Jae Nyung Lee

Jae Nyung Lee

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6189
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Brief Bio

     Dr. Jae N. Lee received a PhD in Marine and Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University and a BS in Physics from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. The primary focus of her research activities has been in the application of remote sensing observations to climate studies, with particular emphasis on the sun-climate connections. She is currently working on SORCE (Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment) and TSIS (Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor) mission. Her current research interests include the observation of total and spectral solar irradiance, analysis of solar irradiance variability, and its impact on earth’s climate. She uses numerical models of the sun and earth’s atmosphere as well, to investigate solar activities, climate variability and their interconnections. Since her NASA NPP fellow years at JPL, she found interests in remote sensing of earth’s radiation to addressing the climate change from both the natural and anthropogenic effects, especially in the Arctic region.

    Research Interests

    Sun-Climate Interaction

     My current research interests include observation of total and spectral solar irradiance, analysis of solar irradiance variability, and its impact on earth’s climate.  I use numerical models of the sun and earth’s atmosphere as well as remote sensing observations to investigate solar activities, climate variability and their interconnections. Besides this, I also find that remote sensing of cloud and aerosol is an important problem to addressing the climate change from both the natural and anthropogenic forcings.  

    Grants

    04/01/2014 ROSES Terra-Aqua : Development, Validation, and Scientific Evaluation of a Multi-Year Sounder Based Climate Data Set Using Products Derived from AIRS/AMSU, CERES, MODIS, and TOVS Observations , NASA

    ; Co-I
    06/01/2014 Feedbacks, Processes and Impacts of Contemporary Changes in the Arctic, NASA ROSES IDS

    ; Co-I

    Awards


    "Piers J. Sellers award" for Interdisciplinary science, by Sciences and Exploration Directorate/GSFC at 12th Annual New Year's Poster Party, 2019.

    "Special Recognition Award", by NASA Earth Science Division Atmospheres, for outstanding support of the TSIS-1 mission development, 2017.

    “Outstanding Scientific Support”, by NASA climate and radiation laboratory, for SORCE science and of TSIS instrument development for the NASA/NOAA JPSS free-flyer mission, 2014.

    “Certificate of Recognition”, by NASA and NOAA JPSS Directors, in recognition of her contributions to the successful completion of the JPSS Program’s Key Decision Point-I and Key Decision Point-C milestones, 2013.

    "World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation", at WCRP Open Science Conference, 2011.
     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Susskind, J., G. A. Schmidt, J. N. Lee, and L. Iredell. 2019. "Recent global warming as confirmed by AIRS." Environmental Research Letters, 14 (4): 044030 [10.1088/1748-9326/aafd4e]

    Lee, J. N., D. Wu, A. Ruzmaikin, and J. Fontenla. 2018. "Solar Cycle Variations in Mesospheric Carbon Monoxide." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2018.02.001]

    Hearty, T. J., J. N. Lee, and D. Wu. 2018. " Intercomparison of Surface Temperatures from AIRS, MERRA, and MERRA-2, with NOAA and GC-Net Weather Stations at Summit, Greenland. ." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 0: [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2018.02.001]

    Salinas, C. C., L. C. Chang, M.-C. Liang, et al. L. Qian, J. Yue, J. N. Lee, J. Russell, M. Mlynczak, and D. L. Wu. 2018. "Solar Cycle Response of CO2 Over the Austral Winter Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, [10.1029/2018ja025575]

    Wu, D., T. Wang, T. Várnai, et al. J. Limbacher, R. Kahn, G. Taha, J. Lee, J. Gong, and T. Yuan. 2018. "MISR Radiance Anomalies Induced by Stratospheric Volcanic Aerosols." Remote Sensing, 10 (12): 1875 [10.3390/rs10121875]

    Ruzmaikin, A., H. H.Aumann, J. N. Lee, and J. Suskind. 2017. "Diurnal Cycle Variability of Surface Temperature Inferred from AIRS data.." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, [10.1002/2016jd026265]

