Daniel Yeager, PhD
Daniel Yeager is earned a PhD in the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences as a Cohort-1 NCAS-M Fellow. He was interested in the NCAS-M focus area — Process-level Understanding and Enhanced Modeling Capabilities in support of the NCAS-M theme: Innovative observations for advancing the analysis and prediction of weather, climate, and atmospheric chemistry. His research utilized Aerosol Ocean Science Expedition (AEROSE) measurements onboard the NOAA Ronald H. Brown research vessel to characterize the evolution of Saharan dust storms affecting the Atlantic Ocean. Particularly, Daniel’s research analyzes relationships between the microphysical properties and radiative forcing contributions of aging Saharan dust storms traversing the Atlantic Ocean. It is anticipated that these aerosol optical property characterizations will lead to improvements in remote sensing algorithms and climate models.