Lesley E Ott

Lesley E Ott

  • RESEARCH AST, METEOROLOGICAL STUDIES
  • 301.614.6093
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Lesley Ott is a climate scientist with 20 years experience studying air pollution and greenhouse gases. She received her PhD in atmospheric science from the University of Maryland in 2006 and has been working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center ever since. She currently leads the carbon group within the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA’s center for understanding contemporary weather and climate using a family of advanced Earth system modeling tools. Her work focuses on using a combination of satellite data and numerical models to better understand the sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and how the processes that control them may change over time. She also coordinates a group of university and government scientists that aims to inform how future satellite missions can improve understanding of carbon pollution and public policy.

    Research Interests

    Greenhouse gas monitoring

    Combining satellite observations and models to provide information on greenhouse gas concentrations and sources and sinks.

    Integrated carbon cycle modeling

    Connecting high quality models that describe the movement of carbon through Earth’s land, oceans, and atmospheres.

    Greenhouse gas mission planning

    Using advanced modeling tools to plan next generation remote sensing observations of greenhouse gases and pollutants.

    Experimental carbon cycle forecasts

    Developing experimental forecasts of the major flows of carbon on timescales from days to months.

    Atmospheric composition forecasting

    Providing high-resolution, daily estimates of atmospheric composition in support of a variety of research and applications.

    Positions/Employment

    1/2011 - Present

    Research Meteorologist

    Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    10/2008 - 1/2011

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County , Baltimore, MD
    10/2006 - 10/2008

    NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

    Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    9/2000 - 9/2006

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

    Education

    Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Maryland - College Park, 2006
    Dissertation: An Analysis of Convective Transport, Lightning NOx Production, and Chemistry in Midlatitude and Subtropical Thunderstorms

    M.Sc. in Meteorology from the University of Maryland - College Park, 2003

    B.Sc. in Physical Sciences from the University of Maryland - College Park, 2000

    Professional Service

    Editor of Environmental Research Letters Special Collection on Carbon Monitoring Systems

    US Global Change Research Program, State of Carbon Cycle Report 2 (SOCCR2), Chapter 8

    Member of US Delegation to COP22, Marrakech, Morocco

    Member of Earth Science and Applications from Space 2017 Decadal Survey – Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems and Natural Resource Management Panel

    Member of NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, OCO, and GeoCarb Science Teams

    Lead, Goddard Task Group on Changes in the Arctic and Boreal System (CABS)

    Lead, Goddard Task Group on Urban Environments

    Publications

    Refereed

    Weir, B., D. Crisp, C. W. O’Dell, et al. S. Basu, A. Chatterjee, J. Kolassa, T. Oda, S. Pawson, B. Poulter, Z. Zhang, P. Ciais, S. J. Davis, Z. Liu, and L. E. Ott. 2021. "Regional impacts of COVID-19 on carbon dioxide detected worldwide from space." Science Advances, 7 (45): [10.1126/sciadv.abf9415]

    Davis, K. J., E. V. Browell, S. Feng, et al. T. Lauvaux, M. D. Obland, S. Pal, B. C. Baier, D. F. Baker, I. T. Baker, Z. R. Barkley, K. W. Bowman, Y. Y. Cui, A. S. Denning, J. P. DiGangi, J. T. Dobler, A. Fried, T. Gerken, K. Keller, B. Lin, A. R. Nehrir, C. P. Normile, C. W. O’Dell, L. E. Ott, A. Roiger, A. E. Schuh, C. Sweeney, Y. Wei, B. Weir, M. Xue, and C. A. Williams. 2021. "The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport (ACT)-America Mission." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102 (9): E1714-E1734 [10.1175/bams-d-20-0300.1]

    Chini, L., G. Hurtt, R. Sahajpal, et al. S. Frolking, K. Klein Goldewijk, S. Sitch, R. Ganzenmüller, L. Ma, L. Ott, J. Pongratz, and B. Poulter. 2021. "Land-use harmonization datasets for annual global carbon budgets." Earth System Science Data, 13 (8): 4175-4189 [10.5194/essd-13-4175-2021]

