Dr. Joseph Anthony Santanello

Dr. Joseph Anthony Santanello

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS
  • 301.286.7450
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

     

    Research Interests
    Land-Atmosphere Coupling of Water and Energy Cycles
    Soil Moisture-PBL Interactions
    Satellite Remote Sensing of Surface and PBL Properties
    Land Surface, PBL, and Mesoscale Modeling; Land Data Assimilation and Calibration   

                                                              
    Research Highlights
    Development and application of metrics and tools to quantify and improve understanding of Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) in models and observations. Currently chairing a workgroup to coordinate international efforts to diagnose and improve LoCo in models from local to global scales. This work is supported by NASA's Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS), and has been the leading component of the GEWEX-GLASS LoCo initiative that has gained momentum over the past decade. During this time, the 'LoCo' brand and efforts have gained recognition both nationally and internationally in conferences and symposia and have inspired a new generation of young scientists to incorporate process-level research into model evaluation and development.

    Land Team lead of the NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) modeling system/project, which includes coupling to NASA's Land Informaton System (LIS) and facilitates model-data fusion research in the realm of land data assimilation (e.g. soil moisture) and land surface model calibration (e.g. surface fluxes).   

    Investigating the ability of satellite remote sensing to routinely monitor the PBL for land surface and land-atmosphere studies, including engagement of the AIRS, CALIPSO, GPS-RO mission science teams.

    Extended visits and collaborations with operational centers (ECMWF and UKMO) on studies of LoCo and land surface model development, including the incorporation of these models into NASA's Land Information System.

    Education
    Ph.D. Geography, Boston University, January 2005
    Dissertation: Estimation of Land Surface Energy Balance and Surface Properties Using Remotely-Sensed Observations of the Convective Planetary Boundary Layer

    M.S. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, May 1999
    Thesis: Parameterization of Fractional Vegetation Cover and Near-Surface Soil Water Content in a Coupled Model and its Related Short-Term Forecast Implications

    B.S. Meteorology, Rutgers University, Cook College, May 1996

    Professional Experience

    11/08-present: Physical Scientist, Hydrological Sciences Branch, NASA-GSFC

    11/08-present: Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo); NASA NEWS

    04/09-present: LIS Optimization and Uncertainty Study ; NASA AIST

    05/09-present: NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) Project; NASA MAP

    05/10-08/10: Visiting Scientist, United Kingdom Met Office
    Land Surface Processes Group; Collaboration with Dr. Martin Best

    02/08-05/08: Visiting Scientist, Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
    Climate Research Division; Collaboration with Dr. Bart van den Hurk

    01/05-11/08: Research Associate, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), Univ. Maryland, Hydrological Sciences Branch, NASA-GSFC

    10/05-10/08: Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo); NASA-NEWS

    03/05-10/07: Army Remote Moisture System (ARMS); Army COE, USDA

    02/05-10/08: Land-Atmosphere Interactions from MODIS and AIRS

    01/05-09/05: NASA-GSFC Land Information System (LIS); GLDAS

    09/01-12/04: Ph.D. Dissertation; NASA Earth System Science Fellowship
    Department of Geography, Boston University; Advised by Dr. Mark A. Friedl

    06/02: Volunteer, Soil Moisture Experiments (SMEX02 and SMAPVEX08)
    USDA-ARS, Ames, IA and Kent Island, MD; Advised by Dr. Bill Kustas and Tom Jackson

    06/01-08/01: NASA-GSFC Graduate Student Summer Program
    Hydrological Sciences Branch; Mentored by Dr. Paul Houser and Dr. Matthew Rodell

    06/97-06/99: Master of Science Thesis Penn State University; Advised by Dr. Toby N. Carlson and Dr. George S. Young

    06/99-08/99: Web Course Designer, PSUBAMS Model Exercises
    College of Academic Computing, The Pennsylvania State University

    08/96-12/04: Meteorology Instructor and Observer The Pennsylvania State University, Salem State College, and Boston University

