Carey E Noll

Carey E Noll

  • (AST, DATA ANALYSIS)
  • 301.614.6542 | 301.614.6015
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Carey Noll is a Senior Computer Scientist in the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has over 30 years of experience at Goddard in the development of scientific data systems, database administration, applications programming, computer system management, and web development. She is the architect and manager of the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System, the CDDIS, providing continuous, long-term, public access to the data and product records required for interdisciplinary research to a global Earth Science community. This system is internationally recognized as the premier archive of space geodesy data, particularly, GNSS, laser ranging, VLBI, and DORIS data sets. Through the CDDIS, Ms. Noll has enabled interdisciplinary fields of research by innovative application of modern scientific archive principles and advanced information systems science to space geodetic data and products. She is a recognized authority and technical expert within the international community in the areas of space geodesy data management, database application design, and scientific data system implementation. She holds positions on the governing bodies and working groups of several International Association of Geodesy (IAG) services and its project the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS). Ms. Noll serves as a spokesperson for space geodesy data systems at international meetings where critical issues of data policy, future development, and current operations are negotiated between data centers, networks, and analysis centers. She has paved the way for expanding the reach of geodesy and the CDDIS to other Earth science communities through integration into the Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS).

    Research Interests

    Data Systems Development

    Development of data systems to support scientific programs; computer system, database, and software management

    Current Projects

    Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS)

    Manager, Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS). The CDDIS is NASA’s archive of space geodesy data, particularly, GNSS, laser ranging, VLBI, and DORIS data sets, supporting the International GNSS Service (IGS), International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS), International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS), International DORIS Service (IDS), and the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS). http://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov.

    Space Geodesy Project (SGP)

    Co-investigator for data systems, joint GSFC/JPL Space Geodesy Project proposal to fund completion of the next generation space geodesy prototype systems and develop plan for project implementation.

    International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS)

    Secretary, ILRS Central Bureau. Supports the ILRS and Central Bureau activities. http://ilrs.gsfc.nasa.gov.

    Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Laser Ranging (LRO-LR)

    Developed and implemented laser ranging data collection and distribution for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Laser Ranging system.

    Positions/Employment

    1/1981 - Present

    Computer Scientist, AST Data Analysis

    NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD

    Education

    BA. Mathematics, Western Maryland College, 1979

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union (AGU), 1990 - Present
    Member
    International Association of Geodesy (IAG), 1995 - Present
    Fellow

    Professional Service

    Data Center Representative, International GNSS Service (IGS) Governing Board, 1998-2001 and 2006-2013

    Chair, IGS Data Center Working Group, 2002-present

    Secretary, International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) Central Bureau, 1998-present

    Member, International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) Governing Board, 1998-present

    Data Flow Coordinator and Representative, International DORIS Service (IDS) Governing Board, 1999-present

    Co-Chair, Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) Data and Information Working Group, 2002-present

    Associate Director, Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) Networks and Communications Bureau, 2002-present

     

    Awards

    2010 Robert H. Goddard Leadership Award

    2010 Excellence in Information Science and Technology (IS&T) Award

    2010 NASA Exceptional Service Medal

    2009 NASA Honor Award (LRO Laser Ranging Team)

    2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Distinguished performance review (NASA Performance Award)

    2001 Group Achievement Award, MODIS Support Team 

    1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Performance Award

    1997 Special Act Award, MEBS Data Management System

    1996 Productivity Group Award, SLR Network Engineering Team 

    1995 Group Achievement, BOREAS Project Team 

    1995 Named Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy

    1994 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal

    1993 NASA Group Achievement, Crustal Dynamics VLBI Group

    Special Experience

    Established CDDIS as NASA’s active space geodesy data and product archive, providing the agency with an extensive GNSS, laser ranging, VLBI, and DORIS data records while maintaining a level funding profile.

    Substantial international collaboration in space geodesy, particularly data archiving, standards.

    Successfully proposed support of IAG services through the CDDIS, which is recognized as the premier data center for these entities.

    Coordinating data system integration activities with Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS) through metadata development and exchange.

    Coordinating laser ranging data collection and distribution for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Laser Ranging system.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Montenbruck, O., P. Steigenberger, L. Prange, et al. Z. Deng, Q. Zhao, F. Perosanz, I. Romero, C. Noll, A. Stürze, G. Weber, R. Schmid, K. MacLeod, and S. Schaer. 2017. "The Multi-GNSS Experiment (MGEX) of the International GNSS Service (IGS) – Achievements, prospects and challenges." Advances in Space Research, 59 (7): 1671-1697 [10.1016/j.asr.2017.01.011]

