Partial list of Funded Projects by affiliated Scientists (reported by the start date)

2021

  • CIRA, “Machine learning for solar power forecasting in Puerto Rico using GOES-R cloud imagery”, $75,0000. I year PI (Nir Krakauer, Tarendra Lakhankar)(2021-2022)
  • CUNY Interdisciplinary Research Grant, “Biological Feedbacks in the Atmospheric CO2 Rectifier”, $40,000, Co-PI (Nir Krakauer) (2021-2022)
  • Department of Education (DOE), MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC), “Development of Sustainable Heat Pump Systems for Electrified Transitions in Winter Markets”, $700,000, Co-PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2021)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “ Retrieval of water parameters from hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging”, $675,487, PI (Alex Gilerson) (2021-2024)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/ Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), “Methane emissions from tropical wetlands: Characterizing a critical terrestrial carbon cycle process using inundation extent and dynamics derived from CYGNSS”, $$, PI (Kyle McDonald) (2021-present)
  • Robin Hood Foundation, ”Responding to Learning Loss: Post Pandemic Academic Recovery for In-Coming Freshmen at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech)”, $600,000, PI (R. Blake), Co-PIs (H. Norouzi) (2021-2022)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-WPO, “A New Global 4-km Multi-Decadal Snow Cover Extent/Snow Water Equivalent/Snow Depth Dataset from Blended In-situ and Satellite Observations”, $277,000, 2 years, PI (Peter Romanov) (2021-2023)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-STAR, “GOES-R AWG Science and Management Support for Snow Cover Environmental Data Records”, $66,000/year, PI (Peter Romanov) (2021-2022)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -STAR, “Support to STAR for Eumetsat EPS-SG Snow Cover Products”, $30,000/year, PI (Peter Romanov) (2021-2022)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Center for Satellite Applications and Research (NOAA-STAR), “ Extending VIIRS Ocean Color Neural Network retrievals to High Chlorophyll-a Algal Bloom”, $212,000, PI (Alex Gilerson) (2021-2024)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Center for Satellite Applications and Research (NOAA-STAR), “ Validation of Ocean Color VIIRS SNPP and VIIRS NOAA-20 satellite sensors on the coastal LISCO AERONET site and in ocean cruises”, $70,175, PI (Alex Gilerson) (2021-2022)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Build and Broaden 2.0, “STEM Participation through Community Air Quality Sensor Networks & Data Science During the Pandemic.”,$179,950, Co-PI (Neal Phillip) (2021-2023)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “ IUCRC Phase 1: The City College of New York: Center for Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST)”, $1,500,000,  PIs (Jorge Gonzalez, and Prathap Ramamurthy) (2021-2026)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite Applications and Research (NOAA-STAR) “CICESS-CUNY-Science and Management Support”,$213,731, PI (Peter Romanov) (2021-2023)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “Convective cloud Urban Boundary layer Experiment (CUBE)”, $660,000, PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2021)

2020

  • City University of New York Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (CUNY CIRG), “Heat and The City: understanding the impact of urban thermodynamics on ecological and social vulnerability” CUNY CIRG, $50,000, PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2020)
  • Department of Defense (DOD), Army Research Office (ARO), “Resolving the dynamic interactions in the urban boundary layer”, $360,000, PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2020)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Remote Sensing Theory Effort, “Parameterizing Microwave Scattering Models with Vegetation Structural Observations: Informing Multi-Frequency Radar with LIDAR”, , PI (Kyle McDonald) (2020-present)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS), “Advancing Synergies Between ECOSTRESS and SAR for Study of Structure and Thermal Regimes in Tropical, Temperate and Cold Landscapes”, , Co-PI (Kyle Mcdonald) (2020)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “Development and implementation of a new set of enhanced GOES-R ABI snow cover products”, $160,000/year, PI (Peter Romanov) (2020-2022)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), “Cloud Mask and Quality Control (CM/QC) for Sea Surface Temperature (SST) products from VIIRS”, $218,192, PI (Irina Gladkova) (2020-2021)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), “Multi-sensor high-resolution gridded (super)-collated SST ACSPO L3C/L3S products”, $115.457, PI (Irina Gladkova) (2020-2021)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “GEOPAths-UP: Recruiting and Retaining Non-geoscience Minority STEM Majors for Geoscience Service Learning and for the Geoscience Workforce”, $294,354, PI (R. Blake), Co-PIs (J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, M. Nakamura) (2020-2022)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “Learning Transferable Visual Features”, $241,143, PI (Yingli Tian) (2020-2022)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “SCC: Developing technological solutions to improve indoor air quality and thermal comfort in urban communities”,$141,000, PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2020)
  • US Department of Education (DOE), “CIPASS-ExL: Experiential Learning and Industry Engagement for Workforce Readiness” $3,000,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2020-2025)

