I am an Assistant Researcher at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research involves passive remote
sensing of the Earth system using a variety of wavelengths and instruments.
I support a number of different programs at SSEC:
- Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)
I am part of the NASA OCO-2 science team. My research is focused on the impacts
of three dimensional scattering from clouds, and how this affects carbon dioxide
retrievals from the operational algorithm.
- Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS)
As part of the Infrared Interferometer research group, I support various
Calibration and Validation efforts for the Science Data Records (SDR), which
contain the calibrated spectral radiance measured by the instrument.
LBLDIS radiative transfer model
My PhD research made extensive use of this model, original developed by my
advisor, David D. Turner. I continue to use and improve this model, as it is a
very flexible software tool to simulate radiance spectra at high spectral
resolution, with user defined cloud and aerosol layers.
- Scanning High-resolution Interferometer
The S-HIS is a cross track scanning infrared interferometer designed and built at
SSEC. I helped support the
HS3 flight campaign at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, as a science technician for the
S-HIS on the NASA Global Hawk.
This NSF-funded project deployed and maintains a suite of multiple
remote sensing instruments at Summit Station, Greenland, at the top of the
Greenland Ice Sheet. I deployed as the summer science technician supporting
ICECAPS in 2011.
My dissertation work (PhD, 2012) in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at
UW-Madison was focused on radiative transfer in the Far Infrared (FIR), advised
by David D. Turner. I explored the information content of FIR spectra, comparing
it to the Mid Infrared (MIR) which is routinely measured by operational polar
orbiting satellites such as AIRS, IASI and CrIS.