Affiliation: Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research, Morgan State University, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
2022 GPM Mentorship Program
Why are you participating in this program as a mentor?
I am participating in this program because I believe it enables a better utilization of GPM data and resources for the benefits of the society at large. The most appealing aspect of the program is that it brings together experts and users with diverse knowledge, perspectives, and professional interests.
What is your area of expertise and how does GPM fit into your research?
My area of expertise is the estimation of precipitation from satellite combined radar and radiometer observations. This type of scientific and technical activities is motivated by the launch of TRMM and GPM and the need to derive accurate global precipitation estimates.
What is a challenge you often notice by users with using remote sensing data? Any advice to overcome this challenge?
The volume of the data and the computational methods to analyze them may be a challenge. The use of cloud computing and readily available services such as NASA GES DISC, Google Drive, Google Colab in conjunction with innovative sampling and analysis methodology are always helpful.