    Lee, J. N., R. F. Cahalan, and D. Wu. 2016. "Solar Rotational Modulations of Spectral Irradiance and Correlations with the Variability of Total Solar Irradiance." J. Space Weather Space Climate, 6 (A33): [http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/swsc/2016028]

    Mayr, H. G., and J. N. Lee. 2016. "Downward Propagating Equatorial Annual Oscillation and QBO Generated Multi-year Oscillations in Stratospheric NCEP Reanalysis Data." J. Atmos. & Sol. Terr. Physics, 138-139: 1-8 [10.1016/j.jastp.2015.11.016]

    Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, S. M. Nowicki, et al. J. N. Lee, A. M. Molod, R. I. Cullather, and B. Zhao. 2016. "Atmospheric summer teleconnections and Greenland ice sheet surface mass variations: Insights from MERRA-2." Environmental Research Letters, 11 (2): [10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024002]

    Boisvert, L. N., J. N. Lee, B. Noel, M. R. van den Broeke, and A. W. Nolin. 2016. "Using remotely sensed data from AIRS to estimate the vapor flux on the Greenland Ice Sheet: comparisons with observations and a regional climate model." Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 122: [https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JD025674]

    Cullather, R. I., Y.-K. Lim, L. N. Boisvert, et al. L. Brucker, J. N. Lee, and S. M. Nowicki. 2016. "Analysis of the warmest Arctic winter, 2015-2016." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1002/2016GL071228]

    Lee, J. N., R. F. Cahalan, and D. L. Wu. 2015. "The 27-Day Rotational Variations in Total Solar Irradiance Observations: from SORCE/TIM, ACRIM III, and SOHO/VIRGO ." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, (132): 64-73 [10.1016/j.jastp.2015.07.001]

    Lee, Y. G., J. Kim, C.-H. Ho, et al. S.-I. An, H.-K. Cho, R. Mao, B. Tian, D. Wu, J. N. Lee, O. Kalashnikova, Y. Choi, and S.-W. Yeh. 2014. "The effects of ENSO under negative AO phase on spring dust activity over northern China: an observational investigation." Int. J. Climatol., early view [10.1002/joc.4028]

    Ruzmaikin, A., J. N. Lee, and D. L. Wu. 2014. "Patterns of carbon monoxide in the middle atmosphere and effects of solar variability." Advances in Space Research, 54: 320-326.

    Kawatani, Y., J. N. Lee, and K. Hamilton. 2014. "Interannual variations of stratospheric water vapor in MLS observations and climate model simulations." J. Atmos. Sci., 71 (11): 4072–4085 [10.1175/JAS-D-14-0164.1]

    Lee, J. N., D. Wu, and A. Ruzmaikin. 2013. "Interannual variations of MLS carbon monoxide induced by solar cycle." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 102: 99-104 [10.1016/j.jastp.2013.05.012]

    Wu, D., and J. N. Lee. 2012. "Arctic low cloud changes as observed by MISR and CALIOP: Implication for the enhanced autumnal warming and sea ice loss." J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D7): D07107 [10.1029/2011JD017050]

    Michou, M., D. Saint-Martin, H. Teyssèdre, et al. A. Alias, F. Karcher, D. Olivié, A. Voldoire, B. Josse, V.-H. Peuch, H. Clark, J. N. Lee, and F. Chéroux. 2011. "A new version of the CNRM Chemistry-Climate Model, CNRM-CCM: description and improvements from the CCMVal-2 simulation." Geosci Model Dev, 4: 873-900 [10.5194/gmd-4-873-2011]

    Kodera, K., N. Eguchi, J. Lee, Y. Kuroda, and S. Yukimoto. 2011. "Sudden Changes in the Tropical Stratospheric and Tropospheric Circulation during January 2009." J Meteo Soc o f Japan, 89: 283-290.

