ACCP Study Team

Study Coordinators and Leads

As part of the Study Management Team (SMT), the study coordinators and leads are responsible for managing the priorities and resources across planned study activities, and ensuring that the outcome of our recommendations enables NASA to implement a mission for ACCP.
Vickie Moran
Vickie Moran
Study Coordinator
Goddard Space Flight Center
Jeff Piepmeier
Jeff Piepmeier
Deputy Study Coordinator
Goddard Space Flight Center
Deb Vane
Deb Vane
Deputy Study Coordinator
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Chip Trepte
Chip Trepte
Deputy Study Coordinator
Langley Research Center
Ryan Spackman
Ryan Spackman
Study Lead
Ames Research Center
Marian Cronin
Marian Cronin
Study Lead
Glenn Research Center
Joanne Terek
Joanne Terek
Study Lead
Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA HQ Sponsors / Partner Management Board

As part of the SMT, the NASA Headquarters (HQ) sponsors provide weekly guidance to ensure that our evolving study process will produce recommendations for the Designated Observing System that are consistent with programmatic constraints. The Partner Management Board (PMB) ensures that the teaming Centers have adequate manpower and facilities for effective coordination and execution of the study plan. The PMB provides consultation to address issues of institutional support, and if necessary, will resolve staffing issues.
NASA HQ Sponsors
Tahani Amer - Program Executive
John Haynes - Program Applications
Hal Maring - Lead Program Scientist
Barry Lefer - Alt Program Scientist
Gail Skofronick-Jackson - Alt Program Scientist
Partner Management Board
Goddard Space Flight Center
Jim Irons - Director, Earth Sciences Division
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Randy Friedl - Manager, Earth System Science Formulation Office
Langley Research Center
David Young - Deputy Center Director
NASA HQ Sponsors
Tahani Amer - Program Executive
John Haynes - Program Applications
Hal Maring - Lead Program Scientist
Barry Lefer - Alt Program Scientist
Gail Skofronick-Jackson - Alt Program Scientist
Partner Management Board
Goddard Space Flight Center
Jim Irons - Director, Earth Sciences Division
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Randy Friedl - Manager, Earth System Science Formulation Office
Langley Research Center
David Young - Deputy Center Director

ACCP Teams

The Science Impact Team (SIT-A) will provide the Science & Applications Leadership Team (SALT) with the science community's perspective of the relative appropriateness of ACCP's science objectives. The SIT-A will evaluate the extent to which various measurement architectures provide the geophysical parameters required to meet the science objectives and contribute to application objectives. The SIT-A will support the definition and assessment of various candidate architectures including sub-orbital campaigns, through modeling activities and observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs).

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Ames Research Center
  Meloe Kacenelenbogen
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Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques
  Flavien Cornut
  Laaziz El Amraoui
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Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  Susanne Bauer
  Brian Cairns
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Patricia Castellanos
  Pete Colarco
  Arlindo da Silva
  Reed Espinosa
  Osku Kemppinen
  Rob Levy
  Ed Nowottnick
  John Yorks
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Michael Garay
  Olga Kalashnikova
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Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales/University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  Marjolaine Chiriaco
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Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée/National Centre for Scientific Research
  Oleg Dubovik
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Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Sorbonne Université
  Solène Turquety
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Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques/Université Paris-Est Créteil
  Juan Cuesta
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Langley Research Center
  Sharon Burton
  Eduard Chemyakin
  Richard Ferrare
  Seiji Kato
  Xu Liu
  Richard Moore
  David Painemal
  Kathleen Powell
  Snorre Stamnes
  Tyler Thorsen
  Travis Toth
  Mark Vaughan
  David Winker
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National Centre for Space Studies
  Roseline Schmisser
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National Institute for Environmental Studies
  Tomoaki Nishizawa
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Université de Lille
  Anton Lopatin
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University of Oklahoma
  Connor Flynn
  Lan Gao
  Marcela Loria
  Jens Redemann
  Feng Xu
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University of Saskatchewan
  Adam Bourassa
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University of Wisconsin
  Robert Holz

The Applications Impact Team (AIT) will evaluate the extent to which various measurement architectures provide geophysical parameters that contribute to application objectives, such as air quality. They will support the architecture studies in assessing the application potential of candidate mission architectures.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada
  Danahe Paquin-Ricard
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Bryan Duncan
  Dalia Kirschbaum
  Andrea Portier
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  Takuji Kubota
  Ikuta Yasutaka
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Svetla Hristova
  Olga Kalashnikova
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Langley Research Center
  Ali Omar
  Amber Soja
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Marshall Space Flight Center
  Emily Berndt
  Patrick Gatlin
  Anita Leroy
  Aaron Naeger

The Science & Applications Leadership Team (SALT) brings together experts from across the aerosols (A), clouds, convection, and precipitation (CCP) satellite remote sensing communities with broad experience in satellite instrumentation, airborne validation, modeling, data assimilation and retrieval algorithm development, scientific analysis, and applications.

