Anita C Brenner

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Anita C Brenner

  • GROUP MANAGER
  • 301.614.5748
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: MUSIC AND DRAMA CLUB
  • Current Projects

    ICESat-2

    Developing the algorithm for identifying signal photons from the telemetered photons.

    Leading the building of the Science Computing Facility

    Positions/Employment

    9/2015 - Present

    Project Manager

    Sigma Space Corp, Lanham, MD

    Leader and major designer of the ICESat-2 Science Computing Facility wihich will distribute data to the Science Team  and provide visualization and other quality assessment tools.

    Develop algorithm to identify signal photons in the altimetry.

    8/2009 - 9/2015

    Program Manager

    Sigma Space Corporation, Lanham, Md

    Manager of the Code 614 support group on the HBS contract

    Provide programming and research assistance to studying ice sheet mass balance using satellite altimetry

    4/2004 - 7/2009

    Program Manager

    SSAI, Greenbelt, MD

    Manage the of SSAI's NASA/GSFC Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics (LTP) contract

    Provide programming and research in support of ice sheet mass balance studies using satellite altimetry

    1/1989 - 4/2004

    Department Manager, Principal Engineer

    Raytheon ITSS (aka Raytheon STX, STX), Lanham, MD

    Department manager of the altimetric analysis and processing department of the Geodynamics project.

    Led and participated significantly in designing the Geoscience Laser Altimetry System (GLAS) standard level 1 and 2 science products, and the algorithm software.

    Led a working group on development of science retrieval algorithms for GLAS waveforms which culminated in her being the lead author on the resulting Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).

    Represented the GLAS science team on the instrument algorithm development working group.

    Designed and directed the development of the visualization and data management system for the GLAS Science Computer Facility (SCF) and NSIDC

    A major designer and manager for the development of the ICESat Science Investigator-led Processing System, ISIPS, that has successfully processed all ICESat/GLAS.

    6/1976 - 12/1988

    Senior Scientist

    EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center, Lanham, MD

    Task manager and lead analyst ice altimetry research supporting NASA/GSFC on the Geodyanmics Contract.

    Education

    M. S. Electrical Engineering, University of MD, College Park. major - biomedical, minor - guidance and control

    B. S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati

    Professional Societies

    AGU, 1977 - Present

    Awards

    • Hydrosphere, Biosphere, andn Geophysics 2017 Annual Award - Team award for completing the infrastructure and interface for the ICESat-2 Science Computing Facility one year prior to launch.
    • GSFC Exceptional Achievement Award for ICESat Science Data Processing Team, 2005
    • Raytheon Technical Services Corporation Excellence for Science and Technology Award, RESTA, for ICESat/GLAS science processing system, 2004.
    • NASA Group Achievement Award for ICESat Mission Development Team, 2004
    • RITSS team award for the ICESat/GLAS Science Data Processing Development Team, 2003.
    • RITSS team award for the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System Support Team, 1999.
    • NASA group achievement award for the TOPEX/Poseidon Mission Design, 1993.
    • NASA group achievement award for Geodyn Development, 1980.
       

    Publications

    Refereed

    Neumann, T. A., A. J. Martino, T. Markus, et al. S. Bae, M. R. Bock, A. C. Brenner, K. M. Brunt, J. Cavanaugh, S. T. Fernandes, D. W. Hancock, K. Harbeck, J. Lee, N. T. Kurtz, P. J. Luers, S. B. Luthcke, L. Magruder, T. A. Pennington, L. Ramos-Izquierdo, T. Rebold, J. Skoog, and T. C. Thomas. 2019. "The Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite – 2 mission: A global geolocated photon product derived from the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System." Remote Sensing of Environment, 233: 111325 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.111325]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, J. W. Robbins, et al. J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and A. C. Brenner. 2015. "Mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet exceed losses." Journal of Glaciology, 61 (230): 1019-1036 [10.3189/2015jog15j071]

    Herzfeld, U. C., B. W. McDonald, B. F. Wallin, et al. T. A. Neumann, T. Markus, A. C. Brenner, and C. Field. 2014. "Algorithm for Detection of Ground and Canopy Cover in Micropulse Photon-Counting Lidar Altimeter Data in Preparation for the ICESat-2 Mission ." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (4): 2109 - 2125 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2258350]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, A. C. Brenner, et al. M. Beckley, H. G. Cornejo, J. P. Dimarzio, M. B. Giovnetto, T. A. Neumann, J. Robbins, J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and W. Wang. 2011. "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: distribution of increased mass loss with climate warming 2003-2007 versus 1992-2002." Journal of Glaciology, [Full Text (Link)]

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, and J. P. Dimarzio. 2007. "Precision and Accuracy of Satellite Radar and Laser Altimeter Data Over the Continental Ice Sheets." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 45 (2): 321-331 [10.1109/TGRS.2006.887172]

    Shuman, C. A., H. J. Zwally, B. E. Schutz, et al. A. C. Brenner, J. P. Dimarzio, V. P. Suchdeo, and H. Fricker. 2006. "ICESat Antarctic elevation data: Preliminary precision and accuracy assessment." Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (7): L07501 [10.1029/2005GL025227]

    Zwally, H. J., M. Giovinetto, J. Li, et al. H. Cornejo, M. Beckley, A. C. Brenner, J. Saba, and D. Yi. 2005. "Mass changes of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and shelves and contributions to sea-level rise: 19922002." J Glaciol, 51 (175): 509-527.

