Antonia Gambacorta

Antonia Gambacorta

  • Rsch AST, Atmospheric Measurements
  • 301.614.6202
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Antonia Gambacorta is a Research Physical Scientist in the Climate and Radiation Laboratory at the Goddard Space Flight Center, which she joined in 2020. Prior to joining GSFC, she served as the Science Lead of the SNPP and JPSS Hyperspectral Processing System for NOAA/NESDIS/STAR. She holds a Ph.D. (2008) and a M.S. (2005) in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a M.S. (2001) and B.S. (1998) in Physics from the Universita' degli Studi A. Moro, Bari, Italy.

    Research Interests

    Hyperspectral remote sensing techniques and inverse methods for the retrieval of atmospheric temperature and constituents

    Climate feedbacks to greenhouse gas forcing

    Positions/Employment

    7/2020 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2/2020 - 7/2020

    Research Associate

    UMBC/JCET, Greenbelt, MD
    10/2006 - 8/2019

    Science Lead, NOAA SNPP and JPSS NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System

    NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD
    8/2002 - 9/2006

    Research Assistant

    University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
    1/2002 - 7/2002

    Research Associate

    University of Naples, Naples, Italy

    Teaching Experience

    2001- University of Maryland Baltimore County, Mechanical Physics

    Education

    2008 - Ph.D. Atmospheric Physics (University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA)

    2005 - M.S. Atmospheric Physics (University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA)

    2001 - M.S. Physics (Universita' Degli Studi A. Moro, Bari, Italy)

    1998 - B.S. Physics; Minor in Mathematics (Universita' Degli Studi A. Moro, Bari, Italy)

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union , 2008 - Present
    Member
    American Meteorological Society , 2014 - Present
    Member, Editorial Reviewer

    Professional Service

    Meteosat Third Generation InfraRed Sounder Mission Advisory Group - Science Mission Adviser

    Atmospheric Composition from Satellite Working Group - Co-chair

    IASI Sounder Science Working Group - Scientific Member

    The Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Water Vapor Working Group (G-VAP) - Scientific Member

    Awards

    1) 04/01/2019: Certificate of Appreciation by the American Meteorological Society

    “For serving as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology”.

    2) 08/02/2018: Group Achievement Award by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    “To the JPSS Program Team for exceptional leadership, persistence, hard work and unique experience leading up to the successful launch of the JPSS-1 mission.

    3) 06/20/2017: Outstanding Leadership Award by NOAA/NESDIS/STAR

    "To Antonia Gambacorta, in recognition of the leadership work performed towards the successful delivery of the NUCAPS Phase 4 Operational System and completion of the NUCAPS Phase 4 Algorithm Readiness Review".

    4) 12/03/2013: Certificate of Recognition by the Joint Polar Satellite Program (JPSS)

    “To Antonia Gambacorta, in recognition of your contributions to the successful completion of the Joint Polar satellite System program’s Key Decision Point-I and key Decision Point-C milestones”.

    5) 05/11/2010: Group achievement award as a member of the NOAA AIRS Team by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    “For outstanding contributions in improving weather forecasting using data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and production of its key climate data product”.

    6) 10/30/2009: Certificate of appreciation by The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Center for Satellite Application and Research (STAR), The Office of Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division (SMCD)

    “To Antonia Gambacorta, in recognition of exemplary performance and achievement in support of implementing processing systems that created METOP products and make them available for assimilation into US forecast systems in record time”.

    7) 12/14/2008: Outstanding Student Paper Award by the American Geophysical Union

    “To Antonia Gambacorta, Best student paper in the Atmospheric Science Session of the 2008 AGU Fall Meeting, titled: “An assessment of the tropical water vapor-temperature covariance using AIRS”, San Francisco, 2008.

    8) 05/04/2007: Certificate of appreciation by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) “In grateful recognition of your contributions to the success of the AIRS project Celebrating its 5 Year Anniversary in Space”.

    Brief Bio

    Antonia Gambacorta is a Research Physical Scientist in the Climate and Radiation Laboratory at the Goddard Space Flight Center, which she joined in 2020. Prior to joining GSFC, she served as the Science Lead of the SNPP and JPSS Hyperspectral Processing System for NOAA/NESDIS/STAR. She holds a Ph.D. (2008) and a M.S. (2005) in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a M.S. (2001) and B.S. (1998) in Physics from the Universita' degli Studi A. Moro, Bari, Italy.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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