Sam showed both previous and new work on remote sensing of chl-a and algal blooms in lakes, rivers, reservoirs in a talk titled, "New capabilities in using remote sensing data to predict algal blooms in large rivers and reservoirs".
Rob Murphy joined the group with a Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory summer internship working on visualizing water quality data (nutrients, metals, etc.) collected during citizen science sampling campaigns in stream across Pittsburgh area AND looking into the prevalence of river algal blooms with PhD student Gabi Zuccolotto.
PhD student Rajaram Prajapati recently won 2 departmental awards and CUHASI Pathfinder award to support his fieldwork and project titled Monitoring and Exploring Suspended Sediment in the Himalayas (MESSHI). Rajaram kicked off the field campaign in April combining in-situ sensors, citizen science samples, smart phones, and satellites to monitor riverine sediments.
Dr. Luisa Lucchese joined us in February after completing her PhD at UFRGS located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Luisa is leading the development of an operational, satellite-derived riverine suspended sediment concentration database as part of a NASA-AIST project (A hosted analytic collaborative framework for global river water quantity and quality from SWOT, Landsat, and Sentinel-2), in collaboration with Colin Gleason and Subhransu Maji (UMass), Tamlin Pavelsky (UNC), and NASA JPL/PO.DAAC (Suresh Vannan, Nikki Tebaldi).
Claire Kemick joined as undergraduate researcher working on remote sensing of gross primary production in rivers. Claire graduated this spring!!! And fortunately is continuing to work with us over the summer before starting a PhD at Tulane in fall 2023
The whole group attended AGU 2022 in Chicago. The frigid air was warmed by seeing friends, science, and these excellent presentations