Andrew M Badger

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Andrew M Badger

  • ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6330
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Andrew M. Badger is an Associate Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research interests primarily focus on aspects of the hydrologic cycle, including modeling hydrologic extremes (floods and droughts), snow-based streamflow prediction methods, coupling satellite observations with modeled products to estimate evaporation from the soil, investigating how land-surface changes impact the water cycle and land-atmosphere interactions, and validation of satellite precipitation estimates. Previously, Dr. Badger has been affiliated with the Natural Environments Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Dr. Badger received his Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics from George Mason University with a focus on large-scale land-use change and land-surface model development. He received his B.S. in Meteorology from North Carolina State University.

    Education

    Ph.D. Climate Dynamics, George Mason University, 2015
    B.S. Meteorology, North Carolina State University, 2010
     

    Positions/Employment

    2015 - 2019

    Research Associate

    The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO
    • Research focusing on advancing our understanding of the hydrologic cycle in the climate system across a range of spatial and temporal scales through the use of hydroloic models, in-situ observations and remotely-sensed observations.
    • Co-author for National Climate Assessment.
    • Lecturer in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
    • Member of MS and PhD Committees.
    2010 - 2015

    Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
    • Advised by Dr. Paul A. Dirmeyer
    • Dissertation title: The Role of Large-Scale Land-Use Change on the Global Climate; Response and Sensitivity to Amazon Deforestation
    • Dean’s Graduate Award for Excellence
    2010 - 2010

    Summer Intern

    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
    • Verification of Mars-GRAM upper atmospheric density estimates with observed data from past aerobraking missions for the development of Autonomous Aerobraking.
    2009 - 2009

    Summer Intern

    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
    • Completed a comparison study of Mars atmospheric density estimates with Mars-GRAM to measurement estimates from the Mars Global Surveyor for entry, descent and landing purposes.
    • Recognized in NASA Summer Intern Poster competition held by Lockheed Martin.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Livneh, B., and A. M. Badger. 2020. "Drought less predictable under declining future snowpack." Nature Climate Change, [10.1038/s41558-020-0754-8]

    Williams, A. P., E. R. Cook, J. E. Smerdon, et al. B. I. Cook, J. T. Abatzoglou, K. Bolles, S. H. Baek, A. M. Badger, and B. Livneh. 2020. "Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought." Science, 368 (6488): 314-318 [10.1126/science.aaz9600]

    Steinberg, D. C., B. K. Mignone, J. Macknick, et al. Y. Sun, K. Eurek, A. Badger, B. Livneh, and K. Averyt. 2020. "Decomposing supply-side and demand-side impacts of climate change on the US electricity system through 2050." Climatic Change, 158 (2): 125-139 [10.1007/s10584-019-02506-6]

    Lawrence, D. M., R. A. Fisher, C. D. Koven, et al. K. W. Oleson, S. C. Swenson, G. Bonan, N. Collier, B. Ghimire, L. Kampenhout, D. Kennedy, E. Kluzek, P. J. Lawrence, F. Li, H. Li, D. Lombardozzi, W. J. Riley, W. J. Sacks, M. Shi, M. Vertenstein, W. R. Wieder, C. Xu, A. A. Ali, A. M. Badger, G. Bisht, M. Broeke, M. A. Brunke, S. P. Burns, J. Buzan, M. Clark, A. Craig, K. Dahlin, B. Drewniak, J. B. Fisher, M. Flanner, A. M. Fox, P. Gentine, F. Hoffman, G. Keppel‐Aleks, R. Knox, S. Kumar, J. Lenaerts, L. R. Leung, W. H. Lipscomb, Y. Lu, A. Pandey, J. D. Pelletier, J. Perket, J. T. Randerson, D. M. Ricciuto, B. M. Sanderson, A. Slater, Z. M. Subin, J. Tang, R. Q. Thomas, M. Val Martin, and X. Zeng. 2019. "The Community Land Model Version 5: Description of New Features, Benchmarking, and Impact of Forcing Uncertainty." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 2018MS001583 [10.1029/2018ms001583]

    Hoerling, M., J. Barsugli, B. Livneh, et al. J. Eischeid, X. Quan, and A. Badger. 2019. "Causes for the century-long decline in Colorado River flow." Journal of Climate, 32 (23): 8181–8203 [10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0207.1]

    Badger, A. M., B. Livneh, and N. P. Molotch. 2019. "On the Role of Spatial Snow Distribution on Alpine Catchment Hydrology." World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Groundwater, Sustainability, Hydro-Climate/Climate Change, and Environmental Engineering, 215--225 [10.1061/9780784482346.022]

    Mignone, B., D. Steinberg, J. Macknick, et al. Y. Sun, K. Eurek, A. Badger, B. Livneh, and K. Averyt. 2018. "Decomposing Supply and Demand-side Impacts of Climate Change on the US Electricity System Through 2050." Evolving Energy Realities: Adapting to What's Next, 36th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, Sept 23-26, 2018,

    Levis, S., A. Badger, B. Drewniak, C. Nevison, and X. Ren. 2018. "CLMcrop yields and water requirements: avoided impacts by choosing RCP 4.5 over 8.5." Climatic change, 146 (3-4): 501--515.

    Badger, A., B. Livneh, M. P. Hoerling, and J. K. Eischeid. 2018. "Understanding the 2011 Upper Missouri River Basin floods in the context of a changing climate." Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 19: 110--123.

    Small, E., A. Badger, R. Abolafia-Rosenzweig, and B. Livneh. 2018. "Estimating Soil Evaporation Using Drying Rates Determined from Satellite-Based Soil Moisture Records." Remote Sensing, 10 (12): 1945.

