Dr. Falguni Patadia

Dr. Falguni Patadia

  • SCIENTIST II
  • 301.614.5450
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: USRA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr Patadia is a research scientist at NASA-Goddard's Climate and Radiation Laboratory. She is affilated with Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) / Morgan State University.  Dr Patadia obtained her PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  She works with the MODIS Aerosol Dark Target team that retrieves aerosol optical depth from satellite observations. Her focus is on estimating uncertainties in the MODIS aerosol product.  Dr Patadia has also been studying he effect of atmospheric aerosols on Earth's radiation budget using MODIS, MISR and CERES satellite data.  She is also interested in mapping aerosol types using MISR observations of aerosols. 

    Research Interests

    Satellite Remote Sensing

     

    Aerosols and Climate

     

    Radiative Transfer Modeling

     

    Atmospheric Corrections

     

    Positions/Employment

    4/2015 - Present

    Research Scientist

    MSU / GESTAR / GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    3/2010 - 3/2015

    Research Associate

    GESTAR / NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryalnd

    Professional Societies

    Americal Geophysical Union, 2004 - Present
    Member

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Patadia, F., R. Levy, and S. Mattoo. 2018. "Correcting for trace gas absorption when retrieving aerosol optical depth from satellite observations of reflected shortwave radiation." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11: 3205-3219 [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3205-2018]

    Biswas, J., B. Pathak, F. Patadia, et al. P. K. Bhuyan, M. M. Gogoi, and S. S. Babu. 2017. "Satellite-retrieved direct radiative forcing of aerosols over North-East India and adjoining areas: climatology and impact assessment." International Journal of Climatology, 37: 298-317 [10.1002/joc.5004]

    Levy, R. C., L. A. Munchak, S. Mattoo, et al. F. Patadia, L. A. Remer, and R. E. Holz. 2015. "Towards a long-term global aerosol optical depth record: Applying a consistent aerosol retrieval algorithm to MODIS and VIIRS observed reflectance." Atmos. Meas. Tech, 8: 4083-4110 [10.5194/amt-8-4083-2015]

    Patadia, F., and S. A. Christopher. 2014. "Assessment of smoke shortwave radiative forcing using empirical angular distribution models." Remote Sensing of Environment, 140: 233-240 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.034]

    Patadia, F., R. A. Kahn, J. A. Limbacher, et al. S. P. Burton, R. A. Ferrare, C. A. Hostetler, and J. W. Hair. 2013. "Aerosol airmass type mapping over the Urban Mexico City region from space-based multi-angle imaging." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13 (18): 9525-9541 [10.5194/acp-13-9525-2013]

    Gupta, P., M. Khan, A. M. Da Silva, and F. Patadia. 2013. "MODIS aerosol optical depth observations over urban areas in Pakistan: Quantity and quality of the data for air quality monitoring." Atmospheric Pollution Research, 4 (1): 43-52 [10.5094/APR.2013.005]

    Patadia, F., S. A. Christopher, and J. Zhang. 2011. "Development of empirical angular distribution models for smoke aerosols: Methods." J. Geophys. Res., 116 (D14): D14203 [10.1029/2010JD015033]

    Nair, U. S., R. McNider, F. Patadia, S. A. Christopher, and K. Fuller. 2011. "Sensitivity of nocturnal boundary layer temperature to tropospheric aerosol surface radiative forcing under clear-sky conditions." J. Geophys. Res., 116 (D2): D02205 [10.1029/2010JD014068]

    Patadia, F., E.-S. Yang, and S. A. Christopher. 2009. "Does dust change the clear sky top of atmosphere shortwave flux over high surface reflectance regions?" Geophysical Research Letters, 36 (15): L15825 [10.1029/2009GL039092]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "First observational estimates of global clear sky shortwave aerosol direct radiative effect over land." Geophys. Res. Lett, 35 (4): L04810 [10.1029/2007GL032314]

