Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Edward J Kim



Org Code: 617

Mail Code: 617
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: NASA

Brief Bio

Tel: +1-301-614-5653; mobile: +1-240-460-1958

Joint PhD University of Michigan, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences; 1999
Engineer's degree Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1990
SM Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1989
SB Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1986

• Earth Remote Sensing Scientist, NASA GSFC since 1999
• PI for several GSFC airborne & ground instruments since 1998
• Microwave, laser, & electro-optical instrumentation for earth & space science since 1987
Science Algorithm teams
• SMAP post-launch radiometer Cal/Val (Level_1TB product) lead (2009-2013) Phase A/C/D
• AMSR-E snow product team member (2007-2009)
• NPOESS Microwave Operational Algorithm Team (MOAT) member (2005-2010) for snow
New business capture efforts
• GSFC lead scientist in MIS/NPOESS capture effort (2006-2008)
• 2 Venture Class airborne snow proposals
Pre-formulation phase
• HydroSTAR: ESSP1 & 2 soil moisture mission proposals (1998-99)
• Cold Land Processes Pathfinder (CLPP): ESSP4 and 1st Decadal Survey snow mission concept (early 2000s)
• Snow and Cold Land Processes (SCLP): 1st Decadal Survey snow mission concept (mid 2000s)
International Collaborations
• Co-I on current snow science projects in Finland & Belgium
• Co-I Australian airborne soil moisture & SMAP & SMOS cal/val projects (2004-present)
• GCOM-W/AMSR-2 JAXA Cal/Val PI for snow (2011-present)
• ESA SMOS Validation and Retrieval Team member (2005-2014ish)
Operational Missions (phase B/C/D/E)
• JPSS: Instrument Scientist for ATMS microwave sounder on NPP & JPSS: since 2005
• 2 flight units launched and commissioned; 3 more flight units under construction
Field Experiments
• Project Scientist for SnowEx year 1 (2015-2017) + SnowEx capture effort (2014-15)
• 13 soil moisture/12 cryo; 9 international/16 domestic; tiny to large
• Engineering Intern, Motorola, Inc.,(1984-86);
• Self-employed engineering consultant & start-up company member (1987-98)

Professional Interests
Developing and applying remote sensing techniques to monitor and understand the Earth system—particularly snow and soil moisture; field measurement and modeling of snow; radiative transfer theory; radiance data assimilation. Microwave & optical remote sensing instruments; microwave radiometer calibration and intercalibration. Multi-sensor remote sensing—especially lidar + microwave.

Professional Activities
• General co-Chair, MicroSnow2 workshop on microwave remote sensing of snow (2015)
• General co-Chair, SnowEx airborne experiment planning workshop (2015)
• Technical Program co-Chair, microRad 2010 Int’l Symposium (microwave radiometry)
• Guest co-Editor, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing, MicroRad 2010 Special Issue
• Guest co-Editor, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Special Issue on Airborne Field Campaigns for Soil Moisture, 2009
• Senior member, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (2005)
• Associate Editor, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (2003-2015)
• NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) radar/radiometry working group, & presenter to NASA Earth System Science and Applications Advisory Committee (ESSAAC; 2003)
• Associate Editor for Organizational & Industrial Profiles, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter (2000-2003)
• Reviewer for JGR-Atmospheres, J. Hydrometeorology, J. Glaciology, Water Resources Research, IEEE TGARS, Remote Sensing of Envir., Int’l J. Rem.Sensing, NSF, NASA
• GRS-S representative to IEEE Sensors Council (2002-2006)
• International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) Technical Program Committee (2000,2004-06, 2013);
• Session chair/co-chair or organizer for IGARSS 2005, 2006, 2011, microCal 2002, SPIE Hawaii 2004, SPIE India 2006, SPIE-Asia Pacific 2008; AGU 2017
• Member, American Geophysical Union, IEEE