    Livneh, B., A. M. Badger, and J. J. Lukas. 2017. "Assessing the Robustness of Snow-Based Drought Indicators in the Upper Colorado River Basin under Future Climate Change." World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, 511--525.

    Badger, A. M., and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2016. "Remote tropical and sub-tropical responses to Amazon deforestation." Climate dynamics, 46 (9-10): 3057--3066.

    Badger, A. M., and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2016. "Diagnosing nonlinearities in the local and remote responses to partial Amazon deforestation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (15): 9033--9047.

    Badger, A. M., and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2015. "Climate response to Amazon forest replacement by heterogeneous crop cover." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (11): 4547--4557.

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Andrew M. Badger is an Associate Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research interests primarily focus on aspects of the hydrologic cycle, including modeling hydrologic extremes (floods and droughts), snow-based streamflow prediction methods, coupling satellite observations with modeled products to estimate evaporation from the soil, investigating how land-surface changes impact the water cycle and land-atmosphere interactions, and validation of satellite precipitation estimates. Previously, Dr. Badger has been affiliated with the Natural Environments Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Dr. Badger received his Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics from George Mason University with a focus on large-scale land-use change and land-surface model development. He received his B.S. in Meteorology from North Carolina State University.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Livneh, B., and A. M. Badger. 2020. "Drought less predictable under declining future snowpack." Nature Climate Change [10.1038/s41558-020-0754-8]

    Williams, A. P., E. R. Cook, J. E. Smerdon, et al. B. I. Cook, J. T. Abatzoglou, K. Bolles, S. H. Baek, A. M. Badger, and B. Livneh. 2020. "Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought." Science 368 (6488): 314-318 [10.1126/science.aaz9600]

    Steinberg, D. C., B. K. Mignone, J. Macknick, et al. Y. Sun, K. Eurek, A. Badger, B. Livneh, and K. Averyt. 2020. "Decomposing supply-side and demand-side impacts of climate change on the US electricity system through 2050." Climatic Change 158 (2): 125-139 [10.1007/s10584-019-02506-6]

    Lawrence, D. M., R. A. Fisher, C. D. Koven, et al. K. W. Oleson, S. C. Swenson, G. Bonan, N. Collier, B. Ghimire, L. Kampenhout, D. Kennedy, E. Kluzek, P. J. Lawrence, F. Li, H. Li, D. Lombardozzi, W. J. Riley, W. J. Sacks, M. Shi, M. Vertenstein, W. R. Wieder, C. Xu, A. A. Ali, A. M. Badger, G. Bisht, M. Broeke, M. A. Brunke, S. P. Burns, J. Buzan, M. Clark, A. Craig, K. Dahlin, B. Drewniak, J. B. Fisher, M. Flanner, A. M. Fox, P. Gentine, F. Hoffman, G. Keppel‐Aleks, R. Knox, S. Kumar, J. Lenaerts, L. R. Leung, W. H. Lipscomb, Y. Lu, A. Pandey, J. D. Pelletier, J. Perket, J. T. Randerson, D. M. Ricciuto, B. M. Sanderson, A. Slater, Z. M. Subin, J. Tang, R. Q. Thomas, M. Val Martin, and X. Zeng. 2019. "The Community Land Model Version 5: Description of New Features, Benchmarking, and Impact of Forcing Uncertainty." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 2018MS001583 [10.1029/2018ms001583]

    Hoerling, M., J. Barsugli, B. Livneh, et al. J. Eischeid, X. Quan, and A. Badger. 2019. "Causes for the century-long decline in Colorado River flow." Journal of Climate 32 (23): 8181–8203 [10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0207.1]

    Badger, A. M., B. Livneh, and N. P. Molotch. 2019. "On the Role of Spatial Snow Distribution on Alpine Catchment Hydrology." World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Groundwater, Sustainability, Hydro-Climate/Climate Change, and Environmental Engineering 215--225 [10.1061/9780784482346.022]

    Mignone, B., D. Steinberg, J. Macknick, et al. Y. Sun, K. Eurek, A. Badger, B. Livneh, and K. Averyt. 2018. "Decomposing Supply and Demand-side Impacts of Climate Change on the US Electricity System Through 2050." Evolving Energy Realities: Adapting to What's Next, 36th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, Sept 23-26, 2018

    Levis, S., A. Badger, B. Drewniak, C. Nevison, and X. Ren. 2018. "CLMcrop yields and water requirements: avoided impacts by choosing RCP 4.5 over 8.5." Climatic change 146 (3-4): 501--515

    Badger, A., B. Livneh, M. P. Hoerling, and J. K. Eischeid. 2018. "Understanding the 2011 Upper Missouri River Basin floods in the context of a changing climate." Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 19 110--123

    Small, E., A. Badger, R. Abolafia-Rosenzweig, and B. Livneh. 2018. "Estimating Soil Evaporation Using Drying Rates Determined from Satellite-Based Soil Moisture Records." Remote Sensing 10 (12): 1945

    Livneh, B., A. M. Badger, and J. J. Lukas. 2017. "Assessing the Robustness of Snow-Based Drought Indicators in the Upper Colorado River Basin under Future Climate Change." World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017 511--525

    Badger, A. M., and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2016. "Remote tropical and sub-tropical responses to Amazon deforestation." Climate dynamics 46 (9-10): 3057--3066

    Badger, A. M., and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2016. "Diagnosing nonlinearities in the local and remote responses to partial Amazon deforestation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121 (15): 9033--9047

    Badger, A. M., and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2015. "Climate response to Amazon forest replacement by heterogeneous crop cover." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (11): 4547--4557

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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