Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Thomas J Hearty



Org Code: 619

Mail Code: 619
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: KBR

Brief Bio

Dr. Thomas Hearty is an Atmospheric Scientist at the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data Information and Services Center (GES DISC).  He supports the archiving, distribution, and use of data from the AIRS, CrIS, OCO-2, and CMS missions .  Dr. Hearty has developed calibration and retrieval algorithms that are used by the AIRS operational data processing programs.  He has also performed statistical analyses of geophysical parameters from satellite observations, reanalysis products, and models including AIRS, OCO-2, MODIS, GOSAT, ISCCP, MERRA, ECMWF and CMIP5 and contributed to the development of web based tools to assist with analysis of these data products.


1997, PhD, Physics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1990, BS, Physics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Hearty, T. J., J. N. Lee, D. Wu, et al. R. I. Cullather, J. M. Blaisdell, J. Susskind, and S. M. Nowicki. 2018. Intercomparison of Surface Temperatures from AIRS, MERRA, and MERRA-2, with NOAA and GC-Net Weather Stations at Summit, Greenland. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 57 (5): 1231-1245 [10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0216.1]

Wei, J., A. Savtchenko, B. Vollmer, et al. T. J. Hearty, A. Albayrak, D. Crisp, and A. Eldering. 2014. Advances in CO₂ Observations From AIRS and ACOS IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 11 (5): 891-895 [10.1109/LGRS.2013.2281147]

Hearty, T. J., A. Savtchenko, B. Tian, et al. E. J. Fetzer, B. Vollmer, M. Theobald, Y. L. Yung, E. Fishbein, and Y.-I. Won. 2014. Estimating sampling biases and measurement uncertainties of AIRS/AMSU-A temperature and water vapor observations using MERRA reanalysis J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (6): 2725-2741 [10.1002/2013JD021205]

Tian, B., E. J. Fetzer, B. H. Kahn, et al. J. Teixeira, E. Manning, and T. Hearty. 2013. Evaluating CMIP5 models using AIRS tropospheric air temperature and specific humidity climatology Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118 (1): 114-134 [10.1029/2012jd018607]

Lee, Y.-R., J.-M. Yoo, M.-J. Jeong, et al. Y.-I. Won, T. Hearty, and D.-B. Shin. 2012. Comparison between MODIS and AIRS/AMSU satellite-derived surface skin temperatures Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions 5 (5): 7431-7456 [10.5194/amtd-5-7431-2012]

Robinson, T. D., V. S. Meadows, D. Crisp, et al. D. Deming, M. F. A'Hearn, D. Charbonneau, T. A. Livengood, S. Seager, R. K. Barry, T. Hearty, T. Hewagama, C. M. Lisse, L. A. Mcfadden, and D. D. Wellnitz. 2011. Earth as an Extrasolar Planet: Earth Model Validation Using EPOXI Earth Observations Astrobiology 11 (5): 393-408 [10.1089/ast.2011.0642]

Hearty, T., I. Song, S. Kim, and G. Tinetti. 2009. MID-INFRARED PROPERTIES OF DISK AVERAGED OBSERVATIONS OF EARTH WITH AIRS The Astrophysical Journal 693 (2): 1763-1774 [10.1088/0004-637x/693/2/1763]

Broeg, C., V. Joergens, M. Fernández, et al. D. Husar, T. Hearty, M. Ammler, and R. Neuhäuser. 2006. Rotational periods of T Tauri stars in Taurus-Auriga, south of Taurus-Auriga, and in MBM12 Astronomy and Astrophysics 450 (3): 1135-1148 [10.1051/0004-6361:20053777]

Ramírez, S. V., L. Rebull, J. Stauffer, et al. S. Strom, L. Hillenbrand, T. Hearty, E. L. Kopan, S. Pravdo, R. Makidon, and B. Jones. 2004. Chandra X-Ray Observations of Young Clusters. II. Orion Flanking Fields Data The Astronomical Journal 128 (2): 787-804 [10.1086/422349]

Ramírez, S. V., L. Rebull, J. Stauffer, et al. T. Hearty, L. Hillenbrand, B. Jones, R. Makidon, S. Pravdo, S. Strom, and M. Werner. 2004. Chandra X-Ray Observations of Young Clusters. I. NGC 2264 Data The Astronomical Journal 127 (5): 2659-2673 [10.1086/383290]

Jayawardhana, R., S. J. Wolk, D. B. Navascués, C. M. Telesco, and T. J. Hearty. 2001. Protoplanetary Disks in the Nearest Star-Forming Cloud: Mid-Infrared Imaging and Optical Spectroscopy of MBM 12 Members The Astrophysical Journal 550 (2): L197-L200 [10.1086/319647]

Hearty, T., M. Fern'andez, J. Alcal'a, E. Covino, and N. . 2000. The distance to the nearest star-forming clouds: MBM12 and MBM20 Astronomy & Astrophysics 357 681-685

Hearty, T., N. , B. Stelzer, et al. M. Fern'andez, J. Alcal'a, E. Covino, and V. Hambaryan. 2000. ROSAT PSPC observations of T Tauri stars in MBM12 PSPC observations of T Tauri stars in MBM12 Astronomy & Astrophysics 353 1044-1054

N., C. Brice~no, F. Comer'on, et al. T. Hearty, E. Martín, J. Schmitt, B. Stelzer, R. Supper, W. Voges, and H. Zinnecker. 1999. Search for X-ray emission from bona-fide and candidate brown dwarfs Astronomy & Astrophysics 343 883-893

Hearty, T., L. Magnani, J.-P. Caillault, et al. R. N. , J. Schmitt, and J. Stauffer. 1999. A search for star formation in the translucent clouds MBM7 and MBM55 Astronomy & Astrophysics 341 163-173

Magnani, L., J.-P. Caillault, T. Hearty, et al. J. Stauffer, J. H. Schmitt, R. Neuhaeuser, F. Verter, and E. Dwek. 1996. A Search for Star Formation in the Translucent Cloud MBM 40 The Astrophysical Journal 465 825 [10.1086/177466]