Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Joseph Allan Finlon

(Assistant Research Scientist)

 joseph.a.finlon@nasa.gov

Org Code: 612

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 612
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK

Positions/Employment


Assistant Research Scientist

University of Maryland - College Park, MD

May 2023 - Present


Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Washington - Seattle, WA

August 2019 - March 2023


Research Assistant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, IL

August 2012 - July 2019

Education


2019 – Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2015 – M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2012 – B.S. (summa cum laude) in Meteorology, State University of New York at Oswego

Professional Societies


American Meteorological Society

2008 - Present


American Geophysical Union

2020 - Present


Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

2011 - Present

Publications


Refereed

Colle, B. A., P. Yeh, J. A. Finlon, et al. L. McMurdie, V. McDonald, and A. DeLaFrance. 2023. An Investigation of a Northeast U.S. Cyclone Event Without Well-Defined Snow Banding During IMPACTS Monthly Weather Review [10.1175/mwr-d-22-0296.1]

Varcie, M. M., T. J. Zaremba, R. M. Rauber, et al. G. M. McFarquhar, J. A. Finlon, L. A. McMurdie, A. Ryzhkov, M. Schnaiter, E. Järvinen, F. Waitz, D. J. Delene, M. R. Poellot, M. L. McLinden, and A. Janiszeski. 2023. Precipitation Growth Processes in the Comma-Head Region of the 7 February 2020 Northeast Snowstorm: Results from IMPACTS Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 80 (1): 3-29 [10.1175/jas-d-22-0118.1]

Dzambo, A. M., G. McFarquhar, and J. A. Finlon. 2023. Quantifying Uncertainty in Ice Particle Velocity–Dimension Relationships Using MC3E Observations Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 80 (1): 189-209 [10.1175/jas-d-21-0322.1]

Dunnavan, E. L., J. T. Carlin, J. Hu, et al. P. Bukovčić, A. V. Ryzhkov, G. M. McFarquhar, J. A. Finlon, S. Y. Matrosov, and D. J. Delene. 2022. Radar Retrieval Evaluation and Investigation of Dendritic Growth Layer Polarimetric Signatures in a Winter Storm Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 61 (11): 1685-1711 [10.1175/jamc-d-21-0220.1]

Finlon, J. A., L. A. McMurdie, and R. J. Chase. 2022. Investigation of Microphysical Properties within Regions of Enhanced Dual-Frequency Ratio during the IMPACTS Field Campaign Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 79 (10): 2773-2795 [10.1175/jas-d-21-0311.1]

Järvinen, E., C. S. McCluskey, F. Waitz, et al. M. Schnaiter, A. Bansemer, C. G. Bardeen, A. Gettelman, A. Heymsfield, J. L. Stith, W. Wu, J. J. D’Alessandro, G. M. McFarquhar, M. Diao, J. A. Finlon, T. C. Hill, E. J. Levin, K. A. Moore, and P. J. DeMott. 2022. Evidence for Secondary Ice Production in Southern Ocean Maritime Boundary Layer Clouds Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127 (16): [10.1029/2021jd036411]

McMurdie, L. A., G. M. Heymsfield, J. E. Yorks, et al. S. A. Braun, G. Skofronick-Jackson, R. M. Rauber, S. Yuter, B. Colle, G. M. McFarquhar, M. Poellot, D. R. Novak, T. J. Lang, R. Kroodsma, M. McLinden, M. Oue, P. Kollias, M. R. Kumjian, S. J. Greybush, A. J. Heymsfield, J. A. Finlon, V. L. McDonald, and S. Nicholls. 2022. Chasing Snowstorms: The Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) Campaign Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society [10.1175/bams-d-20-0246.1]

Atlas, R., J. Mohrmann, J. Finlon, et al. J. Lu, I. Hsiao, R. Wood, and M. Diao. 2021. The University of Washington Ice–Liquid Discriminator (UWILD) improves single-particle phase classifications of hydrometeors within Southern Ocean clouds using machine learning Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 14 (11): 7079-7101 [10.5194/amt-14-7079-2021]

