Lisa Milani

Lisa Milani

  • ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5703
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 612
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Brief Bio

    Lisa Milani is a UMD-ESSIC Assistant Research Scientist currently working as a contractor for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Lisa does research in snowfall Remote Sensing using GPM and CloudSat sensors data. In particular in the last few years she has been working on shallow convective snowfall on global and regional scales, using active and passive microwave sensors globally and over the US Great Lakes region.

    Positions/Employment

    4/2018 - Present

    Visiting Assistant Research Scientist

    UMD-ESSIC, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    10/2017 - 3/2018

    Assistant Researcher

    Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

    Education

    PhD in Physics (2012) – Atmospheric Science (FIS/06)Thesis title: “Multi-sensor precipitation estimate for hydrogeological hazard mitigation” Physics Department, University of Ferrara – ITALY.

    Scientific and Cultural Master in Physics (University Master level 2 - 2009) University of Ferrara – ITALY.

    M.S. Degree in Physics (2008) - Astrophysics and Space Physics (Degree type ante DM 509/1999) Thesis title: “Sviluppo di una lente di Laue per astronomia gamma e primi risultati” (Development of a Laue lens for gamma astronomy and first results) Physics Department, University of Ferrara – ITALY.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Takbiri, Z., L. Milani, C. Guilloteau, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou. 2021. "Quantitative Investigation of Radiometric Interactions between Snowfall, Snow Cover, and Cloud Liquid Water over Land." Remote Sensing, 13 (13): 2641 [10.3390/rs13132641]

    Turk, F. J., S. E. Ringerud, A. Camplani, et al. D. Casella, R. J. Chase, A. Ebtehaj, J. Gong, M. Kulie, G. Liu, L. Milani, G. Panegrossi, R. Padullés, J.-F. Rysman, P. Sanò, S. Vahedizade, and N. B. Wood. 2021. "Applications of a CloudSat-TRMM and CloudSat-GPM Satellite Coincidence Dataset." Remote Sensing, 13 (12): 2264 [10.3390/rs13122264]

    Milani, L., and N. B. Wood. 2021. "Biases in CloudSat Falling Snow Estimates Resulting from Daylight-Only Operations." Remote Sensing, 13 (11): 2041 [10.3390/rs13112041]

    Milani, L., M. S. Kulie, D. Casella, et al. P. E. Kirstetter, G. Panegrossi, V. Petkovic, S. E. Ringerud, J.-F. Rysman, P. Sanò, N.-Y. Wang, Y. You, and G. Skofronick-Jackson. 2021. "Extreme Lake-Effect Snow from a GPM Microwave Imager Perspective: Observational Analysis and Precipitation Retrieval Evaluation." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 38 (2): 293-311 [10.1175/jtech-d-20-0064.1]

    Kulie, M. S., L. Milani, N. B. Wood, and T. S. L’Ecuyer. 2020. "Global Snowfall Detection and Measurement." Satellite Precipitation Measurement, 699-716 [10.1007/978-3-030-35798-6_12]

    Rysman, J., G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, et al. A. C. Marra, S. Dietrich, L. Milani, M. S. Kulie, D. Casella, A. Camplani, C. Claud, and L. Edel. 2019. "Retrieving Surface Snowfall With the GPM Microwave Imager: A New Module for the SLALOM Algorithm." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (22): 13593-13601 [10.1029/2019gl084576]

    Skofronick-Jackson, G., M. Kulie, L. Milani, et al. S. J. Munchak, N. B. Wood, and V. Levizzani. 2019. "Satellite Estimation of Falling Snow: A Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory Perspective." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 58 (7): 1429-1448 [10.1175/jamc-d-18-0124.1]

    Milani, L., M. S. Kulie, D. Casella, et al. S. Dietrich, T. S. L’Ecuyer, G. Panegrossi, F. Porcù, P. Sanò, and N. B. Wood. 2018. "CloudSat snowfall estimates over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: An assessment of independent retrieval methodologies and multi-year snowfall analysis." Atmospheric Research, 213: 121-135 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.05.015]

    Rysman, J.-F., G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, et al. A. Marra, S. Dietrich, L. Milani, and M. Kulie. 2018. "SLALOM: An All-Surface Snow Water Path Retrieval Algorithm for the GPM Microwave Imager." Remote Sensing, 10 (8): 1278 [10.3390/rs10081278]

    Kulie, M. S., and L. Milani. 2018. "Seasonal variability of shallow cumuliform snowfall: A CloudSat perspective." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (S1): 329-343 [10.1002/qj.3222]