    Lagomasino, D., T. Fatoyinbo, E. Castañeda-Moya, et al. B. D. Cook, P. M. Montesano, C. S. Neigh, L. A. Corp, L. E. Ott, S. Chavez, and D. C. Morton. 2021. "Storm surge and ponding explain mangrove dieback in southwest Florida following Hurricane Irma." Nature Communications, 12 (1): 4003 [10.1038/s41467-021-24253-y]

    Weir, B., L. E. Ott, G. J. Collatz, et al. S. R. Kawa, B. Poulter, A. Chatterjee, T. Oda, and S. Pawson. 2021. "Bias-correcting carbon fluxes derived from land-surface satellite data for retrospective and near-real-time assimilation systems." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21: 9609–9628 [10.5194/acp-21-9609-2021]

    Keller, C. A., K. E. Knowland, B. N. Duncan, et al. J. Liu, D. C. Anderson, S. Das, R. A. Lucchesi, E. W. Lundgren, J. M. Nicely, E. Nielsen, L. E. Ott, E. Saunders, S. A. Strode, P. A. Wales, D. J. Jacob, and S. Pawson. 2021. "Description of the NASA GEOS Composition Forecast Modeling System GEOS‐CF v1.0." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 13 (4): [10.1029/2020ms002413]

    Rousseaux, C. S., W. W. Gregg, and L. Ott. 2021. "Assessing the Skills of a Seasonal Forecast of Chlorophyll in the Global Pelagic Oceans." Remote Sensing, 13 (6): 1051 [10.3390/rs13061051]

    Tao, Z., S. R. Kawa, J. P. Jacob, et al. D. Y. Liu, G. J. Collatz, J. S. Wang, L. E. Ott, and M. Chin. 2020. "Application of NASA-Unified WRF model to carbon dioxide simulation- model development and evaluation." Environmental Modelling & Software, 132: 104785 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104785]

    Chen, Y., J. T. Randerson, S. R. Coffield, et al. E. Foufoula‐Georgiou, P. Smyth, C. A. Graff, D. C. Morton, N. Andela, G. R. Werf, L. Giglio, and L. E. Ott. 2020. "Forecasting Global Fire Emissions on Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Time Scales." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12 (9): [10.1029/2019ms001955]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. L. E. Ott, S. P. Mahanama, B. Weir, B. Poulter, and T. Oda. 2020. "Impact of a Regional US Drought on Land and Atmospheric Carbon." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125 (8): [10.1029/2019jg005599]

    Taillie, P., R. Roman-Cuesta, D. Lagomasino, et al. L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. Cifuentes-Jara, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2020. "Widespread mangrove damage resulting from the 2017 Atlantic Mega Hurricane Season." Environmental Research Letters, [10.1088/1748-9326/ab82cf]

    Duncan, B. N., L. E. Ott, J. B. Abshire, et al. L. Brucker, M. L. Carroll, J. Carton, J. C. Comiso, E. P. Dinnat, B. C. Forbes, A. Gonsamo, W. W. Gregg, D. K. Hall, I. Ialongo, R. Jandt, R. A. Kahn, A. Karpechko, S. R. Kawa, S. Kato, T. Kumpula, E. Kyrölä, T. V. Loboda, K. C. McDonald, P. M. Montesano, R. Nassar, C. S. Neigh, C. L. Parkinson, B. Poulter, J. Pulliainen, K. Rautiainen, B. M. Rogers, C. S. Rousseaux, A. J. Soja, N. Steiner, J. Tamminen, P. C. Taylor, M. A. Tzortziou, H. Virta, J. S. Wang, J. D. Watts, D. M. Winker, and D. L. Wu. 2020. "Space‐Based Observations for Understanding Changes in the Arctic‐Boreal Zone." Reviews of Geophysics, 58 (1): 2019RG000652 [10.1029/2019rg000652]

    Palmer, P. I., E. L. Wilson, G. L. Villanueva, et al. G. Liuzzi, L. Feng, A. J. DiGregorio, J. Mao, L. Ott, and B. Duncan. 2019. "Potential improvements in global carbon flux estimates from a network of laser heterodyne radiometer measurements of column carbon dioxide." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12 (4): 2579-2594 [10.5194/amt-12-2579-2019]

