Dr. Dorothy K Hall

Dr. Dorothy K Hall

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  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Dorothy K. Hall is a Senior Scientist in the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center where she does research on the remote sensing of snow and ice. She received the Ph.D. in 1980 from University of Maryland in Geography. Dr. Hall leads the MODIS Snow and Sea Ice Mapping Project which develops and maintains snow and ice algorithms for products that are used by researchers worldwide. She has authored one book, Remote Sensing of Ice and Snow, by D.K. Hall and J. Martinec (1985), 20 book chapters, more than 130 journal articles, and more than140 other papers. She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the Dept. of Geography and Geology (2009 – 10), an Affiliated Professor at George Mason University in the Earth Science and GeoInformation Systems Dept. (2005 – 06), and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the University of Delaware Dept. of Geography (2002 – 03). She is the recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award for Outstanding Government Service (1987), and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2009), and Laboratory for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes Best Paper awards (2009 and 2011). She also received the Sno-Foo award from the Eastern Snow Conference (2013) and an Excellence in Reviewing award from Remote Sensing of Environment (2013).

    Positions/Employment

    1/2013 - Present

    Associate Chief, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    1/2004 - Present

    Senior Scientist, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    1/1989 - 12/2003

    Senior Scientist, Hydrological Sciences Branch

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    1/1979 - 12/1981

    Consultant on Permafrost

    Northwest Energy Company, Salt Lake City, UT
    1/1975 - 12/1988

    Scientist

    Hydrological Sciences Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    5/1974 - 9/1974

    Summer Intern

    NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
    9/2015 - Present

    Visiting Scientist

    Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Hall, D. K., S. V. Nghiem, I. G. Rigor, and J. A. Miller. 2015. "Uncertainties of temperature measurements on snow-covered land and sea ice from in situ and MODIS data during BROMEX." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54 (5): 966-978 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JAMC-D-114-01751.1]

    Hall, D. K., C. J. Crawford, N. E. Digirolamo, G. A. Riggs, and J. L. Foster. 2015. "Detection of earlier snowmelt in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, using Landsat imagery, 1972–2013." Remote Sensing of Environment , 162: 45-54 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.01.032]

    Giffen, B. A., D. K. Hall, and J. Y. Chien. 2014. "Alaska: Glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and Katmai National Park and Preserve." Global Land Ice Measurements from Space: Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers, Berlin-Heidelberg: 241-261, ISBN: 978-3-540-79817-0. [10.1007/978-3-540-79818-7_11]

    Hall, D. K., A. Frei, and S. Déry. 2014. "“Snow Extent” in a chapter called Remote sensing of snow cover." Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere, Oxford, UK:

    Nghiem, S., D. K. Hall, I. G. Rigor, and P. Li. 2014. "Effects of Mackenzie River discharge and bathymetry on sea ice in the Beaufort Sea." Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (3): 873-879 [10.1002/2013GL058956]

    Comiso, J., and D. Hall. 2014. "Climate trends in the Arctic as observed from space." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 5 (3): 389-409 [10.1002/wcc.277]

    Hakkinen, S., D. K. Hall, C. A. Shuman, D. L. Worthen, and N. E. DiGirolamo. 2014. "Greenland ice sheet melt from MODIS and associated atmospheric variability." Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (5): 1600-1607 [10.1002/2013GL059185]

    Dong, J., M. Ek, D. K. Hall, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Cosgrove, J. Miller, G. Riggs, and Y. Xia. 2014. "Using Air Temperature to Quantitatively Predict the MODIS Fractional Snow Cover Retrieval Errors over the Continental United States." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (2): 551-562 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-060.1]

    Polashenski, C., Z. Courville, C. Benson, et al. A. Wagner, J. Chen, G. Wong, R. Hawley, and D. K. Hall. 2014. "Observations of pronounced Greenland ice sheet firn warming and implications for runoff production." Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (12): 4238–4246 [10.1002/2014GL059806]

    Sugg, J. W., L. B. Perry, D. K. Hall, and G. A. Riggs. 2014. "Satellite perspectives on the spatial patterns of new snowfall in the Southern Appalachian Mountains." Hydrological Processes, 28 (16): 4602-4613 [10.1002/hyp.10196]

    Shuman, C. A., D. K. Hall, N. E. Digirolamo, T. K. Mefford, and M. J. Schnaubelt. 2014. "Comparison of Near-Surface Air Temperatures and MODIS Ice-Surface Temperatures at Summit, Greenland (2008–13)." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53 (9): 2171–2180 [10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0023.1]

    Turrin, J. B., R. R. Forster, J. M. Sauber-Rosenberg, D. K. Hall, and R. L. Bruhn. 2014. "Effects of bedrock lithology and subglacial till on the motion of Ruth Glacier, Alaska, deduced from five pulses from 1973 to 2012." Journal of Glaciology, 60 (222): 771-781 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3189/2014JoG13J182]

