Joseph Robinson

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Joseph Robinson

  • Research Analyst, NASA Pandora Project
  • 301.614.6044
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Brief Bio

    Joe is a recent May 2017 graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Biology and Envrionmental Science. He was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and has had an interest in nature and its processes since he was young. Outside of NASA, his interests include hiking and backpacking in America's National Parks and travelling.

    Research Interests

    Air Quality

    Use of ground-based and in-situ measurements to monitor tropospheric composition as it relates to pollution, specifically in urban areas and near pollution sources.

    Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry

    Use of measurements from ground-based, in-situ and satellite instruments to monitor the composition of Earth's atmosphere and how gases interact with each other through chemical processes.

    Atmospheric Dynamics

    Investigating how small and large scale atmospheric processes and circulations affect atmospheric composition and chemistry. Use of ground-based instruments to monitor changes in trace gas concentrations tied to atmospheric circulation.

    Modeling and Ground-based Measurements

    Using models and ground-based observations of atmospheric composition to provide insight into how well models and observations agree, particularly tied to atmospheric circulations.

    Positions/Employment

    6/2017 - Present

    Research Analyst

    University of Maryland Baltimore County, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Aid in data processing and analysis for the NASA Pandora Project. Work closely with members from other NASA instrument groups as well as collaborators outside the government to provide scientific context to Pandora and other observations.

    Education

    B.S. in Biology and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

    Professional Service

    Organized logistics for, and facilitated, an intensive two-day operational workshop for users of the Pandora Sun Spectrometer instrument. Goals of the workshop were also to further foster relationships for continued collaboration between the NASA Pandora Project and government and university members.

    Special Experience

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Volunteer

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    NASA Ozone Water-Land Environmental Transition Study Science Team Meeting

    10 / 17 / 2017

    Presented preliminary research on Chesapeake Bay water-land trace gas and pollution gradients seen by Pandora Sun Spectrometers during the 2017 NASA OWLETS campaign.

    Other

    Surface layer climatological analysis of meteorological data at the VCU Rice Center

    5 / 12 / 2017

    Presented research to the environmental and life sciences research community on development and applications of a short-term surface layer climatology for the VCU Rice Center, VCU's field research station.

    National Conference on Undergraduate Research

    4 / 6 / 2017

    Presented research on developing a short-term surface layer climatology for the VCU Rice Rivers Center at the 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Memphis.

    Brief Bio

    Joe is a recent May 2017 graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Biology and Envrionmental Science. He was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and has had an interest in nature and its processes since he was young. Outside of NASA, his interests include hiking and backpacking in America's National Parks and travelling.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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