• Co-recipient, Robert H. Goddard Honor Award to JPSS-1/ATMS Team (2017)
• Co-recipient, Robert H. Goddard Honor Award to SnowEx Team (2017)
• NASA Honor Award - Group Achievement Award: SMAP Science and Cal/Val Team (2017)
• NASA Honor Award - Group Achievement Award: SMAP Science Data System Team (2016)
• Co-recipient, Robert H. Goddard Honor Award to SMAP Level1Radiometer Team (2015),
• Eminent (visiting) Professor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
• NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2013)
• NASA Group Achievement Award to S-NPP Mission Development Team (2012)
• Co-recipient, Robert H. Goddard Honor Award to AESMIR Team (2009)
• Letter of Commendation from Deputy Director GSFC for MIS/NPOESS capture efforts (2008)
• ARC (Australia) Earth System Science, Researcher Exchange Support Grant Awardee (2005)
• GSFC Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes, Outstanding Achievement Peer Award (2002)
• GSFC Group Achievement Award (2000, 2005)
• NASA Special Act/Performance Awards (1999,2001,2002x2, 2007, 2008)
• IGARSS Student Paper Competition: 2nd Prize (1998)
• Selected for U.S. National Research Council Research Associateship at NASA/GSFC (1997)
• Letter of Commendation--top 10% of class in MIT electromagnetics course (1985)

Kim, E.J., “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Conditions in Arctic Tundra Regions for Climatological Applications Using Microwave Radiometry,” PhD dissertation, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, U. of Michigan, 1999.
Kim, E.J., "Dispersed Fringe Group Delay Astrometry Using the Mk Ill Stellar Interferometer". SM thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1989.

