Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Jerry R Ziemke



Org Code: 614

Mail Code: 614
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Brief Bio

Jerry Ziemke came to NASA Goddard in 1994 as an NRC research fellow specializing in atmospheric composition and dynamics. Since coming to Goddard he has collaborated with many scientists both from Goddard and elsewhere on a large range of topics but primarily relating to atmospheric ozone. Since 1996 his main research has been satellite retrieval and study of tropospheric ozone. Since 2005 he has been Principal Investigator of tropospheric ozone for the US OMI Science Team.

Current Projects

Measuring Earth tropospheric ozone with DSCOVR mission

Atmospheric Measurement


Ph.D. Physics - 1990
Iowa State University, Ames
Thesis: Atmospheric Oscillations on Time Scales of 1-2 Months

M.A. Mathematics (Minor: Statistics) - 1986
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Thesis: The Two-body and Three-body Problems of Gravitation

M.S. Physics (Minor: Electrical Engineering) - 1984
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Thesis: Semiconductor Device Models

B.S. Physics and Mathematics - 1981
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Magna Cum Laude


Studies of Aura Ozone and Other Trace Gas Measurements in Context of the GMI Chemical Transport Model and GMAO Data Assimilation

ROSES 2010, A.15 on Atmospheric Composition: Aura Science Team - NASA (NNH10ZDA001N-AURA) - Awarded: 2012-06-01

Dates: 2012-07-01  - 2014-09-09

Coverage: 0.6

Amount 924,307


NASA OMI Instrument Team Group Achievement Award, 2009

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center TOMS Team Group Achievement Award,

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center UARS Team Group Achievement Award,

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Aura Team Group Achievement Award,
March, 2005

NASA Aura Project Group Achievement Award, May, 2005

National Research Council Award (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
Greenbelt MD), 1994-1996

Ph.D. Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 1990

Iowa State University PACE Award, 1987

Selected Publications


Ziemke, J. R., L. D. Oman, S. A. Strode, et al. A. R. Douglass, M. A. Olsen, R. D. McPeters, P. K. Bhartia, L. Froidevaux, G. J. Labow, J. C. Witte, A. M. Thompson, D. P. Haffner, N. A. Kramarova, S. M. Frith, L.-K. Huang, G. R. Jaross, C. J. Seftor, M. T. Deland, and S. L. Taylor. 2019. Trends in global tropospheric ozone inferred from a composite record of TOMS/OMI/MLS/OMPS satellite measurements and the MERRA-2 GMI simulation Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19 (5): 3257-3269 [10.5194/acp-19-3257-2019]

Wargan, K., C. Orbe, S. Pawson, et al. J. R. Ziemke, L. D. Oman, M. A. Olsen, L. Coy, and K. E. Knowland. 2018. Recent decline in extratropical lower stratospheric ozone attributed to circulation changes Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2018gl077406]

Strode, S. A., A. R. Douglass, J. R. Ziemke, et al. M. Manyin, J. E. Nielsen, and L. D. Oman. 2017. A Model and Satellite-Based Analysis of the Tropospheric Ozone Distribution in Clear Versus Convectively Cloudy Conditions Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1002/2017jd027015]

Ziemke, J. R., S. A. Strode, A. R. Douglass, et al. J. Joiner, A. Vasilkov, L. D. Oman, J. Liu, S. E. Strahan, P. K. Bhartia, and D. P. Haffner. 2017. A cloud-ozone data product from Aura OMI and MLS satellite measurements Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10 (11): 4067-4078 [10.5194/amt-10-4067-2017]

Liu, J., J. M. Rodriguez, S. D. Steenrod, et al. A. R. Douglass, J. A. Logan, M. A. Olsen, K. Wargan, and J. R. Ziemke. 2017. Causes of interannual variability over the southern hemispheric tropospheric ozone maximum Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (5): 3279-3299 [10.5194/acp-17-3279-2017]

Oman, L. D., A. R. Douglass, R. J. Salawitch, et al. T. P. Canty, J. R. Ziemke, and M. Manyin. 2016. The effect of representing bromine from VSLS on the simulation and evolution of Antarctic ozone Geophysical Research Letters 43 (18): 9869-9876 [10.1002/2016gl070471]

Strode, S. A., B. N. Duncan, E. A. Yegorova, et al. J. Kouatchou, J. R. Ziemke, and A. R. Douglass. 2015. Implications of carbon monoxide bias for methane lifetime and atmospheric composition in chemistry climate models Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 11789–11805 [10.5194/acp-15-11789-2015]

Labow, G. J., J. R. Ziemke, R. D. McPeters, D. P. Haffner, and P. K. Bhartia. 2015. A total ozone-dependent ozone profile climatology based on ozonesondes and Aura MLS data J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (6): 2537-2545 [10.1002/2014jd022634]

Ziemke, J. R., A. R. Douglass, L. D. Oman, S. E. Strahan, and B. N. Duncan. 2015. Tropospheric ozone variability in the tropics from ENSO to MJO and shorter timescales Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 (14): 8037-8049 [10.5194/acp-15-8037-2015]

Ziemke, J. R., M. A. Olsen, J. C. Witte, et al. A. R. Douglass, S. E. Strahan, K. Wargan, X. Liu, M. Schoeberl, K. Yang, T. Kaplan, S. Pawson, B. N. Duncan, P. Newman, P. K. Bhartia, and M. K. Heney. 2014. Assessment and applications of NASA ozone data products derived from Aura OMI/MLS satellite measurements in context of the GMI chemical transport model J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (9): 5671-5699 [10.1002/2013JD020914]

