Dr. Kerry G Meyer

Dr. Kerry G Meyer

  • RSCH AST, CLIMATE AND RADIATION STD
  • 301.614.6186
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Kerry Meyer's research interests include satellite and aircraft remote sensing of clouds and aerosols. He is a member of the MODIS, S-NPP, and DSCOVR science teams, working on the operational cloud optical and microphysical property products as well as EOS-SNPP climate data record continuity. He has also been involved with remote sensing field campaigns using the MODIS Airborne Simulator flown on the NASA ER-2.

    Meyer joined the Climate and Radiation Branch of the Laboratory for Atmospheres in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program. He was an Assistant Research Scientist with Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, from 2010 to 2011, and from 2011 through 2016 was a Research Scientist with Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research, Universities Space Research Association. In January 2017, he became a civil servant in the Climate and Radiation Branch.

    Current Projects

    NASA MODIS Cloud Products (MOD06)

    NASA MODIS-VIIRS Continuity Cloud Products (MODAWG)

    NASA EPIC Cloud Products

    CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Team

    ORACLES

    PACE Science Team

    Positions/Employment

    1/2017 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
    5/2011 - 1/2017

    Research Scientist

    Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research, Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, Maryland
    9/2010 - 5/2011

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
    9/2007 - 8/2010

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    NASA Postdoctoral Program, NASA GSFC

    Education

    2007 Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, in Atmospheric Sciences
    2004 M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, in Atmospheric Sciences
    2001 B.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, in Meteorology

    Professional Service

    2016-present: Associate Editor for Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

    Other Professional Information

    ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-8095-2016

    Publications

    Refereed

    Platnick, S. E., K. G. Meyer, M. D. King, et al. G. Wind, N. Amarasinghe, B. Marchant, G. T. Arnold, Z. Zhang, P. A. Hubanks, R. E. Holz, P. Yang, W. L. Ridgway, and J. Riedi. 2017. "The MODIS cloud optical and microphysical products: Collection 6 updates and examples from Terra and Aqua." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. , 55 (1): 502–525 [10.1109/TGRS.2016.2610522]

    Yue, Q., B. H. Kahn, E. J. Fetzer, et al. S. Wong, R. Frey, and K. G. Meyer. 2017. "On the response of MODIS cloud coverage to global mean surface air temperature." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122: 966-979 [10.1002/2016jd025174]

    Ding, J., P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, et al. M. D. King, S. Platnick, and K. G. Meyer. 2017. "Validation of quasi-invariant ice cloud radiative quantities with MODIS satellite-based cloud property retrievals." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 194: 47-57 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.03.025]

    Rajapakshe, C., Z. Zhang, J. E. Yorks, et al. H. Yu, Q. Tan, K. Meyer, S. Platnick, and D. M. Winker. 2017. "Seasonally transported aerosol layers over southeast Atlantic are closer to underlying clouds than previously reported." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1002/2017gl073559]

    Fauchez, T., S. Platnick, K. Meyer, et al. C. Cornet, F. Szczap, and T. Várnai. 2017. "Scale dependence of cirrus horizontal heterogeneity effects on TOA measurements – Part I: MODIS brightness temperatures in the thermal infrared." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (13): 8489-8508 [10.5194/acp-17-8489-2017]

    Ding, J., P. Yang, R. E. Holz, et al. S. E. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, M. A. Vaughan, Y. Hu, and M. D. King. 2016. "Ice cloud backscatter study and comparison with CALIPSO and MODIS satellite data." Optics Express, 24 (1): 620 [10.1364/oe.24.000620]

    Yuan, T. L., L. Oreopoulos, M. Zelinka, et al. H. Yu, J. Norris, M. Chin, S. E. Platnick, and K. G. Meyer. 2016. "Positive low cloud and dust feedbacks amplify tropical North Atlantic multidecadal oscillation." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (3): 1349–1356 [10.1002/2016gl067679]

