Research papers utilizing Giovanni appear in a flurry during autumn 2011
Total number of papers exceeds 400; 2011 citations already equal 2010 tally
Giovanni image of MODIS aerosol optical depth over Russia during July 2010, when fires raged near Moscow. Giovanni was employed in a scientific study of smoke from these fires.
Eight years after the “launch” of NASA’s innovative Giovanni data visualization and analysis system, the global impact of this system on the geoscience research community is becoming increasingly apparent, primarily evidenced by the number of research papers which have utilized it. Similar to a NASA remote sensing mission, where it may take years for data from a mission sensor to be used by scientists for published research, the use of Giovanni has accelerated steadily. The most recent search for publications appearing in September-October 2011 found 38 new citations in the peer-reviewed literature, carrying the total number of publications well over 400, and equaling the total number of publications counted in 2010! It is now also apparent that the availability of Giovanni is a routine expectation for some researchers and research groups, who have employed it for several publications.
The most recent batch of papers covers a broad range of atmospheric, ocean, and terrestrial sciences. Giovanni finds application from the surface of the ocean to its depths; from the troposphere to the stratosphere; in rivers, streams, and watersheds; and in diverse environments on land. Short summaries of a selection of these papers are provided below. Also, for the first time in a news article, full citations and links to all of the papers found during this update are provided. (Please read the statement before the list of papers regarding the Web links to the papers.)
- An intriguing paper by Maria Efstathiou of the University of Athens sought to determine if atmospheric ozone concentrations might change prior or subsequent to earthquakes in Greece.
- Researchers led by Natalia Chubarova of Moscow State University, with co-authors from the A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, used Giovanni to investigate smoke aerosols generated by the massive fires in Russia during the summer of 2010.
- Nazzereno Diodato of the Met European Research Observatory in Italy and his colleagues examined the “aggressiveness” of rainfall in Mediterranean countries over 300 years. In the context of these researchers, “aggressiveness” means the extent to which extreme storm events contribute to erosion, land degradation, and nutrient loss from soils.
- Ulrike Fallet and fellow researchers from the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research used NASA ocean biogeochemical model (NOBM) data in Giovanni, from GSFC oceanographer Watson Gregg, in a paleotemperature analysis of foraminifera in sediments of the Mozambique Channel off the southeastern coast of Africa.
- Mark Jury of the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez used Giovanni in three papers all published in 2011. His third paper looked at convective weather systems during the summer over the islands of the Central Antilles.
- Two book chapters appear in the recent update; Gerardo Gutierrez discussed climate disasters and cultural change in Mexico in the book Early Mesoamerican Social Transformations: Archaic and Formative Lifeways in the Soconusco Region, edited by Richard G. Lesure. Ankie Piters and several colleagues described satellite data quality and validation for the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere,the troposphere, in The Remote Sensing of Tropospheric Composition, Physics of Earth and Space Environments, edited by J.P. Burrows, P. Borrell, and U. Platt.
- Giovanni aficionado Sergei Sitnov, also from the A. M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, published his third 2011 paper in which Giovanni was used, on the topic of satellite-measured nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations over Moscow.
- Kenneth Tobin and Marvin Bennett of Texas A&M International University included Giovanni in their research tools to investigate satellite precipitation measurements for seven river watersheds in the United States.
Giovanni has experienced several metamorphoses in its eight-year existence, and is currently in its fourth developmental phase. Continuing improvement and innovation of the NASA Giovanni system is intended to continually increase its capabilities, address data quality, and bring in higher resolution data ̵ allowing researchers around the world to freely utilize it and the NASA data it conveys for the benefit of science and society. Just as skilled NASA technicians have re-engineered satellites in space to expand their missions, the Giovanni team is maintaining and increasing the usefulness of this remarkable system.
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Bode, A., Anadón, R., Morán, X.A.G., Nogueira, E., Teira, E., and Varela, M. (2011) Decadal variability in chlorophyll and primary production off NW Spain
. Climate Research, 48, 293–305.
Campanelli, A., Massolo, S., Grilli, F., Marini, M., Paschini, E., Rivaro, P., Artegiani, A., and Jacobs S.S. (2011) Variability of nutrient and thermal structure in surface waters between New Zealand and Antarctica
, October 2004–January 2005. Polar Research, 30, 7064- doi: 10.3402/polar.v30i0.7064
Chen, T., Yu, K., Li, S., Chen, T., and Shi, Q. (2011) Anomalous Ba/Ca signals associated with low temperature stresses in Porites corals from Daya Bay, northern South China Sea
. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 23(9), 1452-1459, doi: 10.1016/S1001-0742(10)60606-7
Chubarova, N., Nezval’, Y., Sviridenkov, M., Smirnov, A., and Slutsker, I. (2011) Smoke aerosol and its radiative effects during extreme fire event over Central Russia in summer 2010
. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 4, 6351–6386, doi:10.5194/amtd-4-6351-2011
Diodato, N., Bellocchi, G., Romano, N., and Chirico, G.B. (2011) How the aggressiveness of rainfalls in the Mediterranean lands is enhanced by climate change
. Climatic Change, 108, 591–599, doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0216-4
Dupouy, C., Benielli-Gary, D., Neveux, J., Dandonneau, Y., and Westberry, T.K. (2011) An algorithm for detecting Trichodesmium surface blooms in the South Western Tropical Pacific.
