Parikha Mehta has spent the last four months focused on the intersection of intellectual property and climate and environmental technologies while on an employee exchange (known as a detail) at NOAA from the U.S Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Her goal: Help researchers understand the importance of protecting their inventions so that NOAA’s research and technology can better serve the public and inspire future innovation.
Women in Research
The article continues a series of interviews with NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) employees and CPO-funded scientists in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Dr. Annarita Mariotti is an accomplished climate scientist with more than twenty years of research experience and numerous publications. Born in Italy, she speaks Italian, English, and French fluently and is currently learning Mandarin Chinese.
This article continues a series of interviews with NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) employees and CPO-funded scientists in celebration of Women’s History Month.
LuAnn Dahlman is a core member of NOAA CPO’s Communication, Education, and Engagement Division (CEE) Division. In her role as writer, editor, and user advocate, LuAnn applies her knowledge and passion for accessible and understandable data to NOAA’s climate resilience resources such as the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, Climate Mapping for Resilience Adaptation (CMRA) portal, and Climate Explorer.
This article highlights an interview with Juliana Dias, a research scientist in the Atmosphere-Ocean Processes and Predictability Division at NOAA’s Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL). Juliana’s research is focused on investigating the role of tropical-extratropical exchanges on climate variability and predictability.
This article highlights an interview with Dr. Samantha Wills, a research scientist at University of Washington Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES) and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL). She works in the NOAA Ocean Climate Stations group led by Dr. Meghan Cronin, and uses novel Saildrone uncrewed surface vehicles to collect observations over remote regions of the tropical Pacific Ocean. These observations allow her to study mesoscale air-sea variability associated with atmospheric cold pool phenomena over the tropical ocean.
This article highlights an interview with Vaishali Naik, a physical scientist at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). Dr. Naik’s work focuses on developing and applying Global Earth System Models to study how atmospheric chemical composition, specifically short-lived gases and aerosols, interact with human-caused climate change.
This article highlights an interview with Liping Zhang, a research scientist who works in the Seasonal-to-Decadal Variability and Predictability Division at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamic Laboratory (GFDL).
This article highlights an interview with Brittany Croll, who serves as the International Relations Specialist in NOAA’s Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program (GOMO), and as the lead negotiator for science-related items under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Brittany is currently working on a detail as an Advisor to the NOAA Chief Scientist, Dr. Sarah Kapnick.