2019

  • City College Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM (CIPASS), “iWStress: An intelligent platform for understanding water stress in the United States”, $15,000, PI (Naresh Devineni) Co-PI (Etemadpour, R.) (2019)
  • Microsoft AI for Earth Grant, “A data-driven tool to understand water stress in the United States”, $15,000, PI (Naresh Devineni) Co-PI (Etemadpour, R.) (2019–2020)
  • NASA CloudSat and CALIPSO Science Team Recompete, “Using A-Train Observations to Explore Properties of Entraining Convection and Its Representation in Models”, $106,574, PI (Hanii Takahashi) Co-PI (Johnny Luo) (2019-2022)
  • NASA Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST), “A tropospheric transport diagnostic for chemistry-climate models”, $127,100, PI (Johnny Luo) (2019-2022)
  • NASA Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST), Faculty Mentorship Program, $100,000, PI (Barry Gross) (2019-2020)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA Indian Space Research Organization Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (NASA-ISRO ASAR), “Discerning Freeze/Thaw State of Land Surface Components with L and S Band Radar”, $$, Co-PI (Kyle McDonald) (2019-present)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR), “Characterizing Terrestrial Surface Hydrodynamics and Biodiversity with Synthetic Aperture Radar: Contributions to NISAR Science”, $$, PI (Kyle McDonald) (2019-present)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), “Fusing NASA ECOSTRESS and NOAA GOES-16 Datasets for Study of Thermal Regimes and Water Stress in Terrestrial Systems”, $$, Co-PI (Kyle McDonald) (2019)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program (under CISESS/CREST Program), “Intercalibration of satellite observations using Artificial Intelligence”, $205,100, PI (Isaac Moradi) (2019-2021)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-JPSS), “AutoSnow and Ice (GMASI) products Enterprise Algorithm Migration”, $100,000/year, PI (Peter Romanov) (2019-2021)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), “Multi-sensor monitoring and analysis of pollutants distribution, dynamics and related meteorology in New York City and vicinity for better characterization of processes that lead to air quality episodes”, $250,000, Co-PI (Barry Gross) (2019-2021)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ” An Integrated Modeling Approach for Sustainable Development for the Ichkeul “, $79,540, PI (B. Bejaoui), US Partners (H. Norouzi and R. Blake) (2019-2021)

2018

  • Caltech Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS), “Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations.”, , Co-PI (Kyle McDonald) (2018-present)
  • Department of Defense (DOD), Army Research Office (ARO), “Towards Understanding Urban Surface Energy Budget”,$60,000 Partial Award, PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2018)
  • NASA MEaSUREs (Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments), “A unified cloud-defined weather state dataset for process-resolving data analysis and model evaluation”, $781,885, PI (George Tselioudis) Co-PI (Johnny Luo) (2018-2023)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), “Addressing Essential Biodiversity Variables with Imaging Radar Remote Sensing”, , Co-PI (Kyle McDonald) (2018)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program (under CISESS Program), “Radiative Transfer Models Inter-comparison in Support of GSICS and JPSS Satellite Data Calibration”, $102,800, PI (Isaac Moradi) (2018-2019)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-JPSS), “Science and Management Support for VIIRS Snow Cover Environmental Data Records”, $140,000/year, PI (Peter Romanov) (2018-2022)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), ” GP-EXTRA: Expanding an Innovative Pathway to Replenish the Geoscience Workforce with Underrepresented Minority Non-Geoscience STEM Majors “, $309,911, PI (R. Blake), Co-PIs (J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, D. Steele) (2018-2020)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “CRISP Type 2: Integrated Socio-Technical Modeling Framework to Evaluate and Enhance Resiliency in Islanded Communities (ERIC)”, $2,068,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (in partnership with Arizona State University, New York University and University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez) (2018-2022)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “HSI Conference: URBANO-INCREASING ACCESS AND SUCCESS IN URBAN STEM PROGRAMS”, $100,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2018)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “RAPID:Supplemental”, $10,000, PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2018)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “Urban Climate and Resiliency Workshop,” $50,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2018)