    Jacobson, A. R., J. B. Miller, A. Ballantyne, et al. S. Basu, L. Bruhwiler, A. Chatterjee, S. Denning, and L. E. Ott. 2018. "Chapter 8: Observations of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane. Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report." Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report, [10.7930/soccr2.2018.ch8]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. B. Weir, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2018. "The impact of spatiotemporal variability in atmospheric CO2 concentration on global terrestrial carbon fluxes." Biogeosciences, 15: 5635-5652 [10.5194/bg-15-5635-2018]

    Knowland, K. E., R. M. Doherty, K. I. Hodges, and L. E. Ott. 2017. "The influence of mid-latitude cyclones on European background surface ozone." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (20): 12421-12447 [10.5194/acp-17-12421-2017]

    Knowland, K. E., L. E. Ott, B. N. Duncan, and K. Wargan. 2017. "Stratospheric intrusion-influenced ozone air quality exceedances investigated in the NASA MERRA-2 Reanalysis." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (10): 691–10,701 [10.1002/2017gl074532]

    Ott, L. E., B. N. Duncan, A. M. Thompson, et al. G. Diskin, Z. Fasnacht, A. O. Langford, M. Lin, A. M. Molod, J. E. Nielsen, S. E. Pusede, K. Wargan, A. J. Weinheimer, and Y. Yoshida. 2016. "Frequency and impact of summertime stratospheric intrusions over Maryland during DISCOVER-AQ (2011): New evidence from NASA's GEOS-5 simulations." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., [10.1002/2015jd024052]

    Melroy, H. R., E. L. Wilson, G. B. Clarke, et al. L. E. Ott, J. Mao, A. K. Ramanathan, and M. L. McLinden. 2015. "Autonomous field measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column with the miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer (Mini-LHR)." Appl. Phys. B, 120 (4): 609-615 [10.1007/s00340-015-6172-3]

    McGrath-Spangler, E. L., A. M. Molod, L. E. Ott, and S. Pawson. 2015. "Impact of planetary boundary layer turbulence on model climate and tracer transport." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15 (13): 7269-7286 [10.5194/acp-15-7269-2015]

    Ott, L. E., S. Pawson, G. J. Collatz, et al. W. W. Gregg, D. Menemenlis, H. Brix, C. S. Rousseaux, K. W. Bowman, J. Liu, A. Eldering, M. R. Gunson, and S. R. Kawa. 2015. "Assessing the magnitude of CO2 flux uncertainty in atmospheric CO2 records using products from NASA's Carbon Monitoring Flux Pilot Project." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 120: 734-765 [doi:10.1002/2014JD022411]

    Liu, J., K. W. Bowman, M. Lee, et al. D. K. Henze, N. Bousserez, H. Brix, G. J. Collatz, D. Menemenlis, L. E. Ott, S. Pawson, D. Jones, and R. Nassar. 2014. "Carbon monitoring system flux estimation and attribution: impact of ACOS-GOSAT X CO₂ sampling on the inference of terrestrial biospheric sources and sinks." Tellus B, 66: 22486 [10.3402/tellusb.v66.22486]

    Lyapustin, A. I., M. J. Alexander, L. E. Ott, et al. A. M. Molod, B. N. Holben, J. Susskind, and Y. Wang. 2014. "Observation of mountain lee waves with MODIS NIR column water vapor." Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (2): 710-716 [10.1002/2013GL058770]

    Wilson, E. L., M. L. Mclinden, J. H. Miller, et al. G. R. Allan, L. E. Ott, H. Melroy, and G. B. Clarke. 2013. "Miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer for measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column." Applied Physics B, 114 (3): 385-393 [10.1007/s00340-013-5531-1]

    Tangborn, A., L. L. Strow, B. Imbiriba, L. Ott, and S. Pawson. 2013. "Evaluation of a new middle-lower tropospheric CO₂ product using data assimilation." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13 (9): 4487-4500 [10.5194/acp-13-4487-2013]