    Hall, D. K., J. C. Comiso, N. E. Digirolamo, et al. C. A. Shuman, J. E. Box, and L. S. Koenig. 2013. "Variability in the surface temperature and melt extent of the Greenland ice sheet from MODIS." Geophys. Res. Lett, 40 (10): 2114-2120 [10.1002/grl.50240]

    Crawford, C. J., S. M. Manson, M. E. Bauer, and D. K. Hall. 2013. "Multitemporal snow cover mapping in mountainous terrain for Landsat climate data record development." Remote Sensing of Environment, 135: 224-233 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.004]

    Gladkova, I., M. Grossberg, G. Bonev, et al. P. Romanov, G. Riggs, and D. Hall. 2013. "A Full Snow Season in Yellowstone: A Database of Restored Aqua Band 6." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett., 10 (3): 553-557 [10.1109/LGRS.2012.2213063]

    Justice, C., M. O. Roman, I. Csiszar, et al. E. Vermote, R. E. Wolfe, S. J. Hook, M. Friedl, Z. Wang, C. B. Schaaf, T. Miura, M. Tschudi, G. Riggs, D. K. Hall, A. I. Lyapustin, S. Devadiga, C. C. Davidson, and E. J. Masuoka. 2013. "Land and cryosphere products from Suomi NPP VIIRS: Overview and status." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118 (17): 9753-9765 [10.1002/jgrd.50771]

    Hall, D. K., and D. A. Robinson. 2012. "Global Snow Cover." Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers, [Full Text (Link)]

    Foster, J., G. S. Jackson, H. Meng, et al. J.-J. Wang, G. Riggs, P. J. Kocin, B. T. Johnson, J. Cohen, D. K. Hall, S. V. Nghiem, and J.-J. Wang. 2012. "Passive microwave remote sensing of the historic February 2010 snowstorms in the Middle Atlantic region of the USA." Hydrol. Processes, 26 (22): 3459-3471 [10.1002/hyp.8418]

    Hall, D., J. Comiso, N. DiGirolamo, et al. C. Shuman, J. Key, and L. Koenig. 2012. "A Satellite-Derived Climate-Quality Data Record of the Clear-Sky Surface Temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet." Journal of Climate, 25 (14): 4785-4798 [10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00365.1]

    Box, J., X. Fettweis, J. C. Stroeve, et al. M. Tedesco, D. K. Hall, and K. Steffen. 2012. "Hydrologic controls on coastal suspended sediment plumes around the Greenland Ice Sheet." The Cryosphere, 6 (1): 1-19 [10.5194/tc-6-1-2012]

    Nghiem, S., D. Hall, T. Mote, et al. M. Tedesco, M. Albert, K. Keegan, C. Shuman, and N. DiGirolamo. 2012. "The extreme melt across the Greenland ice sheet in 2012." Geophys Res Lett, 39 (20): L20502 [10.1029/2012GL053611]

    Hall, D., J. Foster, N. DiGirolamo, and G. Riggs. 2012. "Snow cover, snowmelt timing and stream power in the Wind River Range, Wyoming." Geomorphology, 137 (1): 87-93 [10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.11.011]

    Hall, D., J. L. Foster, S. Kumar, J. Y. Chien, and G. A. Riggs. 2012. "Improving the accuracy of the AFWA-NASA (ANSA) blended snow-cover product over the Lower Great Lakes region." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 9 (1): 1141-1161 [10.5194/hessd-9-1141-2012]

    Nghiem, S., I. Rigor, A. Richter, et al. J. Burrows, P. Shepson, J. Bottenheim, D. Barber, A. Steffen, J. Latonas, F. Wang, G. Stern, P. Clemente-Colon, S. Martin, D. Hall, L. Kaleschke, P. Tackett, G. Neumann, and M. Asplin. 2012. "Field and satellite observations of the formation and distribution of Arctic atmospheric bromine above a rejuvenated sea ice cover." J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D17): D00S05 [10.1029/2011JD016268]

    Foster, J. L., D. K. Hall, J. B. Eylander, et al. G. A. Riggs, S. V. Nghiem, M. Tedesco, E. J. Kim, P. M. Montesano, R. E. Kelly, K. A. Casey, and B. J. Choudhury. 2011. "A blended global snow product using visible, passive microwave and scatterometer satellite data." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32 (5): 1371-1395 [10.1080/01431160903548013]

    Lyapustin, A., C. Gatebe, R. Kahn, et al. R. Brandt, J. Redemann, P. Russell, M. King, C. Pedersen, S. Gerland, R. Poudyal, A. Marshak, Y. Wang, C. Schaaf, D. Hall, and A. Kokhanovsky. 2010. "Analysis of snow bidirectional reflectance from ARCTAS Spring-2008 Campaign." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10 (9): 4359-4375 [10.5194/acp-10-4359-2010]

    Akyurek, Z., D. K. Hall, G. A. Riggs, and A. Sensoy. 2010. "Evaluating the utility of the ANSA blended snow cover product in the mountains of eastern Turkey." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31 (14): 3727-3744 [10.1080/01431161.2010.483484]