    Kulie, M. S., L. Milani, N. B. Wood, et al. S. A. Tushaus, R. Bennartz, and T. S. L’Ecuyer. 2016. "A Shallow Cumuliform Snowfall Census Using Spaceborne Radar." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17 (4): 1261-1279 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0123.1]

    Casella, D., G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, et al. L. Milani, M. Petracca, and S. Dietrich. 2015. "A novel algorithm for detection of precipitation in tropical regions using PMW radiometers." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8 (3): 1217-1232 [10.5194/amt-8-1217-2015]

    Sanò, P., G. Panegrossi, D. Casella, et al. F. Di Paola, L. Milani, A. Mugnai, M. Petracca, and S. Dietrich. 2015. "The Passive microwave Neural network Precipitation Retrieval (PNPR) algorithm for AMSU/MHS observations: description and application to European case studies." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8 (2): 837-857 [10.5194/amt-8-837-2015]

    Porcù, F., L. Milani, and M. Petracca. 2014. "On the uncertainties in validating satellite instantaneous rainfall estimates with raingauge operational network." Atmospheric Research, 144: 73-81 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.12.007]

    Puca, S., F. Porcu, A. Rinollo, et al. G. Vulpiani, P. Baguis, S. Balabanova, E. Campione, A. Ertürk, S. Gabellani, R. Iwanski, M. Jurašek, J. Kaňák, J. Kerényi, G. Koshinchanov, G. Kozinarova, P. Krahe, B. Lapeta, E. Lábó, L. Milani, L.-.. Okon, A. Öztopal, P. Pagliara, F. Pignone, C. Rachimow, N. Rebora, E. Roulin, I. Sönmez, A. Toniazzo, D. Biron, D. Casella, E. Cattani, S. Dietrich, F. Di Paola, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, D. Melfi, A. Mugnai, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, P. Sanò, F. Zauli, P. Rosci, L. De Leonibus, E. Agosta, and F. Gattari. 2014. "The validation service of the hydrological SAF geostationary and polar satellite precipitation products." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14 (4): 871-889 [10.5194/nhess-14-871-2014]

    Mugnai, A., D. Casella, E. Cattani, et al. S. Dietrich, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, P. Sanò, F. Di Paola, D. Biron, L. De Leonibus, D. Melfi, P. Rosci, A. Vocino, F. Zauli, P. Pagliara, S. Puca, A. Rinollo, L. Milani, F. Porcù, and F. Gattari. 2013. "Precipitation products from the hydrology SAF." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13 (8): 1959-1981 [10.5194/nhess-13-1959-2013]

    Brief Bio

    Lisa Milani is a UMD-ESSIC Assistant Research Scientist currently working as a contractor for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Lisa does research in snowfall Remote Sensing using GPM and CloudSat sensors data. In particular in the last few years she has been working on shallow convective snowfall on global and regional scales, using active and passive microwave sensors globally and over the US Great Lakes region.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Takbiri, Z., L. Milani, C. Guilloteau, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou. 2021. "Quantitative Investigation of Radiometric Interactions between Snowfall, Snow Cover, and Cloud Liquid Water over Land." Remote Sensing 13 (13): 2641 [10.3390/rs13132641]

    Turk, F. J., S. E. Ringerud, A. Camplani, et al. D. Casella, R. J. Chase, A. Ebtehaj, J. Gong, M. Kulie, G. Liu, L. Milani, G. Panegrossi, R. Padullés, J.-F. Rysman, P. Sanò, S. Vahedizade, and N. B. Wood. 2021. "Applications of a CloudSat-TRMM and CloudSat-GPM Satellite Coincidence Dataset." Remote Sensing 13 (12): 2264 [10.3390/rs13122264]

    Milani, L., and N. B. Wood. 2021. "Biases in CloudSat Falling Snow Estimates Resulting from Daylight-Only Operations." Remote Sensing 13 (11): 2041 [10.3390/rs13112041]

    Milani, L., M. S. Kulie, D. Casella, et al. P. E. Kirstetter, G. Panegrossi, V. Petkovic, S. E. Ringerud, J.-F. Rysman, P. Sanò, N.-Y. Wang, Y. You, and G. Skofronick-Jackson. 2021. "Extreme Lake-Effect Snow from a GPM Microwave Imager Perspective: Observational Analysis and Precipitation Retrieval Evaluation." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 38 (2): 293-311 [10.1175/jtech-d-20-0064.1]

