Kristi R Arsenault

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Kristi R Arsenault

  • DATA ANALYST
  • 301.614.5772
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: Science Application International Corp.
  • Brief Bio

    Kristi Arsenault received her B.Sc. in geography from Arizona State University, a M.Sc. in atmospheric sciences from The Ohio State University, and her Ph.D. in climate dynamics from George Mason University. She is a research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GFSC) in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory and works for SAIC, Inc. Her research has included assimilating remotely sensed snow observations in to land surface models to seasonal climate forecasting in Africa and the Middle East. Kristi is also a core member of the Land Information Systems (LIS) team at NASA/GSFC and works on assimilating different satellite observations, such as terrestrial water storage and soil moisture, to improve forecast initial conditions.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Jung, H. C., A. Getirana, K. R. Arsenault, T. R. Holmes, and A. McNally. 2019. "Uncertainties in Evapotranspiration Estimates over West Africa." Remote Sensing, 11 (8): 892 [10.3390/rs11080892]

    Arsenault, K. R., S. V. Kumar, J. V. Geiger, et al. S. Wang, E. Kemp, D. M. Mocko, H. K. Beaudoing, A. Getirana, M. Navari, B. Li, J. Jacob, J. Wegiel, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "The Land surface Data Toolkit (LDT v7.2) – a data fusion environment for land data assimilation systems." Geosci. Model Dev., 11 (9): 3605-3621 [10.5194/gmd-11-3605-2018]

    Jung, H. C., A. Getirana, F. Policelli, et al. A. McNally, K. R. Arsenault, S. Kumar, T. Tadesse, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "Upper Blue Nile Basin Water Budget from a Multi-Model Perspective." Journal of Hydrology, [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.040]

    McNally, A., K. Arsenault, S. Kumar, et al. S. Shukla, P. Peterson, S. Wang, C. Funk, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. P. Verdin. 2017. "A land data assimilation system for sub-Saharan Africa food and water security applications." Scientific Data, 4: 170012 [10.1038/sdata.2017.12]

    Kumar, S. V., B. F. Zaitchik, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Rodell, R. H. Reichle, B. Li, M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, A. Getirana, G. J. De Lannoy, M. H. Cosh, C. R. Hain, M. Anderson, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, and M. Ek. 2016. "Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor., 17 (7): 1951-1972 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0157.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. R. Arsenault, et al. A. Getirana, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Liu. 2015. "Quantifying the added value of snow cover area observations in passive microwave snow depth data assimilation." J. Hydrometeor., 16 (4): 1736-1741 [10.1175/JHM-D-15-0021.1]

    Liu, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, K. R. Arsenault, and D. M. Mocko. 2015. "Blending satellite-based snow depth products with in situ observations for streamflow predictions in the Upper Colorado River Basin." Water Resour. Res., 51 (2): 1182-1202 [10.1002/2014WR016606]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, et al. R. H. Reichle, Y. Liu, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, M. Ek, G. A. Riggs, B. Livneh, and M. Cosh. 2014. "Assimilation of passive microwave-based soil moisture and snow depth retrievals for drought estimation." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (6): 2446-2469 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0132.1]

    Arsenault, K., P. Houser, and D. De Lannoy. 2014. "Evaluation of the MODIS snow cover fraction product." Hydrol. Process., 28 (3): 980–998 [10.1002/hyp.9636]

    Arsenault, K., P. Houser, G. De Lannoy, and P. Dirmeyer. 2013. "Impacts of snow cover fraction data assimilation on modeled energy and moisture budgets." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118 (14): 7489–7504 [10.1002/jgrd.50542]

    De Lannoy, G. J., R. H. Reichle, K. R. Arsenault, et al. P. R. Houser, S. V. Kumar, N. E. Verhoest, and V. R. Pauwels. 2012. "Multiscale assimilation of Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer–EOS snow water equivalent and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer snow cover fraction observations in northern Colorado." Water Resour. Res., 48 (1): W01522 [10.1029/2011WR010588]

    De Lannoy, G. J., R. Reichle, P. Houser, et al. K. Arsenault, N. Verhoest, and V. Pauwels. 2010. "Satellite-Scale Snow Water Equivalent Assimilation into a High-Resolution Land Surface Model." J. Hydrometeor, 11 (2): 352-369 [10.1175/2009JHM1192.1]

    Rodell, M., P. R. Houser, U. Jambor, et al. J. Gottschalck, K. Mitchell, C.-J. Meng, K. Arsenault, B. Cosgrove, J. Radakovich, M. Bosilovich, J. K. Entin, J. P. Walker, D. Lohmann, and D. Toll. 2004. "The Global Land Data Assimilation System." BAMS, 381-394.

    Arsenault, K. R., P. R. Houser, and D. A. Matthews. 2003. "Incorporating the Land Data Assimilation System into Water Resource Management and Decision Support Systems." EOM, 12 (2): 24-27.

    Non-Refereed

    Vieira Getirana, A. C., A. L. Mcnally, J. Roningen, et al. B. Zaitchik, K. R. Arsenault, H. Jung, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "Forecasting Water Availability in Data Sparse and Heavily Managed Catchments in Africa and the Middle East." GEWEX News 27 (4): 8-11.