    Hall, D. K., G. A. Riggs, J. L. Foster, and S. V. Kumar. 2010. "Development and evaluation of a cloud-gap-filled MODIS daily snow-cover product." Remote Sens Environ, 114 (3): 496-503 [10.1016/j.rse.2009.10.007]

    Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, D. K. Hall, A. Ivanoff, and G. Emily. 2010. "Assessment of AMSR-E Antarctic Winter Sea-Ice Concentrations Using Aqua MODIS." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48 (9): 3331- 3339 [10.1109/TGRS.2010.2046495]

    Koenig, L. S., and D. K. Hall. 2010. "Comparison of satellite, thermochron and air temperatures at Summit, Greenland, during the winter of 2008/09." Journal of Glaciology, 56 (198): 735-741 [10.3189/002214310793146269]

    Foster, J., D. Hall, R. E. Kelly, and L. Chiu. 2009. "Seasonal snow extent and snow mass in South America using SMMR and SSM/I passive microwave data (1979–2006)." Remote Sensing of Environment, 113 (2): 291-305 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.09.010]

    Hall, D. K., S. Nghiem, C. Schaaf, N. DiGirolamo, and G. Neumann. 2009. "Evaluation of surface and near-surface melt characteristics on the Greenland ice sheet using MODIS and QuikSCAT data." J. Geophys. Res., 114 (F4): F04006 [10.1029/2009JF001287]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams, S. B. Luthcke, and N. E. Digirolamo. 2008. "Greenland ice sheet surface temperature, melt and mass loss: 2000–06." Journal of Glaciology, 54 (184): 81-93 [10.3189/002214308784409170]

    Hall, D. K., J. E. Box, K. A. Casey, et al. S. J. Hook, C. A. Shuman, and K. Steffen. 2008. "Comparison of satellite-derived and in-situ observations of ice and snow surface temperatures over Greenland." Remote Sensing of Environment, 112 (10): 3739-3749 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.007]

    Hall, D. K., and G. A. Riggs. 2007. "Accuracy assessment of the MODIS snow products." Hydrological Processes, 21 (12): 1534-1547 [10.1002/hyp.6715]

    Moody, E. G., M. D. King, C. L. Schaaf, D. K. Hall, and S. E. Platnick. 2007. "Northern Hemisphere five-year average (2000–2004) spectral albedos of surfaces in the presence of snow: Statistics computed from Terra MODIS land products." Remote Sensing of Environment, 111 (2-3): 337-345 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.03.026]

    Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, D. K. Hall, et al. A. Gasiewski, M. Klein, and A. Ivanoff. 2006. "Assessment of EOS Aqua AMSR-E Arctic Sea Ice Concentrations Using Landsat-7 and Airborne Microwave Imagery." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 44 (11): 3057-3069 [10.1109/TGRS.2006.878445]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams Jr., K. Casey, N. E. Digirolamo, and Z. Wan. 2006. "Satellite-derived, melt-season surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet (2000–2005) and its relationship to mass balance." Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (11): L11501 [10.1029/2006GL026444]

    Dery, S. J., V. V. Salomonson, M. Stieglitz, D. K. Hall, and I. Appel. 2005. "An approach to using snow areal depletion curves inferred from MODIS and its application to land surface modelling in Alaska." Hydrol. Process., 19 (14): 2755-2774 [10.1002/hyp.5784]

    Hall, D. K., R. E. Kelly, J. L. Foster, and A. T. Chang. 2005. "Estimation of Snow Extent and Snow Properties." Encyclopedia Hydrol Sci, 811-830.

    Hall, D. K., J. Key, K. A. Casey, G. A. Riggs, and D. J. Cavalieri. 2004. "Sea ice surface temperature product from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sensing, 42: 1076-1087.

    Kelly, J. R., A. T. Chang, J. L. Foster, and D. K. Hall. 2004. "Using remote sensing and spatial models to monitor snow depth and snow water equivalent." Spatial Modeling of the Terrestrial Environment, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, 35-37.

    Hall, D. K., K. J. Bayr, W. Schoner, R. A. Bindschadler, and J. Y. Chien. 2003. "Consideration of the errors inherent in mapping historical glacier positions in Austria from the ground and space (1893-2001)." Remote Sensing of Environment, 86 (4): 566-577 [10.1016/S0034-4257(03)00134-2]

    Hall, D. K., G. A. Riggs, V. V. Salomonson, N. DiGirolamo, and K. J. Bayr. 2002. "MODIS snow-cover products." Remote Sensing of Environment, 83: 181-194.

    Hall, D. K., J. L. Foster, V. V. Salomonson, A. G. Klein, and J. Y. Chien. 2001. "Development of a Technique to Assess Snow-Cover Mapping Errors from Space." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39 (2): 432-438 [10.1109/36.905251]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams Jr, J. S. Barton, et al. O. Sigurdsson, L. C. Smith, and J. B. Garvin. 2000. "Evaluation of Remote Sensing Techniques to Measure Decadal-Scale Changes in the Mass Balance of Hofsjokull Ice Cap, Iceland." Journal of Glaciology, 46 (154): 375-388.