    Zhang, Z., K. Meyer, H. Yu, et al. S. Platnick, P. Colarco, Z. Liu, and L. Oreopoulos. 2016. "Shortwave direct radiative effects of above-cloud aerosols over global oceans derived from 8 years of CALIOP and MODIS observations." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16 (5): 2877-2900 [10.5194/acp-16-2877-2016]

    Marchant, B., S. Platnick, K. Meyer, G. T. Arnold, and J. Riedi. 2016. "MODIS Collection 6 shortwave-derived cloud phase classification algorithm and comparisons with CALIOP." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (4): 1587-1599 [10.5194/amt-9-1587-2016]

    Meyer, K. G., S. E. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, et al. R. E. Holz, P. Veglio, J. E. Yorks, and C. Wang. 2016. "Cirrus cloud optical and microphysical property retrievals from eMAS during SEAC4RS using bi-spectral reflectance measurements within the 1.88  µm water vapor absorption band." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (4): 1743-1753 [10.5194/amt-9-1743-2016]

    Wang, C., S. E. Platnick, Z. Zhang, et al. K. G. Meyer, G. Wind, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 2. Retrieval evaluation." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121: [10.1002/2015jd024528]

    Holz, R. E., S. E. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, et al. M. Vaughan, A. Heidinger, P. Yang, G. Wind, S. Dutcher, S. Ackerman, N. Amarasinghe, F. Nagle, and C. Wang. 2016. "Resolving ice cloud optical thickness biases between CALIOP and MODIS using infrared retrievals." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16 (8): 5075-5090 [10.5194/acp-16-5075-2016]

    Meyer, K., Y. Yang, and S. Platnick. 2016. "Uncertainties in cloud phase and optical thickness retrievals from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (4): 1785-1797 [10.5194/amt-9-1785-2016]

    Wang, C., S. Platnick, Z. Zhang, K. Meyer, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 1. Forward model, error analysis, and information content." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121 (10): 5809-5826 [10.1002/2015jd024526]

    Hioki, S., P. Yang, B. A. Baum, et al. S. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, M. D. King, and J. Riedi. 2016. "Degree of ice particle surface roughness inferred from polarimetric observations." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16 (12): 7545-7558 [10.5194/acp-16-7545-2016]

    Zhang, Z., F. Werner, H.-M. Cho, et al. G. Wind, S. Platnick, A. S. Ackerman, L. Di Girolamo, A. Marshak, and K. Meyer. 2016. "A framework based on 2-D Taylor expansion for quantifying the impacts of subpixel reflectance variance and covariance on cloud optical thickness and effective radius retrievals based on the bispectral method." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (12): 7007-7025 [10.1002/2016jd024837]

    Thompson, D. R., I. McCubbin, B. C. Gao, et al. R. O. Green, A. A. Matthews, F. Mei, K. G. Meyer, S. Platnick, B. Schmid, J. Tomlinson, and E. Wilcox. 2016. "Measuring cloud thermodynamic phase with shortwave infrared imaging spectroscopy." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (15): 9174-9190 [10.1002/2016jd024999]

    Werner, F., G. Wind, Z. Zhang, et al. S. Platnick, L. Di Girolamo, G. Zhao, N. Amarasinghe, and K. Meyer. 2016. "Marine boundary layer cloud property retrievals from high-resolution ASTER observations: case studies and comparison with Terra MODIS." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (12): 5869-5894 [10.5194/amt-9-5869-2016]

    Liu, C., P. Yang, S. L. Nasiri, et al. S. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, C. Wang, and S. Ding. 2015. "A fast Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite simulator for cloudy atmospheres." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (1): 240-255 [10.1002/2014jd022443]

    Fauchez, T., P. Dubuisson, C. Cornet, et al. F. Szczap, A. Garnier, J. Pelon, and K. G. Meyer. 2015. "Impacts of cloud heterogeneities on cirrus optical properties retrieved from space-based thermal infrared radiometry." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8 (2): 633-647 [10.5194/amt-8-633-2015]

