doi:10.5194/tcd-6-2477-2012.
 
Rigual-Hernández, A.S., Sierro, F.J., Bárcena, M.A., Flores, J.A., and Heussner, S. (2012) Seasonal and interannual changes of planktic foraminiferal fluxes in the Gulf of Lions (NW Mediterranean) and their implications for paleoceanographic studies:  two 12-year sediment trap records. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research  Papers, 66, 26-40, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.03.011.
 
Robert, K., and Juniper, S.K. (2012) Surface-sediment bioturbation quantified with cameras on the NEPTUNE Canada cabled observatory. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 453, 137-149, doi:10.3354/meps09623.
 
Sathiyamoorthy, V., Sikhakolli, R., Gohil, B., and Pal, P. (2012) Intra-seasonal variability in Oceansat-2 scatterometer sea-surface winds over the Indian summer monsoon region. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 117(3), 145-152, doi:10.1007/s00703-012-0189-5.
 
Schepanski, K., Tegen, I., and Macke, A. (2012) Comparison of satellite based observations of Saharan dust source areas. Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 90-97, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.019.
 
 
Sharma, D., Singh, D., and Kaskaoutis, D.G. (2012) Impact of two intense dust storms on aerosol characteristics and radiative forcing over Patiala, northwestern India. Advances in Meteorology, 2012, 13 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/956814.
 
Singh, A., Gandhi, N. and Ramesh, R. (2012) Contribution of atmospheric nitrogen deposition to new production in the nitrogen limited photic zone of the northern Indian Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C06004, doi:10.1029/2011JC007737.
 
Smith, H.E.K., Tyrrell, T., Charalampopoulou, A., Dumousseaud, C. Legge, O.J., Birchenough, S., Pettit, L.R., Garley, R., Hartman, S.E., Hartman, M.C., Sagoo, N., Daniels, C.J., Achterberg, E.P., and Hydes, D.J. (2012) Predominance of heavily calcified coccolithophores at low CaCO3 saturation during
winter in the Bay of Biscay. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1117508109.
 
Sravana Kumar, M., Shekhar, M.S., Rama Krishna, S.S.V.S., Bhutiyani M., and Ganju, A., (2012) Numerical simulation of cloud burst event on August 05, 2010, over Leh using WRF mesoscale model. Natural Hazards, 62(3), 1261-1271, doi:10.1007/s11069-012-0145-1.
 
Strode, S.A., Ott, L.E., Pawson, S., and Bowyer, T.W. (2012) Emission and transport of cesium-137 from boreal biomass burning in the summer of 2010. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D09302, doi:10.1029/2011JD017382.
 
Stumpf, R.P., Wynne, T.T., Baker, D.B., and Fahnenstiel, G.L. (2012) Interannual variability of cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie. PLoS ONE 7(8), e42444, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042444.
 
Tsang, L.M., Wu, H., Shih, H-T., Williams, G.A., Chu, K.H., and Chan, B.K.K. (2012) Genetic and morphological differentiation of the Indo-West Pacific intertidal barnacle Chthamalus malayensis. Integrative and Comparative Biology, doi:10.1093/icb/ics044, 22 pages.
 
Van Holt, T. (2012) Landscape influences on fisher success: adaptation strategies in closed and open access fisheries in southern Chile. Ecology and Society 17(1): 28. doi:10.5751/ES-04608-170128
 
Verbesselt, J., Zeileis, A., and Herold, M. (2012) Near real-time disturbance detection using satellite image time series: drought detection in Somalia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 98-198, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.022.
 
Vijayakumar, K., Devara, P.C.S., and Simha, C.P. (2012) Aerosol features during drought  and normal monsoon years: A study undertaken with multi-platform measurements over a tropical urban site. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, in press, 15 pages, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2012.01.0005.
 
Vissa, N.K., Satyanarayana, A.N.V., and Kumar, B.P. (2012) Response of upper ocean during passage of MALA cyclone utilizing ARGO data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 14(1), 149-159, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2011.08.015.
 
Waliser, D.E., Moncrieff, M.W., Burridge, D., Fink, A.H., Gochis, D., Goswami, B.N., Guan, B., Harr, P., Heming, J. Hsu, H-H., Jakob, C., Janiga, M., Johnson, R., Jones, S., Knippertz, P., Marengo, J., Nguyen, H., Pope, M., Serra, Y., Thorncroft, C., Wheeler, M., Wood, R., and Yu, S. (2012) The "Year" of tropical convection (May 2008-April 2010): climate variability and weather highlights. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93(8), 30 pages, doi:10.1175/2011BAMS3095.1
 
Yang S-Y, Keshavmurthy, S., Obura, D., Sheppard, C.R.C., Visram, S., and Chen, C.A. (2012) Diversity and distribution of Symbiodinium associated with seven common coral species in the Chagos Archipelago, central Indian Ocean. PLoS ONE 7(5): e35836, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035836
 
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