    Riggs, G. A., D. K. Hall, and S. A. Ackerman. 1999. "Sea ice extent and classification with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Airborne Simulator (MAS)." Remote Sensing of Environment, 68 (2): 152-163.

    Winther, J. G., and D. K. Hall. 1999. "Satellite-derived snow coverage related to hydropower production in Norway - present and future." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20 (15, 16): 2991-3008.

    Foster, J. L., D. K. Hall, A. T. Chang, et al. A. Rango, W. Wergin, and E. Erbe. 1999. "Effects of snow crystal shape on the scattering of passive microwave radiation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 37 (2): 1165-1168 [10.1109/36.752235]

    Ledley, T. S., E. Sundquist, S. E. Schwartz, et al. D. K. Hall, J. Fellows, and T. Killeen. 1999. "Climate change and greenhouse gasses." Eos Trans. AGU, 80 (39): 453-458 [10.1029/99EO00325]

    Justice, C. O., E. Vermote, J. R. Townshend, et al. R. Defries, D. Roy, D. K. Hall, V. V. Salomonson, J. L. Privette, G. A. Riggs, A. Strahler, W. Lucht, R. B. Myneni, Y. Knyazikhin, S. W. Running, R. R. Nemani, Z. Wan, A. R. Huete, W. van Leeuwen, R. E. Wolfe, L. Giglio, J. Muller, P. Lewis, and M. J. Barnsley. 1998. "The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS): Land Remote Sensing for Global Change Research." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 36 (4): 1228-1249 [10.1109/36.701075]

    Klein, A. G., D. K. Hall, and G. A. Riggs. 1998. "Improving Snow-cover mapping in forests through the use of canopy reflectance model." Hydrological Processes, 12 (40462): 1723-1744.

    Hall, D. K., J. L. Foster, J. Irons, and P. W. Dabney. 1993. "Airborne bidirectional radiances of snow-covered surfaces in Montana, USA." Annals of Glaciology, 17 (1): 35-40 [10.3198/1993AoG17-1-35-40]

    Hall, D. K., and J. Martinec. 1985. "Remote Sensing of Ice and Snow." London: Chapman & Hall Ltd, 189p.

    Non-Refereed

    Bishop, M. P., A. B. Bush, R. Furfaro, et al. A. R. Gillespie, D. K. Hall, U. K. Haritashya, and J. J. Shroder. 2014. "Theoretical Foundations of Remote Sensing for Glacier Assessment and Mapping (Chapter 2)." Global Land Ice Measurements from Space 23-525, ISBN: 978-3-540-79817-0. [10.1007/978-3-540-79818-7_2]

    Casey, K. A., E. J. Kim, M. T. Hallikainen, et al. J. L. Foster, D. K. Hall, and G. A. Riggs. 2008. "Validation of the AFWA-NASA blended snow-cover product in Finland, 2006-2007." Proceedings of the 65th Eastern Snow Conference, Fairlee, Vermont

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Hall, D.K., “MODIS surface temperatures for cryosphere studies,” AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12 December 2013 (Invited). 12 / 12 / 2013
    Hall, D.K., “Applications of Landsat data - Cryosphere,” Sustainable Land Imaging Users Forum, NASA Goddard Visitor’s Center, Greenbelt, Md., 4 December 2013 (Invited). 12 / 4 / 2013
    Hall, D.K., “Satellites document accelerated warming in the Arctic” University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Dept of Geography & Climate Center Colloquium Series, 23 October 2013 (Invited). 10 / 23 / 2013
    Hall, D.K., “History of visible and near-IR snow-cover mapping,” NASA Snow Workshop, Boulder, Colo., 14 – 16 August 2013 (Invited). 7 / 14 / 2013
    Hall, D.K., “Satellite Snow and Ice Products for Studies of the Changing Cryosphere,” Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 25 April 2013 (Invited). 4 / 25 / 2013
    Hall, D.K., “MODIS Collection 6 standard snow-cover products,” SnowWatch 2013 workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 28 January 2013 (Invited). 1 / 28 / 2013
    Hall, “Observing cryospheric components from space during the warm summer of 2012,” Arctic Geography class, UMBC, Baltimore, Md., 22 October 2012 (Invited). 10 / 22 / 2012
    Hall, D.K., “Observing our changing planet from space – the cryosphere,” sponsored by Appalachian State University, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Linwood, NC, 15 September 2012 (Invited Public Lecture). 9 / 15 / 2012
    Hall, D.K., “Observing our changing planet from space – the cryosphere,” Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, Department of Chemistry seminar series, Boone, NC, 14 September 2012 (Invited Public Lecture). 9 / 14 / 2012
    Hall, D.K., “Issues Related to Measuring the Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Temperature from Space,” EarthTemp Workshop, 25 June 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland (Invited Keynote Speaker). 6 / 25 / 2012
    Hall, D.K., “Trends in ice-surface temperature and melt on the Greenland Ice Sheet,” McGrann Symposium, Rutgers University, 13 April 2012, New Brunswick, NJ (Invited). 4 / 13 / 2012
    Hall, D.K., “Surface temperature and melt trends on the Greenland Ice Sheet,” Director’s Seminar, 6 April 2012, GSFC/Greenbelt, Md. (Invited) 4 / 6 / 2012