    Strode, S. A., L. E. Ott, S. Pawson, and T. Bowyer. 2012. "Emission and transport of cesium-137 from boreal biomass burning in the summer of 2010." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 117: [10.1029/2011JD017382]

    Allen, M., D. Erickson, W. Kendall, et al. J. Fu, L. Ott, and S. Pawson. 2012. "The influence of internal model variability in GEOS-5 on interhemispheric CO2 exchange." J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D10): D10107 [10.1029/2011JD017059]

    Ott, L., S. Pawson, and J. Bacmeister. 2011. "An analysis of the impact of convective parameter sensitivity on simulated global atmospheric CO distributions." J. Geophys. Res., 116 (D21): D21310 [10.1029/2011JD016077]

    Liang, Q., R. S. Stolarski, S. Kawa, et al. J. Nielsen, A. R. Douglass, J. M. Rodriguez, D. Blake, E. Atlas, and L. Ott. 2010. "Finding the missing stratospheric Bry: a global modeling study of CHBr₃ and CH₂Br₂." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10 (5): 2269-2286 [10.5194/acp-10-2269-2010]

    Ott, L., B. N. Duncan, S. Pawson, et al. P. Colarco, M. Chin, C. A. Randles, T. Diehl, and E. Nielsen. 2010. "Influence of the 2006 Indonesian biomass burning aerosols on tropical dynamics studied with the GEOS-5 AGCM." J Geophys Res, 115 (D14): D14121 [10.1029/2009JD013181]

    Ott, L., K. E. Pickering, G. Stenchikov, et al. D. Allen, A. DeCaria, B. Ridley, R. Lin, S. Lang, and W. Tao. 2010. "Production of lightning NOx and its vertical distribution calculated from three-dimensional cloud-scale chemical transport model simulations." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D4): D04301 [10.1029/2009JD011880]

    Ott, L. E., J. T. Bacmeister, S. Pawson, et al. K. E. Pickering, G. Stenchikov, M. J. Suarez, H. Huntreiser, M. Loewenstein, J. Lopez, and I. Xueref-Remy. 2009. "Analysis of Convective Transport and Parameter Sensitivity in a Single Column Version of the Goddard Earth Observation System, Version 5, General Circulation Model." J. Atmos. Sci., 66 (3): 627-646 [10.1175/2008JAS2694.1]

    Barth, M. C., S.-W. Kim, C. Wang, et al. K. E. Pickering, L. E. Ott, G. Stenchikov, M. Leriche, S. Cautenet, J.-P. Pinty, C. Barthe, C. Mari, J. Helsdon, R. Farley, A. M. Fridlind, A. S. Ackerman, V. Spiridonov, and B. Telenta. 2007. "Cloud-scale model intercomparison of chemical constituent transport in deep convection." Atmos Chem Phys, 7: 4709-4731 [10.5194/acp-7-4709-2007]

    DeCaria, A. J., K. E. Pickering, G. L. Stenchikov, and L. E. Ott. 2005. "Lightning-generated NO X and its impact on tropospheric ozone production: A three-dimensional modeling study of a Stratosphere-Troposphere Experiment: Radiation, Aerosols and Ozone (STERAO-A) thunderstorm." J. Geophys. Res., 110 (D14): D14303 [10.1029/2004JD005556]

    Stenchikov, G., L. Ott, J. Scala, et al. W.-K. Tao, A. DeCaria, K. Pickering, D. Bartels, and T. Matejka. 2005. "Simulation of the fine structure of the 12 July 1996 Stratosphere-Troposphere Experiment: Radiation Aerosols and Ozone (STERAO-A) storm accounting for effects of terrain and interaction with mesoscale flow." J Geophys Res, 110 (D14304): [0.1029/2004JD005582]

    Ridley, B., L. Ott, L. Emmons, et al. D. Montzka, A. Weinheimer, D. Knapp, F. Grahek, L. Li, M. J. Mcgill, P. Kucera, M. J. Mahoney, G. M. Heymsfield, and G. Brasseur. 2004. "Florida thunderstorms: A faucet of reactive nitrogen to the upper troposphere." J. Geophys. Res., 109 (D17): DI7305 [10.1029/2004JD004769]