    Professional Service

    Co-Chair, GEWEX Global Land Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) Panel (2010-2014)
    Editor, Earth Interactions (AMS; 2015-)
    Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrometeorology (2012-2015)
    Project Lead, GEWEX-GLASS Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) Initiative (2008-)
    Member, WCRP Modeling Advisory Council (WMAC) (2012-)
    Ex-Officio Member, WMO Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE; 2010-2014)
    Member, AGU Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee (2008-)
    Member, AGU Large-Scale Field Experimentation Committee (2008-)
    Convener, AGU Fall Meeting sessions on Land-Atmosphere Interactions (2009, 2011, 2014)
    Coordinator, NASA Terrestrial Water Cycle (TWC) Seminar Series (2009-2012)
    Mentor, NASA Graduate Student Summer Program (2009, 2012-2015)
    Member, GSFC Summer Intern Placement Panel (2009, 2010)
    Member, Review Panels: NASA NEWS, Decisions, COUND, ESSF, and U.S. DOE
    Reviewer, AMS, AGU, and many other national and international journals

    Honors and Awards

    Early Career Achievement Medal, NASA Honor Awards (2012)
    Scientific Achievement Award, NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes (HOBI) Lab, (2012, 2015)
    Editor's Award, Journal of Hydrometeorology (2012)
    GEWEX-iLEAPS Early Career Scientist Award, Melbourne, Australia (2009)
    NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (2001-4)
    Presidential University Graduate Fellowship, Boston University (2000)
    High Honors, 4.0 GPA (Jr./Sr.), 8th in class; Rutgers University (1996)

     

     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Yagci, A. L., and J. A. Santanello. 2018. "Estimating Evapotranspiration From Satellite Using Easily Obtainable Variables: A Case Study Over the Southern Great Plains, USA." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11 (1): 12-23 [10.1109/jstars.2017.2753723]

    Wulfmeyer, V., D. D. Turner, B. Baker, et al. R. Banta, A. Behrendt, T. Bonin, W. Brewer, M. Buban, A. Choukulkar, E. Dumas, R. Hardesty, T. Heus, J. Ingwersen, D. Lange, T. Lee, S. Metzendorf, S. Muppa, T. Meyers, R. Newsom, M. Osman, S. Raasch, J. Santanello, C. Senff, F. Späth, T. Wagner, and T. Weckwerth. 2018. "A New Research Approach for Observing and Characterizing Land-Atmosphere Feedback." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-17-0009.1 (In Press) [10.1175/bams-d-17-0009.1]

    Dirmeyer, P. A., L. Chen, J. Wu, et al. C.-S. Shin, B. Huang, B. A. Cash, M. G. Bosilovich, S. Mahanama, R. D. Koster, J. A. Santanello, M. B. Ek, G. Balsamo, E. Dutra, and D. M. Lawrence. 2018. "Verification of Land–Atmosphere Coupling in Forecast Models, Reanalyses, and Land Surface Models Using Flux Site Observations." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19 (2): 375-392 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0152.1]

    Santanello, J. A., P. A. Dirmeyer, C. R. Ferguson, et al. K. L. Findell, A. B. Tawfik, A. Berg, M. Ek, P. Gentine, B. P. Guillod, C. van Heerwaarden, J. Roundy, and V. Wulfmeyer. 2018. "Land-Atmosphere Interactions: The LoCo Perspective." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (June): 1253-1272 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0001.1]

    Roundy, J. K., and J. A. Santanello. 2017. "Utility of Satellite Remote Sensing for Land–Atmosphere Coupling and Drought Metrics." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (3): 863-877 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0171.1]

    Yagci, A. L., J. A. Santanello, J. W. Jones, and J. Barr. 2017. "Estimating evaporative fraction from readily obtainable variables in mangrove forests of the Everglades, U.S.A.." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38 (14): 3981-4007 [10.1080/01431161.2017.1312033]

    Iguchi, T., W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, E. Kemp, Y. Tian, J. Case, W. Wang, R. Ferraro, D. Waliser, J. Kim, H. Lee, B. Guan, B. Tian, and P. Loikith. 2017. "Sensitivity of CONUS Summer Rainfall to the Selection of Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in NU-WRF Seasonal Simulations." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (6): 1689-1706 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0120.1]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, Jr., T. E. Franz, and M. Rodell. 2017. "Assessment of Irrigation Physics in a Land Surface ModelingFramework using Non-Traditional and Human-Practice Datasets." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21: 2953-2966 [10.5194/hess-2017-51]

    Findell, K. L., A. Berg, P. Gentine, et al. J. P. Krasting, B. R. Lintner, S. Malyshev, J. A. Santanello, and E. Shevliakova. 2017. "The impact of anthropogenic land use and land cover change on regional climate extremes." Nature Communications, 8 (1): 989 [10.1038/s41467-017-01038-w]

    Yagci, A., J. A. Santanello, M. Rodell, M. Deng, and L. Di. 2017. "Detecting the 2012 drought in the southeastern US with MODIS- and GRACE-based drought indicators." Remote Sensing of Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Boca Raton, London, New York: ISBN: 9781498777582.

