Kenneth Sinclair

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Kenneth Sinclair

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  • NASA GISS
  • 2880 Broadway
  • New York , NY 10025
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Education

    2014 - 2019               Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

    2012                          M.A., Earth and Environmental Science, Columbia University

    2011                          M.Sc., Earth and Space Science, York University

    2009                          B.A.Sc., Specialized Honors Space Engineering, York University

    Positions/Employment

    2019 - Present

    NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

    Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
    2014 - 2019

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Columbia University, New York, NY
    2013 - 2014

    Research Consultant

    SciSpace LLC / NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY
    2012 - 2013

    Research Assistant

    Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University, New York, NY
    2009 - 2011

    Research & Technical Assistant

    COM DEV Ltd., Ottawa, Canada

    Publications

    Refereed

    Dadashazar, H., D. Painemal, M. Alipanah, et al. M. Brunke, S. Chellappan, A. F. Corral, E. Crosbie, S. Kirschler, H. Liu, R. H. Moore, C. Robinson, A. J. Scarino, M. Shook, K. Sinclair, K. L. Thornhill, C. Voigt, H. Wang, E. Winstead, X. Zeng, L. Ziemba, P. Zuidema, and A. Sorooshian. 2021. "Cloud drop number concentrations over the western North Atlantic Ocean: seasonal cycle, aerosol interrelationships, and other influential factors." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (13): 10499-10526 [10.5194/acp-21-10499-2021]

    Sinclair, K., B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. M. Alexandrov, A. M. Dzambo, and T. L’Ecuyer. 2021. "Inference of Precipitation in Warm Stratiform Clouds using Remotely Sensed Observations of the Cloud Top Droplet Size Distribution." Geophysical Research Letters, (Accepted) [10.1029/2021gl092547]

    Quaas, J., A. Arola, B. Cairns, et al. M. Christensen, H. Deneke, A. M. Ekman, G. Feingold, A. M. Fridlind, E. Gryspeerdt, O. Hasekamp, Z. Li, A. Lipponen, P.-L. Ma, J. Mülmenstädt, A. Nenes, J. E. Penner, D. Rosenfeld, R. Schrödner, K. Sinclair, O. Sourdeval, P. Stier, M. Tesche, B. van Diedenhoven, and M. Wendisch. 2020. "Constraining the Twomey effect from satellite observations: issues and perspectives." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20 (23): 15079-15099 [10.5194/acp-20-15079-2020]

    Dzambo, A. M., T. L'Ecuyer, K. Sinclair, et al. B. van Diedenhoven, S. Gupta, G. McFarquhar, J. R. O'Brien, B. Cairns, A. P. Wasilewski, and M. Alexandrov. 2020. "Joint Cloud Water Path and Rain Water Path Retrievals from ORACLES Observations." (In Press) [10.5194/acp-2020-849]

    Sinclair, K., B. Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. M. Alexandrov, R. Moore, L. D. Ziemba, and E. Crosbie. 2020. "Observations of Aerosol‐Cloud Interactions During the North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystem Study." Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (3): [10.1029/2019gl085851]

    Sinclair, K., B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. M. Alexandrov, R. Moore, E. Crosbie, and L. Ziemba. 2019. "Polarimetric retrievals of cloud droplet number concentrations." Remote Sensing of Environment, 228: 227-240 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.04.008]

    Knobelspiesse, K., Q. Tan, C. Bruegge, et al. B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, B. van Diedenhoven, D. Diner, R. Ferrare, G. van Harten, V. Jovanovic, M. Ottaviani, J. Redemann, F. Seidel, and K. Sinclair. 2019. "Intercomparison of airborne multi-angle polarimeter observations from the Polarimeter Definition Experiment." Applied Optics, 58 (3): 650 [10.1364/ao.58.000650]

    Alexandrov, M. D., B. Cairns, K. Sinclair, et al. A. P. Wasilewski, L. Ziemba, E. Crosbie, R. Moore, J. Hair, A. J. Scarino, Y. Hu, S. Stamnes, M. A. Shook, and G. Chen. 2018. "Retrievals of cloud droplet size from the research scanning polarimeter data: Validation using in situ measurements." Remote Sensing of Environment, 210: 76-95 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.005]