    Willis, P., F. G. Lemoine, G. Moreaux, et al. L. Soudarin, P. Ferrage, J. Ries, M. Otten, J. Saunier, C. Noll, R. Biancale, and B. Luzum. 2015. "The International DORIS Service (IDS): Recent Developments in Preparation for ITRF2013." International Association of Geodesy Symposia, 143: 1-9 [10.1007/1345_2015_164]

    Willis, P., F. G. Lemoine, G. Moreaux, et al. L. Soudarin, P. Ferrage, J. Ries, M. Otten, J. Saunier, C. E. Noll, R. Biancale, and B. Luzum. 2015. "The International DORIS Service (IDS), Recent developments in preparation of ITRF2013." International Association of Geodesy Symposia Series, 143: 631-640 [10.1007/1345_2015_164]

    Montenbruck, O., R. Schmid, F. Mercier, et al. P. Steigenberger, C. Noll, R. Fatkulin, S. Kogure, and A. Ganeshan. 2015. "GNSS satellite geometry and attitude models." Advances in Space Research, 56 (6): 1015-1029 [10.1016/j.asr.2015.06.019]

    Noll, C. E., N. H. Pollack, and B. P. Michael. 2011. "Improvements in Space Geodesy Data Discovery at the CDDIS." 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU,

    Noll, C. E. 2010. "The Crustal Dynamics Data Information System: A resource to support scientific analysis using space geodesy." Advances in Space Research, 45 (12): 1421-1440, ISBN: 0273-1177. [10.1016/j.asr.2010.01.018]

    Willis, P., H. Fagard, P. Ferrage, et al. F. G. Lemoine, C. E. Noll, R. Noomen, M. Otten, J. Ries, M. Rothacher, L. Soudarin, G. Tavernier, and J. Valette. 2010. "The International DORIS Service (IDS): Toward maturity." Adv. Space Res., 45 (12): 1408-1420 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2009.11.018]

    Noll, C. E., Y. Bock, H. Habrich, and A. Moore. 2009. "Development of data infrastructure to support scientific analysis for the International GNSS Service." Journal of Geodesy, 83 (3-4): 309-325 [10.1007/s00190-008-0245-6]

    Noll, C. E., and L. Soudarin. 2006. "On-line Resources Supporting the Data, Products, and Information Infrastructure for the International DORIS Service." Journal of Geodesy, 80 (8-11): 419-427 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s00190-006-0051-y]

    Tavernier, G., H. Fagard, M. Feissel-Vernier, et al. K. Le Bail, F. G. Lemoine, C. E. Noll, R. Noomen, J. C. Ries, J. J. Valette, and P. Willis. 2006. "The International DORIS Service: genesis and early achievements." J. Geodesy, 80: 403-417 [10.1007/s00190-006-0082-4]

    Pearlman, M., C. Noll, P. Dunn, et al. J. Horvath, V. Husson, P. Stevens, M. Torrence, H. Vo, and S. Wetzel. 2005. "The International Laser Ranging Service and its support for IGGOS." Journal of Geodynamics, 40 (4-5): 470-478 [10.1016/j.jog.2005.06.009]

    Masuoka, E. J., C. Tilmes, C. E. Noll, et al. S. Samadi, N. Ruggiero, W. Englemeyer, and J. Schols. 1998. "Building a data system to produce, archive and distribute global data products from MODIS." IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 692-696, ISBN: 0-7803-4403-0. [10.1109/IGARSS.1998.699553]

    Non-Refereed

    Pearlman, M., C. E. Noll, C. Ma, et al. E. C. Pavlis, R. Neilan, J. Saunier, T. Schoene, R. Barzaghi, D. Thaller, S. Bergstrand, and J. Mueller. 2017. "The GGOS Bureau of Networks & Observations: An Update on the Space Geodesy Network & the New Implementation Plan for 2017-2018." European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, April 24-28, 2017, Abstract No. EGU2017-10698 [Full Text (Link)]

    Pearlman, M., and C. E. Noll. 2017. "A view of ILRS station performance." Proceedings of the 2017 ILRS Technical Workshop, "Improving ILRS performance to meet GGOS Requirements", October 2-5, 2017, Riga, Latvia [Full Text (Link)]

    Merkowitz, S. M., J. Esper, L. M. Hilliard, et al. E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, F. G. Lemoine, J. L. Long, C. Ma, D. McCormick, J. L. Mcgarry, B. P. Michael, C. E. Noll, J. Sager, M. D. Shappirio, and S. L. Wetzel. 2016. "The NASA Space Geodesy Network." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., and B. P. Michael. 2016. "CDDIS Data Center: An Update." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Appleby, G., G. Bianco, C. E. Noll, E. C. Pavlis, and M. C. Pearlman. 2016. "Current Trends and Challenges in Satellite Laser Ranging." International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry, 2016 General Meeting Proceedings, "New Horizons with VGOS" NASA/CP-2016-219016: Greenbelt, MD 20771, U.S.A,: 15-24 [Full Text (Link)]