Refereed Journal Papers (published, accepted, in press, in review):
D.-H. Kang, Tan, S., Kim, E. “Evaluation of Tb sensitivity to snowpack physical properties using existing snow microwave radiative transfer models”, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, submitted 11/16/18
Kim, E. (2018), How can we find out how much snow is in the world?, Eos, 99, doi/10.1029/2018EO099939. Published on 01 June 2018.
Tracy L. Rowlandson, Aaron A. Berg, Alexander Roy, Edward Kim, Renato Pardo Lara, Jarrett Powers, Kristin Lewis, Paul Houser, Kyle McDonald, Peter Toose, Albert Wu, Eugenia De Marco, Chris Derksen, Jared Entin, Andreas Colliander, Xiaolan Xu, Alex Mavrovic, “Capturing agricultural soil freeze/thaw state through remote sensing and ground observations: A soil freeze/thaw validation campaign”, Remote Sensing of Environment, 211, 59-70, 2018, doi 10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.003.
H. Lievens, R. H. Reichle, M. Girotto, L. Brucker, E. Kim, C. Marty, T. Jonas, M. Olefs, M. Dumont, D. Verfaillie, J. Schober, G. J. M. De Lannoy “'Observing snow water equivalent in the European Alps with Sentinel-1”, submitted to Water Resources Research, 4/2018.
Kang, D.H., Barros ,A., and Kim, E., Evaluating multi-spectral snowpack reflectivity with changing snow grain sizes, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 54 (12) 7378 – 7384. Dec. 2016. DOI 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2600958.
Toure, A.M., Rodell, M., Yang, Z-.L., Beaudoing, H., Kim, E., Zhang, Y., Kwon, Y., Evaluation of the Snow Simulations from the Community Land Model, Version 4 (CLM4), Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17(1), 153-170, 2016.
De Lannoy, G. J. M., Reichle, R. H., Peng, J., Kerr, Y., Castro, R., Kim, E.J., Liu, Q., “Converting between SMOS and SMAP Level 1 Brightness Temperature Observations over Non-Frozen Land”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12(9), 1—5, Sept. 2015. Doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2015.2437612
Pan, J., Durand, M., Sandells, M., Lemmetyinen, J., Kim, E.J., Pulliainen, J., Kontu, A., Derksen, C., “Theoretical differences and their effects on the comparison between two snow microwave emission models”, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., accepted September 10, 2015, doi 10.1109/TGRS.2015.2493505.
Vander Jagt, B.J., Durand, M.T., Margulis, S.A., Kim, E.J., Molotch, N.P., On the characterization of vegetation transmissivity using LAI for application in passive microwave remote sensing of snowpack, Remote Sensing of Environment, 156, 310-321, 2015.
Kim, E., Lyu, C. H. J., Anderson, K., Vincent Leslie, R., & Blackwell, W. J., “S‐NPP ATMS instrument prelaunch and on‐orbit performance evaluation”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(9) , 5653-5670, 2014. doi:10.1002/2013JD020483
Ruediger, C., Walker, J.P., Kerr, Y.H., Kim, E.J., Hacker, J.M., Gurney, R.J., Barrett, D., Le Marshall, J., Toward Vicarious Calibration of Microwave Remote-Sensing Satellites in Arid Environments, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, 52(3), 1749-1760, 2014.
Vander Jagt, B., Durand, M.T., Margulis, S.A., Kim, E.J., Molotch, N.P.,”The effect of spatial variability on the sensitivity of passive microwave measurements to snow water equivalent”, Remote Sensing of Environment, 136, 163—179, Sept 2013. doi 10.1016/j.rse.2013.05.002.
Peng; J., E. Kim, J. Piepmeier, Global Simplified Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Model at L-Band, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10 (3). 437 – 440, 2013. doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2012.2208213.
Peischl, S., Walker, J.P., Ruediger, C., Ye, N., Kerr, Y.H., Kim, E., Bandara, R., Allahmoradi, M., The AACES field experiments: SMOS calibration and validation across the Murrumbidgee River catchment, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(6), 1697-1708, 2012.
Panciera, R., Walker, J.P., Kalma, J.D., Kim E.J., “A Proposed Extension to the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Level 2 Algorithm for Mixed Forest and Moderate Vegetation Pixels”, Remote Sensing of Environment 115, 3343--3354. 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.07.017.
Le Vine, D.M., Jackson, T.J., Kim, E.J., Lang, R.H., Foreword to the Special Issue on the 11th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing Applications (MicroRad 2010), IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(9), 3143-3145, 2011.
Ally Toure, K.Goita, A.Royer, E.Kim, M.Durand, S.Margulis, H.Lu, “A case study of using a multi-layered thermodynamical snow model for radiance assimilation,”, IEEE Geosci & Rem Sensing Letters, 49(8), 2828 – 2837, 2011. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2118761.
Durand, M., E. J. Kim, S. A. Margulis and N.P. Molotch. A first-order characterization of errors from neglecting stratigraphy in forward and inverse passive microwave modeling of snow. IEEE Geosci & Rem Sensing Letters, 8 (4) 730 - 734 July, 2011. doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2011.2105243
Foster, J. L. , Hall, D. K. , Eylander, J. B. , Riggs, G. A. , Nghiem, S. V. , Tedesco, M. , Kim, E. , Montesano, P. M. , Kelly, R. E. J. , Casey, K. A. and Choudhury, B. A blended global snow product using visible, passive microwave and scatterometer satellite data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32: 5, 1371-- 1395, 2011. doi: 10.1080/01431160903548013.