    Grosvenor, D. P., O. Sourdeval, P. Zuidema, et al. A. Ackerman, M. D. Alexandrov, R. Bennartz, R. Boers, B. Cairns, J. C. Chiu, M. Christensen, H. Deneke, M. Diamond, G. Feingold, A. Fridlind, A. Hünerbein, C. Knist, P. Kollias, A. Marshak, D. McCoy, D. Merk, D. Painemal, J. Rausch, D. Rosenfeld, H. Russchenberg, P. Seifert, K. Sinclair, P. Stier, B. van Diedenhoven, M. Wendisch, F. Werner, R. Wood, Z. Zhang, and J. Quaas. 2018. "Remote Sensing of Droplet Number Concentration in Warm Clouds: A Review of the Current State of Knowledge and Perspectives." Reviews of Geophysics, 56 (2): 409-453 [10.1029/2017rg000593]

    Sinclair, K., B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. J. Yorks, A. Wasilewski, and M. McGill. 2017. "Remote Sensing of Multiple Cloud Layer Heights using Multi-Angular Measurements." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 1-23 [10.5194/amt-10-2361-2017]

    Florjańczyk, M., C. Alonso-Ramos, P. Bock, et al. A. Bogdanov, P. Cheben, Í. Molina-Fernández, S. Janz, B. Lamontagne, A. Ortega-Moñux, A. Scott, K. Sinclair, B. Solheim, and D.-X. Xu. 2012. "Development of a Fourier-transform waveguide spectrometer for space applications." Optical and Quantum Electronics, 44 (12-13): 549-556 [10.1007/s11082-012-9596-6]

    Sinclair, K., P. Cheben, M. Florjańczyk, et al. B. Quine, A. Scott, and B. Solheim. 2011. "Design of a slab waveguide multiaperture spectrometer for field observations." Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, 57 (1): 53-58 [10.5589/q11-008]

    Non-Refereed

    Sinclair, K. 2019. "Polarimetric Retrievals of Cloud Droplet Number Concentration: Towards a Better Understanding of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions." Ph.D. thesis. Columbia University [https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-c0p8-2743]

    Sinclair, K. 2014. "Design and Test of a Slab Waveguide Spectrometer for Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water Vapor." Masters thesis. York University [http://hdl.handle.net/10315/27707]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Dadashazar, H., D. Painemal, M. Alipanah, et al. M. Brunke, S. Chellappan, A. F. Corral, E. Crosbie, S. Kirschler, H. Liu, R. H. Moore, C. Robinson, A. J. Scarino, M. Shook, K. Sinclair, K. L. Thornhill, C. Voigt, H. Wang, E. Winstead, X. Zeng, L. Ziemba, P. Zuidema, and A. Sorooshian. 2021. "Cloud drop number concentrations over the western North Atlantic Ocean: seasonal cycle, aerosol interrelationships, and other influential factors." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (13): 10499-10526 [10.5194/acp-21-10499-2021]

    Sinclair, K., B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. M. Alexandrov, A. M. Dzambo, and T. L’Ecuyer. 2021. "Inference of Precipitation in Warm Stratiform Clouds using Remotely Sensed Observations of the Cloud Top Droplet Size Distribution." Geophysical Research Letters (Accepted) [10.1029/2021gl092547]

    Quaas, J., A. Arola, B. Cairns, et al. M. Christensen, H. Deneke, A. M. Ekman, G. Feingold, A. M. Fridlind, E. Gryspeerdt, O. Hasekamp, Z. Li, A. Lipponen, P.-L. Ma, J. Mülmenstädt, A. Nenes, J. E. Penner, D. Rosenfeld, R. Schrödner, K. Sinclair, O. Sourdeval, P. Stier, M. Tesche, B. van Diedenhoven, and M. Wendisch. 2020. "Constraining the Twomey effect from satellite observations: issues and perspectives." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20 (23): 15079-15099 [10.5194/acp-20-15079-2020]