    Cho, H.-M., Z. Zhang, K. G. Meyer, et al. M. Lebsock, S. E. Platnick, A. S. Ackerman, L. Di Girolamo, L. C. Labonnote, C. Cornet, J. Riedi, and R. E. Holz. 2015. "Frequency and causes of failed MODIS cloud property retrievals for liquid phase clouds over global oceans." J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos, 120 (9): 4132-4154 [10.1002/2015JD023161]

    Meyer, K. G., and S. E. Platnick. 2015. "Simultaneously inferring above-cloud absorbing aerosol optical thickness and underlying liquid phase cloud optical and microphysical properties using MODIS." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos, 120 (11): 5524–5547 [10.1002/2015JD023128]

    Zhang, Z., K. Meyer, S. Platnick, et al. L. Oreopoulos, D. Lee, and H. Yu. 2014. "A novel method for estimating shortwave direct radiative effect of above-cloud aerosols using CALIOP and MODIS data." Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7 (6): 1777-1789 [10.5194/amt-7-1777-2014]

    Meyer, K. G., S. E. Platnick, L. Oreopoulos, and D. Lee. 2013. "Estimating the direct radiative effect of absorbing aerosols overlying marine boundary layer clouds in the southeast Atlantic using MODIS and CALIOP." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118 (10): 4801-4815 [10.1002/jgrd.50449]

    Meyer, K. G., and S. E. Platnick. 2010. "Utilizing the MODIS 1.38 μ m channel for cirrus cloud optical thickness retrievals: Algorithm and retrieval uncertainties." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D24): D24209 [10.1029/2010JD014872]

    Meyer, K. G., P. Yang, and B.-C. Gao. 2007. "Ice Cloud Optical Depth From MODIS Cirrus Reflectance." IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, 4 (3): 471-474 [10.1109/LGRS.2007.897428]

    Meyer, K. G., P. Yang, and B.-C. Gao. 2007. "Tropical ice cloud optical depth, ice water path, and frequency fields inferred from the MODIS level-3 data." Atmospheric Research, 85: 171-182 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2006.09.009]

    Meyer, K. G., P. Yang, and B.-C. Gao. 2004. "Optical Thickness of Tropical Cirrus Clouds Derived From the MODIS 0.66- and 1.375-µm Channels." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, 42 (4): 833-841 [10.1109/TGRS.2003.818939]

    Gao, B.-C., K. G. Meyer, and P. Yang. 2004. "A New Concept on Remote Sensing of Cirrus Optical Depth and Effective Ice Particle Size Using Strong Water Vapor Absorption Channels Near 1.38 and 1.88 µm." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, 42 (9): 1891-1899 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.833778]

    Brief Bio

    Kerry Meyer's research interests include satellite and aircraft remote sensing of clouds and aerosols. He is a member of the MODIS, S-NPP, and DSCOVR science teams, working on the operational cloud optical and microphysical property products as well as EOS-SNPP climate data record continuity. He has also been involved with remote sensing field campaigns using the MODIS Airborne Simulator flown on the NASA ER-2.

    Meyer joined the Climate and Radiation Branch of the Laboratory for Atmospheres in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program. He was an Assistant Research Scientist with Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, from 2010 to 2011, and from 2011 through 2016 was a Research Scientist with Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research, Universities Space Research Association. In January 2017, he became a civil servant in the Climate and Radiation Branch.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Platnick, S. E., K. G. Meyer, M. D. King, et al. G. Wind, N. Amarasinghe, B. Marchant, G. T. Arnold, Z. Zhang, P. A. Hubanks, R. E. Holz, P. Yang, W. L. Ridgway, and J. Riedi. 2017. "The MODIS cloud optical and microphysical products: Collection 6 updates and examples from Terra and Aqua." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 55 (1): 502–525 [10.1109/TGRS.2016.2610522]

    Yue, Q., B. H. Kahn, E. J. Fetzer, et al. S. Wong, R. Frey, and K. G. Meyer. 2017. "On the response of MODIS cloud coverage to global mean surface air temperature." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 966-979 [10.1002/2016jd025174]

    Ding, J., P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, et al. M. D. King, S. Platnick, and K. G. Meyer. 2017. "Validation of quasi-invariant ice cloud radiative quantities with MODIS satellite-based cloud property retrievals." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 194 47-57 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.03.025]