Joseph, A.T., van der Velde, R., O'Neill, P.E., Choudhury, B.J., Lang, R.H., Kim, E.J., Gish, T., L Band Brightness Temperature Observations over a Corn Canopy during the Entire Growth Cycle, SENSORS, 10(7), 6980-7001, 2010.
Walker, J. P., Kim, E. J., and England, A. W.,.Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue on Airborne Field Campaigns for Soil Moisture,IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters,6(4): 623-624, 2009. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2009.2026982.
Durand, M., E. J. Kim, and S. A. Margulis, Radiance assimilation shows promise for snowpack characterization, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L02503, Jan 2009, doi:10.1029/2008GL035214.
Panciera, R., Walker, J.P., Kalma, J.D., Kim E.J., Saleh, K., Wigneron, J.-P.,
“Evaluation of the SMOS L-MEB passive microwave soil moisture retrieval algorithm”.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(2), 435-444, Feb 2009, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2008.10.010.
Merlin, O., Walker, J.P., Kalma, J.D., Kim, E.J., Hacker, J., Panciera, R., Young, R., Summerell, G., Hornbuckle, J., Hafeez, M., Jackson, T., “The NAFE'06 data set: Towards soil moisture retrieval at intermediate resolution”, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 31, Issue 11, Hydrologic Remote Sensing, November 2008, Pages 1444-1455, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.01.018.
M. Durand, E.J. Kim, and S.A. Margulis; Quantifying uncertainty in modeling snow microwave radiance for a mountain snowpack at the point-scale, including stratigraphic effects; IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 46 (6), 1753 - 1767 June, 2008. DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2008.916221
R. Panciera, J. P. Walker, J. D. Kalma, E. J. Kim, J. Hacker, O. Merlin, M. Berger, N. Skou, The NAFE'05/CoSMOS data set: toward SMOS calibration, downscaling and assimilation, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., SMOS special issue, Mar. 2008. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2007.915403
M. Tedesco, E.J. Kim, A.W. England, R. de Roo,J.P. Hardy, Brightness Temperatures of Snow Melting/Refreezing Cycles: Observations and Modeling Using a Multilayer Dense Medium Theory-Based Model, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 44 (12 ), 3563-3573, Dec. 2006. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2006.881759
Tedesco, M., E.Kim, Intercomparison of electromagnetic models for passive microwave remote sensing of snow, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, Volume 44, Issue 10, Oct. 2006 Page(s): 2654 – 2666, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2006.873182
Tedesco, M., E.Kim, Retrieval of dry-snow parameters from microwave radiometric data using a dense-medium model and genetic algorithms, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, Volume 44, Issue 8, Aug. 2006 Page(s):2143 - 2151 DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2006.872087
M. Tedesco, E. Kim, D.Cline, T. Graf, T. Koike, R.Armstrong, M. Brodzik ,and J. Hardy, “Comparison of local scale measured and modeled brightness temperatures and snow parameters from the CLPX 2003 by means of a dense medium radiative transfer theory model,”, Hydrological Processes, V20, No4, 657—672, March 15, 2006.
H. Pham, E.J. Kim, and A.W. England, “An Analytical Calibration Approach for Microwave Polarimetric Radiometers”, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, V43, No.11, 2443-2451, November 2005.
M. Tedesco, E.J. Kim, A. Gasiewski, M. Klein, and B. Stankov, “Analysis of multiscale radiometric data collected during the Cold Land Processes Experiment -1 (CLPX-1)”, Geophysical Research Letters, V32, L18501, Sept. 2005.
Racette, P.E. , E.R. Westwater, Y. Han, A.J. Gasiewski, M. Klein, D. Cimini, D.C. Jones, W. Manning, E.J. Kim, J.R. Wang, V. Leuski, P. Kiedron, Measurement of Low Amounts of Precipitable Water Vapor Using Ground-Based Millimeterwave Radiometry, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., Vol. 22, No. 4, 317—337, April 2005.
T. Graf, T. Koike, H. Fuji, R. Armstrong, M. Brodzik, M. Tedesco and E.J. Kim, Observation of snow properties, Meteorological forcing and brightness temperature data at the Local Scale Observation Site during the Cold Land Processes Experiment and application to a dense Media Radiative Transfer Model, Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (Japan), JSCE, Vol. 49, February, 2005.
Davis, B., E. Kim, and J. Piepmeier, “Stochastic Modeling and Generation of Partially Coherent Electromagnetic Waves,” Radio Science, Vol. 39, No. 1, 15 January 2004.
Kim, E.J. and A. W. England, “A Year-Long Comparison of Plot-Scale and Satellite Footprint-Scale 19 and 37 GHz Brightness of the Alaskan North Slope,” JGR-Atmospheres, Vol 108, No. D13, 4388, July, 2003.
Lynch, A.H., Chapin III, F.S., Hinzman, L.D., Wu, W., Lilly, E., Vourlitis, G., Kim, E., ``Surface Energy Balance on the Arctic Tundra: Measurements and Models'', J.Climate Vol. 12, No. 8, Part 2, pp 2585—2606, 1999.
Judge, J., A.W. England, W.L. Crosson, C.A. Laymon, B.K. Hornbuckle, D.L. Boprie, E.J. Kim, Y.A. Liou, A growing season Land Surface Process/Radiobrightness Model for Wheat-Stubble in the Southern Great Plains, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, 37, pp. 2152-2158, 1999.
Liou, Y.-A., Kim, E.J., and A.W. England, “Radiobrightness of prairie soil and grassland during dry-down simulations,” Radio Science, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 259--265, 1998.

