Emily Mason

Emily Mason

  • POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
  • 301.286.9797
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 693
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO
  • Brief Bio

    I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Maryland Baltimore County through the CRESST II program. I began work at GSFC in January 2019 through the NASA Postdoctoral Program. I am currently researching planetary boundary layer processes on Mars using surface-based meteorological observations.

    Research Interests

    Temperature Retrieval

    Dust aerosol properties

    Boundary layer processes

    Surface-based observation

    Current Projects

    Boundary layer processes

    I am currently researching short timescale variations in temperature data for surface-based missions. I aim to understand the local processes within the boundary layer that affect meteorological measurements on Mars.

    Positions/Employment

    1/2021 - Present

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    University of Maryland Baltimore County, CRESST II - GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1/2019 - 1/2021

    NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

    University Space Research Association, GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    8/2012 - 8/2018

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Texas A&M University Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College Station, Tx

    Education

    PhD Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University

    BS Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

    Publications

    Refereed

    Mason, E. L., and M. D. Smith. 2021. "Temperature fluctuations and boundary layer turbulence as seen by Mars exploration rovers miniature thermal emission spectrometer." Icarus, 114350 (In Press) [10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114350]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Constraints on dust aerosol vertical profiles using TES and Mini-TES observations

    12 / 2020

    Poster presented at virtual American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, December, 2020.

    Boundary Layer Characterization using Mini-TES observations from the Mars Exploration Rovers

    9 / 2020

    Poster presented at Virtual EPSC meeting, September - October, 2021.

    Short timescale fluctuations in boundary layer temperature profiles observed by Mini-TES

    12 / 11 / 2019

    Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 2019, San Francisco, CA

    Brief Bio

    I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Maryland Baltimore County through the CRESST II program. I began work at GSFC in January 2019 through the NASA Postdoctoral Program. I am currently researching planetary boundary layer processes on Mars using surface-based meteorological observations.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Mason, E. L., and M. D. Smith. 2021. "Temperature fluctuations and boundary layer turbulence as seen by Mars exploration rovers miniature thermal emission spectrometer." Icarus (In Press) 114350 [10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114350]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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