    Pearlman, M., G. Bianco, S. M. Merkowitz, et al. C. E. Noll, E. C. Pavlis, V. Shargorodsky, and Z. Zhang. 2016. "ILRS: Current Status and Future Challenges." American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 06-12, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Michael, B. P., and C. E. Noll. 2016. "Next Generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Processing at NASA CDDIS." American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 06-12, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., and B. P. Michael. 2016. "CDDIS: NASA’s Archive of Space Geodesy Data and Products Supporting GGOS." American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 06-12, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., N. H. Pollack, and B. P. Michael. 2011. "Improvements in Space Geodesy Data Discovery at the CDDIS." Abstract IN41B-1410 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 05-09 Dec.

    Noll, C. E., M. P. Dube, and B. P. Michael. 2010. "Recent Developments at the CDDIS." [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., B. P. Michael, M. Schmidt, and Y. Lu. 2010. "Updates to the IGS Data Center Infrastructure." 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., and M. H. Torrence. 2009. "ILRS Web Site Update." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging 2: 571-575 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E. 2009. "SLR, GNSS, VLBI, and DORIS Networks: ILRS+IGS+IVS+IDS." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging 1: 190-192 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E. 2009. "Satellite Laser Ranging Tracking Through the Years." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging 2: 567-570 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E. 2008. "The Global GNSS, SLR, VLBI, and DORIS Networks and their Support of GGOS: IGS+ ILRS+IVS+IDS." Eos. Trans. AGU 89 (53): [Full Text (Link)]

    Brief Bio

    Carey Noll is a Senior Computer Scientist in the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has over 30 years of experience at Goddard in the development of scientific data systems, database administration, applications programming, computer system management, and web development. She is the architect and manager of the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System, the CDDIS, providing continuous, long-term, public access to the data and product records required for interdisciplinary research to a global Earth Science community. This system is internationally recognized as the premier archive of space geodesy data, particularly, GNSS, laser ranging, VLBI, and DORIS data sets. Through the CDDIS, Ms. Noll has enabled interdisciplinary fields of research by innovative application of modern scientific archive principles and advanced information systems science to space geodetic data and products. She is a recognized authority and technical expert within the international community in the areas of space geodesy data management, database application design, and scientific data system implementation. She holds positions on the governing bodies and working groups of several International Association of Geodesy (IAG) services and its project the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS). Ms. Noll serves as a spokesperson for space geodesy data systems at international meetings where critical issues of data policy, future development, and current operations are negotiated between data centers, networks, and analysis centers. She has paved the way for expanding the reach of geodesy and the CDDIS to other Earth science communities through integration into the Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS).

    Publications

    Refereed

    Montenbruck, O., P. Steigenberger, L. Prange, et al. Z. Deng, Q. Zhao, F. Perosanz, I. Romero, C. Noll, A. Stürze, G. Weber, R. Schmid, K. MacLeod, and S. Schaer. 2017. "The Multi-GNSS Experiment (MGEX) of the International GNSS Service (IGS) – Achievements, prospects and challenges." Advances in Space Research 59 (7): 1671-1697 [10.1016/j.asr.2017.01.011]

    Willis, P., F. G. Lemoine, G. Moreaux, et al. L. Soudarin, P. Ferrage, J. Ries, M. Otten, J. Saunier, C. Noll, R. Biancale, and B. Luzum. 2015. "The International DORIS Service (IDS): Recent Developments in Preparation for ITRF2013." International Association of Geodesy Symposia 143 1-9 [10.1007/1345_2015_164]

    Willis, P., F. G. Lemoine, G. Moreaux, et al. L. Soudarin, P. Ferrage, J. Ries, M. Otten, J. Saunier, C. E. Noll, R. Biancale, and B. Luzum. 2015. "The International DORIS Service (IDS), Recent developments in preparation of ITRF2013." International Association of Geodesy Symposia Series 143 631-640 [10.1007/1345_2015_164]

    Montenbruck, O., R. Schmid, F. Mercier, et al. P. Steigenberger, C. Noll, R. Fatkulin, S. Kogure, and A. Ganeshan. 2015. "GNSS satellite geometry and attitude models." Advances in Space Research 56 (6): 1015-1029 [10.1016/j.asr.2015.06.019]

    Noll, C. E., N. H. Pollack, and B. P. Michael. 2011. "Improvements in Space Geodesy Data Discovery at the CDDIS." 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU

    Noll, C. E. 2010. "The Crustal Dynamics Data Information System: A resource to support scientific analysis using space geodesy." Advances in Space Research 45 (12): 1421-1440 [10.1016/j.asr.2010.01.018]