Refereed Conference Papers:
(next 3 papers) In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007. ISBN : 978-0-9758400-4-7.
Walker J.P., et al., The National Airborne Field Experiment Data Sets, pp 2625-2631.
Panciera, R, JP Walker, E Kim, J Kalma and O Merlin (2007). Effect of spatial scale on soil moisture retrieval from passive microwave sensors, pp 2576-2582.
Merlin, O., Walker, J.P., Panciera, R., Young, R., Kalma, J.D. & Kim, E.J., Soil Moisture Measurement in Heterogeneous Terrain, pp 2604-2610.

Non-Refereed Conference Papers:
Do-Hyuk Kang ; Shurun Tang and Edward J. Kim, "Interpreting snowpack radiometry using currently existing microwave radiative transfer models", Proc. SPIE 9637, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XVII, 96371B (October 30, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2195502

Invited Presentations at Professional Meetings & Symposia
E. J Kim, et al, “Observing snow in a forested environment: NASA’s SnowEx Campaign Year 1” Eastern Snow Conference 2018, College Park, USA
E. J Kim, C.Gatebe, D.Hall, D.-H.Kang, “NASA’s SnowEx Campaign and Measuring Global Snow from Space”, ISRS 2018, Pyeongchang, S.Korea
E. J Kim, et al, “NASA’s SnowEx Campaign in the Upper Colorado“, Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum, Grand Junction, USA, 2017
E. J Kim, “Outlook for satellite-derived snow products”, ECMWF - H-SAF workshop on coupled hydrology, Reading, UK, 2014.
E. J Kim, keynote presentation at ESA Workshop on Novel Mission Concepts for Snow and Cryosphere Research, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 2014.
E. J Kim, invited papers at AGU & IGARSS on remote sensing topics (multiple years)
E. J Kim, Microwave Radiometry for Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Snow, Special Session in Honor of MIT Prof. David Staelin, Igarss Symposium, 2008, Boston, MA, USA.
E. J Kim and M. Tedesco, Spatial Scaling Behavior of Brightness Temperatures During CLPX and Appropriate Satellite Sensor Resolution, Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Session 1P3a, 26-29 March 2006 Cambridge, MA, USA
E. Kim, M. Tedesco, R. Kelly and G. Liston, Upscaling and Downscaling Investigations of Brightness Temperature Observations and Snow Water Equivalent Retrievals from the 2003 NASA Cold Land Processes Experiment, IEEE-APS URSI Conference, 5-8 July 2005, Washington DC, USA

Selected Seminars & Tutorials given
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (Korean Space Agency), 2012, 2014.
Invited tutorial on snow remote sensing, US Army Corp of Engineers, Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab, Sept 8, 2008, Hanover, NH.
Invited tutorial on snow remote sensing, Igarss, July 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
MIT Hydrology Seminar (Civil Engr. Dept), “Spatial Scaling Behavior During the NASA Cold Land Processes Experiment, Appropriate Satellite Sensor Resolution, and Future Year-Round Hydrologic Investigations“, Cambridge, MA, Mar 28, 2006.
Univ. of Melbourne, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Seminar series “Just how much snow is there? Remote sensing of snow, your water for life”, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Nov 30, 2005.
Invited speaker Boston chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, “Just how much snow is there? –remote sensing of snow, your water for life”, Lexington, MA, Sep 14, 2005.

