The pace of Giovanni usage in the scientific community continues to accelerate, with 11 more publications added to the Giovanni publications list in April 2010. Through April 27th, there are now 29 publications listed for 2010. In addition, two more publications were added to the 2009 list, bringing the total number of 2009 publications to 84.
A highlight of the new contributions is a paper by three Goddard-based researchers: Radina Soebiyanto of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Farida Adimi of Wyle IS LLC, and Richard Kiang of the Goddard Global Change Data Center. The paper, "Modeling and predicting seasonal influenza transmission in warm regions using climatological parameters", was published in the journal PloS One.
Other papers in thjis update demonstrate the multi-faceted usage of Giovanni; researchers used Giovanni to investigate chemical weathering in the Ganges River watershed; boundary layer turbulence and soil moisture during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) research campaign; precipitation in southwest China; the variability of the Madagascar Current; and even the reproductive behavior of the Cortes geoduck Panopea globosa. (If you don't know what a geoduck is, it's a very big and very tasty – if you like shellfish – variety of burrowing clam.)
Link: Giovanni Publications Page