AER News

Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite

This illustration depicts the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite as it orbits Earth. An ISU faculty member advised NASA on the future of this and other satellite missions. Image courtesy of Brian Hornbuckle via Iowa State University.

Iowans advise NASA on which satellites should stay in orbit

A pair of Iowans – professors from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University – helped to shape the future of NASA by evaluating the agency’s satellite missions and recommending which satellites should stay in orbit.
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Undergraduate ITI researchers analyze weather phenomenons at Naval Research Lab

University of Iowa undergraduate research assistants in the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab leveraged data analysis skills learned at Iowa to study emissions-related weather phenomenons while working for the Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Lab (NRL) over the summer. 
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Smart and connected weather sensors from ITI’s Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab.

Iowa public university collaboration leverages NASA data to benefit farming and education

Connecting valuable NASA data and Iowans who could benefit from them most is at the heart of a new multidisciplinary, multi-university grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium called the Infrastructure for Data-Advanced Research and Education (I-DARE).
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CDC recognizes ITI researchers' 'exceptional approach to solving a public health problem'

University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) researchers were recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as being among the nation’s best for their "exceptional approach to solving a public health problem.”
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ITI faculty among eight to receive named professorships in engineering

Two University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty affiliates are among eight faculty members from the College of Engineering (COE) to receive named professorships and chairs, which are among the highest university honors faculty members can receive.
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Newly named Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab reflects Wang's expanding scope of discovery

The Lab for Aerosol, Radiation, Remote-sensing, and Observation-based Modeling of Atmosphere - better known as the ARROMA Lab, is now called the Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab.
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Faculty Feature: Jun Wang

Fascination with wind patterns and atmospheric conditions blossomed into a career in academic research addressing some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our world and inspiring the next generation of researchers as a mentor and teacher. Jun Wang's work has been recognized with the James E. Ashton Professorship in Engineering, effective July 1, 2020, with an initial term of five years.
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A cross-state research partnership hopes to one day change the agriculture industry

Prof. Jun Wang leads a new research collaboration happening across the state of Iowa. The team has ambitions of changing the agriculture industry by helping farmers better anticipate the weather and make the best use of the available time.
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Jun Wang and team receive NASA grant to study nitrogen dioxide levels using satellite data

Jun Wang, director of the ARROMA Lab, has received a NASA grant to study nitrogen dioxide levels using satellite data. The project is a three-year partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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University of Iowa receives $1.6 million grant to develop new farming technology

The University of Iowa has been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to design and build devices that could one day connect farmers from all over the world. The team is led by Prof. Jun Wang of the Iowa Technology Institute's ARROMA Lab.
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UI researchers develop technology to promote sustainable farming

A team of University of Iowa researchers has been awarded $1.6 million from the U.S. Agriculture Department to develop technology to improve soil temperature and moisture in farming areas.
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Jun Wang and team win $1.6 million to create smarter, sustainable farming

Jun Wang, director of the ARROMA Lab, is leading a team that has been awarded $1.6 million from the Department of Agriculture to design and use smart technology to maximize crop yields and use water more efficiently in rural agriculture.