Ian S Adams

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Ian S Adams

  • Rsch AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sens
  • 301.614.6285
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 612
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Ian Stuart Adams is a Research Physical Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research is focused on microwave and millimeter-wave active and passive remote sensing of clouds, precipitaiton, and ocean surface winds. He is an expert in polarized three-dimensional radiative transfer in clouds and precipitation.

    Research Interests

    Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation

    Remote Sensing of Ocean Surface Vector Winds

    Supercooled Liquid and Mixed-Phase Clouds

    Positions/Employment

    2/2017 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    11/2006 - 2/2017

    Electronics Engineer

    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

    Education

    2007  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida

    2005  M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida

    2001  B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida

    Publications

    Refereed

    Kneifel, S., J. Dias Neto, D. Ori, et al. D. Moisseev, J. Tyynelä, I. S. Adams, K.-S. Kuo, R. Bennartz, A. Berne, E. E. Clothiaux, P. Eriksson, A. J. Geer, R. Honeyager, J. Leinonen, and C. D. Westbrook. 2018. "Summer Snowfall Workshop: Scattering Properties of Realistic Frozen Hydrometeors from Simulations and Observations, as well as Defining a New Standard for Scattering Databases." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (3): ES55-ES58 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0208.1]

    Adams, I. S., and M. H. Bettenhausen. 2016. "Brightness Temperature Simulation of Observed Precipitation Using a Three-Dimensional Radiative Transfer Model." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33 (10): 2053-2064 [10.1175/jtech-d-15-0241.1]

    Adams, I. S., M. H. Bettenhausen, and W. Johnston. 2014. "The Impact of Radio-Frequency Interference on WindSat Ocean Surface Observations." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (10): 6665-6673 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2300345]

    Bettenhausen, M. H., and I. S. Adams. 2013. "The impact of passband characteristics on imaging microwave radiometer brightness temperatures over the ocean." Radio Science, 48 (3): 352-357 [10.1002/rds.20041]

    Adams, I. S., and M. H. Bettenhausen. 2012. "The scattering properties of horizontally aligned snow crystals and crystal approximations at millimeter wavelengths." Radio Science, 47 (5): [10.1029/2012rs005015]

    Adams, I. S., M. H. Bettenhausen, P. W. Gaiser, and W. Johnston. 2010. "Identification of Ocean-Reflected Radio-Frequency Interference Using WindSat Retrieval Chi-Square Probability." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 7 (2): 406-410 [10.1109/lgrs.2009.2037446]

    Adams, I. S., P. Gaiser, and W. L. Jones. 2008. "Simulation of the Stokes vector in inhomogeneous precipitation." Radio Science, 43 (5): [10.1029/2007rs003744]

    Adams, I., C. Hennon, W. Jones, and K. Ahmad. 2006. "Evaluation of hurricane ocean vector winds from WindSat." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44 (3): 656-667 [10.1109/tgrs.2005.862506]

    Ahmad, K. A., W. L. Jones, T. Kasparis, et al. S. W. Vergara, I. S. Adams, and J. D. Park. 2005. "Oceanic rain rate estimates from the QuikSCAT Radiometer: A Global Precipitation Mission pathfinder." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 110 (D11): [10.1029/2004JD005560]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Ian Stuart Adams is a Research Physical Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research is focused on microwave and millimeter-wave active and passive remote sensing of clouds, precipitaiton, and ocean surface winds. He is an expert in polarized three-dimensional radiative transfer in clouds and precipitation.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Kneifel, S., J. Dias Neto, D. Ori, et al. D. Moisseev, J. Tyynelä, I. S. Adams, K.-S. Kuo, R. Bennartz, A. Berne, E. E. Clothiaux, P. Eriksson, A. J. Geer, R. Honeyager, J. Leinonen, and C. D. Westbrook. 2018. "Summer Snowfall Workshop: Scattering Properties of Realistic Frozen Hydrometeors from Simulations and Observations, as well as Defining a New Standard for Scattering Databases." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 99 (3): ES55-ES58 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0208.1]

    Adams, I. S., and M. H. Bettenhausen. 2016. "Brightness Temperature Simulation of Observed Precipitation Using a Three-Dimensional Radiative Transfer Model." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 33 (10): 2053-2064 [10.1175/jtech-d-15-0241.1]

    Adams, I. S., M. H. Bettenhausen, and W. Johnston. 2014. "The Impact of Radio-Frequency Interference on WindSat Ocean Surface Observations." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (10): 6665-6673 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2300345]

    Bettenhausen, M. H., and I. S. Adams. 2013. "The impact of passband characteristics on imaging microwave radiometer brightness temperatures over the ocean." Radio Science 48 (3): 352-357 [10.1002/rds.20041]

    Adams, I. S., and M. H. Bettenhausen. 2012. "The scattering properties of horizontally aligned snow crystals and crystal approximations at millimeter wavelengths." Radio Science 47 (5): [10.1029/2012rs005015]

    Adams, I. S., M. H. Bettenhausen, P. W. Gaiser, and W. Johnston. 2010. "Identification of Ocean-Reflected Radio-Frequency Interference Using WindSat Retrieval Chi-Square Probability." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 7 (2): 406-410 [10.1109/lgrs.2009.2037446]

    Adams, I. S., P. Gaiser, and W. L. Jones. 2008. "Simulation of the Stokes vector in inhomogeneous precipitation." Radio Science 43 (5): [10.1029/2007rs003744]

    Adams, I., C. Hennon, W. Jones, and K. Ahmad. 2006. "Evaluation of hurricane ocean vector winds from WindSat." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44 (3): 656-667 [10.1109/tgrs.2005.862506]

    Ahmad, K. A., W. L. Jones, T. Kasparis, et al. S. W. Vergara, I. S. Adams, and J. D. Park. 2005. "Oceanic rain rate estimates from the QuikSCAT Radiometer: A Global Precipitation Mission pathfinder." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 110 (D11): [10.1029/2004JD005560]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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