Dr. Emily L. Wilson

Dr. Emily L. Wilson

  • 301.614.6155
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Research Interests

    Research Interests:

    specializes in instrument development for measurement of atmospheric trace gases

    Positions/Employment

    2016 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
    2013 - 2016

    Lab Chief, Laser Remote Sensing Lab

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
    2010 - 2013

    Associate Lab Chief, Laser Remote Sensing Lab

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
    2008 - 2010

    Associate Head, Laser and Electro-Optics Branch

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
    2005 - 2008

    Optical Physicist - Laser and Electro-Optics Branch

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
    2002 - 2005

    NRC Postdoc - Laser and Electro-Optics Branch

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
    1999 - 2002

    Graduate Research Assistant

    George Washington University, Washington, DC
    1997 - 1999

    Science Education Assistant

    Lemelson Center for Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, Washington DC
    1995 - 1997

    Graduate Research Fellow

    Boston University, Boston, MA

    Education

    PhD, Physcial Chemistry, George Washington University, 2002

    MA, Chemistry, Boston University, 1999

    BS, Chemistry, University of Montana, 1995

    Other Professional Information

    Instrument Development Experience

    • P.I. on Laser Heterodyne Radiometer instrument for measurements of CO2 in the troposphere. Supported by NASA/GSFC Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program. 
    •   P.I. on Miniaturized Hollow-Fiber Gas Correlation Radiometer instrument for trace gas measurements on Mars. Supported under NASA Planetary Instrument Definition and Development (PIDD) program.
    • Co-I on Fabry-Perot Interferometer instrument development let by William S. Heaps.  Supported under the Earth Science Technology Office Instrument Incubator Program (ESTO IIP).  Passive instrument measures CO2, O2, and H2O in Earth’s atmosphere.
    • Co-I on CO2 Laser Sounder instrument development led by James B. Abshire.  Effort also supported under ESTO IIP.  Active instrument measures atmospheric CO2 and O2.  Led instrument field testing.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Wilson, E. L., A. J. DiGregorio, V. J. Riot, et al. M. S. Ammons, W. W. Bruner, D. Carter, J. Mao, A. Ramanathan, S. E. Strahan, L. D. Oman, C. Hoffman, and R. M. Garner. 2017. "A 4 U laser heterodyne radiometer for methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from an occultation-viewing CubeSat." Measurement Science and Technology, 28 (3): 035902 [10.1088/1361-6501/aa5440]

    Melroy, H. R., E. L. Wilson, G. B. Clarke, et al. L. E. Ott, J. Mao, A. K. Ramanathan, and M. L. McLinden. 2015. "Autonomous field measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column with the miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer (Mini-LHR)." Appl. Phys. B, 120 (4): 609-615 [10.1007/s00340-015-6172-3]

    Sinclair, J., P. Irwin, S. Calcutt, and E. Wilson. 2015. "On the detectability of trace chemical species in the martian atmosphere using gas correlation filter radiometry." Icarus, 260: 103-127 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.005]

    Clarke, G. B., E. L. Wilson, J. H. Miller, and H. R. Melroy. 2014. "Uncertainty analysis for the miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer (mini-LHR) for the measurement of carbon dioxide in the atmospheric column." Measurement Science and Technology, 25 (5): 055204 [10.1088/0957-0233/25/5/055204]

    Steel, E. W., M. L. Mclinden, J. H. Miller, et al. G. R. Allan, L. E. Ott, H. Melroy, and G. B. Clarke. 2013. "Miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer for measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column." Applied Physics B, 114 (3): 385-393 [10.1007/s00340-013-5531-1]

    Wilson, E. L., M. Neveu, H. Riris, E. M. Georgieva, and W. S. Heaps. 2011. "A hollow-waveguide gas correlation radiometer for ultra-precise column measurements of formaldehyde on Mars." Measurement Science and Technology, 22 (8): 085902 [10.1088/0957-0233/22/8/085902]

