Atmospheric, Planetary, and Optical Research

chile airglow facilityCPI maintains active research programs at Haystack/Millstone Observatory in Massachusetts (USA), the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the Inter-American Observatory on Cerro Tololo in Chile. CPI staff has served on Arecibo, NSF, and DOE scientific advisory committees, and belong to professional societies including AGU, AAS, DPS, SPIE, OSA, and the Electrochemical Society.  (Read more)



  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Optical Instrumentation

Instrumentation Development and Deployment

  • Optical Instruments
  • Magnetometers
  • Remote Deployments

 Remote Sensing

Gravity Waves

Gravity waves are buoyancy oscillations that fill the atmosphere and ocean. They propogate long distances horizontally and vertically, have length scales from meters to thousands of kilometers, time scales from seconds to weeks, and release energy into turbulence by wave breaking.  (Read more)


  • Atmospheric Correction
  • Scene Generation
  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Radiative Transfer
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Space Weather and Geohazards

  • Geomagnetically Induced Currents
  • Real-time situational awareness
  • Geomagnetism
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Software and Algorithm Development and Support

  • Scientific Support for Model Integration
  • Physical Model Development
  • Cal/Val
  • Satellite Ground Systems
  • C, C++, IDL, Matlab, Fortran, and other languages
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JPSS Support