    Rajapakshe, C., Z. Zhang, J. E. Yorks, et al. H. Yu, Q. Tan, K. Meyer, S. Platnick, and D. M. Winker. 2017. "Seasonally transported aerosol layers over southeast Atlantic are closer to underlying clouds than previously reported." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2017gl073559]

    Fauchez, T., S. Platnick, K. Meyer, et al. C. Cornet, F. Szczap, and T. Várnai. 2017. "Scale dependence of cirrus horizontal heterogeneity effects on TOA measurements – Part I: MODIS brightness temperatures in the thermal infrared." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (13): 8489-8508 [10.5194/acp-17-8489-2017]

    Ding, J., P. Yang, R. E. Holz, et al. S. E. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, M. A. Vaughan, Y. Hu, and M. D. King. 2016. "Ice cloud backscatter study and comparison with CALIPSO and MODIS satellite data." Optics Express 24 (1): 620 [10.1364/oe.24.000620]

    Yuan, T. L., L. Oreopoulos, M. Zelinka, et al. H. Yu, J. Norris, M. Chin, S. E. Platnick, and K. G. Meyer. 2016. "Positive low cloud and dust feedbacks amplify tropical North Atlantic multidecadal oscillation." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (3): 1349–1356 [10.1002/2016gl067679]

    Zhang, Z., K. Meyer, H. Yu, et al. S. Platnick, P. Colarco, Z. Liu, and L. Oreopoulos. 2016. "Shortwave direct radiative effects of above-cloud aerosols over global oceans derived from 8 years of CALIOP and MODIS observations." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (5): 2877-2900 [10.5194/acp-16-2877-2016]

    Marchant, B., S. Platnick, K. Meyer, G. T. Arnold, and J. Riedi. 2016. "MODIS Collection 6 shortwave-derived cloud phase classification algorithm and comparisons with CALIOP." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (4): 1587-1599 [10.5194/amt-9-1587-2016]

    Meyer, K. G., S. E. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, et al. R. E. Holz, P. Veglio, J. E. Yorks, and C. Wang. 2016. "Cirrus cloud optical and microphysical property retrievals from eMAS during SEAC4RS using bi-spectral reflectance measurements within the 1.88  µm water vapor absorption band." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (4): 1743-1753 [10.5194/amt-9-1743-2016]

    Wang, C., S. E. Platnick, Z. Zhang, et al. K. G. Meyer, G. Wind, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 2. Retrieval evaluation." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 [10.1002/2015jd024528]

    Holz, R. E., S. E. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, et al. M. Vaughan, A. Heidinger, P. Yang, G. Wind, S. Dutcher, S. Ackerman, N. Amarasinghe, F. Nagle, and C. Wang. 2016. "Resolving ice cloud optical thickness biases between CALIOP and MODIS using infrared retrievals." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (8): 5075-5090 [10.5194/acp-16-5075-2016]

    Meyer, K., Y. Yang, and S. Platnick. 2016. "Uncertainties in cloud phase and optical thickness retrievals from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (4): 1785-1797 [10.5194/amt-9-1785-2016]

    Wang, C., S. Platnick, Z. Zhang, K. Meyer, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 1. Forward model, error analysis, and information content." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 (10): 5809-5826 [10.1002/2015jd024526]

    Hioki, S., P. Yang, B. A. Baum, et al. S. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, M. D. King, and J. Riedi. 2016. "Degree of ice particle surface roughness inferred from polarimetric observations." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (12): 7545-7558 [10.5194/acp-16-7545-2016]

    Zhang, Z., F. Werner, H.-M. Cho, et al. G. Wind, S. Platnick, A. S. Ackerman, L. Di Girolamo, A. Marshak, and K. Meyer. 2016. "A framework based on 2-D Taylor expansion for quantifying the impacts of subpixel reflectance variance and covariance on cloud optical thickness and effective radius retrievals based on the bispectral method." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121 (12): 7007-7025 [10.1002/2016jd024837]

