Affiliation: Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
2022 GPM Mentorship Program
Why are you participating in this program as a mentor?
I often work with scientists across the tropics and wanted to expand upon that network. I really liked that this program had a major goal to make GPM data more accessible and useful to a larger community.
What is your area of expertise and how does GPM fit into your research?
I study convection with radars. The GPM DPR allows unprecedented views of convective storms around the globe, so it and the TRMM PR are favorite tools of mine.
What is a challenge you often notice by users with using remote sensing data? Any advice to overcome this challenge?
Remote sensing data can often be large and unwieldy, so I think starting with small datasets (e.g., a small region or short time frame) makes things more manageable. After that analysis can be expanded in space and/or time with more confidence.