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Taha presents at VolImpact Summer School, Germany

In early September 2023, Ghassan Taha (614/MSU) was an invited speaker at the VolImpact Summer School on Volcanic Effects on Atmosphere and Climate, which was held at the University of Greifswald, Germany. His talk was titled "The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) Limb Profiler (LP) Aerosol Retrieval: Global 3-D View of the Stratospheric Aerosol." 

This summer school is open to applicants worldwide, and attracted many graduates, doctoral students, and post-docs. The focus of Dr. Taha's presentation revolved around the retrieval of aerosols through satellite measurements, with a particular emphasis on the OMPS LP aerosol algorithm. During the talk, he delved into both the key strengths and weaknesses associated with limb scattering measurements. Additionally, Dr. Taha presented a 3-D view of OMPS' 11-year records of the Stratospheric Aerosols, which documented all instances of volcanic eruptions and pyrocumulonimbus storms (pyroCb) that breached the stratosphere. The results of the recent Hunga-Tonga eruption garnered the most attention and sparked a multitude of questions, largely due to the unprecedented nature of this volcanic event. 

Posted: September 13, 2023, 4:09 PM