    Thompson, D. R., I. McCubbin, B. C. Gao, et al. R. O. Green, A. A. Matthews, F. Mei, K. G. Meyer, S. Platnick, B. Schmid, J. Tomlinson, and E. Wilcox. 2016. "Measuring cloud thermodynamic phase with shortwave infrared imaging spectroscopy." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121 (15): 9174-9190 [10.1002/2016jd024999]

    Werner, F., G. Wind, Z. Zhang, et al. S. Platnick, L. Di Girolamo, G. Zhao, N. Amarasinghe, and K. Meyer. 2016. "Marine boundary layer cloud property retrievals from high-resolution ASTER observations: case studies and comparison with Terra MODIS." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (12): 5869-5894 [10.5194/amt-9-5869-2016]

    Liu, C., P. Yang, S. L. Nasiri, et al. S. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, C. Wang, and S. Ding. 2015. "A fast Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite simulator for cloudy atmospheres." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (1): 240-255 [10.1002/2014jd022443]

    Fauchez, T., P. Dubuisson, C. Cornet, et al. F. Szczap, A. Garnier, J. Pelon, and K. G. Meyer. 2015. "Impacts of cloud heterogeneities on cirrus optical properties retrieved from space-based thermal infrared radiometry." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 8 (2): 633-647 [10.5194/amt-8-633-2015]

    Cho, H.-M., Z. Zhang, K. G. Meyer, et al. M. Lebsock, S. E. Platnick, A. S. Ackerman, L. Di Girolamo, L. C. Labonnote, C. Cornet, J. Riedi, and R. E. Holz. 2015. "Frequency and causes of failed MODIS cloud property retrievals for liquid phase clouds over global oceans." J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos 120 (9): 4132-4154 [10.1002/2015JD023161]

    Meyer, K. G., and S. E. Platnick. 2015. "Simultaneously inferring above-cloud absorbing aerosol optical thickness and underlying liquid phase cloud optical and microphysical properties using MODIS." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 120 (11): 5524–5547 [10.1002/2015JD023128]

    Zhang, Z., K. Meyer, S. Platnick, et al. L. Oreopoulos, D. Lee, and H. Yu. 2014. "A novel method for estimating shortwave direct radiative effect of above-cloud aerosols using CALIOP and MODIS data." Atmos. Meas. Tech. 7 (6): 1777-1789 [10.5194/amt-7-1777-2014]

    Meyer, K. G., S. E. Platnick, L. Oreopoulos, and D. Lee. 2013. "Estimating the direct radiative effect of absorbing aerosols overlying marine boundary layer clouds in the southeast Atlantic using MODIS and CALIOP." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (10): 4801-4815 [10.1002/jgrd.50449]

    Meyer, K. G., and S. E. Platnick. 2010. "Utilizing the MODIS 1.38 μ m channel for cirrus cloud optical thickness retrievals: Algorithm and retrieval uncertainties." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (D24): D24209 [10.1029/2010JD014872]

    Meyer, K. G., P. Yang, and B.-C. Gao. 2007. "Ice Cloud Optical Depth From MODIS Cirrus Reflectance." IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS 4 (3): 471-474 [10.1109/LGRS.2007.897428]

    Meyer, K. G., P. Yang, and B.-C. Gao. 2007. "Tropical ice cloud optical depth, ice water path, and frequency fields inferred from the MODIS level-3 data." Atmospheric Research 85 171-182 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2006.09.009]

    Meyer, K. G., P. Yang, and B.-C. Gao. 2004. "Optical Thickness of Tropical Cirrus Clouds Derived From the MODIS 0.66- and 1.375-µm Channels." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (4): 833-841 [10.1109/TGRS.2003.818939]

    Gao, B.-C., K. G. Meyer, and P. Yang. 2004. "A New Concept on Remote Sensing of Cirrus Optical Depth and Effective Ice Particle Size Using Strong Water Vapor Absorption Channels Near 1.38 and 1.88 µm." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (9): 1891-1899 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.833778]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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