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Ames Research Center
  Meloe Kacenelenbogen
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Environment and Climate Change Canada
  Howard Barker
  Jason Cole
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Scott Braun
  Arlindo da Silva
  Dalia Kirschbaum
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  Riko Oki
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Graeme Stephens
  Duane Waliser
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Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales/University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  Helene Brogniez Chiriaco
  Marjolaine Chiriaco
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Laboratoire d'Aérologie/Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  Vincent Noël
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Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques/Université Paris-Est Créteil
  Juan Cuesta
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Langley Research Center
  Richard Ferrare
  Ali Omar
  David Winker
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Marshall Space Flight Center
  Walt Petersen
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University of Tokyo
  Yukari Takayabu

The Clouds, Convection, and Precipitation (CCP) Science Impact Team (SIT-CCP) provides ACCP management with quantitative evaluation of the CCP-relevant geophysical variables (GVs) necessary for achieving the mission science objectives. Because sensors on satellites measure reflected or emitted light, estimating GV's require construction of algorithms to convert the measurements to the quantities of interest. Experiments are conducted for a broad spectrum of different cloud types, including: shallow (boundary layer) clouds, cirrus clouds, deep convective storms, and winter storms. The primary goal is to assess how effectively various combinations of measurements allow for estimation of GV’s to predefined accuracy, and the team uses a range of mature remote sensing retrieval methodologies to do so. Evaluation techniques are based on decades of experience in the use of active and passive remote sensing from space-borne, airborne, and ground-based platforms.

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Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques/Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  Dominique Bouniol
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Colorado State University
  Rick Schulte
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Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  Ann Fridlind
  Bastian van Diedenhoven
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Ian Adams
  Scott Braun
  Mircea Grecu
  Kerry Meyer
  Joe Munchak
  John Yorks
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Anthony Davis
  George Duffy
  Ziad Haddad
  Matt Lebsock
  Masashi Minamide
  Derek Posselt
  Graeme Stephens
  Rachel Storer
  Ousmane Sy
  Duane Waliser
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Kyoto University
  Shoichi Shige
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Kyushu University
  Hajime Okamoto
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Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales/University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  Helene Brogniez Chiriaco
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Laboratoire d'Aérologie/Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  Vincent Noël
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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
  Min Den
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Langley Research Center
  Yongxiang Hu
  Seiji Kato
  Richard Moore
  David Painemal
  Snorre Stamnes
  Mark Vaughan
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Marshall Space Flight Center
  Daniel Cecil
  Patrick Gatlin
  Tim Lang
  Walt Petersen
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Nagoya University
  Nobuhiro Takahashi
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National Centre for Space Studies
  Laura Hermozo
  Roseline Schmisser
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Stony Brook University
  Pavlos Kollias
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Université du Québec
  Jean-Pierre Blanchet
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University of Saskatchewan
  Doug Degenstein
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University of Utah
  Yuli Liu
  Jay Mace
  Zhuocan Xu

The Science Community Cohort (SCC) is SALT's connection to the external science community in Academia and at national laboratories. The SCC will provide critical feedback from the user perspective on how well SALT's science objectives for ACCP meet the needs of the community.

 
Brookhaven National Laboratory
  Allison McComiskey
 
City College of New York
  Johnny Luo
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Colorado State University
  Sue Van den Heever
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Duke University
  Ana Barros
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Emory University
  Yang Liu
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Rob Wood
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Laboratoire d'Aérologie/Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  Jean-François Léon
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Laboratoire d'Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales/Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  Remy Roca
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Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Sorbonne Université
  Helene Chepfer
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Laboratoire de Météorologie/Université Clermont Auvergn
  Olivier Jourdan
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  Steve Klein
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Colette Heald
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McGill University
  Yi Huang
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Nagoya University
  Hirohiko Masunaga
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National Center for Atmospheric Research
  Andrew Gettleman
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  Graham Feingold
  Mark Kulie
  James Nelson
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Naval Research Laboratory
  Mike Fromm
  Jeff Reid
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  Ruby Leung
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  Lynn Russell
 
