Dr Gail M. Skofronick-Jackson who was a Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Program Manager at NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, where she provides scientific expertise has sadly passed away. The news of her death was confirmed in an official press release made through the NASA website.
Though her cause of death has not been made known to the public but as per a post made by a Facebook user, says she died doing what she loved.
Gail worked on the TRMM & GPM satellite precipitation missions at NASA. Her research highlighted the importance of high-frequency passive microwave measurements that helped form the foundation of products generated by NASA today.
Before she joined NASA, Gail had worked in various capacities at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD beginning in 1997, including as a Post-Doc Research Associate, the Chief of the NASA Goddard Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory, and as a Project Scientist for the NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.
She bagged her B.S degree in electrical from Florida State University and thereafter in a bid to upgrade her knowledge also received her M.S. and PhD degrees in EE from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Gail is also a Program Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), the Lightning Imager System (LIS) on the International Space Station, and Aqua satellite/AIRS instrument. She is involved in NASA’s Earth Science Decadal Survey Aerosols, Clouds, Convection, and Precipitation (ACCP), Atmospheric Winds, & Planetary Boundary Layer targeted observables.
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