    Other

    Hall, D.K. and P. Clemente-Colon, “Status and future plans for operational satellite-based observations of the cryosphere at the U.S. National Ice Center (NIC),” presented by D. Hall at Joint EUMETSAT/AMS meeting, Vienna, Austria, 20 September 2013. 9 / 20 / 2014
    Hall, D.K., "Snow Product for NASA MEaSUREs and MODIS Collection 6," First International Snow Products Comparison Experiment meeting, 20 July 2014, College Park, Maryland. 7 / 20 / 2014
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    Hall, D.K., “Satellite-derived snow cover, surface temperature and snow-water equivalent in the Green River Basin, Wyoming, to improve prediction of stream discharge,” presented at the 71st Eastern Snow Conference, Boone, NC, 4 June 2014. 6 / 4 / 2014
    Hall, D.K., “Satellite-derived snow cover, surface temperature and snow-water equivalent in the Green River Basin, Wyoming, to improve prediction of stream discharge,” presented at the 71st Eastern Snow Conference, Boone, NC, 4 June 2014. 6 / 4 / 2014
    Hall, D.K., “Collection-6 Standard Snow and Ice Product Suite will Enhance Science and Modeling Investigations,” MODIS Team meeting, Columbia, MD, 29 April 2014. 4 / 29 / 2014
    Hall, D.K., “Changing temperature, snow cover and stream discharge in the western United States – Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA,” Joint EUMETSAT/AMS meeting, Vienna, Austria, 20 September 2013. 9 / 20 / 2013
    Hall, D.K., “Collection-6 changes and enhancements in the MODIS snow and sea ice product suite,” MODIS Team meeting, Silver Spring Civic building, Silver Spring, Md., 15 April 2013. 4 / 15 / 2013
    Hall, D.K., “Surface Temperature and Melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet from MODIS,” fall AGU, SF, Calif., 3 December 2012. 12 / 3 / 2012

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Dorothy K. Hall is a Senior Scientist in the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center where she does research on the remote sensing of snow and ice. She received the Ph.D. in 1980 from University of Maryland in Geography. Dr. Hall leads the MODIS Snow and Sea Ice Mapping Project which develops and maintains snow and ice algorithms for products that are used by researchers worldwide. She has authored one book, Remote Sensing of Ice and Snow, by D.K. Hall and J. Martinec (1985), 20 book chapters, more than 130 journal articles, and more than140 other papers. She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the Dept. of Geography and Geology (2009 – 10), an Affiliated Professor at George Mason University in the Earth Science and GeoInformation Systems Dept. (2005 – 06), and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the University of Delaware Dept. of Geography (2002 – 03). She is the recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award for Outstanding Government Service (1987), and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2009), and Laboratory for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes Best Paper awards (2009 and 2011). She also received the Sno-Foo award from the Eastern Snow Conference (2013) and an Excellence in Reviewing award from Remote Sensing of Environment (2013).

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Hall, D. K., S. V. Nghiem, I. G. Rigor, and J. A. Miller. 2015. "Uncertainties of temperature measurements on snow-covered land and sea ice from in situ and MODIS data during BROMEX." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54 (5): 966-978 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JAMC-D-114-01751.1]

    Hall, D. K., C. J. Crawford, N. E. Digirolamo, G. A. Riggs, and J. L. Foster. 2015. "Detection of earlier snowmelt in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, using Landsat imagery, 1972–2013." Remote Sensing of Environment 162 45-54 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.01.032]

    Giffen, B. A., D. K. Hall, and J. Y. Chien. 2014. "Alaska: Glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and Katmai National Park and Preserve." Global Land Ice Measurements from Space: Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers 241-261 [10.1007/978-3-540-79818-7_11]

    Hall, D. K., A. Frei, and S. Déry. 2014. "“Snow Extent” in a chapter called Remote sensing of snow cover." Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere

    Nghiem, S., D. K. Hall, I. G. Rigor, and P. Li. 2014. "Effects of Mackenzie River discharge and bathymetry on sea ice in the Beaufort Sea." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (3): 873-879 [10.1002/2013GL058956]

    Comiso, J., and D. Hall. 2014. "Climate trends in the Arctic as observed from space." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 5 (3): 389-409 [10.1002/wcc.277]