    Phillips, T. J., S. A. Klein, H.-Y. Ma, et al. Q. Tang, S. Xie, I. N. Williams, J. A. Santanello, D. R. Cook, and M. S. Torn. 2017. "Using ARM Observations to Evaluate Climate Model Simulations of Land-Atmosphere Coupling on the U.S. Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122 (21): 11,524-11,548 [10.1002/2017jd027141]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, and S. V. Kumar. 2017. "Irrigation Signals Detected From SMAP Soil Moisture Retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (23): 11,860-11,867 [10.1002/2017gl075733]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "Impact of Soil Moisture Assimilation on Land Surface Model Spinup and Coupled Land-Atmosphere Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17: 517-540 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0072.1]

    Dirmeyer, P. A., J. Wu, H. E. Norton, et al. W. A. Dorigo, S. M. Quiring, T. W. Ford, J. A. Santanello, M. G. Bosilovich, M. B. Ek, R. D. Koster, G. Balsamo, and D. M. Lawrence. 2016. "Confronting Weather and Climate Models with Observational Data from Soil Moisture Networks over the United States." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17 (4): 1049-1067 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0196.1]

    Best, M. J., G. Abramowitz, H. R. Johnson, et al. A. J. Pitman, G. Balsamo, A. Boone, M. Cuntz, B. Decharme, P. A. Dirmeyer, J. Dong, M. Ek, Z. Guo, V. Haverd, B. J. van den Hurk, G. S. Nearing, B. Pak, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, L. Stevens, and N. Vuichard. 2015. "The Plumbing of Land Surface Models: Benchmarking Model Performance." Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 16, issue 3, pp. 1425-1442, 16: 1425 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0158.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. S. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 12: 5967 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5194/hessd-12-5967-2015]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, B. F. Zaitchik, and M. Rodell. 2015. "Impact of irrigation methods on land surface model spinup and initialization of WRF forecasts." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16: 1135-1154 [doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0203.1]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software, 67: 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Santanello, J. A., J. Roundy, and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2015. "Quantifying the Land–Atmosphere Coupling Behavior in Modern Reanalysis Products over the U.S. Southern Great Plains." J. Climate, 28 (14): 5813-5829 [10.1175/jcli-d-14-00680.1]

    Bounoua, L., P. Zhang, G. Mostovoy, et al. K. J. Thome, J. G. Masek, M. L. Imhoff, M. Shepherd, D. Quattrochi, J. A. Santanello, J. Silva, R. E. Wolfe, and A. Mounirou Toure. 2015. "Impact of urbanization on US surface climate." Environ. Res. Lett., 10 (8): 084010 [10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084010]

    Wang, S.-Y. S., J. Santanello, H. Wang, et al. D. Barandiaran, R. T. Pinker, S. Schubert, R. R. Gillies, R. Oglesby, K. Hilburn, A. Kilic, and P. Houser. 2015. "An intensified seasonal transition in the Central U.S. that enhances summer drought." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (17): 8804-8816 [10.1002/2014jd023013]

    Tawfik, A. B., P. A. Dirmeyer, and J. A. Santanello. 2015. "The Heated Condensation Framework. Part II: Climatological Behavior of Convective Initiation and Land–Atmosphere Coupling over the Conterminous United States." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16 (5): 1946-1961 [10.1175/jhm-d-14-0118.1]

    Tawfik, A. B., P. A. Dirmeyer, and J. A. Santanello. 2015. "The Heated Condensation Framework. Part I: Description and Southern Great Plains Case Study." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16 (5): 1929-1945 [10.1175/jhm-d-14-0117.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Kumar, S. V., K. W. Harrison, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, and D. B. Kirschbaum. 2014. "Assessing the Impact of L-Band Observations on Drought and Flood Risk Estimation: A Decision-Theoretic Approach in an OSSE Environment." J. Hydrometeor, 15 (6): 2140-2156 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0204.1]

    Matsui, T., J. A. Santanello, J. J. Shi, et al. W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. D. Peters-Lidard, E. M. Kemp, M. Chin, D. O. Starr, M. Sekiguchi, and F. Aires. 2014. "Introducing multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for regional Earth System modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119 (13): 8450-8475 [10.1002/2013JD021424]