    Lee, J. N., D. L. Wu, G. Manney, et al. M. Schwartz, A. Lambert, N. Livesey, H. Pumphrey, and W. Read. 2011. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Polar Middle Atmosphere: Dynamics and Transport of H2O and CO." J Geophy Res, 116 (D5): D05110 [10.1029/2010JD014608]

    Jiang, J. H., H. Su, S. Pawson, et al. H.-C. Liu, W. Read, J. W. Waters, M. Santee, D. L. We, M. Schwarz, A. Lambert, R. Fuller, J. N. Lee, and N. Livesey. 2010. "Five year (2004–2009) observations of upper tropospheric water vapor and cloud ice from MLS and comparisons with GEOS-5 analyses." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D15): D15103 [10.1029/2009JD013256]

    Jiang, J., and J. N. Lee. 2010. "Five-Year Climatology of Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor and Cloud Ice from Aura MLS and GEOS-5." J Geophy Res, 115: D15103.

    Lee, J. N., D. Shindell, and S. Hameed. 2009. "The role of solar forcing in the tropical circulation." J Climate, 22: 5870.

    Lee, J. N., D. T. Shindell, and S. Hameed. 2009. "The Influence of Solar Forcing on Tropical Circulation." Journal of Climate, 22 (22): 5870-5885 [10.1175/2009JCLI2670.1]

    Manney, G., M. Schwartz, K. Kruger, et al. M. Santee, S. Pawson, J. N. Lee, and N. Livesey. 2009. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of Dynamics and Transport During the Record-breaking 2009 Arctic Stratospheric Major Warming." Geophys Res Lett, 36 (12): L12815 [10.1029/2009GL038586]

    Lee, J. N., D. L. Wu, G. Manney, and M. Schwartz. 2009. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations of the Northern Annular Mode in the Mesosphere through the Upper Troposphere." Geophys Res Lett, 36 (20): L20807 [10.1029/2009GL040678]

    Lee, J. N., S. Hameed, and D. T. Shindell. 2008. "The northern annular mode in summer and its relation to solar activity variations in the GISS ModelE." J Atmos Solar-Terr Phys, 70 (5): 730-741 [10.1016/j.jastp.2007.10.012]

    Lee, J. N., and S. Hameed. 2007. "The Northern Hemisphere Annular Mode in summer, its Physical Significance and its Relation to Solar Activity Variations." J Geophy Res, 112: D15111.

    Lee, J. N., S. Hameed, and D. Shindell. 2007. "The northern annular mode in summer and its relation to solar activity variations in the GISS ModelE." J Atmos Sol Terr Phys, 112 (2): D15111 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024002]

    Lee, J. N., and S. Hameed. 2007. "The Northern Hemisphere Annular Mode in summer, its Physical Significance and its Relation to Solar Activity Variations." J. Geophy. Res., 112: [10.1029/2007JD008394]

    Hameed, S., and J. N. Lee. 2005. "A mechanisms for sun climate connection ." Geophys Res Lett, 32: L23817 [10.1029/2005GL024393]

    Brief Bio

     Dr. Jae N. Lee received a PhD in Marine and Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University and a BS in Physics from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. The primary focus of her research activities has been in the application of remote sensing observations to climate studies, with particular emphasis on the sun-climate connections. She is currently working on SORCE (Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment) and TSIS (Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor) mission. Her current research interests include the observation of total and spectral solar irradiance, analysis of solar irradiance variability, and its impact on earth’s climate. She uses numerical models of the sun and earth’s atmosphere as well, to investigate solar activities, climate variability and their interconnections. Since her NASA NPP fellow years at JPL, she found interests in remote sensing of earth’s radiation to addressing the climate change from both the natural and anthropogenic effects, especially in the Arctic region.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Susskind, J., G. A. Schmidt, J. N. Lee, and L. Iredell. 2019. "Recent global warming as confirmed by AIRS." Environmental Research Letters 14 (4): 044030 [10.1088/1748-9326/aafd4e]

    Lee, J. N., D. Wu, A. Ruzmaikin, and J. Fontenla. 2018. "Solar Cycle Variations in Mesospheric Carbon Monoxide." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2018.02.001]

