UMBC High Performance Computing Facility
Please note that this page is under construction. We are documenting the
240-node cluster maya that will be available after Summer 2014.
Currently, the 84-node cluster tara still operates independently,
until it becomes part of maya at the end of Summer 2014.
Please see the 2013 Resources Pages under the Resources tab for tara information.
Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements of Aerosol and Cloud
J. Vanderlei Martins, PI, Associate Professor, Physics Department and JCET
Lorraine Remer, Research Scientist, JCET
Roberto Fernandez-Borda, Research Scientist, JCET
Li Zhu, PhD Student, Physics Department
Gergely Dolgos, PhD Student, Physics Department
Steven Buczkowski, PhD Student, Physics Department
Reed Espinosa, PhD Student, Physics Department
Adriana Rocha Lima, PhD Student, Physics Department
The Laboratory for Aerosols, Clouds and Radiation (LACO) at UMBC is
large data sets of remote sensing data from satellite and aircraft measurements
for the study of the interaction between aerosols and clouds and its effects on
climate change and weather. LACO has designed and built several instruments
are currently flying on NASA aircrafts and should eventually become satellite
payloads. The LACO remote sensing data includes multi spectral, hyper angular,
and polarization images that provide large detail on the microphysical
properties of aerosol and cloud particles. This data will be analyzed with
customized algorithms that will retrieve these microphysical properties based
raw radiance images collected from aircraft or satellite platforms.