Eunjee Lee

Eunjee Lee

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6239
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO
  • Research Interests

    Earth System Modeling, focusing on Terrestrial Ecosystem Dynamics and Land-Atmosphere Interactions

    Application of Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Forecast to Water Resources Management

    Education

    Sc.D. (2011): Atmospheric Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Impacts of Meteorology-Driven Seed Dispersal on Plant Migration: Implications for Future Vegetation Structure under Changing Climates (advisor: Prof. Ronald G. Prinn)

    M.S. (2005): Chemistry, The Ohio State University

    B.S. (2002): Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University

    Positions/Employment

    8/2021 - Present

    Senior Scientist & Manager

    Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    9/2015 - 8/2021

    Research Scientist

    Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    9/2012 - 8/2015

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Sustainability Science Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    10/2011 - 7/2012

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change / Center for Global Change Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA
    1/2005 - 6/2005

    Graduate intern

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Headquarters, New York City

    Teaching Experience

    Teaching Assistant for Graduate-Level Courses

    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA

    Global Climate Change: Economics, Science and Policy (two semesters)

    Atmospheric Radiations (two semesters)
     

    Awards

    Harvard Sustainability Science Fellowship, 2012-2015

    MIT Martin Family Fellowship for Sustainability, 2008

    MIT Presidential Fellowship, 2005

    Grants

    10/01/2016 Interdisciplinary Science (IDS), NNH16ZDA001N-IDS, NASA

    Integrating remote sensing observations with NASA’s GEOS-5 modeling framework in support of retrospective analyses and seasonal prediction of biosphere-atmosphere CO2 flux

    ; Co-I

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Han, S.-C., K. Ghobadi-Far, I.-Y. Yeo, et al. C. M. McCullough, E. Lee, and J. Sauber. 2021. "GRACE Follow-On revealed Bangladesh was flooded early in the 2020 monsoon season due to premature soil saturation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118 (47): e2109086118 [10.1073/pnas.2109086118]

    Han, S., I. Yeo, M. Khaki, et al. C. M. McCullough, E. Lee, and J. Sauber. 2021. "Novel Along‐Track Processing of GRACE Follow‐On Laser Ranging Measurements Found Abrupt Water Storage Increase and Land Subsidence During the 2021 March Australian Flooding." Earth and Space Science, 8 (11): [10.1029/2021ea001941]

    Bian, H., E. Lee, R. D. Koster, et al. D. Barahona, M. Chin, P. R. Colarco, A. Darmenov, S. Mahanama, M. Manyin, P. Norris, J. Shilling, H. Yu, and F. Zeng. 2021. "The response of the Amazon ecosystem to the photosynthetically active radiation fields: integrating impacts of biomass burning aerosol and clouds in the NASA GEOS Earth system model." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (18): 14177-14197 [10.5194/acp-21-14177-2021]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. L. E. Ott, S. P. Mahanama, B. Weir, B. Poulter, and T. Oda. 2020. "Impact of a Regional US Drought on Land and Atmospheric Carbon." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125 (8): [10.1029/2019jg005599]

    Arias, M. E., F. Farinosi, E. Lee, et al. A. Livino, J. Briscoe, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2020. "Impacts of climate change and deforestation on hydropower planning in the Brazilian Amazon." Nature Sustainability, 3: 430-436 [10.1038/s41893-020-0492-y]

    Farinosi, F., M. E. Arias, E. Lee, et al. M. Longo, F. F. Pereira, A. Livino, P. R. Moorcroft, and J. Briscoe. 2019. "Future climate and land use change impacts on river flows in the Tapajós Basin in the Brazilian Amazon." Earth's Future, 7 (8): 993-1017 [10.1029/2019EF001198]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. B. Weir, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2018. "The impact of spatiotemporal variability in atmospheric CO2 concentration on global terrestrial carbon fluxes." Biogeosciences, 15: 5635-5652 [10.5194/bg-15-5635-2018]

    Arias, M. E., E. Lee, F. Farinosi, F. Pereira, and P. Moorcroft. 2018. "Decoupling the effects of deforestation and climate variability in the Tapajós river basin in the Brazilian Amazon." Hydrological Processes , 32 (11): 1648-1663 [10.1002/hyp.11517]

    Lee, E., A. Livino, S.-C. Han, et al. K. Zhang, J. Briscoe, J. Kelman, and P. Moorcroft. 2018. "Land cover change explains the increasing discharge of the Paraná River." Regional Environmental Change, 18 (6): 1871–1881 [10.1007/s10113-018-1321-y]

    Pereira, F. F., F. Farinosi, M. E. Arias, et al. E. Lee, J. Briscoe, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2017. "Technical note: A hydrological routing scheme for the Ecosystem Demography model (ED2+R) tested in the Tapajós River basin in the Brazilian Amazon ." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21: 4629-4648 [10.5194/hess-21-4629-2017]

    Swann, A. L., M. Longo, R. G. Knox, E. Lee, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2015. "Future deforestation in the Amazon and consequences for South American climate." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 214-215: 12-24 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.07.006]

    Non-Refereed

    Livino, A., J. Briscoe, E. Lee, P. Moorcroft, and J. Kelman. 2014. "Climate Change as a Challenge to Decision-Makers in the Management of the Brazilian Hydropower Systems." The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams 21 (4): 57-61.