2017

  • City of New York,“New York City Built Environment: Wind Effects and Public Safety in a Changing Climate,” $561,000, Co-PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2017-2018)
  • Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program, Early CAREER, Award # DESC0018124, “Multi-scale modeling of extreme events and impact information”, $762,097, PI (Naresh Devineni) (2017–2022)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “CASTOR Campus rainwater design”, $3000, PI (Naresh Devineni) (2017–2018)NASA Aura Science Team and Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP), “Estimating Convective Entrainment Rates Using Aura CO to Guide GEOS-5 Convective Parameterization Improvements”, $106,574, PI (Hui su) Co-PI (Johnny Luo) (2017-2020)
  • NASA Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (MAP), “Assessing Satellite-Based Estimates of Convective Mass Fluxes and Evaluating GCM Simulations of Tropical Convection”, $813,908, PI (Johnny Luo) (2017-2021)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Carbon Cycle Science Project, “Ecological and sociodemographic determinants and impacts of urbanization and restoration on intertwined urban-wetland estuarine systems”,, Co-PI (Kyle McDonald) (2017-present)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Interdisciplinary Study, “Coastal Hypoxia Analysis and Risk Tracking (CHART) through Remote Sensing and Process based Modeling in South and Southeast Asia”, , Co-PI (Kyle McDonald) (2017-present)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program (under CISESS Program), “Radiative Transfer Modelling Studies in Support of JPSS Satellite Data Calibration and Data Assimilation”, $102,800, PI (Isaac Moradi) (2017-2018)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “Collaborative Research: AGEP-T: The Hispanic Alliance for the Graduate Education and the Professoriate on Environmental Sciences and Engineering,” $3,200,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (in partnership with U. of Texas-El Paso), (2017-2022)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “IUCRC Planning proposal: Center for Building Energy Smart Technologies”, $15,000, Co-PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2017)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “RAPID: Impacts of Post-Hurricane Land-Atmosphere Interactions on Convective and Precipitation Processes in the Caribbean Region”, $175,000. Co-PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2017-2018)   
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “RAPID:Impacts of post-hurricane land-atmosphere interactions on convective and precipitation processes in the Caribbean Region”, $184,824, PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2017)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “Urban Climate and Resiliency Workshop”, $50,000, Co-PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2017)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), EMEP Faculty Mentor PhD Fellowship Support, $70,000, PI (Barry Gross) (2017-2018)

