"As soon as it [snow] lands, it starts to metamorphosize" an interview with Gail Skofronick - Jackson

Recorded January 28, 2019 Archived January 28, 2019 21:09 minutes
Id: APP610923

Description

Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Program Manager at NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, knows more about snow than most Tallahassee, Fla. residents. In fact, it may be safe to say that the program manager at NASA Headquarters knows more about snow than most people in the world, northerners included. She works on NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Missions, a satellite mission that measures the precipitation of rain and snow as it falls on the Earth.

Capturing the data from snow as it falls can help scientists better predict the amount of liquid that will end up in the snowpack, which is much harder to measure due to difficulties in gauging snow properties. (Recorded 10 December 2018)

Participants

  • Gail Skofronick - Jackson
  • Josh Learn

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