    Non-Refereed

    Kuze, A., Y. Ikehata, N. Kikuchi, et al. F. Kataoka, K. Shiomi, K. Jucks, D. Crisp, B. Weir, and L. Ott. 2021. "Covid-19 Impact Monitoring for Climate Environment (Greenhouse Gases)." 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS [10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9554328]

    Gelaro, R., W. M. Putman, S. Pawson, et al. C. S. Draper, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, L. E. Ott, N. C. Privé, O. Reale, D. Achuthavarier, M. G. Bosilovich, V. J. Buchard, W. C. Chao, L. Coy, R. I. Cullather, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, R. M. Errico, M. Fuentes, M.-J. Kim, R. D. Koster, W. R. Mccarty, J. Nattala, G. S. Partyka, S. D. Schubert, G. R. Vernieres, Y. V. Vikhliaev, and K. Wargan. 2015. "Evaluation of the 7-km GEOS-5 Nature Run." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 36 (NASA/TM-2014-104606):

    Brief Bio

    Lesley Ott is a climate scientist with 20 years experience studying air pollution and greenhouse gases. She received her PhD in atmospheric science from the University of Maryland in 2006 and has been working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center ever since. She currently leads the carbon group within the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA’s center for understanding contemporary weather and climate using a family of advanced Earth system modeling tools. Her work focuses on using a combination of satellite data and numerical models to better understand the sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and how the processes that control them may change over time. She also coordinates a group of university and government scientists that aims to inform how future satellite missions can improve understanding of carbon pollution and public policy.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Weir, B., D. Crisp, C. W. O’Dell, et al. S. Basu, A. Chatterjee, J. Kolassa, T. Oda, S. Pawson, B. Poulter, Z. Zhang, P. Ciais, S. J. Davis, Z. Liu, and L. E. Ott. 2021. "Regional impacts of COVID-19 on carbon dioxide detected worldwide from space." Science Advances 7 (45): [10.1126/sciadv.abf9415]

    Davis, K. J., E. V. Browell, S. Feng, et al. T. Lauvaux, M. D. Obland, S. Pal, B. C. Baier, D. F. Baker, I. T. Baker, Z. R. Barkley, K. W. Bowman, Y. Y. Cui, A. S. Denning, J. P. DiGangi, J. T. Dobler, A. Fried, T. Gerken, K. Keller, B. Lin, A. R. Nehrir, C. P. Normile, C. W. O’Dell, L. E. Ott, A. Roiger, A. E. Schuh, C. Sweeney, Y. Wei, B. Weir, M. Xue, and C. A. Williams. 2021. "The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport (ACT)-America Mission." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 102 (9): E1714-E1734 [10.1175/bams-d-20-0300.1]

    Chini, L., G. Hurtt, R. Sahajpal, et al. S. Frolking, K. Klein Goldewijk, S. Sitch, R. Ganzenmüller, L. Ma, L. Ott, J. Pongratz, and B. Poulter. 2021. "Land-use harmonization datasets for annual global carbon budgets." Earth System Science Data 13 (8): 4175-4189 [10.5194/essd-13-4175-2021]

    Lagomasino, D., T. Fatoyinbo, E. Castañeda-Moya, et al. B. D. Cook, P. M. Montesano, C. S. Neigh, L. A. Corp, L. E. Ott, S. Chavez, and D. C. Morton. 2021. "Storm surge and ponding explain mangrove dieback in southwest Florida following Hurricane Irma." Nature Communications 12 (1): 4003 [10.1038/s41467-021-24253-y]

    Weir, B., L. E. Ott, G. J. Collatz, et al. S. R. Kawa, B. Poulter, A. Chatterjee, T. Oda, and S. Pawson. 2021. "Bias-correcting carbon fluxes derived from land-surface satellite data for retrospective and near-real-time assimilation systems." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 9609–9628 [10.5194/acp-21-9609-2021]

    Keller, C. A., K. E. Knowland, B. N. Duncan, et al. J. Liu, D. C. Anderson, S. Das, R. A. Lucchesi, E. W. Lundgren, J. M. Nicely, E. Nielsen, L. E. Ott, E. Saunders, S. A. Strode, P. A. Wales, D. J. Jacob, and S. Pawson. 2021. "Description of the NASA GEOS Composition Forecast Modeling System GEOS‐CF v1.0." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 13 (4): [10.1029/2020ms002413]