Zaremba, T. J., R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, et al. M. Hayman, J. A. Finlon, and D. M. Stechman. 2020. Phase Characterization of Cold Sector Southern Ocean Cloud Tops: Results From SOCRATES Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (24): [10.1029/2020jd033673]

Finlon, J. A., R. M. Rauber, W. Wu, et al. T. J. Zaremba, G. M. McFarquhar, S. W. Nesbitt, M. Schnaiter, E. Järvinen, F. Waitz, T. C. Hill, and P. J. DeMott. 2020. Structure of an Atmospheric River Over Australia and the Southern Ocean: II. Microphysical Evolution Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (18): [10.1029/2020jd032514]

Rauber, R. M., H. Hu, F. Dominguez, et al. S. W. Nesbitt, G. M. McFarquhar, T. J. Zaremba, and J. A. Finlon. 2020. Structure of an Atmospheric River Over Australia and the Southern Ocean. Part I: Tropical and Midlatitude Water Vapor Fluxes Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (18): [10.1029/2020jd032513]

Wang, Y., G. M. McFarquhar, R. M. Rauber, et al. C. Zhao, W. Wu, J. A. Finlon, D. M. Stechman, J. Stith, J. B. Jensen, M. Schnaiter, E. Järvinen, F. Waitz, J. Vivekanandan, M. Dixon, B. Rainwater, and D. W. Toohey. 2020. Microphysical Properties of Generating Cells Over the Southern Ocean: Results From SOCRATES Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (13): [10.1029/2019jd032237]

Tridon, F., A. Battaglia, R. J. Chase, et al. F. J. Turk, J. Leinonen, S. Kneifel, K. Mroz, J. Finlon, A. Bansemer, S. Tanelli, A. J. Heymsfield, and S. W. Nesbitt. 2019. The Microphysics of Stratiform Precipitation During OLYMPEX: Compatibility Between Triple‐Frequency Radar and Airborne In Situ Observations Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124 (15): 8764-8792 [10.1029/2018jd029858]

Finlon, J. A., G. M. McFarquhar, S. W. Nesbitt, et al. R. M. Rauber, H. Morrison, W. Wu, and P. Zhang. 2019. A novel approach for characterizing the variability in mass–dimension relationships: results from MC3E Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19 (6): 3621-3643 [10.5194/acp-19-3621-2019]

Leinonen, J., M. D. Lebsock, S. Tanelli, et al. O. O. Sy, B. Dolan, R. J. Chase, J. A. Finlon, A. von Lerber, and D. Moisseev. 2018. Retrieval of snowflake microphysical properties from multifrequency radar observations Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 (10): 5471-5488 [10.5194/amt-11-5471-2018]

Chase, R. J., J. A. Finlon, P. Borque, et al. G. M. McFarquhar, S. W. Nesbitt, S. Tanelli, O. O. Sy, S. L. Durden, and M. R. Poellot. 2018. Evaluation of Triple‐Frequency Radar Retrieval of Snowfall Properties Using Coincident Airborne In Situ Observations During OLYMPEX Geophysical Research Letters 45 (11): 5752-5760 [10.1029/2018gl077997]

Murphy, A. M., R. M. Rauber, G. M. McFarquhar, et al. J. A. Finlon, D. M. Plummer, A. A. Rosenow, and B. F. Jewett. 2016. A Microphysical Analysis of Elevated Convection in the Comma Head Region of Continental Winter Cyclones Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 74 (1): 69-91 [10.1175/jas-d-16-0204.1]

Finlon, J. A., G. M. McFarquhar, R. M. Rauber, et al. D. M. Plummer, B. F. Jewett, D. Leon, and K. R. Knupp. 2016. A Comparison of X-Band Polarization Parameters with In Situ Microphysical Measurements in the Comma Head of Two Winter Cyclones Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 55 (12): 2549-2574 [10.1175/jamc-d-16-0059.1]