    Willis, P., H. Fagard, P. Ferrage, et al. F. G. Lemoine, C. E. Noll, R. Noomen, M. Otten, J. Ries, M. Rothacher, L. Soudarin, G. Tavernier, and J. Valette. 2010. "The International DORIS Service (IDS): Toward maturity." Adv. Space Res. 45 (12): 1408-1420 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2009.11.018]

    Noll, C. E., Y. Bock, H. Habrich, and A. Moore. 2009. "Development of data infrastructure to support scientific analysis for the International GNSS Service." Journal of Geodesy 83 (3-4): 309-325 [10.1007/s00190-008-0245-6]

    Noll, C. E., and L. Soudarin. 2006. "On-line Resources Supporting the Data, Products, and Information Infrastructure for the International DORIS Service." Journal of Geodesy 80 (8-11): 419-427 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1007/s00190-006-0051-y]

    Tavernier, G., H. Fagard, M. Feissel-Vernier, et al. K. Le Bail, F. G. Lemoine, C. E. Noll, R. Noomen, J. C. Ries, J. J. Valette, and P. Willis. 2006. "The International DORIS Service: genesis and early achievements." J. Geodesy 80 403-417 [10.1007/s00190-006-0082-4]

    Pearlman, M., C. Noll, P. Dunn, et al. J. Horvath, V. Husson, P. Stevens, M. Torrence, H. Vo, and S. Wetzel. 2005. "The International Laser Ranging Service and its support for IGGOS." Journal of Geodynamics 40 (4-5): 470-478 [10.1016/j.jog.2005.06.009]

    Masuoka, E. J., C. Tilmes, C. E. Noll, et al. S. Samadi, N. Ruggiero, W. Englemeyer, and J. Schols. 1998. "Building a data system to produce, archive and distribute global data products from MODIS." IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 692-696 [10.1109/IGARSS.1998.699553]

    Non-Refereed

    Pearlman, M., C. E. Noll, C. Ma, et al. E. C. Pavlis, R. Neilan, J. Saunier, T. Schoene, R. Barzaghi, D. Thaller, S. Bergstrand, and J. Mueller. 2017. "The GGOS Bureau of Networks & Observations: An Update on the Space Geodesy Network & the New Implementation Plan for 2017-2018." European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, April 24-28, 2017, Abstract No. EGU2017-10698 [Full Text (Link)]

    Pearlman, M., and C. E. Noll. 2017. "A view of ILRS station performance." Proceedings of the 2017 ILRS Technical Workshop, "Improving ILRS performance to meet GGOS Requirements", October 2-5, 2017, Riga, Latvia [Full Text (Link)]

    Merkowitz, S. M., J. Esper, L. M. Hilliard, et al. E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, F. G. Lemoine, J. L. Long, C. Ma, D. McCormick, J. L. Mcgarry, B. P. Michael, C. E. Noll, J. Sager, M. D. Shappirio, and S. L. Wetzel. 2016. "The NASA Space Geodesy Network." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., and B. P. Michael. 2016. "CDDIS Data Center: An Update." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Appleby, G., G. Bianco, C. E. Noll, E. C. Pavlis, and M. C. Pearlman. 2016. "Current Trends and Challenges in Satellite Laser Ranging." International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry, 2016 General Meeting Proceedings, "New Horizons with VGOS" NASA/CP-2016-219016 15-24 [Full Text (Link)]

    Pearlman, M., G. Bianco, S. M. Merkowitz, et al. C. E. Noll, E. C. Pavlis, V. Shargorodsky, and Z. Zhang. 2016. "ILRS: Current Status and Future Challenges." American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 06-12, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Michael, B. P., and C. E. Noll. 2016. "Next Generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Processing at NASA CDDIS." American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 06-12, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., and B. P. Michael. 2016. "CDDIS: NASA’s Archive of Space Geodesy Data and Products Supporting GGOS." American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 06-12, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., N. H. Pollack, and B. P. Michael. 2011. "Improvements in Space Geodesy Data Discovery at the CDDIS." Abstract IN41B-1410 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 05-09 Dec.

    Noll, C. E., M. P. Dube, and B. P. Michael. 2010. "Recent Developments at the CDDIS." [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., B. P. Michael, M. Schmidt, and Y. Lu. 2010. "Updates to the IGS Data Center Infrastructure." 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E., and M. H. Torrence. 2009. "ILRS Web Site Update." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging 2 571-575 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E. 2009. "SLR, GNSS, VLBI, and DORIS Networks: ILRS+IGS+IVS+IDS." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging 1 190-192 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E. 2009. "Satellite Laser Ranging Tracking Through the Years." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging 2 567-570 [Full Text (Link)]

    Noll, C. E. 2008. "The Global GNSS, SLR, VLBI, and DORIS Networks and their Support of GGOS: IGS+ ILRS+IVS+IDS." Eos. Trans. AGU 89 (53): [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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