Education & Outreach
• Invited PhD defense committee member for Reza Naderpour, Swiss ETH Zurich, Feb 2019
• Invited PhD defense committee member for Yueqian Cao, Duke University, Jan 2019
• NASA video series interviewee “Cryosphere”, episode 2 “Snow” 2018
• NASA Postdoctoral Program mentor (snow, Oct, 2014—present)
• PhD thesis defense/committee member for Damon Bradley, Univ. Maryland Baltimore County (April 2014); Damon is now branch head of GSFC code 564
• MicroRad poster award reviewer (wrote the evaluation for the 1st-place poster; Mar 2014)
• Supported 2 Postdocs @NASA GSFC (Marco Tedesco, Do-Hyuk Kang)
• PhD committee member for Rocco Panciera & Mahdi Allahmoradi @ Uni. Melbourne, Australia, 2009.
• Invited PhD defense “opponent” for Ali Arslan @ Helsinki Univ. of Tech., Finland, 2006
• PhD committee member-for Oh Myeong-Gun @Gwangju Inst. Of Sci. and Tech., Korea
• PhD thesis measurement support-U.Michigan & Gwangju Inst. Of Sci. and Tech. (Korea)
• PhD thesis collaboration with Mike Durand—UCLA, 2006.
• Lecturer, GEST/NASA summer program seminar
• Lecturer, NASA high school science teacher training seminar

Field Experiment Experience (13 soil moisture, 12 cryo)
2016-17 snow SnowEx year 1 Colorado, USA
2016 soil moisture SoOp Oklahoma, USA
2015 SLAPex Freeze/Thaw Winnipeg, Canada
2015 snow SoOp New Hampshire, USA
2014 iPHEX (GPM-GV) soil moisture North Carolina, USA
2013 SnowNet North Slope, Alaska
2011 SMAPex-3 soil moisture NSW, Australia
2011 snow Colorado, USA
2010 AACES-2 (SMOS) soil moisture & snow NSW, Australia
2010 snow Colorado, USA
2008 soil moisture Simpson Desert, SA, Australia
2006 NAFE ’06 soil moisture NSW, Australia
2005 NAFE ’05 soil moisture NSW, Australia
2005 pre-NAFE ’05 soil moisture Waikerie, SA, Australia
2003 RFI campaign Pacific Ocean
2002 passive/active microwave soil moisture Maryland, USA
2002 CLPX-1 snow (planning & participation) Colorado, USA
2000 Meltponds sea ice Greenland/Canada
1999 dry winter atmospheric moisture Barrow, Alaska
1997 & 99 SGP97 & SGP99 soil moisture Oklahoma, USA
1994-95 REBEX-3 tundra energy balance & snow North Slope, Alaska
1992-93 REBEX-0,1,2 soil moisture & snow Michigan & South Dakota, USA

Other qualifications
US private pilot
Australian private pilot
US amateur radio operator- Extra class
Polar bear weapons training: defensive shotgun (US Dept. of Energy, 1999)
Languages: English (mother tongue); French, Spanish, & Korean (all basic), Morse code



Kim, E., S. Abraham, J. Amato, et al. W. J. Blackwell, P. Cho, J. Fuentes, M. Hernquist, J. Kam, R. V. Leslie, Q. Liu, C.-H. Lyu, T. Mao, I. A. Osaretin, F. Rodriguez-Gutierrez, M. Sammons, C. Smith, N. Sun, and H. Yang. 2022. An Evaluation of NOAA-20 ATMS Instrument Pre-Launch and On-Orbit Performance Characterization IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 60 1-13 [10.1109/tgrs.2022.3148663]

Wang, L., B. A. Forman, and E. Kim. 2022. Exploring the Spatiotemporal Coverage of Terrestrial Snow Mass Using a Suite of Satellite Constellation Configurations Remote Sensing 14 (3): 633 [10.3390/rs14030633]

