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Tristan L'Ecuyer Awarded NASA Mission Grant

February 5, 2018

Congratulations to Tristan L’Ecuyer, PI for the NASA Polar Radiant Energy in the Far Infrared Experiment (PREFIRE) mission. The UW is the science lead on a NASA mission that will use Cubesat technology to measure, for the first time, fluctuations in Arctic radiant energy. The Arctic, known as Earth’s thermostat, regulates climate by venting excess energy received in the tropics.

The NASA press release can be read here: NASA Press Release

UW-Madison’s article about PREFIRE can be read here: UW-Madison to aid NASA’s push to measure Arctic’s radiant energy