    Rousseaux, C. S., W. W. Gregg, and L. Ott. 2021. "Assessing the Skills of a Seasonal Forecast of Chlorophyll in the Global Pelagic Oceans." Remote Sensing 13 (6): 1051 [10.3390/rs13061051]

    Tao, Z., S. R. Kawa, J. P. Jacob, et al. D. Y. Liu, G. J. Collatz, J. S. Wang, L. E. Ott, and M. Chin. 2020. "Application of NASA-Unified WRF model to carbon dioxide simulation- model development and evaluation." Environmental Modelling & Software 132 104785 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104785]

    Chen, Y., J. T. Randerson, S. R. Coffield, et al. E. Foufoula‐Georgiou, P. Smyth, C. A. Graff, D. C. Morton, N. Andela, G. R. Werf, L. Giglio, and L. E. Ott. 2020. "Forecasting Global Fire Emissions on Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Time Scales." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 12 (9): [10.1029/2019ms001955]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. L. E. Ott, S. P. Mahanama, B. Weir, B. Poulter, and T. Oda. 2020. "Impact of a Regional US Drought on Land and Atmospheric Carbon." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 125 (8): [10.1029/2019jg005599]

    Taillie, P., R. Roman-Cuesta, D. Lagomasino, et al. L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. Cifuentes-Jara, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2020. "Widespread mangrove damage resulting from the 2017 Atlantic Mega Hurricane Season." Environmental Research Letters [10.1088/1748-9326/ab82cf]

    Duncan, B. N., L. E. Ott, J. B. Abshire, et al. L. Brucker, M. L. Carroll, J. Carton, J. C. Comiso, E. P. Dinnat, B. C. Forbes, A. Gonsamo, W. W. Gregg, D. K. Hall, I. Ialongo, R. Jandt, R. A. Kahn, A. Karpechko, S. R. Kawa, S. Kato, T. Kumpula, E. Kyrölä, T. V. Loboda, K. C. McDonald, P. M. Montesano, R. Nassar, C. S. Neigh, C. L. Parkinson, B. Poulter, J. Pulliainen, K. Rautiainen, B. M. Rogers, C. S. Rousseaux, A. J. Soja, N. Steiner, J. Tamminen, P. C. Taylor, M. A. Tzortziou, H. Virta, J. S. Wang, J. D. Watts, D. M. Winker, and D. L. Wu. 2020. "Space‐Based Observations for Understanding Changes in the Arctic‐Boreal Zone." Reviews of Geophysics 58 (1): 2019RG000652 [10.1029/2019rg000652]

    Palmer, P. I., E. L. Wilson, G. L. Villanueva, et al. G. Liuzzi, L. Feng, A. J. DiGregorio, J. Mao, L. Ott, and B. Duncan. 2019. "Potential improvements in global carbon flux estimates from a network of laser heterodyne radiometer measurements of column carbon dioxide." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12 (4): 2579-2594 [10.5194/amt-12-2579-2019]

    Jacobson, A. R., J. B. Miller, A. Ballantyne, et al. S. Basu, L. Bruhwiler, A. Chatterjee, S. Denning, and L. E. Ott. 2018. "Chapter 8: Observations of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane. Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report." Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report [10.7930/soccr2.2018.ch8]

    Lee, E., F. Zeng, R. D. Koster, et al. B. Weir, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2018. "The impact of spatiotemporal variability in atmospheric CO2 concentration on global terrestrial carbon fluxes." Biogeosciences 15 5635-5652 [10.5194/bg-15-5635-2018]

    Knowland, K. E., R. M. Doherty, K. I. Hodges, and L. E. Ott. 2017. "The influence of mid-latitude cyclones on European background surface ozone." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (20): 12421-12447 [10.5194/acp-17-12421-2017]