Biogeosciences Discussions, 8, 5653–5689, doi:10.5194/bgd-8-5653-2011
Fallet, U., Ullgren, J.E., Castañeda, I.S., van Aken, H.M., Schouten, S., Ridderinkhof, H., and Brummer, G-J. A. (2011) Contrasting variability in foraminiferal and organic paleotemperature proxies in sedimenting particles of the Mozambique Channel (SW Indian Ocean).
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(20), 5834-5848, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.009
Gayatri Vani, D., Rambabu, S., Rajasekhar, M., Rama, G., Apparao, B. and Ghosh, A. (2011) Analysis on MM5 predictions at Sriharikota during northeast monsoon 2008
. (Linked in Table of Contents) Journal of Earth System Science, 1-17, doi: 10.1007/s12040-011-0101-6
Guang, J., Xue, Y., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Mei, L., Xu, H., Liang, S., Wang, J., and Bai, L. (2011) Simultaneous determination of aerosol optical thickness and surface reflectance using ASTER visible to near-infrared data over land
. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(22), 6961-6974.
Guarnieri, F., Calastrini, F., Busillo, C., Pasqui, M., Becagli, S., Lucarelli, F., Calzolai, G., Nava, S., and Udisti, R. (2011) Mineral dust aerosol from Saharan desert by means of atmospheric, emission, dispersion modelling
. Biogeosciences Discussions, 8, 7313–7338, doi:10.5194/bgd-8-7313-2011
Gutierrez, G. (2011) A History of Disaster and Cultural Change in the Coatán River Drainage of the Soconusco, Chiapas, Mexico. Chapter 7 in Early Mesoamerican Social Transformations: Archaic and Formative Lifeways in the Soconusco Region, R.G. Lesure, Ed., University of California Press, 304 pages.
Hallmann, N., Schöne, B.R., Irvine, G.V., Burchell, M., Cokelet, E.D., and Hilton, M. (2011) An improved understanding of the Alaska Coastal Current: The application of a bivalve growth- temperature model to reconstruct freshwater-influenced paleonvironments
. Palaios, 26(6), 346-363, doi: 10.2110/palo.2010.p10-151r
Kharol, S.K., Badarinath, K.V.S., Kaskaoutis, D.G., Sharma, A.R., and Gharai, B. (2011) Influence of continental advection on aerosol characteristics over Bay of Bengal (BoB) in winter: results from W-ICARB cruise experiment.
Annalaes Geophysicae, 29, 1423–1438, doi:10.5194/angeo-29-1423-2011
Piters, A.J.M., Buchmann, B., Brunner, D., Cohen, R.C., Lambert, J.-C., de Leeuw, G., Stammes, P., van Weele, M., and Wittrock, F. (2011) Data quality and validation of satellite measurements of tropospheric composition
Chapter 7 in The Remote Sensing of Tropospheric Composition, Physics of Earth and Space Environments, J.P. Burrows, P. Borrell, and U. Platt, Eds., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-14791-3_7
Pyle, J. A., Ashfold, M. J., Harris, N. R. P., Robinson, A. D., Warwick, N. J., Carver, G. D., Gostlow, B., O'Brien, L. M., Manning, A. J., Phang, S. M., Yong, S. E., Leong, K. P., Ung, E. H., and Ong, S. (2011) Bromoform in the tropical boundary layer of the Maritime Continent during OP3.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 529-542, doi:10.5194/acp-11-529-2011
Rojas, M.R., Leung, C., Whitley, D., Zhu, Y., Arnold, R.G., and Eduardo Sáez, A. (2011) Advanced oxidation of trace organics in water by hydrogen peroxide solar photolysis
. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, doi: 10.1021/ie201381j (Available online October 4, 2011)
Roy, R., Pratihary, A., Narvenkar, G., Mochemadkar, S., Gauns, M., and Naqvi, S.W.A. (2011) The relationship between volatile halocarbons and phytoplankton pigments during a Trichodesmium bloom in the coastal eastern Arabian Sea.
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.08.025. (Available online August 27, 2011)
Vissa, N.K., Satyanarayana, A.N.V., and Prasad Kumar, B. (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. (Available online October 5, 2011)