    Gupta, P., F. Patadia, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "Multisensor Data Product Fusion for Aerosol Research." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 46 (5): 1407-1415 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.916087]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, S. A. Christopher, and J. S. Reid. 2008. "A Multisensor satellite-based assessment of biomass burning aerosol radiative impact over Amazonia." Journal of Geophysical Research, 113 (D12): [10.1029/2007JD009486]

    Brief Bio

    Dr Patadia is a research scientist at NASA-Goddard's Climate and Radiation Laboratory. She is affilated with Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) / Morgan State University.  Dr Patadia obtained her PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  She works with the MODIS Aerosol Dark Target team that retrieves aerosol optical depth from satellite observations. Her focus is on estimating uncertainties in the MODIS aerosol product.  Dr Patadia has also been studying he effect of atmospheric aerosols on Earth's radiation budget using MODIS, MISR and CERES satellite data.  She is also interested in mapping aerosol types using MISR observations of aerosols. 

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Patadia, F., R. Levy, and S. Mattoo. 2018. "Correcting for trace gas absorption when retrieving aerosol optical depth from satellite observations of reflected shortwave radiation." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 3205-3219 [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3205-2018]

    Biswas, J., B. Pathak, F. Patadia, et al. P. K. Bhuyan, M. M. Gogoi, and S. S. Babu. 2017. "Satellite-retrieved direct radiative forcing of aerosols over North-East India and adjoining areas: climatology and impact assessment." International Journal of Climatology 37 298-317 [10.1002/joc.5004]

    Levy, R. C., L. A. Munchak, S. Mattoo, et al. F. Patadia, L. A. Remer, and R. E. Holz. 2015. "Towards a long-term global aerosol optical depth record: Applying a consistent aerosol retrieval algorithm to MODIS and VIIRS observed reflectance." Atmos. Meas. Tech 8 4083-4110 [10.5194/amt-8-4083-2015]

    Patadia, F., and S. A. Christopher. 2014. "Assessment of smoke shortwave radiative forcing using empirical angular distribution models." Remote Sensing of Environment 140 233-240 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.034]

    Patadia, F., R. A. Kahn, J. A. Limbacher, et al. S. P. Burton, R. A. Ferrare, C. A. Hostetler, and J. W. Hair. 2013. "Aerosol airmass type mapping over the Urban Mexico City region from space-based multi-angle imaging." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13 (18): 9525-9541 [10.5194/acp-13-9525-2013]

    Gupta, P., M. Khan, A. M. Da Silva, and F. Patadia. 2013. "MODIS aerosol optical depth observations over urban areas in Pakistan: Quantity and quality of the data for air quality monitoring." Atmospheric Pollution Research 4 (1): 43-52 [10.5094/APR.2013.005]

    Patadia, F., S. A. Christopher, and J. Zhang. 2011. "Development of empirical angular distribution models for smoke aerosols: Methods." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D14): D14203 [10.1029/2010JD015033]

    Nair, U. S., R. McNider, F. Patadia, S. A. Christopher, and K. Fuller. 2011. "Sensitivity of nocturnal boundary layer temperature to tropospheric aerosol surface radiative forcing under clear-sky conditions." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D2): D02205 [10.1029/2010JD014068]

    Patadia, F., E.-S. Yang, and S. A. Christopher. 2009. "Does dust change the clear sky top of atmosphere shortwave flux over high surface reflectance regions?" Geophysical Research Letters 36 (15): L15825 [10.1029/2009GL039092]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "First observational estimates of global clear sky shortwave aerosol direct radiative effect over land." Geophys. Res. Lett 35 (4): L04810 [10.1029/2007GL032314]

    Gupta, P., F. Patadia, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "Multisensor Data Product Fusion for Aerosol Research." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 46 (5): 1407-1415 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.916087]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, S. A. Christopher, and J. S. Reid. 2008. "A Multisensor satellite-based assessment of biomass burning aerosol radiative impact over Amazonia." Journal of Geophysical Research 113 (D12): [10.1029/2007JD009486]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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