Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Lena F Iredell


Lena F Iredell's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.9773
Org Code: 619
Mail Code 619
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Lena Iredell received a BS in meterology from SUNY Oswego and a MS in forest micrometeorology from West Virginia University. Her area of expertise includes the development of quality control methodologies, development of level-3 gridding algorithms, statistical and graphical analysis, and validation of retrieved surface and atmospheric products from the AIRS/AMSU and TOVS instruments. She supported the atmospheric sounding research activities of the Sounder Research Team. Currently Lena works for the Goddard Earth Sciences Data Information Services Center.

Current Projects

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Remote Sensing

Development of quality control and level-3 products for the AIRS Science Team.


MS in forest micrometeorology from West Virginia University (1981)
BS in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (1979)

Professional Societies

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

1983 - Present

American Geophysical Union

2014 - Present


ADNET SESDA IV Team Player Peer Award 2020

SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 2016

SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 2015

SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 2014

SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 2013

SRT Group Achievement Award, 2012

NASA Group Achievement Award, 2011

SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 2011

Laboratory for Atmospheres Outstanding Performance Award, 2009

SRT/DMT Outstanding Performance Award, 2007

GMAO/SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 2004

NASA Group Achievement Award, 2003

GSFC Group Achievement Award, 2003

DAO/SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 2002

DAO/SRT Outstanding Performance Award, 1999

DAO/SDUO Group Achievement Award, 1993

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award, 1994

GMSB Outstanding Performance Award, 1984

GMSB Outstanding Performance Award, 1987

GMSB Group Achievement Award, 1987

Vega Women’s Honor Society, 1979


Selected Publications


2019. "Recent global warming as confirmed by AIRS." Environmental Research Letters 14 (4): 044030 [10.1088/1748-9326/aafd4e] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Improved methodology for surface and atmospheric soundings, error estimates, and quality control procedures: the atmospheric infrared sounder science team version-6 retrieval algorithm." J. Applied Rem. Sensing 8 (1): 084994 [10.1117/1.JRS.8.084994] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Interannual variability of outgoing longwave radiation as observed by AIRS and CERES." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D23): D18212 [10.1029/2012JD017997] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Improved Temperature Sounding and Quality Control Methodology Using AIRS/AMSU Data: The AIRS Science Team Version 5 Retrieval Algorithm." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 49 (3): 883-907 [10.1109/TGRS.2010.2070508] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Intercomparison of OLR Anomalies and Trends as Observed by CERES and Computed Using AIRS Products." J. Climate [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Near-real time retrievals of land surface temperature within the MODIS Rapid Response System." Remote Sensing of Environment 106 (3): 326-336 [10.1016/j.rse.2006.09.006] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Accuracy of geophysical parameters derived from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit as a function of fractional cloud cover." J. Geophys. Res. 111 D09S17 [10.1029/2005JD006272] [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "Early Results from AIRS/AMSU/HSB." Proc. of the SPIE 5151 244-251 [10.1117/12.506316] [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "Current Results from AIRS/AMSU/HSB." Proc. of TOVS [Journal Article/Letter]