Tsang, L., M. Durand, C. Derksen, et al. A. P. Barros, D.-H. Kang, H. Lievens, H.-P. Marshall, J. Zhu, J. Johnson, J. King, J. Lemmetyinen, M. Sandells, N. Rutter, P. Siqueira, A. Nolin, B. Osmanoglu, C. Vuyovich, E. J. Kim, D. Taylor, I. Merkouriadi, L. Brucker, M. Navari, M. Dumont, R. Kelly, R. S. Kim, T.-H. Liao, and X. Xu. 2021. Review Article: Global Monitoring of Snow Water Equivalent using High Frequency Radar Remote Sensing The Cryosphere [10.5194/tc-2021-295]

Rappin, E., R. Mahmood, U. Nair, et al. R. A. Pielke, W. Brown, S. Oncley, J. Wurman, K. Kosiba, A. Kaulfus, C. Phillips, E. Lachenmeier, J. Santanello, E. Kim, and P. Lawston-Parker. 2021. The Great Plains Irrigation Experiment (GRAINEX) Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 102 (9): E1756-E1785 [10.1175/bams-d-20-0041.1]

Kang, D., K. Lee, and E. J. Kim. 2021. Improving cold-region streamflow estimation by winter precipitation adjustment using passive microwave snow remote sensing datasets Environmental Research Letters 16 (4): 044055 [10.1088/1748-9326/abe784]

Kim, R., S. Kumar, C. Vuyovich, et al. P. Houser, J. Lundquist, L. Mudryk, M. Durand, A. Barros, E. J. Kim, B. A. Forman, E. D. Gutmann, M. L. Wrzesien, C. Garnaud, M. Sandells, H.-P. Marshall, N. Cristea, J. M. Pflug, J. Johnston, Y. Cao, D. Mocko, and S. Wang. 2021. Snow Ensemble Uncertainty Project (SEUP): quantification of snow water equivalent uncertainty across North America via ensemble land surface modeling The Cryosphere 15 (2): 771-791 [10.5194/tc-15-771-2021]

Chul Jung, H., D.-H. Kang, E. Kim, et al. A. Getirana, Y. Yoon, S. Kumar, C. D. Peters-lidard, and E. Hwang. 2020. Towards a Soil Moisture Drought Monitoring System for South Korea Journal of Hydrology 125176 [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125176]

Lievens, H., M. Demuzere, H.-P. Marshall, et al. R. H. Reichle, L. Brucker, I. Brangers, P. de Rosnay, M. Dumont, M. Girotto, W. W. Immerzeel, T. Jonas, E. J. Kim, I. Koch, C. Marty, T. Saloranta, J. Schöber, and G. J. De Lannoy. 2019. Snow depth variability in the Northern Hemisphere mountains observed from space Nature Communications 10 (1): 4629 [10.1038/s41467-019-12566-y]

Pan, J., M. Durand, M. Sandells, et al. J. Lemmetyinen, E. J. Kim, J. Pulliainen, A. Kontu, and C. Derksen. 2015. Differences Between the HUT Snow Emission Model and MEMLS and Their Effects on Brightness Temperature Simulation IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (4): 2001-2019 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2493505]

De Lannoy, G. J., R. H. Reichle, J. Peng, et al. Y. Kerr, R. Castro, E. Kim, and Q. Liu. 2015. Converting Between SMOS and SMAP Level-1 Brightness Temperature Observations Over Nonfrozen Land IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett 12 1-5 [10.1109/LGRS.2015.2437612]

Kim, E. J., C.-H. Lyu, K. Anderson, R. V. Leslie, and W. J. Blackwell. 2014. S-NPP ATMS instrument prelaunch and on-orbit performance evaluation J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (9): 5653-5670 [10.1002/2013JD020483]

Ru?diger, C., J. P. Walker, Y. H. Kerr, et al. E. J. Kim, J. M. Hacker, R. J. Gurney, D. Barrett, and J. Le Marshall. 2014. Toward Vicarious Calibration of Microwave Remote-Sensing Satellites in Arid Environments Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on 52 (3): 1749-1760 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2254121]