    Kulie, M. S., L. Milani, N. B. Wood, and T. S. L’Ecuyer. 2020. "Global Snowfall Detection and Measurement." Satellite Precipitation Measurement 699-716 [10.1007/978-3-030-35798-6_12]

    Rysman, J., G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, et al. A. C. Marra, S. Dietrich, L. Milani, M. S. Kulie, D. Casella, A. Camplani, C. Claud, and L. Edel. 2019. "Retrieving Surface Snowfall With the GPM Microwave Imager: A New Module for the SLALOM Algorithm." Geophysical Research Letters 46 (22): 13593-13601 [10.1029/2019gl084576]

    Skofronick-Jackson, G., M. Kulie, L. Milani, et al. S. J. Munchak, N. B. Wood, and V. Levizzani. 2019. "Satellite Estimation of Falling Snow: A Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory Perspective." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 58 (7): 1429-1448 [10.1175/jamc-d-18-0124.1]

    Milani, L., M. S. Kulie, D. Casella, et al. S. Dietrich, T. S. L’Ecuyer, G. Panegrossi, F. Porcù, P. Sanò, and N. B. Wood. 2018. "CloudSat snowfall estimates over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: An assessment of independent retrieval methodologies and multi-year snowfall analysis." Atmospheric Research 213 121-135 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.05.015]

    Rysman, J.-F., G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, et al. A. Marra, S. Dietrich, L. Milani, and M. Kulie. 2018. "SLALOM: An All-Surface Snow Water Path Retrieval Algorithm for the GPM Microwave Imager." Remote Sensing 10 (8): 1278 [10.3390/rs10081278]

    Kulie, M. S., and L. Milani. 2018. "Seasonal variability of shallow cumuliform snowfall: A CloudSat perspective." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 144 (S1): 329-343 [10.1002/qj.3222]

    Kulie, M. S., L. Milani, N. B. Wood, et al. S. A. Tushaus, R. Bennartz, and T. S. L’Ecuyer. 2016. "A Shallow Cumuliform Snowfall Census Using Spaceborne Radar." Journal of Hydrometeorology 17 (4): 1261-1279 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0123.1]

    Casella, D., G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, et al. L. Milani, M. Petracca, and S. Dietrich. 2015. "A novel algorithm for detection of precipitation in tropical regions using PMW radiometers." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 8 (3): 1217-1232 [10.5194/amt-8-1217-2015]

    Sanò, P., G. Panegrossi, D. Casella, et al. F. Di Paola, L. Milani, A. Mugnai, M. Petracca, and S. Dietrich. 2015. "The Passive microwave Neural network Precipitation Retrieval (PNPR) algorithm for AMSU/MHS observations: description and application to European case studies." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 8 (2): 837-857 [10.5194/amt-8-837-2015]

    Porcù, F., L. Milani, and M. Petracca. 2014. "On the uncertainties in validating satellite instantaneous rainfall estimates with raingauge operational network." Atmospheric Research 144 73-81 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.12.007]

    Puca, S., F. Porcu, A. Rinollo, et al. G. Vulpiani, P. Baguis, S. Balabanova, E. Campione, A. Ertürk, S. Gabellani, R. Iwanski, M. Jurašek, J. Kaňák, J. Kerényi, G. Koshinchanov, G. Kozinarova, P. Krahe, B. Lapeta, E. Lábó, L. Milani, L.-.. Okon, A. Öztopal, P. Pagliara, F. Pignone, C. Rachimow, N. Rebora, E. Roulin, I. Sönmez, A. Toniazzo, D. Biron, D. Casella, E. Cattani, S. Dietrich, F. Di Paola, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, D. Melfi, A. Mugnai, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, P. Sanò, F. Zauli, P. Rosci, L. De Leonibus, E. Agosta, and F. Gattari. 2014. "The validation service of the hydrological SAF geostationary and polar satellite precipitation products." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 14 (4): 871-889 [10.5194/nhess-14-871-2014]

    Mugnai, A., D. Casella, E. Cattani, et al. S. Dietrich, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, P. Sanò, F. Di Paola, D. Biron, L. De Leonibus, D. Melfi, P. Rosci, A. Vocino, F. Zauli, P. Pagliara, S. Puca, A. Rinollo, L. Milani, F. Porcù, and F. Gattari. 2013. "Precipitation products from the hydrology SAF." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 13 (8): 1959-1981 [10.5194/nhess-13-1959-2013]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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