    Knowland, K. E., L. E. Ott, B. N. Duncan, and K. Wargan. 2017. "Stratospheric intrusion-influenced ozone air quality exceedances investigated in the NASA MERRA-2 Reanalysis." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (10): 691–10,701 [10.1002/2017gl074532]

    Ott, L. E., B. N. Duncan, A. M. Thompson, et al. G. Diskin, Z. Fasnacht, A. O. Langford, M. Lin, A. M. Molod, J. E. Nielsen, S. E. Pusede, K. Wargan, A. J. Weinheimer, and Y. Yoshida. 2016. "Frequency and impact of summertime stratospheric intrusions over Maryland during DISCOVER-AQ (2011): New evidence from NASA's GEOS-5 simulations." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. [10.1002/2015jd024052]

    Melroy, H. R., E. L. Wilson, G. B. Clarke, et al. L. E. Ott, J. Mao, A. K. Ramanathan, and M. L. McLinden. 2015. "Autonomous field measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column with the miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer (Mini-LHR)." Appl. Phys. B 120 (4): 609-615 [10.1007/s00340-015-6172-3]

    McGrath-Spangler, E. L., A. M. Molod, L. E. Ott, and S. Pawson. 2015. "Impact of planetary boundary layer turbulence on model climate and tracer transport." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 (13): 7269-7286 [10.5194/acp-15-7269-2015]

    Ott, L. E., S. Pawson, G. J. Collatz, et al. W. W. Gregg, D. Menemenlis, H. Brix, C. S. Rousseaux, K. W. Bowman, J. Liu, A. Eldering, M. R. Gunson, and S. R. Kawa. 2015. "Assessing the magnitude of CO2 flux uncertainty in atmospheric CO2 records using products from NASA's Carbon Monitoring Flux Pilot Project." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 120 734-765 [doi:10.1002/2014JD022411]

    Liu, J., K. W. Bowman, M. Lee, et al. D. K. Henze, N. Bousserez, H. Brix, G. J. Collatz, D. Menemenlis, L. E. Ott, S. Pawson, D. Jones, and R. Nassar. 2014. "Carbon monitoring system flux estimation and attribution: impact of ACOS-GOSAT X CO₂ sampling on the inference of terrestrial biospheric sources and sinks." Tellus B 66 22486 [10.3402/tellusb.v66.22486]

    Lyapustin, A. I., M. J. Alexander, L. E. Ott, et al. A. M. Molod, B. N. Holben, J. Susskind, and Y. Wang. 2014. "Observation of mountain lee waves with MODIS NIR column water vapor." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (2): 710-716 [10.1002/2013GL058770]

    Wilson, E. L., M. L. Mclinden, J. H. Miller, et al. G. R. Allan, L. E. Ott, H. Melroy, and G. B. Clarke. 2013. "Miniaturized laser heterodyne radiometer for measurements of CO2 in the atmospheric column." Applied Physics B 114 (3): 385-393 [10.1007/s00340-013-5531-1]

    Tangborn, A., L. L. Strow, B. Imbiriba, L. Ott, and S. Pawson. 2013. "Evaluation of a new middle-lower tropospheric CO₂ product using data assimilation." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13 (9): 4487-4500 [10.5194/acp-13-4487-2013]

    Strode, S. A., L. E. Ott, S. Pawson, and T. Bowyer. 2012. "Emission and transport of cesium-137 from boreal biomass burning in the summer of 2010." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES 117 [10.1029/2011JD017382]

    Allen, M., D. Erickson, W. Kendall, et al. J. Fu, L. Ott, and S. Pawson. 2012. "The influence of internal model variability in GEOS-5 on interhemispheric CO2 exchange." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D10): D10107 [10.1029/2011JD017059]

    Ott, L., S. Pawson, and J. Bacmeister. 2011. "An analysis of the impact of convective parameter sensitivity on simulated global atmospheric CO distributions." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D21): D21310 [10.1029/2011JD016077]

    Liang, Q., R. S. Stolarski, S. Kawa, et al. J. Nielsen, A. R. Douglass, J. M. Rodriguez, D. Blake, E. Atlas, and L. Ott. 2010. "Finding the missing stratospheric Bry: a global modeling study of CHBr₃ and CH₂Br₂." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (5): 2269-2286 [10.5194/acp-10-2269-2010]