Oman, L. D., A. R. Douglass, J. R. Ziemke, et al. J. M. Rodriguez, D. W. Waugh, and J. E. Nielsen. 2013. The ozone response to ENSO in aura satellite measurements and a chemistry-climate simulation J. Geophys. Res. 118 965-976 [The ozone response to ENSO in aura satellite measu]

Yuan, T. L., L. A. Remer, H. Bian, et al. J. R. Ziemke, R. Albrecht, K. E. Pickering, L. Oreopoulos, S. Goodman, H. Yu, and D. J. Allen. 2012. Aerosol indirect effect on tropospheric ozone via lightning J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D18): D18213 [10.1029/2012JD017723]

Ziemke, J. R., and S. Chandra. 2012. Development of a climate record of tropospheric and stratospheric column ozone from satellite remote sensing: evidence of an early recovery of global stratospheric ozone Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (13): 5737-5753 [10.5194/acp-12-5737-2012]

Oman, L. D., J. R. Ziemke, A. R. Douglass, et al. D. W. Waugh, C. Lang, J. M. Rodriguez, and J. E. Nielsen. 2011. The response of tropical tropospheric ozone to ENSO Geophysical Research Letters 38 (13): L13706 [10.1029/2011GL047865]

Ziemke, J. R., S. Chandra, G. Labow, et al. P. K. Bhartia, L. Froidevaux, and J. C. Witte. 2011. A global climatology of tropospheric and stratospheric ozone derived from Aura OMI and MLS measurements Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (17): 9237-9251 [10.5194/acp-11-9237-2011]

Kar, J., J. Fishman, K. Creilson, et al. A. Richter, J. R. Ziemke, and S. Chandra. 2010. Are there urban signatures in the tropospheric ozone column products derived from satellite measurements? Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (11): 5213-5222 [10.5194/acp-10-5213-2010]

Ziemke, J. R., S. Chandra, L. D. Oman, and P. K. Bhartia. 2010. A new ENSO index derived from satellite measurements of column ozone Atmos Chem Phys 10 3711-3721 [10.5194/acp-10-3711-2010]

Oman, L. D., D. Plummer, D. Waugh, et al. J. Austin, J. Scinocca, A. R. Douglass, R. Salawitch, T. Canty, H. Akiyoshi, S. Bekki, P. Braesicke, N. Butchart, M. Chippenfield, D. Cugnet, S. Dhomse, V. Eyring, S. Frith, S. Hardiman, D. Kinnison, J. Lamarque, E. Mancini, M. Marchand, M. Michou, O. Morgenstern, T. Nakamura, J. Nielsen, D. Olivie, G. Pitari, J. Pyle, E. Rozanov, T. Shepherd, K. Shibata, R. S. Stolarski, H. Teyssedre, W. Tian, Y. Yamashita, and J. R. Ziemke. 2010. Multimodel assessment of the factors driving stratospheric ozone evolution over the 21st century J Geophys Res 115 (D24): D24306 [10.1029/2010JD014362]

Avery, M., C. Twohy, D. McCabe, et al. J. Joiner, K. Seveerance, E. Atlas, D. Blake, T. Bui, J. Crounse, J. Dibb, G. Diskin, P. Lawson, M. McGill, D. Rogers, G. Sachse, E. Scheuer, A. Thompson, C. Trepte, P. Wennberg, and J. R. Ziemke. 2010. Convective distribution of tropospheric ozone and tracers in the Central American ITCZ region: Evidence from observations during TC⁴ J Geophys Res 115 (D10): D00J21 [10.1029/2009JD013450]

Ziemke, J. R., J. Joiner, S. Chandra, et al. P. K. Bhartia, A. Vasilkov, D. P. Haffner, K. Yang, M. Schoeberl, L. Froidevaux, and P. Levelt. 2009. Ozone mixing ratios inside tropical deep convective clouds from OMI satellite measurements Atmos Chem Phys 9 573-583

Schoeberl, M. R., J. R. Ziemke, B. Bojkov, et al. N. Livesey, B. Duncan, S. Strahan, L. Froidevaux, S. Kulawik, P. K. Bhartia, S. Chandra, P. F. Levelt, J. C. Witte, A. M. Thompson, E. Cuevas, A. Redondas, D. W. Tarasick, J. Davies, G. Bodeker, G. Hansen, B. J. Johnson, S. J. Oltmans, H. Vömel, M. Allaart, H. Kelder, M. Newchurch, S. Godin-Beekmann, G. Ancellet, H. Claude, S. B. Andersen, E. Kyrö, M. Parrondos, M. Yela, G. Zablocki, D. Moore, H. Dier, P. von der Gathen, P. Viatte, R. Stübi, B. Calpini, P. Skrivankova, V. Dorokhov, H. de Backer, F. J. Schmidlin, G. Coetzee, M. Fujiwara, V. Thouret, F. Posny, G. Morris, J. Merrill, C. P. Leong, G. Koenig-Langlo, and E. Joseph. 2007. A trajectory-based estimate of the tropospheric ozone column using the residual method Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (D24): D24S49 [10.1029/2007jd008773]

Ziemke, J. R., S. Chandra, R. D. McPeters, and P. A. Newman. 1997. Dynamical Proxies of Column Ozone with Applications to Global Trend Models J. Geophys. Res 102 (D5): 6117-6129 [10.1029/96JD03783]