    Brief Bio

    Kristi Arsenault received her B.Sc. in geography from Arizona State University, a M.Sc. in atmospheric sciences from The Ohio State University, and her Ph.D. in climate dynamics from George Mason University. She is a research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GFSC) in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory and works for SAIC, Inc. Her research has included assimilating remotely sensed snow observations in to land surface models to seasonal climate forecasting in Africa and the Middle East. Kristi is also a core member of the Land Information Systems (LIS) team at NASA/GSFC and works on assimilating different satellite observations, such as terrestrial water storage and soil moisture, to improve forecast initial conditions.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Jung, H. C., A. Getirana, K. R. Arsenault, T. R. Holmes, and A. McNally. 2019. "Uncertainties in Evapotranspiration Estimates over West Africa." Remote Sensing 11 (8): 892 [10.3390/rs11080892]

    Arsenault, K. R., S. V. Kumar, J. V. Geiger, et al. S. Wang, E. Kemp, D. M. Mocko, H. K. Beaudoing, A. Getirana, M. Navari, B. Li, J. Jacob, J. Wegiel, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "The Land surface Data Toolkit (LDT v7.2) – a data fusion environment for land data assimilation systems." Geosci. Model Dev. 11 (9): 3605-3621 [10.5194/gmd-11-3605-2018]

    Jung, H. C., A. Getirana, F. Policelli, et al. A. McNally, K. R. Arsenault, S. Kumar, T. Tadesse, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "Upper Blue Nile Basin Water Budget from a Multi-Model Perspective." Journal of Hydrology [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.040]

    McNally, A., K. Arsenault, S. Kumar, et al. S. Shukla, P. Peterson, S. Wang, C. Funk, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. P. Verdin. 2017. "A land data assimilation system for sub-Saharan Africa food and water security applications." Scientific Data 4 170012 [10.1038/sdata.2017.12]

    Kumar, S. V., B. F. Zaitchik, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Rodell, R. H. Reichle, B. Li, M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, A. Getirana, G. J. De Lannoy, M. H. Cosh, C. R. Hain, M. Anderson, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, and M. Ek. 2016. "Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor. 17 (7): 1951-1972 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0157.1]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. R. Arsenault, et al. A. Getirana, D. M. Mocko, and Y. Liu. 2015. "Quantifying the added value of snow cover area observations in passive microwave snow depth data assimilation." J. Hydrometeor. 16 (4): 1736-1741 [10.1175/JHM-D-15-0021.1]

    Liu, Y., C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. V. Kumar, K. R. Arsenault, and D. M. Mocko. 2015. "Blending satellite-based snow depth products with in situ observations for streamflow predictions in the Upper Colorado River Basin." Water Resour. Res. 51 (2): 1182-1202 [10.1002/2014WR016606]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, et al. R. H. Reichle, Y. Liu, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, M. Ek, G. A. Riggs, B. Livneh, and M. Cosh. 2014. "Assimilation of passive microwave-based soil moisture and snow depth retrievals for drought estimation." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (6): 2446-2469 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-0132.1]

    Arsenault, K., P. Houser, and D. De Lannoy. 2014. "Evaluation of the MODIS snow cover fraction product." Hydrol. Process. 28 (3): 980–998 [10.1002/hyp.9636]

    Arsenault, K., P. Houser, G. De Lannoy, and P. Dirmeyer. 2013. "Impacts of snow cover fraction data assimilation on modeled energy and moisture budgets." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (14): 7489–7504 [10.1002/jgrd.50542]

    De Lannoy, G. J., R. H. Reichle, K. R. Arsenault, et al. P. R. Houser, S. V. Kumar, N. E. Verhoest, and V. R. Pauwels. 2012. "Multiscale assimilation of Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer–EOS snow water equivalent and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer snow cover fraction observations in northern Colorado." Water Resour. Res. 48 (1): W01522 [10.1029/2011WR010588]

    De Lannoy, G. J., R. Reichle, P. Houser, et al. K. Arsenault, N. Verhoest, and V. Pauwels. 2010. "Satellite-Scale Snow Water Equivalent Assimilation into a High-Resolution Land Surface Model." J. Hydrometeor 11 (2): 352-369 [10.1175/2009JHM1192.1]

    Rodell, M., P. R. Houser, U. Jambor, et al. J. Gottschalck, K. Mitchell, C.-J. Meng, K. Arsenault, B. Cosgrove, J. Radakovich, M. Bosilovich, J. K. Entin, J. P. Walker, D. Lohmann, and D. Toll. 2004. "The Global Land Data Assimilation System." BAMS 381-394

    Arsenault, K. R., P. R. Houser, and D. A. Matthews. 2003. "Incorporating the Land Data Assimilation System into Water Resource Management and Decision Support Systems." EOM 12 (2): 24-27

    Non-Refereed

    Vieira Getirana, A. C., A. L. Mcnally, J. Roningen, et al. B. Zaitchik, K. R. Arsenault, H. Jung, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2015. "Forecasting Water Availability in Data Sparse and Heavily Managed Catchments in Africa and the Middle East." GEWEX News 27 (4): 8-11

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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