    Murthy, S., L. Pereira, A. Harley, et al. D. Shemie, E. Lee, P. Guardabassi, C. Zhang, and S. Moore. 2013. "The Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Helping Decision-Makers Meet Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Needs." Harvard Sustainability Science Program Working Paper 2013-02

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Effect of Land Initialization on the Skill of Forecasting Carbon Fluxes on Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Time Scales

    6 / 2021

    Tackling Technical Challenges in Land Data Assimilation workshop

    Response of the global terrestrial carbon cycle to spatiotemporal variability of the atmospheric CO2 concentration

    4 / 2017

    AOES Seminars, George Mason University

    An Integrative Approach for the Hydrology, Land-Use, and Climate: Cases for the Amazon and its surrounding area

    3 / 2014

    Department of Geographical Sciences Seminar Series, University of Maryland

    Linking Water and Climate Change: a Case for Brazil

    8 / 2013

    Teaching Water: Global Perspectives on a Resource in Crisis workshop, Harvard University

    Other

    Incorporating a meteorological constraint to plant migration in a dynamic vegetation model: projections of future vegetation distribution in the Pan-Arctic

    3 / 2010

    State of the Arctic conference, Miami, FL

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Han, S.-C., K. Ghobadi-Far, I.-Y. Yeo, et al. C. M. McCullough, E. Lee, and J. Sauber. 2021. "GRACE Follow-On revealed Bangladesh was flooded early in the 2020 monsoon season due to premature soil saturation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (47): e2109086118 [10.1073/pnas.2109086118]

    Han, S., I. Yeo, M. Khaki, et al. C. M. McCullough, E. Lee, and J. Sauber. 2021. "Novel Along‐Track Processing of GRACE Follow‐On Laser Ranging Measurements Found Abrupt Water Storage Increase and Land Subsidence During the 2021 March Australian Flooding." Earth and Space Science 8 (11): [10.1029/2021ea001941]

    Bian, H., E. Lee, R. D. Koster, et al. D. Barahona, M. Chin, P. R. Colarco, A. Darmenov, S. Mahanama, M. Manyin, P. Norris, J. Shilling, H. Yu, and F. Zeng. 2021. "The response of the Amazon ecosystem to the photosynthetically active radiation fields: integrating impacts of biomass burning aerosol and clouds in the NASA GEOS Earth system model." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (18): 14177-14197 [10.5194/acp-21-14177-2021]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. L. E. Ott, S. P. Mahanama, B. Weir, B. Poulter, and T. Oda. 2020. "Impact of a Regional US Drought on Land and Atmospheric Carbon." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 125 (8): [10.1029/2019jg005599]

    Arias, M. E., F. Farinosi, E. Lee, et al. A. Livino, J. Briscoe, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2020. "Impacts of climate change and deforestation on hydropower planning in the Brazilian Amazon." Nature Sustainability 3 430-436 [10.1038/s41893-020-0492-y]

    Farinosi, F., M. E. Arias, E. Lee, et al. M. Longo, F. F. Pereira, A. Livino, P. R. Moorcroft, and J. Briscoe. 2019. "Future climate and land use change impacts on river flows in the Tapajós Basin in the Brazilian Amazon." Earth's Future 7 (8): 993-1017 [10.1029/2019EF001198]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. B. Weir, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2018. "The impact of spatiotemporal variability in atmospheric CO2 concentration on global terrestrial carbon fluxes." Biogeosciences 15 5635-5652 [10.5194/bg-15-5635-2018]

    Arias, M. E., E. Lee, F. Farinosi, F. Pereira, and P. Moorcroft. 2018. "Decoupling the effects of deforestation and climate variability in the Tapajós river basin in the Brazilian Amazon." Hydrological Processes 32 (11): 1648-1663 [10.1002/hyp.11517]

    Lee, E., A. Livino, S.-C. Han, et al. K. Zhang, J. Briscoe, J. Kelman, and P. Moorcroft. 2018. "Land cover change explains the increasing discharge of the Paraná River." Regional Environmental Change 18 (6): 1871–1881 [10.1007/s10113-018-1321-y]

    Pereira, F. F., F. Farinosi, M. E. Arias, et al. E. Lee, J. Briscoe, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2017. "Technical note: A hydrological routing scheme for the Ecosystem Demography model (ED2+R) tested in the Tapajós River basin in the Brazilian Amazon ." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21 4629-4648 [10.5194/hess-21-4629-2017]

    Swann, A. L., M. Longo, R. G. Knox, E. Lee, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2015. "Future deforestation in the Amazon and consequences for South American climate." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 214-215 12-24 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.07.006]

    Non-Refereed

    Livino, A., J. Briscoe, E. Lee, P. Moorcroft, and J. Kelman. 2014. "Climate Change as a Challenge to Decision-Makers in the Management of the Brazilian Hydropower Systems." The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams 21 (4): 57-61

    Murthy, S., L. Pereira, A. Harley, et al. D. Shemie, E. Lee, P. Guardabassi, C. Zhang, and S. Moore. 2013. "The Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Helping Decision-Makers Meet Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Needs." Harvard Sustainability Science Program Working Paper 2013-02

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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