Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Kenneth Sinclair


Kenneth Sinclair's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 212.678.5598
Org Code: 611
Mail Code 611
New York, NY 10025


2014 - 2019               Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

2012                          M.A., Earth and Environmental Science, Columbia University

2011                          M.Sc., Earth and Space Science, York University

2009                          B.A.Sc., Specialized Honors Space Engineering, York University


Associate Research Scientist

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies & Columbia University - New York, NY

2022 - Present

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

Universities Space Research Association - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

2019 - 2021

Graduate Research Assistant

Columbia University - New York, NY

2014 - 2019

Research Consultant

SciSpace LLC / NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies - New York, NY

2013 - 2014

Research Assistant

Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University - New York, NY

2012 - 2013

Research & Technical Assistant

COM DEV Ltd. - Ottawa, Canada

2009 - 2011



2023. "Spatially coordinated airborne data and complementary products for aerosol, gas, cloud, and meteorological studies: the NASA ACTIVATE dataset." Earth System Science Data 15 (8): 3419-3472 [10.5194/essd-15-3419-2023] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Cloud drop number concentrations over the western North Atlantic Ocean: seasonal cycle, aerosol interrelationships, and other influential factors." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (13): 10499-10526 [10.5194/acp-21-10499-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Inference of Precipitation in Warm Stratiform Clouds using Remotely Sensed Observations of the Cloud Top Droplet Size Distribution." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2021gl092547] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Joint cloud water path and rainwater path retrievals from airborne ORACLES observations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (7): 5513-5532 [10.5194/acp-21-5513-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Constraining the Twomey effect from satellite observations: issues and perspectives." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20 (23): 15079-15099 [10.5194/acp-20-15079-2020] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Joint Cloud Water Path and Rain Water Path Retrievals from ORACLES Observations." [10.5194/acp-2020-849] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Observations of Aerosol‐Cloud Interactions During the North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystem Study." Geophysical Research Letters 47 (3): [10.1029/2019gl085851] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Polarimetric retrievals of cloud droplet number concentrations." Remote Sensing of Environment 228 227-240 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.04.008] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Intercomparison of airborne multi-angle polarimeter observations from the Polarimeter Definition Experiment." Applied Optics 58 (3): 650 [10.1364/ao.58.000650] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Retrievals of cloud droplet size from the research scanning polarimeter data: Validation using in situ measurements." Remote Sensing of Environment 210 76-95 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.005] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Remote Sensing of Droplet Number Concentration in Warm Clouds: A Review of the Current State of Knowledge and Perspectives." Reviews of Geophysics 56 (2): 409-453 [10.1029/2017rg000593] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Remote Sensing of Multiple Cloud Layer Heights using Multi-Angular Measurements." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions 1-23 [10.5194/amt-10-2361-2017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Development of a Fourier-transform waveguide spectrometer for space applications." Optical and Quantum Electronics 44 (12-13): 549-556 [10.1007/s11082-012-9596-6] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Design of a slab waveguide multiaperture spectrometer for field observations." Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal 57 (1): 53-58 [10.5589/q11-008] [Journal Article/Letter]


2019. "Polarimetric Retrievals of Cloud Droplet Number Concentration: Towards a Better Understanding of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions." Ph.D. thesis. Columbia University [] [Other]

2014. "Design and Test of a Slab Waveguide Spectrometer for Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water Vapor." Masters thesis. York University [] [Other]