    Hakkinen, S., D. K. Hall, C. A. Shuman, D. L. Worthen, and N. E. DiGirolamo. 2014. "Greenland ice sheet melt from MODIS and associated atmospheric variability." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (5): 1600-1607 [10.1002/2013GL059185]

    Dong, J., M. Ek, D. K. Hall, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Cosgrove, J. Miller, G. Riggs, and Y. Xia. 2014. "Using Air Temperature to Quantitatively Predict the MODIS Fractional Snow Cover Retrieval Errors over the Continental United States." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (2): 551-562 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-060.1]

    Polashenski, C., Z. Courville, C. Benson, et al. A. Wagner, J. Chen, G. Wong, R. Hawley, and D. K. Hall. 2014. "Observations of pronounced Greenland ice sheet firn warming and implications for runoff production." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (12): 4238–4246 [10.1002/2014GL059806]

    Sugg, J. W., L. B. Perry, D. K. Hall, and G. A. Riggs. 2014. "Satellite perspectives on the spatial patterns of new snowfall in the Southern Appalachian Mountains." Hydrological Processes 28 (16): 4602-4613 [10.1002/hyp.10196]

    Shuman, C. A., D. K. Hall, N. E. Digirolamo, T. K. Mefford, and M. J. Schnaubelt. 2014. "Comparison of Near-Surface Air Temperatures and MODIS Ice-Surface Temperatures at Summit, Greenland (2008–13)." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 53 (9): 2171–2180 [10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0023.1]

    Turrin, J. B., R. R. Forster, J. M. Sauber-Rosenberg, D. K. Hall, and R. L. Bruhn. 2014. "Effects of bedrock lithology and subglacial till on the motion of Ruth Glacier, Alaska, deduced from five pulses from 1973 to 2012." Journal of Glaciology 60 (222): 771-781 [Full Text (Link)] [10.3189/2014JoG13J182]

    Hall, D. K., J. C. Comiso, N. E. Digirolamo, et al. C. A. Shuman, J. E. Box, and L. S. Koenig. 2013. "Variability in the surface temperature and melt extent of the Greenland ice sheet from MODIS." Geophys. Res. Lett 40 (10): 2114-2120 [10.1002/grl.50240]

    Crawford, C. J., S. M. Manson, M. E. Bauer, and D. K. Hall. 2013. "Multitemporal snow cover mapping in mountainous terrain for Landsat climate data record development." Remote Sensing of Environment 135 224-233 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.004]

    Gladkova, I., M. Grossberg, G. Bonev, et al. P. Romanov, G. Riggs, and D. Hall. 2013. "A Full Snow Season in Yellowstone: A Database of Restored Aqua Band 6." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 10 (3): 553-557 [10.1109/LGRS.2012.2213063]

    Justice, C., M. O. Roman, I. Csiszar, et al. E. Vermote, R. E. Wolfe, S. J. Hook, M. Friedl, Z. Wang, C. B. Schaaf, T. Miura, M. Tschudi, G. Riggs, D. K. Hall, A. I. Lyapustin, S. Devadiga, C. C. Davidson, and E. J. Masuoka. 2013. "Land and cryosphere products from Suomi NPP VIIRS: Overview and status." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (17): 9753-9765 [10.1002/jgrd.50771]

    Hall, D. K., and D. A. Robinson. 2012. "Global Snow Cover." Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers [Full Text (Link)]

    Foster, J., G. S. Jackson, H. Meng, et al. J.-J. Wang, G. Riggs, P. J. Kocin, B. T. Johnson, J. Cohen, D. K. Hall, S. V. Nghiem, and J.-J. Wang. 2012. "Passive microwave remote sensing of the historic February 2010 snowstorms in the Middle Atlantic region of the USA." Hydrol. Processes 26 (22): 3459-3471 [10.1002/hyp.8418]

    Hall, D., J. Comiso, N. DiGirolamo, et al. C. Shuman, J. Key, and L. Koenig. 2012. "A Satellite-Derived Climate-Quality Data Record of the Clear-Sky Surface Temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet." Journal of Climate 25 (14): 4785-4798 [10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00365.1]

    Box, J., X. Fettweis, J. C. Stroeve, et al. M. Tedesco, D. K. Hall, and K. Steffen. 2012. "Hydrologic controls on coastal suspended sediment plumes around the Greenland Ice Sheet." The Cryosphere 6 (1): 1-19 [10.5194/tc-6-1-2012]

    Nghiem, S., D. Hall, T. Mote, et al. M. Tedesco, M. Albert, K. Keegan, C. Shuman, and N. DiGirolamo. 2012. "The extreme melt across the Greenland ice sheet in 2012." Geophys Res Lett 39 (20): L20502 [10.1029/2012GL053611]

    Hall, D., J. Foster, N. DiGirolamo, and G. Riggs. 2012. "Snow cover, snowmelt timing and stream power in the Wind River Range, Wyoming." Geomorphology 137 (1): 87-93 [10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.11.011]

