Severe Weather Remote Sensing Plenary Talk at IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana

Sarah Bang (ST11) presented as an invited plenary speaker to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, Montana, March 9, 2022. Bang presented an overview of NASA Applied Sciences Disaster Program research on remote sensing of severe thunderstorms in a talk titled “Storm Chasing from Space: detecting severe weather phenomena from satellite platforms” to a crowd of several hundred engineers, aerospace scientists, and their guests.

The talk highlighted recent research using multiple different satellite platforms led by principal investigator Kristopher Bedka (NASA Langley Research Center) and co-investigators Jordan Bell, Daniel Cecil, and Christopher Schultz and Sarah Bang (NASA MSFC). The presentation included highlights from a recent publication in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society on the catastrophic midwestern derecho event on August 10, 2020 ( and future research in the NASA Science of Terra, Aqua, and Suomi-NPP (TASNPP) and Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM) projects. The talk highlighted the accessibility of NASA earth observation data and the portals where the public can access these satellite data and other products for end-users.

2020 Midwest Derecho 2
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