    Hearty, T. J., J. N. Lee, and D. Wu. 2018. " Intercomparison of Surface Temperatures from AIRS, MERRA, and MERRA-2, with NOAA and GC-Net Weather Stations at Summit, Greenland. ." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 0 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2018.02.001]

    Salinas, C. C., L. C. Chang, M.-C. Liang, et al. L. Qian, J. Yue, J. N. Lee, J. Russell, M. Mlynczak, and D. L. Wu. 2018. "Solar Cycle Response of CO2 Over the Austral Winter Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics [10.1029/2018ja025575]

    Wu, D., T. Wang, T. Várnai, et al. J. Limbacher, R. Kahn, G. Taha, J. Lee, J. Gong, and T. Yuan. 2018. "MISR Radiance Anomalies Induced by Stratospheric Volcanic Aerosols." Remote Sensing 10 (12): 1875 [10.3390/rs10121875]

    Ruzmaikin, A., H. H.Aumann, J. N. Lee, and J. Suskind. 2017. "Diurnal Cycle Variability of Surface Temperature Inferred from AIRS data.." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1002/2016jd026265]

    Lee, J. N., R. F. Cahalan, and D. Wu. 2016. "Solar Rotational Modulations of Spectral Irradiance and Correlations with the Variability of Total Solar Irradiance." J. Space Weather Space Climate 6 (A33): [http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/swsc/2016028]

    Mayr, H. G., and J. N. Lee. 2016. "Downward Propagating Equatorial Annual Oscillation and QBO Generated Multi-year Oscillations in Stratospheric NCEP Reanalysis Data." J. Atmos. & Sol. Terr. Physics 138-139 1-8 [10.1016/j.jastp.2015.11.016]

    Lim, Y.-K., S. D. Schubert, S. M. Nowicki, et al. J. N. Lee, A. M. Molod, R. I. Cullather, and B. Zhao. 2016. "Atmospheric summer teleconnections and Greenland ice sheet surface mass variations: Insights from MERRA-2." Environmental Research Letters 11 (2): [10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024002]

    Boisvert, L. N., J. N. Lee, B. Noel, M. R. van den Broeke, and A. W. Nolin. 2016. "Using remotely sensed data from AIRS to estimate the vapor flux on the Greenland Ice Sheet: comparisons with observations and a regional climate model." Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 122 [https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JD025674]

    Cullather, R. I., Y.-K. Lim, L. N. Boisvert, et al. L. Brucker, J. N. Lee, and S. M. Nowicki. 2016. "Analysis of the warmest Arctic winter, 2015-2016." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2016GL071228]

    Lee, J. N., R. F. Cahalan, and D. L. Wu. 2015. "The 27-Day Rotational Variations in Total Solar Irradiance Observations: from SORCE/TIM, ACRIM III, and SOHO/VIRGO ." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 64-73 [10.1016/j.jastp.2015.07.001]

    Lee, Y. G., J. Kim, C.-H. Ho, et al. S.-I. An, H.-K. Cho, R. Mao, B. Tian, D. Wu, J. N. Lee, O. Kalashnikova, Y. Choi, and S.-W. Yeh. 2014. "The effects of ENSO under negative AO phase on spring dust activity over northern China: an observational investigation." Int. J. Climatol. early view [10.1002/joc.4028]

    Ruzmaikin, A., J. N. Lee, and D. L. Wu. 2014. "Patterns of carbon monoxide in the middle atmosphere and effects of solar variability." Advances in Space Research 54 320-326

    Kawatani, Y., J. N. Lee, and K. Hamilton. 2014. "Interannual variations of stratospheric water vapor in MLS observations and climate model simulations." J. Atmos. Sci. 71 (11): 4072–4085 [10.1175/JAS-D-14-0164.1]

    Lee, J. N., D. Wu, and A. Ruzmaikin. 2013. "Interannual variations of MLS carbon monoxide induced by solar cycle." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 102 99-104 [10.1016/j.jastp.2013.05.012]