    Georgieva, E. M., W. Heaps, and E. Wilson. 2008. "Differential Radiometers Using Fabry–Perot Interferometric Technique for Remote Sensing of Greenhouse Gases." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 46 (10): 3115-3122 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.921570]

    Heaps, W., E. Wilson, and E. M. Georgieva. 2008. "Precision Measurement of Atmospheric Trace Constituents Using a Compact Fabry-Perot Radiometer." Intern'l J High Speed Electronics and Systems (IJHSES), 18 (3): 601-612 [10.1142/S0129156408005606]

    Wilson, E., E. M. Georgieva, and W. Heaps. 2007. "Development of a Fabry-Perot interferometer for ultra-precise measurements of column CO2." Measurement Science and Technology, 18: 1495-1502 [10.1088/0957-0233/18/5/040]

    Georgieva, E. M., E. Wilson, M. Miodek, and W. Heaps. 2006. "Total Column Oxygen Detection Using Fabry-Perot Interferometer." Optical Engr, 45 (11): 115001.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Wilson, E. L., A. J. DiGregorio, V. J. Riot, et al. M. S. Ammons, W. W. Bruner, D. Carter, J. Mao, A. Ramanathan, S. E. Strahan, L. D. Oman, C. Hoffman, and R. M. Garner. 2017. "A 4 U laser heterodyne radiometer for methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from an occultation-viewing CubeSat." Measurement Science and Technology 28 (3): 035902 [10.1088/1361-6501/aa5440]

    Melroy, H. R., E. L. Wilson, G. B. Clarke, et al. L. E. Ott, J. Mao, A. K. Ramanathan, and M. L. McLinden. 2015. "Autonomous field measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column with the miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer (Mini-LHR)." Appl. Phys. B 120 (4): 609-615 [10.1007/s00340-015-6172-3]

    Sinclair, J., P. Irwin, S. Calcutt, and E. Wilson. 2015. "On the detectability of trace chemical species in the martian atmosphere using gas correlation filter radiometry." Icarus 260 103-127 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.005]

    Clarke, G. B., E. L. Wilson, J. H. Miller, and H. R. Melroy. 2014. "Uncertainty analysis for the miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer (mini-LHR) for the measurement of carbon dioxide in the atmospheric column." Measurement Science and Technology 25 (5): 055204 [10.1088/0957-0233/25/5/055204]

    Steel, E. W., M. L. Mclinden, J. H. Miller, et al. G. R. Allan, L. E. Ott, H. Melroy, and G. B. Clarke. 2013. "Miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer for measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column." Applied Physics B 114 (3): 385-393 [10.1007/s00340-013-5531-1]

    Wilson, E. L., M. Neveu, H. Riris, E. M. Georgieva, and W. S. Heaps. 2011. "A hollow-waveguide gas correlation radiometer for ultra-precise column measurements of formaldehyde on Mars." Measurement Science and Technology 22 (8): 085902 [10.1088/0957-0233/22/8/085902]

    Georgieva, E. M., W. Heaps, and E. Wilson. 2008. "Differential Radiometers Using Fabry–Perot Interferometric Technique for Remote Sensing of Greenhouse Gases." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 46 (10): 3115-3122 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.921570]

    Heaps, W., E. Wilson, and E. M. Georgieva. 2008. "Precision Measurement of Atmospheric Trace Constituents Using a Compact Fabry-Perot Radiometer." Intern'l J High Speed Electronics and Systems (IJHSES) 18 (3): 601-612 [10.1142/S0129156408005606]

    Wilson, E., E. M. Georgieva, and W. Heaps. 2007. "Development of a Fabry-Perot interferometer for ultra-precise measurements of column CO2." Measurement Science and Technology 18 1495-1502 [10.1088/0957-0233/18/5/040]

    Georgieva, E. M., E. Wilson, M. Miodek, and W. Heaps. 2006. "Total Column Oxygen Detection Using Fabry-Perot Interferometer." Optical Engr 45 (11): 115001

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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