    Santanello, J., C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Kennedy, S. Kumar, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Diagnosing the Nature of Land–Atmosphere Coupling: A Case Study of Dry/Wet Extremes in the U.S. Southern Great Plains." J. Hydrometeor., 14 (1): 3-24 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-023.1]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Impact of Land Model Calibration on Coupled Land–Atmosphere Prediction." J. Hydrometeor., 14 (5): 1373-1400 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-0127.1]

    Tao, Z., J. A. Santanello, M. Chin, et al. S. Zhou, Q. Tan, E. M. Kemp, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Effect of land cover on atmospheric processes and air quality over the continental United States – a NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) model study." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13 (13): 6207-6226 [10.5194/acp-13-6207-2013]

    Zaitchik, B. F., J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Representation of Soil Moisture Feedbacks during Drought in NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF)." J. Hydrometeor, 14 (1): 360-367 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-069.1]

    Kumar, S., R. Reichle, K. Harrison, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, S. Yatheendradas, and J. Santanello. 2012. "A comparison of methods for a priori bias correction in soil moisture data assimilation." Water Resour. Res., 48 (3): W03515 [10.1029/2010WR010261]

    Kumar, S., C. Peters-Lidard, J. Santanello, et al. K. Harrison, Y. Liu, and M. Shaw. 2012. "Land surface Verification Toolkit (LVT) – a generalized framework for land surface model evaluation." Geosci. Model Dev., 5 (3): 869-886 [10.5194/gmd-5-869-2012]

    Harrison, K., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. A. Santanello. 2012. "Quantifying the change in soil moisture modeling uncertainty from remote sensing observations using Bayesian inference techniques." Water Resour. Res., 48 (11): W11514 [10.1029/2012WR012337]

    Santanello, J. 2011. "Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling via the Soil Moisture-Boundary Layer Interaction." J. Hydrometeor., 12: 766-786.

    Santanello, J. A. 2011. "Results from Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) Project." GEWEX Newsletter, 21 (4): 7-9.

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and S. V. Kumar. 2011. "Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Local Land–Atmosphere Coupling via the Soil Moisture–Boundary Layer Interaction." J. Hydrometeor, 12 (5): 766-786 [10.1175/JHM-D-10-05014.1]

    van den Hurk, B., M. Best, P. Dirmeyer, et al. A. Pitman, J. Polcher, and J. A. Santanello. 2011. "Acceleration of Land Surface Model Development over a Decade of Glass." Bull Amer Meteor Soc, 92 (12): 1593–1600 [10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00007.1]

    Santanello, J. 2009. "A modeling and observational framework for diagnosing local land-atmosphere coupling on diurnal time scales." J. Hydrometeorology, 10: 577-599.

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., D. M. Mocko, M. Garcia, et al. J. A. Santanello, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and Y. Wu. 2008. "Role of precipitation uncertainty in the estimation of hydrologic soil properties using remotely sensed soil moisture in a semi-arid environment." Water Resour. Res., 44 (5): W05S18 [10.1029/2007WR005884]

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Garcia, et al. D. M. Mocko, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and D. Thoma. 2007. "Using remotely-sensed estimates of soil moisture to infer soil texture and hydraulic properties across a semi-arid watershed." Remote Sens. Environ., 110 (1): 79-97 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.02.007]

    Santanello, J. A., M. Friedl, and M. Ek. 2007. "Convective Planetary Boundary Layer Interactions with the Land Surface at Diurnal Time Scales: Diagnostics and Feedbacks." J Hydrometeorol, 8 (5): 1082-1097 [10.1175/JHM614.1]

    Santanello, J. A., M. Friedl, and W. Kustas. 2005. "Empirical Investigation of Convective Planetary Boundary Layer Evolution and its Relationship with the Land Surface." J Appl Meteorol, 44 (6): 917-932 [10.1175/JAM2240.1]

    Santanello, J. A., and M. Friedl. 2003. "Diurnal Covariation in Soil Heat Flux and Net Radiation." J Appl Meteorol, 42 (6): 851-862 [10.1175/1520-0450(2003)042<0851:DCISHF>2.0.CO;2]

    Santanello, J., and T. Carlson. 2001. "Mesoscale Simulation of Rapid Soil Drying and its Implications for Predicting Daytime Temperature." J Hydrometeor, 2: 71-88.

