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Evolving NASA’s Data and Information Systems for Earth Science

Rahul Ramachandran from NASA

In this video from the HPC User Forum, Rahul Ramachandran from NASA presents: Evolving NASA’s Data and Information Systems for Earth Science.

NASA’s Earth Science Division (ESD) missions help us to understand our planet’s interconnected systems, from a global scale down to minute processes. Working in concert with a satellite network of international partners, ESD can measure precipitation around the world, and it can employ its own constellation of small satellites to look into the eye of a hurricane. ESD technology can track dust storms across continents and mosquito habitats across cities. ESD delivers the technology, expertise and global observations that help us to map the myriad connections between our planet’s vital processes and the effects of ongoing natural and human-caused changes.”

Rahul Ramachandran received a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from JMI University, New Delhi, an M.S. in Meteorology from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, an M.S. in Atmospheric Science, another M.S. in Computer Science, and finally a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Alabama Huntsville. Beyond his impressive academic credentials, he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2009. Rahul’s research is focused on Earth Science Informatics connecting the application of computational methods and information technology to the acquisition, storage, processing, interchange, analysis and visualization of Earth Science data and information. As an Earth scientist and information technologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville he worked almost daily with members of the GHRC. Rahul formally takes over as the DAAC Manager when he becomes a NASA civil servant on 16 December 2013.

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