    Hall, D., J. L. Foster, S. Kumar, J. Y. Chien, and G. A. Riggs. 2012. "Improving the accuracy of the AFWA-NASA (ANSA) blended snow-cover product over the Lower Great Lakes region." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 9 (1): 1141-1161 [10.5194/hessd-9-1141-2012]

    Nghiem, S., I. Rigor, A. Richter, et al. J. Burrows, P. Shepson, J. Bottenheim, D. Barber, A. Steffen, J. Latonas, F. Wang, G. Stern, P. Clemente-Colon, S. Martin, D. Hall, L. Kaleschke, P. Tackett, G. Neumann, and M. Asplin. 2012. "Field and satellite observations of the formation and distribution of Arctic atmospheric bromine above a rejuvenated sea ice cover." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D17): D00S05 [10.1029/2011JD016268]

    Foster, J. L., D. K. Hall, J. B. Eylander, et al. G. A. Riggs, S. V. Nghiem, M. Tedesco, E. J. Kim, P. M. Montesano, R. E. Kelly, K. A. Casey, and B. J. Choudhury. 2011. "A blended global snow product using visible, passive microwave and scatterometer satellite data." International Journal of Remote Sensing 32 (5): 1371-1395 [10.1080/01431160903548013]

    Lyapustin, A., C. Gatebe, R. Kahn, et al. R. Brandt, J. Redemann, P. Russell, M. King, C. Pedersen, S. Gerland, R. Poudyal, A. Marshak, Y. Wang, C. Schaaf, D. Hall, and A. Kokhanovsky. 2010. "Analysis of snow bidirectional reflectance from ARCTAS Spring-2008 Campaign." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (9): 4359-4375 [10.5194/acp-10-4359-2010]

    Akyurek, Z., D. K. Hall, G. A. Riggs, and A. Sensoy. 2010. "Evaluating the utility of the ANSA blended snow cover product in the mountains of eastern Turkey." International Journal of Remote Sensing 31 (14): 3727-3744 [10.1080/01431161.2010.483484]

    Hall, D. K., G. A. Riggs, J. L. Foster, and S. V. Kumar. 2010. "Development and evaluation of a cloud-gap-filled MODIS daily snow-cover product." Remote Sens Environ 114 (3): 496-503 [10.1016/j.rse.2009.10.007]

    Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, D. K. Hall, A. Ivanoff, and G. Emily. 2010. "Assessment of AMSR-E Antarctic Winter Sea-Ice Concentrations Using Aqua MODIS." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 48 (9): 3331- 3339 [10.1109/TGRS.2010.2046495]

    Koenig, L. S., and D. K. Hall. 2010. "Comparison of satellite, thermochron and air temperatures at Summit, Greenland, during the winter of 2008/09." Journal of Glaciology 56 (198): 735-741 [10.3189/002214310793146269]

    Foster, J., D. Hall, R. E. Kelly, and L. Chiu. 2009. "Seasonal snow extent and snow mass in South America using SMMR and SSM/I passive microwave data (1979–2006)." Remote Sensing of Environment 113 (2): 291-305 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.09.010]

    Hall, D. K., S. Nghiem, C. Schaaf, N. DiGirolamo, and G. Neumann. 2009. "Evaluation of surface and near-surface melt characteristics on the Greenland ice sheet using MODIS and QuikSCAT data." J. Geophys. Res. 114 (F4): F04006 [10.1029/2009JF001287]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams, S. B. Luthcke, and N. E. Digirolamo. 2008. "Greenland ice sheet surface temperature, melt and mass loss: 2000–06." Journal of Glaciology 54 (184): 81-93 [10.3189/002214308784409170]

    Hall, D. K., J. E. Box, K. A. Casey, et al. S. J. Hook, C. A. Shuman, and K. Steffen. 2008. "Comparison of satellite-derived and in-situ observations of ice and snow surface temperatures over Greenland." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (10): 3739-3749 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.007]

    Hall, D. K., and G. A. Riggs. 2007. "Accuracy assessment of the MODIS snow products." Hydrological Processes 21 (12): 1534-1547 [10.1002/hyp.6715]

    Moody, E. G., M. D. King, C. L. Schaaf, D. K. Hall, and S. E. Platnick. 2007. "Northern Hemisphere five-year average (2000–2004) spectral albedos of surfaces in the presence of snow: Statistics computed from Terra MODIS land products." Remote Sensing of Environment 111 (2-3): 337-345 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.03.026]

    Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, D. K. Hall, et al. A. Gasiewski, M. Klein, and A. Ivanoff. 2006. "Assessment of EOS Aqua AMSR-E Arctic Sea Ice Concentrations Using Landsat-7 and Airborne Microwave Imagery." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 44 (11): 3057-3069 [10.1109/TGRS.2006.878445]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams Jr., K. Casey, N. E. Digirolamo, and Z. Wan. 2006. "Satellite-derived, melt-season surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet (2000–2005) and its relationship to mass balance." Geophysical Research Letters 33 (11): L11501 [10.1029/2006GL026444]