    Brief Bio

     

    Research Interests
    Land-Atmosphere Coupling of Water and Energy Cycles
    Soil Moisture-PBL Interactions
    Satellite Remote Sensing of Surface and PBL Properties
    Land Surface, PBL, and Mesoscale Modeling; Land Data Assimilation and Calibration   

                                                              
    Research Highlights
    Development and application of metrics and tools to quantify and improve understanding of Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) in models and observations. Currently chairing a workgroup to coordinate international efforts to diagnose and improve LoCo in models from local to global scales. This work is supported by NASA's Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS), and has been the leading component of the GEWEX-GLASS LoCo initiative that has gained momentum over the past decade. During this time, the 'LoCo' brand and efforts have gained recognition both nationally and internationally in conferences and symposia and have inspired a new generation of young scientists to incorporate process-level research into model evaluation and development.

    Land Team lead of the NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) modeling system/project, which includes coupling to NASA's Land Informaton System (LIS) and facilitates model-data fusion research in the realm of land data assimilation (e.g. soil moisture) and land surface model calibration (e.g. surface fluxes).   

    Investigating the ability of satellite remote sensing to routinely monitor the PBL for land surface and land-atmosphere studies, including engagement of the AIRS, CALIPSO, GPS-RO mission science teams.

    Extended visits and collaborations with operational centers (ECMWF and UKMO) on studies of LoCo and land surface model development, including the incorporation of these models into NASA's Land Information System.

    Education
    Ph.D. Geography, Boston University, January 2005
    Dissertation: Estimation of Land Surface Energy Balance and Surface Properties Using Remotely-Sensed Observations of the Convective Planetary Boundary Layer

    M.S. Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, May 1999
    Thesis: Parameterization of Fractional Vegetation Cover and Near-Surface Soil Water Content in a Coupled Model and its Related Short-Term Forecast Implications

    B.S. Meteorology, Rutgers University, Cook College, May 1996

    Professional Experience

    11/08-present: Physical Scientist, Hydrological Sciences Branch, NASA-GSFC

    11/08-present: Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo); NASA NEWS

    04/09-present: LIS Optimization and Uncertainty Study ; NASA AIST

    05/09-present: NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) Project; NASA MAP

    05/10-08/10: Visiting Scientist, United Kingdom Met Office
    Land Surface Processes Group; Collaboration with Dr. Martin Best

    02/08-05/08: Visiting Scientist, Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
    Climate Research Division; Collaboration with Dr. Bart van den Hurk

    01/05-11/08: Research Associate, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), Univ. Maryland, Hydrological Sciences Branch, NASA-GSFC

    10/05-10/08: Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo); NASA-NEWS

    03/05-10/07: Army Remote Moisture System (ARMS); Army COE, USDA

    02/05-10/08: Land-Atmosphere Interactions from MODIS and AIRS

    01/05-09/05: NASA-GSFC Land Information System (LIS); GLDAS

    09/01-12/04: Ph.D. Dissertation; NASA Earth System Science Fellowship
    Department of Geography, Boston University; Advised by Dr. Mark A. Friedl

    06/02: Volunteer, Soil Moisture Experiments (SMEX02 and SMAPVEX08)
    USDA-ARS, Ames, IA and Kent Island, MD; Advised by Dr. Bill Kustas and Tom Jackson

    06/01-08/01: NASA-GSFC Graduate Student Summer Program
    Hydrological Sciences Branch; Mentored by Dr. Paul Houser and Dr. Matthew Rodell

    06/97-06/99: Master of Science Thesis Penn State University; Advised by Dr. Toby N. Carlson and Dr. George S. Young

    06/99-08/99: Web Course Designer, PSUBAMS Model Exercises
    College of Academic Computing, The Pennsylvania State University

    08/96-12/04: Meteorology Instructor and Observer The Pennsylvania State University, Salem State College, and Boston University

    Professional Service

    Co-Chair, GEWEX Global Land Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) Panel (2010-2014)
    Editor, Earth Interactions (AMS; 2015-)
    Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrometeorology (2012-2015)
    Project Lead, GEWEX-GLASS Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) Initiative (2008-)
    Member, WCRP Modeling Advisory Council (WMAC) (2012-)
    Ex-Officio Member, WMO Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE; 2010-2014)
    Member, AGU Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee (2008-)
    Member, AGU Large-Scale Field Experimentation Committee (2008-)
    Convener, AGU Fall Meeting sessions on Land-Atmosphere Interactions (2009, 2011, 2014)
    Coordinator, NASA Terrestrial Water Cycle (TWC) Seminar Series (2009-2012)
    Mentor, NASA Graduate Student Summer Program (2009, 2012-2015)
    Member, GSFC Summer Intern Placement Panel (2009, 2010)
    Member, Review Panels: NASA NEWS, Decisions, COUND, ESSF, and U.S. DOE
    Reviewer, AMS, AGU, and many other national and international journals

