SoM Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded International Award
Congratulations to SoM/ARRC Postdoctoral Fellow Yagmur Derin for being awarded the International Precipitation Working Group Early Career Scientist Award – First Prize for outstanding presentation/poster 2022!
IPWG is part of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and focuses the scientific community on operational and research satellite-based quantitative precipitation measurement. Yagmur presented on the challenging topic of quantitative precipitation estimation from satellites in complex terrain.
Precipitation estimation in mountainous regions is uncertain because interacting processes between the atmosphere and topography are difficult to observe. Yagmur uses the U.S. ground radar network and environmental conditions from numerical models to capture the conditions where precipitation estimation from space is challenged. Her research benefits NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The GPM mission involves an international network of satellites that provides global observations of rain and snow to advance our understanding of Earth’s water and energy cycle, improve forecasting of extreme events, and provide accurate and timely information to directly benefit society.
Yagmur is supervised by Dr. Pierre Kirstetter.