    Marsh, J. G., C. J. Koblinsky, H. J. Zwally, A. C. Brenner, and B. D. Beckley. 1992. "A global mean sea surface based upon GEOS 3 and Seasat altimeter data." Journal of Geophysical Research, 97 (B4): 4915 [10.1029/91jb03153]

    Brenner, A. C., C. J. Koblinsky, and B. D. Beckley. 1990. "A preliminary estimate of geoid-induced variations in repeat orbit satellite altimeter observations." Journal of Geophysical Research, 95 (C3): 3033 [10.1029/jc095ic03p03033]

    Marsh, J. G., A. C. Brenner, B. D. Beckley, and T. V. Martin. 1986. "Global mean sea surface based upon the Seasat altimeter data." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 91 (B3): 3501-3506 [10.1029/jb091ib03p03501]

    Non-Refereed

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, C. R. Bentley, et al. B. M. Csatho, M. A. Hofton, J.-B. Minster, L.-A. Roberts, J. L. Saba, R. H. Thomas, and D. Yi. 2012. "The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Derivation of Range and Range Distributions from Laser Pulse Waveform Analysis for Surface Elevations, Roughness, Slope, and Vegetation Heights." NASA/TM-2012-208641/Vol 7 134 pp [Full Text (Link)]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Neumann, T. A., A. J. Martino, T. Markus, et al. S. Bae, M. R. Bock, A. C. Brenner, K. M. Brunt, J. Cavanaugh, S. T. Fernandes, D. W. Hancock, K. Harbeck, J. Lee, N. T. Kurtz, P. J. Luers, S. B. Luthcke, L. Magruder, T. A. Pennington, L. Ramos-Izquierdo, T. Rebold, J. Skoog, and T. C. Thomas. 2019. "The Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite – 2 mission: A global geolocated photon product derived from the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System." Remote Sensing of Environment 233 111325 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.111325]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, J. W. Robbins, et al. J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and A. C. Brenner. 2015. "Mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet exceed losses." Journal of Glaciology 61 (230): 1019-1036 [10.3189/2015jog15j071]

    Herzfeld, U. C., B. W. McDonald, B. F. Wallin, et al. T. A. Neumann, T. Markus, A. C. Brenner, and C. Field. 2014. "Algorithm for Detection of Ground and Canopy Cover in Micropulse Photon-Counting Lidar Altimeter Data in Preparation for the ICESat-2 Mission ." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (4): 2109 - 2125 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2258350]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, A. C. Brenner, et al. M. Beckley, H. G. Cornejo, J. P. Dimarzio, M. B. Giovnetto, T. A. Neumann, J. Robbins, J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and W. Wang. 2011. "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: distribution of increased mass loss with climate warming 2003-2007 versus 1992-2002." Journal of Glaciology [Full Text (Link)]

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, and J. P. Dimarzio. 2007. "Precision and Accuracy of Satellite Radar and Laser Altimeter Data Over the Continental Ice Sheets." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 45 (2): 321-331 [10.1109/TGRS.2006.887172]

    Shuman, C. A., H. J. Zwally, B. E. Schutz, et al. A. C. Brenner, J. P. Dimarzio, V. P. Suchdeo, and H. Fricker. 2006. "ICESat Antarctic elevation data: Preliminary precision and accuracy assessment." Geophysical Research Letters 33 (7): L07501 [10.1029/2005GL025227]

    Zwally, H. J., M. Giovinetto, J. Li, et al. H. Cornejo, M. Beckley, A. C. Brenner, J. Saba, and D. Yi. 2005. "Mass changes of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and shelves and contributions to sea-level rise: 19922002." J Glaciol 51 (175): 509-527

    Marsh, J. G., C. J. Koblinsky, H. J. Zwally, A. C. Brenner, and B. D. Beckley. 1992. "A global mean sea surface based upon GEOS 3 and Seasat altimeter data." Journal of Geophysical Research 97 (B4): 4915 [10.1029/91jb03153]

    Brenner, A. C., C. J. Koblinsky, and B. D. Beckley. 1990. "A preliminary estimate of geoid-induced variations in repeat orbit satellite altimeter observations." Journal of Geophysical Research 95 (C3): 3033 [10.1029/jc095ic03p03033]

    Marsh, J. G., A. C. Brenner, B. D. Beckley, and T. V. Martin. 1986. "Global mean sea surface based upon the Seasat altimeter data." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 91 (B3): 3501-3506 [10.1029/jb091ib03p03501]

    Non-Refereed

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, C. R. Bentley, et al. B. M. Csatho, M. A. Hofton, J.-B. Minster, L.-A. Roberts, J. L. Saba, R. H. Thomas, and D. Yi. 2012. "The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Derivation of Range and Range Distributions from Laser Pulse Waveform Analysis for Surface Elevations, Roughness, Slope, and Vegetation Heights." NASA/TM-2012-208641/Vol 7 134 pp [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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