2016

  • Graduate Research Technology Initiative (GRTI), “Characterizing energy fluxes in urban areas”, $36,000,  PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2016)
  • Graduate Research Technology Initiative (GRTI), “Surface Heat Energy Balance Characterization in Urban Regions Using Ground and Satellite Observations”, $75,100. PI (H. Norouzi), Co-PI (R. Blake and G. Shields) (2016-2017)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “Assessing Impacts of Climate-Induced Change on River Flow and Associated Economic Output in the High Mountain Asia Region”, $1,151,980, Co-PI (Nir Krakauer) (2016-2019)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mountain High Asia Study, “Assessing Impacts of Climate Induced Change on River Flow and Economic Output in the High Mountain Asia Region”, PI (Kyle McDonald) (2016-2021)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Utilization of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Study, “Monitoring seasonal soil frost dynamics in boreal-Arctic ecosystems with SMAP”, , PI (Kyle McDonald) (2016-2020)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Utilization of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Study, “Assessing and Downscaling SMAP data for Organic Soil Fuel Moisture Estimation in Boreal-Arctic Ecosystems”, , Co-PI (Kyle McDonald) (2016-2020)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “A Multi-Sensor Calibration Algorithm for Improving Emissivity Retrieval by Integrating Microwave Brightness Temperature Diurnal Cycle”, $363,397, PI (H. Norouzi), Co-PI (M. Azarderakhsh) (2016-2021)
  • Professional Staff Congress of The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY), “A novel climate impacts tool for managing risks in water utilities”, $5,999, PI (Naresh Devineni) (2016–2017)
  • US Department of Education, “CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM (CiPASS)”, $5,500,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2016-2021) 

2015

  • CUNY Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program, “New concepts for observing and understanding changing patterns of water limitation on ecosystem productivity”, $30,000, PI (Nir Karkauer) (2015-2016)
  • Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Army Research Laboratory, ARO, “Instrumentation for Exploring Surface Energy Balance using a combination of Satellite and Ground-Based Observations“, $70,752, PI (H. Norouzi) (2015-2016)
  • Graduate Research Technology Initiative (GRTI) , “Characterizing Surface Fluxes and Aerosol Loading within NYC’s Heterogeneous, Urban Coastal Environment”, $187,952. PI(R. Blake), Co-PI (H. Norouzi, V. Vladutescu, G. Gailani) (2015-2016)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/CPO, “Forecasting risk of seasonal temperature extremes with the North American Multi-Model Ensemble”, $69,688, PI (Nir Krakauer) (2015-2017)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), ” GP-EXTRA: Recruiting and Retaining Non-geoscience Minority STEM Majors for the Geoscience Workforce “, $496,786, PI (R. Blake), Co-PIs (J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, V. Vladutescu) (2015-2018)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)/ PowerBridge NY, “Energy Forecasting for Dense Urban Environments,” $150,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2015-2017)
  • PSC-CUNY, “Groundwater mapping and other applications of large-scale supervised classification”, $3,500, PI (Nir Krakauer) (2015-2016)
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARO) “The Potential of Using Microwave Emission in Detecting Freeze and Thaw States“, $238,375, PI (H. Norouzi), Co-PI (R. Blake) (2015-2018)
  • U.S. Army Research Office, ARO, “Developing an Approach to Map Air Surface Maxima and Minima Temperatures by Exploring Surface Energy Balance “, $49,785, PI (H. Norouzi), Co-PI (P. Ramamurthy) (2015-2016)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Improved Access to Relevant and Usable Climate Information”, $306,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2015-2018) 
  • University of Utah, “Global Center for Advanced Studies on Water Subcontract”, $200,000 PI (Nir Krakauer) (2015-2019)
  • US Army Research Office (ARO),“Developing an Approach to Map Air Surface Maxima and Minima Temperatures by Exploring Surface Energy Balance”, $50,000, Co-PI (Prathap Ramamurthy) (2015)
  • USAID IPM-IL, “Participatory Biodiversity and Climate Change Assessment for Integrated Pest Management in the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape, Nepal”, $804,777, PI (Nir Krakauer) (2015-2019)

2014

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Water Sustainability and Climate Program/Columbia University, “WSC-Category 3 Collaborative: America’s water–The changing landscape of risk, competing demand and climate”, Award # 1360446, $182,293, PI (Lall, U.) Co-PI (Naresh Devineni) (2014–2018)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF),Impacts of Urbanization and Climate Change on the Energy Infrastructure of Tropical Coastal Regions”, $327,000, PI (Jorge Gonzalez) (2014-2018)
  • National Science NSF Paleoclimate Program, “Collaborative Research: P2C2–Multisite paleo-reconstruction of Missouri River streamflows from tree ring data”, Award # 1401698, $117,120, PI (Naresh Devineni) (2014–2017)