    Honors and Awards

    Early Career Achievement Medal, NASA Honor Awards (2012)
    Scientific Achievement Award, NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes (HOBI) Lab, (2012, 2015)
    Editor's Award, Journal of Hydrometeorology (2012)
    GEWEX-iLEAPS Early Career Scientist Award, Melbourne, Australia (2009)
    NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (2001-4)
    Presidential University Graduate Fellowship, Boston University (2000)
    High Honors, 4.0 GPA (Jr./Sr.), 8th in class; Rutgers University (1996)

     

     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Yagci, A. L., and J. A. Santanello. 2018. "Estimating Evapotranspiration From Satellite Using Easily Obtainable Variables: A Case Study Over the Southern Great Plains, USA." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 11 (1): 12-23 [10.1109/jstars.2017.2753723]

    Wulfmeyer, V., D. D. Turner, B. Baker, et al. R. Banta, A. Behrendt, T. Bonin, W. Brewer, M. Buban, A. Choukulkar, E. Dumas, R. Hardesty, T. Heus, J. Ingwersen, D. Lange, T. Lee, S. Metzendorf, S. Muppa, T. Meyers, R. Newsom, M. Osman, S. Raasch, J. Santanello, C. Senff, F. Späth, T. Wagner, and T. Weckwerth. 2018. "A New Research Approach for Observing and Characterizing Land-Atmosphere Feedback." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (In Press) BAMS-D-17-0009.1 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0009.1]

    Dirmeyer, P. A., L. Chen, J. Wu, et al. C.-S. Shin, B. Huang, B. A. Cash, M. G. Bosilovich, S. Mahanama, R. D. Koster, J. A. Santanello, M. B. Ek, G. Balsamo, E. Dutra, and D. M. Lawrence. 2018. "Verification of Land–Atmosphere Coupling in Forecast Models, Reanalyses, and Land Surface Models Using Flux Site Observations." Journal of Hydrometeorology 19 (2): 375-392 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0152.1]

    Santanello, J. A., P. A. Dirmeyer, C. R. Ferguson, et al. K. L. Findell, A. B. Tawfik, A. Berg, M. Ek, P. Gentine, B. P. Guillod, C. van Heerwaarden, J. Roundy, and V. Wulfmeyer. 2018. "Land-Atmosphere Interactions: The LoCo Perspective." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 99 (June): 1253-1272 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0001.1]

    Roundy, J. K., and J. A. Santanello. 2017. "Utility of Satellite Remote Sensing for Land–Atmosphere Coupling and Drought Metrics." Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (3): 863-877 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0171.1]

    Yagci, A. L., J. A. Santanello, J. W. Jones, and J. Barr. 2017. "Estimating evaporative fraction from readily obtainable variables in mangrove forests of the Everglades, U.S.A.." International Journal of Remote Sensing 38 (14): 3981-4007 [10.1080/01431161.2017.1312033]

    Iguchi, T., W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, E. Kemp, Y. Tian, J. Case, W. Wang, R. Ferraro, D. Waliser, J. Kim, H. Lee, B. Guan, B. Tian, and P. Loikith. 2017. "Sensitivity of CONUS Summer Rainfall to the Selection of Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in NU-WRF Seasonal Simulations." Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (6): 1689-1706 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0120.1]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, Jr., T. E. Franz, and M. Rodell. 2017. "Assessment of Irrigation Physics in a Land Surface ModelingFramework using Non-Traditional and Human-Practice Datasets." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21 2953-2966 [10.5194/hess-2017-51]

    Findell, K. L., A. Berg, P. Gentine, et al. J. P. Krasting, B. R. Lintner, S. Malyshev, J. A. Santanello, and E. Shevliakova. 2017. "The impact of anthropogenic land use and land cover change on regional climate extremes." Nature Communications 8 (1): 989 [10.1038/s41467-017-01038-w]

    Yagci, A., J. A. Santanello, M. Rodell, M. Deng, and L. Di. 2017. "Detecting the 2012 drought in the southeastern US with MODIS- and GRACE-based drought indicators." Remote Sensing of Hydro-Meteorological Hazards