    Dzambo, A. M., T. L'Ecuyer, K. Sinclair, et al. B. van Diedenhoven, S. Gupta, G. McFarquhar, J. R. O'Brien, B. Cairns, A. P. Wasilewski, and M. Alexandrov. 2020. "Joint Cloud Water Path and Rain Water Path Retrievals from ORACLES Observations." (In Press) [10.5194/acp-2020-849]

    Sinclair, K., B. Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. M. Alexandrov, R. Moore, L. D. Ziemba, and E. Crosbie. 2020. "Observations of Aerosol‐Cloud Interactions During the North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystem Study." Geophysical Research Letters 47 (3): [10.1029/2019gl085851]

    Sinclair, K., B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. M. Alexandrov, R. Moore, E. Crosbie, and L. Ziemba. 2019. "Polarimetric retrievals of cloud droplet number concentrations." Remote Sensing of Environment 228 227-240 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.04.008]

    Knobelspiesse, K., Q. Tan, C. Bruegge, et al. B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, B. van Diedenhoven, D. Diner, R. Ferrare, G. van Harten, V. Jovanovic, M. Ottaviani, J. Redemann, F. Seidel, and K. Sinclair. 2019. "Intercomparison of airborne multi-angle polarimeter observations from the Polarimeter Definition Experiment." Applied Optics 58 (3): 650 [10.1364/ao.58.000650]

    Alexandrov, M. D., B. Cairns, K. Sinclair, et al. A. P. Wasilewski, L. Ziemba, E. Crosbie, R. Moore, J. Hair, A. J. Scarino, Y. Hu, S. Stamnes, M. A. Shook, and G. Chen. 2018. "Retrievals of cloud droplet size from the research scanning polarimeter data: Validation using in situ measurements." Remote Sensing of Environment 210 76-95 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.005]

    Grosvenor, D. P., O. Sourdeval, P. Zuidema, et al. A. Ackerman, M. D. Alexandrov, R. Bennartz, R. Boers, B. Cairns, J. C. Chiu, M. Christensen, H. Deneke, M. Diamond, G. Feingold, A. Fridlind, A. Hünerbein, C. Knist, P. Kollias, A. Marshak, D. McCoy, D. Merk, D. Painemal, J. Rausch, D. Rosenfeld, H. Russchenberg, P. Seifert, K. Sinclair, P. Stier, B. van Diedenhoven, M. Wendisch, F. Werner, R. Wood, Z. Zhang, and J. Quaas. 2018. "Remote Sensing of Droplet Number Concentration in Warm Clouds: A Review of the Current State of Knowledge and Perspectives." Reviews of Geophysics 56 (2): 409-453 [10.1029/2017rg000593]

    Sinclair, K., B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, et al. J. Yorks, A. Wasilewski, and M. McGill. 2017. "Remote Sensing of Multiple Cloud Layer Heights using Multi-Angular Measurements." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions 1-23 [10.5194/amt-10-2361-2017]

    Florjańczyk, M., C. Alonso-Ramos, P. Bock, et al. A. Bogdanov, P. Cheben, Í. Molina-Fernández, S. Janz, B. Lamontagne, A. Ortega-Moñux, A. Scott, K. Sinclair, B. Solheim, and D.-X. Xu. 2012. "Development of a Fourier-transform waveguide spectrometer for space applications." Optical and Quantum Electronics 44 (12-13): 549-556 [10.1007/s11082-012-9596-6]

    Sinclair, K., P. Cheben, M. Florjańczyk, et al. B. Quine, A. Scott, and B. Solheim. 2011. "Design of a slab waveguide multiaperture spectrometer for field observations." Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal 57 (1): 53-58 [10.5589/q11-008]

    Non-Refereed

    Sinclair, K. 2019. "Polarimetric Retrievals of Cloud Droplet Number Concentration: Towards a Better Understanding of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions." Ph.D. thesis. Columbia University [https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-c0p8-2743]

    Sinclair, K. 2014. "Design and Test of a Slab Waveguide Spectrometer for Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water Vapor." Masters thesis. York University [http://hdl.handle.net/10315/27707]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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