    Wu, D., and J. N. Lee. 2012. "Arctic low cloud changes as observed by MISR and CALIOP: Implication for the enhanced autumnal warming and sea ice loss." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D7): D07107 [10.1029/2011JD017050]

    Michou, M., D. Saint-Martin, H. Teyssèdre, et al. A. Alias, F. Karcher, D. Olivié, A. Voldoire, B. Josse, V.-H. Peuch, H. Clark, J. N. Lee, and F. Chéroux. 2011. "A new version of the CNRM Chemistry-Climate Model, CNRM-CCM: description and improvements from the CCMVal-2 simulation." Geosci Model Dev 4 873-900 [10.5194/gmd-4-873-2011]

    Kodera, K., N. Eguchi, J. Lee, Y. Kuroda, and S. Yukimoto. 2011. "Sudden Changes in the Tropical Stratospheric and Tropospheric Circulation during January 2009." J Meteo Soc o f Japan 89 283-290.

    Lee, J. N., D. L. Wu, G. Manney, et al. M. Schwartz, A. Lambert, N. Livesey, H. Pumphrey, and W. Read. 2011. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Polar Middle Atmosphere: Dynamics and Transport of H2O and CO." J Geophy Res 116 (D5): D05110 [10.1029/2010JD014608]

    Jiang, J. H., H. Su, S. Pawson, et al. H.-C. Liu, W. Read, J. W. Waters, M. Santee, D. L. We, M. Schwarz, A. Lambert, R. Fuller, J. N. Lee, and N. Livesey. 2010. "Five year (2004–2009) observations of upper tropospheric water vapor and cloud ice from MLS and comparisons with GEOS-5 analyses." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (D15): D15103 [10.1029/2009JD013256]

    Jiang, J., and J. N. Lee. 2010. "Five-Year Climatology of Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor and Cloud Ice from Aura MLS and GEOS-5." J Geophy Res 115 D15103

    Lee, J. N., D. Shindell, and S. Hameed. 2009. "The role of solar forcing in the tropical circulation." J Climate 22 5870.

    Lee, J. N., D. T. Shindell, and S. Hameed. 2009. "The Influence of Solar Forcing on Tropical Circulation." Journal of Climate 22 (22): 5870-5885 [10.1175/2009JCLI2670.1]

    Manney, G., M. Schwartz, K. Kruger, et al. M. Santee, S. Pawson, J. N. Lee, and N. Livesey. 2009. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of Dynamics and Transport During the Record-breaking 2009 Arctic Stratospheric Major Warming." Geophys Res Lett 36 (12): L12815 [10.1029/2009GL038586]

    Lee, J. N., D. L. Wu, G. Manney, and M. Schwartz. 2009. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations of the Northern Annular Mode in the Mesosphere through the Upper Troposphere." Geophys Res Lett 36 (20): L20807 [10.1029/2009GL040678]

    Lee, J. N., S. Hameed, and D. T. Shindell. 2008. "The northern annular mode in summer and its relation to solar activity variations in the GISS ModelE." J Atmos Solar-Terr Phys 70 (5): 730-741 [10.1016/j.jastp.2007.10.012]

    Lee, J. N., and S. Hameed. 2007. "The Northern Hemisphere Annular Mode in summer, its Physical Significance and its Relation to Solar Activity Variations." J Geophy Res 112 D15111

    Lee, J. N., S. Hameed, and D. Shindell. 2007. "The northern annular mode in summer and its relation to solar activity variations in the GISS ModelE." J Atmos Sol Terr Phys 112 (2): D15111 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024002]

    Lee, J. N., and S. Hameed. 2007. "The Northern Hemisphere Annular Mode in summer, its Physical Significance and its Relation to Solar Activity Variations." J. Geophy. Res. 112 [10.1029/2007JD008394]

    Hameed, S., and J. N. Lee. 2005. "A mechanisms for sun climate connection ." Geophys Res Lett 32 L23817 [10.1029/2005GL024393]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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