    Phillips, T. J., S. A. Klein, H.-Y. Ma, et al. Q. Tang, S. Xie, I. N. Williams, J. A. Santanello, D. R. Cook, and M. S. Torn. 2017. "Using ARM Observations to Evaluate Climate Model Simulations of Land-Atmosphere Coupling on the U.S. Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (21): 11,524-11,548 [10.1002/2017jd027141]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, and S. V. Kumar. 2017. "Irrigation Signals Detected From SMAP Soil Moisture Retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (23): 11,860-11,867 [10.1002/2017gl075733]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "Impact of Soil Moisture Assimilation on Land Surface Model Spinup and Coupled Land-Atmosphere Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology 17 517-540 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0072.1]

    Dirmeyer, P. A., J. Wu, H. E. Norton, et al. W. A. Dorigo, S. M. Quiring, T. W. Ford, J. A. Santanello, M. G. Bosilovich, M. B. Ek, R. D. Koster, G. Balsamo, and D. M. Lawrence. 2016. "Confronting Weather and Climate Models with Observational Data from Soil Moisture Networks over the United States." Journal of Hydrometeorology 17 (4): 1049-1067 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0196.1]

    Best, M. J., G. Abramowitz, H. R. Johnson, et al. A. J. Pitman, G. Balsamo, A. Boone, M. Cuntz, B. Decharme, P. A. Dirmeyer, J. Dong, M. Ek, Z. Guo, V. Haverd, B. J. van den Hurk, G. S. Nearing, B. Pak, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, L. Stevens, and N. Vuichard. 2015. "The Plumbing of Land Surface Models: Benchmarking Model Performance." Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 16, issue 3, pp. 1425-1442 16 1425 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0158.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. S. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 12 5967 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5194/hessd-12-5967-2015]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, B. F. Zaitchik, and M. Rodell. 2015. "Impact of irrigation methods on land surface model spinup and initialization of WRF forecasts." Journal of Hydrometeorology 16 1135-1154 [doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0203.1]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software 67 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Santanello, J. A., J. Roundy, and P. A. Dirmeyer. 2015. "Quantifying the Land–Atmosphere Coupling Behavior in Modern Reanalysis Products over the U.S. Southern Great Plains." J. Climate 28 (14): 5813-5829 [10.1175/jcli-d-14-00680.1]

    Bounoua, L., P. Zhang, G. Mostovoy, et al. K. J. Thome, J. G. Masek, M. L. Imhoff, M. Shepherd, D. Quattrochi, J. A. Santanello, J. Silva, R. E. Wolfe, and A. Mounirou Toure. 2015. "Impact of urbanization on US surface climate." Environ. Res. Lett. 10 (8): 084010 [10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084010]

    Wang, S.-Y. S., J. Santanello, H. Wang, et al. D. Barandiaran, R. T. Pinker, S. Schubert, R. R. Gillies, R. Oglesby, K. Hilburn, A. Kilic, and P. Houser. 2015. "An intensified seasonal transition in the Central U.S. that enhances summer drought." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (17): 8804-8816 [10.1002/2014jd023013]

    Tawfik, A. B., P. A. Dirmeyer, and J. A. Santanello. 2015. "The Heated Condensation Framework. Part II: Climatological Behavior of Convective Initiation and Land–Atmosphere Coupling over the Conterminous United States." Journal of Hydrometeorology 16 (5): 1946-1961 [10.1175/jhm-d-14-0118.1]

    Tawfik, A. B., P. A. Dirmeyer, and J. A. Santanello. 2015. "The Heated Condensation Framework. Part I: Description and Southern Great Plains Case Study." Journal of Hydrometeorology 16 (5): 1929-1945 [10.1175/jhm-d-14-0117.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Kumar, S. V., K. W. Harrison, C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, and D. B. Kirschbaum. 2014. "Assessing the Impact of L-Band Observations on Drought and Flood Risk Estimation: A Decision-Theoretic Approach in an OSSE Environment." J. Hydrometeor 15 (6): 2140-2156 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0204.1]

    Matsui, T., J. A. Santanello, J. J. Shi, et al. W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. D. Peters-Lidard, E. M. Kemp, M. Chin, D. O. Starr, M. Sekiguchi, and F. Aires. 2014. "Introducing multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for regional Earth System modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119 (13): 8450-8475 [10.1002/2013JD021424]

