Atmospheric Characterization and Observing Systems Group


Our goal is to improve the knowledge of the connections between thermodynamics, aerosols, clouds and convection.

Our group focuses on maximizing the use of current  and future satellite platforms and other remote sensing techniques, to deliver science and products that can improve forecasts of weather, air quality and climate. We do this by focusing on the characterization of the vertical structure of our atmosphere from the surface to the ionosphere.

What we do


Weather, Air Quality and Numerical Weather Prediction
Satellite Infrastructure and Retrieval Development
Research about our Changing Climate


Oyola et al. 2022: Transdisciplinary Applications of GNSSRO to Characterize Atmospheric Hazards and Systemic Risk

The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The GAR is published biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and is the product of the contributions of nations, public and private disaster risk-related science and research, amongst others.