Foster, J. L., D. K. Hall, J. B. Eylander, et al. G. A. Riggs, S. V. Nghiem, M. Tedesco, E. J. Kim, P. M. Montesano, R. E. Kelly, K. A. Casey, and B. J. Choudhury. 2011. A blended global snow product using visible, passive microwave and scatterometer satellite data International Journal of Remote Sensing 32 (5): 1371-1395 [10.1080/01431160903548013]

Joseph, A., P. O'Neill, B. Choudhury, H. Lang, and E. Kim. 2010. L Band Brightness Temperature Observations over a Corn Canopy during the Entire Growth Cycle Sensors 10 (7): 6980-7001 [10.3390/s100706980]

Durand, M., E. Kim, and S. A. Margulis. 2009. Radiance assimilation shows promise for snowpack characterization Geophysical Research Letters 36 (2): L02503 [10.1029/2008GL035214]

Pham, H., E. J. Kim, and A. England. 2005. An Analytical Calibration Approach for Microwave Polarimetric Radiometers IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens 43 (11): 2443-2451 [10.1109/TGRS.2005.857323]

Tedesco, M., E. J. Kim, A. Gasiewski, M. Klein, and B. Stankov. 2005. Analysis of multiscale radiometric data collected during the Cold Land Processes Experiment-1 (CLPX-1) Geophys Res Lett 32 (18): L18501 [10.1029/2005GL023006]

Racette, P., V. Leuski, J. Wang, et al. E. Kim, W. Manning, D. Jones, D. Cimini, M. Klein, A. Gasiewski, Y. Han, E. Westwater, and P. Kiedron. 2005. Measurement of Low Amounts of Precipitable Water Vapor Using Ground-Based Millimeterwave Radiometry J Atmos Oce Technol 22 (4): 317-337 [10.1175/JTECH1711.1]

Graf, T., T. Koike, H. Fujii, et al. R. Armstrong, M. J. Brodzik, M. Tedesco, and E. J. Kim. 2005. Observations of Snow Properties, Meteorological Forcing and Brightness Temperature Data at the Local Scale Observation Site during the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment and the Application to a Dense Media Radiative Transfer Model Ann J Hydraulic Eng 49 7

Kim, E. J., and A. W. England. 2003. A yearlong comparison of plot-scale and satellite footprint-scale 19 and 37 GHz brightness of the Alaskan North Slope J Geophys Res 108 (D13): 7-1 - 7-15 [10.1029/2002JD002393]


Kim, E., B. A. Forman, L. Wang, et al. J. Lemoigne-Stewart, S. Nag, S. Kumar, C. Vuyovich, B. Blair, and M. Hofton. 2019. Space-Time Coverage Scenarios for A Global Snow Satellite Constellation IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Yokohama, Japan, 28 July - 2 August 2019 [10.1109/igarss.2019.8899017]

Casey, K. A., E. J. Kim, M. T. Hallikainen, et al. J. L. Foster, D. K. Hall, and G. A. Riggs. 2008. Validation of the AFWA-NASA blended snow-cover product in Finland, 2006-2007 Proceedings of the 65th Eastern Snow Conference, Fairlee, Vermont

Cavalieri, D. J., J. Maslanik, T. Markus, et al. J. C. Stroeve, M. Sturm, J. Heinrichs, E. J. Kim, A. J. Gasiewski, and J. C. Comiso. 2003. EOS Aqua AMSR-E Arctic Sea Ice Validation Program Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 4894 413-424 [10.1117/12.467791]

Piepmeier, J. R., F. A. Pellerano, P. E. O'Neill, et al. E. J. Kim, D. M. Le Vine, and T. Doiron. 2002. Synthetic Thinned Aperture Radiometry (STAR) Technologies Enabling 10-km Soil Moisture Remote Sensing from Space Proc Second Annual Earth Science Technology Conference (ESTC-2) CD, Session B-2 Rada