    Santanello, J., C. D. Peters-Lidard, A. Kennedy, S. Kumar, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Diagnosing the Nature of Land–Atmosphere Coupling: A Case Study of Dry/Wet Extremes in the U.S. Southern Great Plains." J. Hydrometeor. 14 (1): 3-24 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-023.1]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. W. Harrison, and S. Zhou. 2013. "Impact of Land Model Calibration on Coupled Land–Atmosphere Prediction." J. Hydrometeor. 14 (5): 1373-1400 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-0127.1]

    Tao, Z., J. A. Santanello, M. Chin, et al. S. Zhou, Q. Tan, E. M. Kemp, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Effect of land cover on atmospheric processes and air quality over the continental United States – a NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF) model study." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13 (13): 6207-6226 [10.5194/acp-13-6207-2013]

    Zaitchik, B. F., J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2013. "Representation of Soil Moisture Feedbacks during Drought in NASA Unified WRF (NU-WRF)." J. Hydrometeor 14 (1): 360-367 [10.1175/JHM-D-12-069.1]

    Kumar, S., R. Reichle, K. Harrison, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, S. Yatheendradas, and J. Santanello. 2012. "A comparison of methods for a priori bias correction in soil moisture data assimilation." Water Resour. Res. 48 (3): W03515 [10.1029/2010WR010261]

    Kumar, S., C. Peters-Lidard, J. Santanello, et al. K. Harrison, Y. Liu, and M. Shaw. 2012. "Land surface Verification Toolkit (LVT) – a generalized framework for land surface model evaluation." Geosci. Model Dev. 5 (3): 869-886 [10.5194/gmd-5-869-2012]

    Harrison, K., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. A. Santanello. 2012. "Quantifying the change in soil moisture modeling uncertainty from remote sensing observations using Bayesian inference techniques." Water Resour. Res. 48 (11): W11514 [10.1029/2012WR012337]

    Santanello, J. 2011. "Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling via the Soil Moisture-Boundary Layer Interaction." J. Hydrometeor. 12 766-786.

    Santanello, J. A. 2011. "Results from Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) Project." GEWEX Newsletter 21 (4): 7-9

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, and S. V. Kumar. 2011. "Diagnosing the Sensitivity of Local Land–Atmosphere Coupling via the Soil Moisture–Boundary Layer Interaction." J. Hydrometeor 12 (5): 766-786 [10.1175/JHM-D-10-05014.1]

    van den Hurk, B., M. Best, P. Dirmeyer, et al. A. Pitman, J. Polcher, and J. A. Santanello. 2011. "Acceleration of Land Surface Model Development over a Decade of Glass." Bull Amer Meteor Soc 92 (12): 1593–1600 [10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00007.1]

    Santanello, J. 2009. "A modeling and observational framework for diagnosing local land-atmosphere coupling on diurnal time scales." J. Hydrometeorology 10 577-599.

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., D. M. Mocko, M. Garcia, et al. J. A. Santanello, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and Y. Wu. 2008. "Role of precipitation uncertainty in the estimation of hydrologic soil properties using remotely sensed soil moisture in a semi-arid environment." Water Resour. Res. 44 (5): W05S18 [10.1029/2007WR005884]

    Santanello, J. A., C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Garcia, et al. D. M. Mocko, M. Tischler, M. Moran, and D. Thoma. 2007. "Using remotely-sensed estimates of soil moisture to infer soil texture and hydraulic properties across a semi-arid watershed." Remote Sens. Environ. 110 (1): 79-97 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.02.007]

    Santanello, J. A., M. Friedl, and M. Ek. 2007. "Convective Planetary Boundary Layer Interactions with the Land Surface at Diurnal Time Scales: Diagnostics and Feedbacks." J Hydrometeorol 8 (5): 1082-1097 [10.1175/JHM614.1]

    Santanello, J. A., M. Friedl, and W. Kustas. 2005. "Empirical Investigation of Convective Planetary Boundary Layer Evolution and its Relationship with the Land Surface." J Appl Meteorol 44 (6): 917-932 [10.1175/JAM2240.1]

    Santanello, J. A., and M. Friedl. 2003. "Diurnal Covariation in Soil Heat Flux and Net Radiation." J Appl Meteorol 42 (6): 851-862 [10.1175/1520-0450(2003)042<0851:DCISHF>2.0.CO;2]

    Santanello, J., and T. Carlson. 2001. "Mesoscale Simulation of Rapid Soil Drying and its Implications for Predicting Daytime Temperature." J Hydrometeor 2 71-88

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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