Clara S Draper

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Clara S Draper

  • Research Associate
  • 301.614.6161
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: USRA
  • Brief Bio

    Clara Draper is based at the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (Code 610.1) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, and is working with the Universities Space Research Association / GESTAR.

    Dr. Draper's research interests are primarily in data assimilation of remotely sensed land surface observations into land surface models, coupled land-atmosphere assimilation, and reanalyses.

    For a complete publication list, please see https://sites.google.com/site/claradraper/

    ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/P-6097-2016

     

     

    Positions/Employment

    8/2014 - Present

    Scientist 3

    NASA-GSFC Global Modeling and Assimilation Office / Universities Space Research Association., Greenbelt, MD.
    1/2012 - 7/2014

    Scientist 2

    NASA-GSFC Global Modeling and Assimilation Office / Universities Space Research Association., Greenbelt, MD.
    5/2011 - 12/2011

    Research Associate

    NASA-GSFC Global Modeling and Assimilation Office / Universities Space Research Association., Greenbelt, MD.
    2/2011 - 5/2011

    Research Associate

    NASA-GSFC Global Modeling and Assimilation Office & University of Maryland Baltimore County, Greenbelt, MD.
    5/2010 - 12/2010

    Associated Scientist

    Centre National de Recherches Meteorologique/Meteo-France & EUMETSAT, Toulouse, France.
    6/2004 - 6/2008

    Professional Officer 1 (P/T)

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Centre for Australian Water and Climate Research, Melbourne, Australia.

    Professional Societies

    American Meteorological Society, 2011 - Present

    Professional Service

    Co-chair, Land Data Assimilation Techniques and Systems, Conference on Hydrology, American Meteorological Society, Annual General Meeting.

    Other Professional Information

    H-index, as of Oct. 2016: 7.

    Total refereed publications, as of Oct. 2016: 16 (first-author: 9).

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, G. J. De Lannoy, and B. Scarino. 2015. "A Dynamic Approach to Addressing Observation-Minus-Forecast Bias in a Land Surface Skin Temperature Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor., 16 (1): 449–464 [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0087.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Draper, C., and R. Reichle. 2015. "The impact of near-surface soil moisture assimilation at subseasonal, seasonal, and inter-annual timescales." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (12): 4831-4844 [10.5194/hess-19-4831-2015]

    Wang, A., M. Barlage, X. Zeng, and C. S. Draper. 2014. "Comparison of land skin temperature from a land model, remote sensing, and in situ measurement." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119 (6): 3093–3106 [10.1002/2013JD021026]

    Wagner, W., L. Brocca, V. Naeimi, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. de Jeu, D. Ryu, C.-H. Su, A. Western, J.-C. Calvet, Y. Kerr, D. Leroux, M. Drusch, T. Jackson, S. Hahn, W. Dorigo, and C. Paulik. 2014. "Clarifications on the “Comparison Between SMOS, VUA, ASCAT, and ECMWF Soil Moisture Products Over Four Watersheds in U.S.”." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 52 (3): 1901-1906 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2282172]

    Ochsner, T. E., M. H. Cosh, R. H. Cuenca, et al. W. Dorigo, C. Draper, Y. Hagimoto, Y. H. Kerr, K. M. Larson, E. G. Njoku, E. E. Small, and M. G. Zreda. 2013. "State of the Art in Large-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring." Soil Science Society of America Journal, 77 (6): 1888 [10.2136/sssaj2013.03.0093]

    Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, R. de Jeu, et al. V. Naeimi, R. Parinussa, and W. Wagner. 2013. "Estimating root mean square errors in remotely sensed soil moisture over continental scale domains." Remote Sens. Environ., 137: 288-298 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.013]

    Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, G. J. De Lannoy, and Q. Liu. 2012. "Assimilation of passive and active microwave soil moisture retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (4): L04401 [10.1029/2011GL050655]

    Non-Refereed

    Bosilovich, M. G., S. R. Akella, L. Coy, et al. R. I. Cullather, C. S. Draper, R. Gelaro, R. M. Kovach, Q. Liu, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, K. Wargan, C. Yang, R. H. Reichle, L. L. Takacs, Y. V. Vikhliaev, S. C. Bloom, A. Collow, S. Firth, G. J. Labow, G. S. Partyka, S. Pawson, O. Reale, S. D. Schubert, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. "MERRA-2: Initial Evaluation of the Climate." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 43 (NASA/TM–2015–10): 139 pp.