Texas A&M
  Andrew Dessler
  Courtney Schumacher
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University of Arizona
  Armin Sorooshian
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Steve Nesbitt
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University of Iowa
  Greg Carmichael
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University of Tokyo
  Kentaroh Suzuki
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University of Wisconsin
  Tristan L'Ecuyer
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Canadian Space Agency
  Miriam Micael
  Tom Piekutowski
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German Aerospace Center
  Silke Gross
  Martin Wirth
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Glenn Research Center
  Marian Cronin
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Vickie Moran
  Jeff Piepmeier
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  Kinji Furukawa
  Riko Oki
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Deb Vane
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Langley Research Center
  Ali Omar
  Amber Soja
  Chip Trepte
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Marshall Space Flight Center
  Patrick Gatlin
  Anita Leroy
  Aaron Naeger
  Joanne Terek
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National Centre for Space Studies
  Pierre Tabary

The Systems Engineering Team (SET) combines instrument & mission systems engineers to enable a broad and technical exploration of the architecture trade space. Their first responsibility is to distill the responses to the instrument RFI in support of our architecture studies. The SET will document our requirements flow-down and traceability, populate the elements of our mission libraries, and conduct trade studies including system modeling and analyses for the most promising architectures.

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Ames Research Center
  Ryan Spackman
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Glenn Research Center
  Marian Cronin
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Steve Bidwell
  Jim Hendershot
  Vickie Moran
  Jeff Piepmeier
  Sabrina Thompson
  Justin Yoshida
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Deb Vane
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Kennedy Space Center
  Armando Piloto
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Langley Research Center
  Jon Chrone
  Shaun Deacon
  William C. Edwards
  Joseph Gasbarre
  Marie Ivanco
  Chip Trepte
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Marshall Space Flight Center
  Todd Macleod
  Matt Pruitt
  Sarah Triana

The Value Framework Team (VFT) will provide a transparent process by which the various science and engineering groups on ACCP will prioritize their respective science or mission enabling parameters to characterize the value of each candidate mission architecture, and defend our recommend Observing Systems.

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Langley Research Center
  Shaun Deacon
  Marie Ivanco

Working Groups

Working Groups are specialized units that collaborate with SALT, SIT, AIT, SCC, SET, and VFT. To join any of the Working Groups please contact the respective co-lead.

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Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques
  Flavien Cornut
  Laaziz El Amraoui
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Patricia Castellanos
  Pete Colarco
  Arlindo da Silva
  Reed Espinosa
  Ed Nowottnick
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Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales/University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  Marjolaine Chiriaco
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Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée/National Centre for Scientific Research
  Oleg Dubovik
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Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Sorbonne Université
  Solène Turquety
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Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques/Université Paris-Est Créteil
  Juan Cuesta
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National Centre for Space Studies
  Roseline Schmisser
  Pierre Tabary
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Université de Lille
  Anton Lopatin
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University of Iowa
  Greg Carmichael
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University of Oklahoma
  Jens Redemann
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Colorado State University
  Sue Van den Heever
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Scott Braun
  Arlindo da Silva
  Vickie Moran
  Rob Wood
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  Maria Hakuba
  Olga Kalashnikova
  Graeme Stephens
  Deb Vane
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Langley Research Center
  Richard Ferrare
  Seiji Kato
  Tyler Thorsen
  Chip Trepte
  David Winker
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  Graham Feingold
  Jake Gristey
 
Texas A&M
  Andrew Dessler
 
University of Colorado Boulder
  Sebastian Schmidt
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University of Iowa
  Greg Carmichael
 
Brookhaven National Laboratory
  Allison McComiskey
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Goddard Space Flight Center
  Ralph Kahn
  Rob Wood
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Langley Research Center
  Richard Moore
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Marshall Space Flight Center
  Walt Petersen
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NASA Headquarters
  Felix Seidel
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  Mark Kulie
 
Texas A&M
  Andrew Dessler
 
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  Andy Heymsfield
 
University of Colorado Boulder
  Pedro Campuzano Jost
  Jose Jimenez
  Sebastian Schmidt
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Steve Nesbitt
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University of Oklahoma
  Greg McFarquhar
  Jens Redemann
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University of Utah
  Jay Mace