    Ott, L., B. N. Duncan, S. Pawson, et al. P. Colarco, M. Chin, C. A. Randles, T. Diehl, and E. Nielsen. 2010. "Influence of the 2006 Indonesian biomass burning aerosols on tropical dynamics studied with the GEOS-5 AGCM." J Geophys Res 115 (D14): D14121 [10.1029/2009JD013181]

    Ott, L., K. E. Pickering, G. Stenchikov, et al. D. Allen, A. DeCaria, B. Ridley, R. Lin, S. Lang, and W. Tao. 2010. "Production of lightning NOx and its vertical distribution calculated from three-dimensional cloud-scale chemical transport model simulations." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (D4): D04301 [10.1029/2009JD011880]

    Ott, L. E., J. T. Bacmeister, S. Pawson, et al. K. E. Pickering, G. Stenchikov, M. J. Suarez, H. Huntreiser, M. Loewenstein, J. Lopez, and I. Xueref-Remy. 2009. "Analysis of Convective Transport and Parameter Sensitivity in a Single Column Version of the Goddard Earth Observation System, Version 5, General Circulation Model." J. Atmos. Sci. 66 (3): 627-646 [10.1175/2008JAS2694.1]

    Barth, M. C., S.-W. Kim, C. Wang, et al. K. E. Pickering, L. E. Ott, G. Stenchikov, M. Leriche, S. Cautenet, J.-P. Pinty, C. Barthe, C. Mari, J. Helsdon, R. Farley, A. M. Fridlind, A. S. Ackerman, V. Spiridonov, and B. Telenta. 2007. "Cloud-scale model intercomparison of chemical constituent transport in deep convection." Atmos Chem Phys 7 4709-4731 [10.5194/acp-7-4709-2007]

    DeCaria, A. J., K. E. Pickering, G. L. Stenchikov, and L. E. Ott. 2005. "Lightning-generated NO X and its impact on tropospheric ozone production: A three-dimensional modeling study of a Stratosphere-Troposphere Experiment: Radiation, Aerosols and Ozone (STERAO-A) thunderstorm." J. Geophys. Res. 110 (D14): D14303 [10.1029/2004JD005556]

    Stenchikov, G., L. Ott, J. Scala, et al. W.-K. Tao, A. DeCaria, K. Pickering, D. Bartels, and T. Matejka. 2005. "Simulation of the fine structure of the 12 July 1996 Stratosphere-Troposphere Experiment: Radiation Aerosols and Ozone (STERAO-A) storm accounting for effects of terrain and interaction with mesoscale flow." J Geophys Res 110 (D14304): [0.1029/2004JD005582]

    Ridley, B., L. Ott, L. Emmons, et al. D. Montzka, A. Weinheimer, D. Knapp, F. Grahek, L. Li, M. J. Mcgill, P. Kucera, M. J. Mahoney, G. M. Heymsfield, and G. Brasseur. 2004. "Florida thunderstorms: A faucet of reactive nitrogen to the upper troposphere." J. Geophys. Res. 109 (D17): DI7305 [10.1029/2004JD004769]

    Non-Refereed

    Kuze, A., Y. Ikehata, N. Kikuchi, et al. F. Kataoka, K. Shiomi, K. Jucks, D. Crisp, B. Weir, and L. Ott. 2021. "Covid-19 Impact Monitoring for Climate Environment (Greenhouse Gases)." 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS [10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9554328]

    Gelaro, R., W. M. Putman, S. Pawson, et al. C. S. Draper, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, L. E. Ott, N. C. Privé, O. Reale, D. Achuthavarier, M. G. Bosilovich, V. J. Buchard, W. C. Chao, L. Coy, R. I. Cullather, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, R. M. Errico, M. Fuentes, M.-J. Kim, R. D. Koster, W. R. Mccarty, J. Nattala, G. S. Partyka, S. D. Schubert, G. R. Vernieres, Y. V. Vikhliaev, and K. Wargan. 2015. "Evaluation of the 7-km GEOS-5 Nature Run." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 36 (NASA/TM-2014-104606):

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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