    Gelaro, R., W. M. Putman, S. Pawson, et al. C. S. Draper, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, L. E. Ott, N. C. Privé, O. Reale, D. Achuthavarier, M. G. Bosilovich, V. J. Buchard, W. C. Chao, L. Coy, R. I. Cullather, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, R. M. Errico, M. Fuentes, M.-J. Kim, R. D. Koster, W. R. Mccarty, J. Nattala, G. S. Partyka, S. D. Schubert, G. R. Vernieres, Y. V. Vikhliaev, and K. Wargan. 2015. "Evaluation of the 7-km GEOS-5 Nature Run." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 36 (NASA/TM-2014-104606):

    Brief Bio

    Clara Draper is based at the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (Code 610.1) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, and is working with the Universities Space Research Association / GESTAR.

    Dr. Draper's research interests are primarily in data assimilation of remotely sensed land surface observations into land surface models, coupled land-atmosphere assimilation, and reanalyses.

    For a complete publication list, please see https://sites.google.com/site/claradraper/

    ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/P-6097-2016

     

     

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, G. J. De Lannoy, and B. Scarino. 2015. "A Dynamic Approach to Addressing Observation-Minus-Forecast Bias in a Land Surface Skin Temperature Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor. 16 (1): 449–464 [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0087.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Draper, C., and R. Reichle. 2015. "The impact of near-surface soil moisture assimilation at subseasonal, seasonal, and inter-annual timescales." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (12): 4831-4844 [10.5194/hess-19-4831-2015]

    Wang, A., M. Barlage, X. Zeng, and C. S. Draper. 2014. "Comparison of land skin temperature from a land model, remote sensing, and in situ measurement." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (6): 3093–3106 [10.1002/2013JD021026]

    Wagner, W., L. Brocca, V. Naeimi, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. de Jeu, D. Ryu, C.-H. Su, A. Western, J.-C. Calvet, Y. Kerr, D. Leroux, M. Drusch, T. Jackson, S. Hahn, W. Dorigo, and C. Paulik. 2014. "Clarifications on the “Comparison Between SMOS, VUA, ASCAT, and ECMWF Soil Moisture Products Over Four Watersheds in U.S.”." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 52 (3): 1901-1906 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2282172]

    Ochsner, T. E., M. H. Cosh, R. H. Cuenca, et al. W. Dorigo, C. Draper, Y. Hagimoto, Y. H. Kerr, K. M. Larson, E. G. Njoku, E. E. Small, and M. G. Zreda. 2013. "State of the Art in Large-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring." Soil Science Society of America Journal 77 (6): 1888 [10.2136/sssaj2013.03.0093]

    Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, R. de Jeu, et al. V. Naeimi, R. Parinussa, and W. Wagner. 2013. "Estimating root mean square errors in remotely sensed soil moisture over continental scale domains." Remote Sens. Environ. 137 288-298 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.013]

    Draper, C. S., R. H. Reichle, G. J. De Lannoy, and Q. Liu. 2012. "Assimilation of passive and active microwave soil moisture retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters 39 (4): L04401 [10.1029/2011GL050655]

    Non-Refereed

    Bosilovich, M. G., S. R. Akella, L. Coy, et al. R. I. Cullather, C. S. Draper, R. Gelaro, R. M. Kovach, Q. Liu, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, K. Wargan, C. Yang, R. H. Reichle, L. L. Takacs, Y. V. Vikhliaev, S. C. Bloom, A. Collow, S. Firth, G. J. Labow, G. S. Partyka, S. Pawson, O. Reale, S. D. Schubert, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. "MERRA-2: Initial Evaluation of the Climate." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 43 (NASA/TM–2015–10) 139 pp.

    Gelaro, R., W. M. Putman, S. Pawson, et al. C. S. Draper, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, L. E. Ott, N. C. Privé, O. Reale, D. Achuthavarier, M. G. Bosilovich, V. J. Buchard, W. C. Chao, L. Coy, R. I. Cullather, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, R. M. Errico, M. Fuentes, M.-J. Kim, R. D. Koster, W. R. Mccarty, J. Nattala, G. S. Partyka, S. D. Schubert, G. R. Vernieres, Y. V. Vikhliaev, and K. Wargan. 2015. "Evaluation of the 7-km GEOS-5 Nature Run." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 36 (NASA/TM-2014-104606):

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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