NASA awards atmospheric sciences $257,000

Xiquan Dong and Baike Xi, atmospheric sciences, have received a new award from NASA to validate NASA satellite data. The satellite is used to measure cloud properties and the transfer of solar and terrestrial radiation through the atmosphere. Drs. Dong and Xi will use ground-based observations to retrieve cloud properties for comparison to the satellite data. This is a two-year award with a total of $257,000 from March 2008 to March 2010.
-- Karen Ryba, director of communications, aerospace,, 777-4761