    Dery, S. J., V. V. Salomonson, M. Stieglitz, D. K. Hall, and I. Appel. 2005. "An approach to using snow areal depletion curves inferred from MODIS and its application to land surface modelling in Alaska." Hydrol. Process. 19 (14): 2755-2774 [10.1002/hyp.5784]

    Hall, D. K., R. E. Kelly, J. L. Foster, and A. T. Chang. 2005. "Estimation of Snow Extent and Snow Properties." Encyclopedia Hydrol Sci 811-830

    Hall, D. K., J. Key, K. A. Casey, G. A. Riggs, and D. J. Cavalieri. 2004. "Sea ice surface temperature product from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sensing 42 1076-1087

    Kelly, J. R., A. T. Chang, J. L. Foster, and D. K. Hall. 2004. "Using remote sensing and spatial models to monitor snow depth and snow water equivalent." Spatial Modeling of the Terrestrial Environment, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd 35-37

    Hall, D. K., K. J. Bayr, W. Schoner, R. A. Bindschadler, and J. Y. Chien. 2003. "Consideration of the errors inherent in mapping historical glacier positions in Austria from the ground and space (1893-2001)." Remote Sensing of Environment 86 (4): 566-577 [10.1016/S0034-4257(03)00134-2]

    Hall, D. K., G. A. Riggs, V. V. Salomonson, N. DiGirolamo, and K. J. Bayr. 2002. "MODIS snow-cover products." Remote Sensing of Environment 83 181-194

    Hall, D. K., J. L. Foster, V. V. Salomonson, A. G. Klein, and J. Y. Chien. 2001. "Development of a Technique to Assess Snow-Cover Mapping Errors from Space." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 39 (2): 432-438 [10.1109/36.905251]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams Jr, J. S. Barton, et al. O. Sigurdsson, L. C. Smith, and J. B. Garvin. 2000. "Evaluation of Remote Sensing Techniques to Measure Decadal-Scale Changes in the Mass Balance of Hofsjokull Ice Cap, Iceland." Journal of Glaciology 46 (154): 375-388

    Riggs, G. A., D. K. Hall, and S. A. Ackerman. 1999. "Sea ice extent and classification with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Airborne Simulator (MAS)." Remote Sensing of Environment 68 (2): 152-163

    Winther, J. G., and D. K. Hall. 1999. "Satellite-derived snow coverage related to hydropower production in Norway - present and future." International Journal of Remote Sensing 20 (15, 16): 2991-3008

    Foster, J. L., D. K. Hall, A. T. Chang, et al. A. Rango, W. Wergin, and E. Erbe. 1999. "Effects of snow crystal shape on the scattering of passive microwave radiation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 37 (2): 1165-1168 [10.1109/36.752235]

    Ledley, T. S., E. Sundquist, S. E. Schwartz, et al. D. K. Hall, J. Fellows, and T. Killeen. 1999. "Climate change and greenhouse gasses." Eos Trans. AGU 80 (39): 453-458 [10.1029/99EO00325]

    Justice, C. O., E. Vermote, J. R. Townshend, et al. R. Defries, D. Roy, D. K. Hall, V. V. Salomonson, J. L. Privette, G. A. Riggs, A. Strahler, W. Lucht, R. B. Myneni, Y. Knyazikhin, S. W. Running, R. R. Nemani, Z. Wan, A. R. Huete, W. van Leeuwen, R. E. Wolfe, L. Giglio, J. Muller, P. Lewis, and M. J. Barnsley. 1998. "The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS): Land Remote Sensing for Global Change Research." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 36 (4): 1228-1249 [10.1109/36.701075]

    Klein, A. G., D. K. Hall, and G. A. Riggs. 1998. "Improving Snow-cover mapping in forests through the use of canopy reflectance model." Hydrological Processes 12 (40462): 1723-1744

    Hall, D. K., J. L. Foster, J. Irons, and P. W. Dabney. 1993. "Airborne bidirectional radiances of snow-covered surfaces in Montana, USA." Annals of Glaciology 17 (1): 35-40 [10.3198/1993AoG17-1-35-40]

    Hall, D. K., and J. Martinec. 1985. "Remote Sensing of Ice and Snow." 189p.

    Non-Refereed

    Bishop, M. P., A. B. Bush, R. Furfaro, et al. A. R. Gillespie, D. K. Hall, U. K. Haritashya, and J. J. Shroder. 2014. "Theoretical Foundations of Remote Sensing for Glacier Assessment and Mapping (Chapter 2)." Global Land Ice Measurements from Space 23-525 [10.1007/978-3-540-79818-7_2]

    Casey, K. A., E. J. Kim, M. T. Hallikainen, et al. J. L. Foster, D. K. Hall, and G. A. Riggs. 2008. "Validation of the AFWA-NASA blended snow-cover product in Finland, 2006-2007." Proceedings of the 65th Eastern Snow Conference, Fairlee, Vermont

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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