Mariya Mykolayivria Petrenko

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Mariya Mykolayivria Petrenko

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  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Mariya Petrenko is a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, studying aerosol emissions from biomass burning. She uses satellite-measured aerosol optical depth (AOD) over specific fire events to evaluate fire emission inventories used in the global aerosol models. She uses primarily MODIS and MISR AOD products, GOCART as her main modeling tool, and coordinates multi-model comparison of biomass burning simulations within the AEROCOM (Aerosol Comparisons between Observations and Models) framework.
    In her previous research projects, Dr. Petrenko performed measurements of aerosol properties (size distributions, bulk and size-resolved chemical composition, scattering and absorption) with a suite of laboratory instruments, calibrated instruments and analyzed instrument output to study size-resolved chemical composition and optical properties of rural aerosol.

    Dr. Petrenko received her B.S. (2003) in Environmental Science from the National University of “Kiev-Mohyla Academy” in Kiev, Ukraine. Her M.S. (2006) in and Ph.D. (2012) degrees are in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) and Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) respectively.

    Research Interests

    Biomas burning emissions, aerosol properties, transport and effects.


    Current Projects

    The use of satellite-measured AOD to constrain Biomass burning emissions in the global aerosol models

    - The study is based on the Goddard Chemistry, Aerosol Radiation and Transport (GOCART) model, using MODIS and MISR aerosol optical depth (AOD) to constrain BB emission in GOCART
    - coordinating similar experiment among several global aerosol modeler via Aerosol Comparison between Observation and Models (AEROCOM) framework

    Positions/Employment

    2012 - Present

    NASA Post-Doctoral Fellow

    ORAU/NASA Goddard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

    Teaching Experience

    Teaching assistant, lab instructor (Purdue University):
    EAS535 “Atmospheric Observations and Measurements” laboratory (graduate course with hands-on observations and measurements of atmospheric properties; 16 students; 2 semesters)

    Teaching assistant, grader in undergraduate courses:
    EAS106 Geosciences in Cinema (100 students)
    EAS105 The Planets (60 students)
    EAS191 Introduction to Atmospheric Science (50 students)
    EAS113 Introduction to Environmental Science (50 students)

    Education

    2012 Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    2006 M.S in Atmospheric Science, Universtiy of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
    2003 B.S. in Environmental Sciences, National University of "Kiev-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine

    Awards

    Scholarships/Grants:
    2012-2015 NASA Post-Doctoral Fellowship, NASA
    2008-2011 NASA Earth and Space Science Graduate Fellowship, NASA
    2000-2001 Freedom Support Act (FSA) Undergraduate scholarship, US Department of State; Awards administered by American Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS
    Scholarship for one year study in the US college
    Environmental Studies, New England College, Henniker, NH

    2003-2007 a number of travel grants to attend conferences and summer schools. Awarded by:
    American Meteorological Society (AMS);
    American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR);
    Purdue Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences;
    Purdue Women in Science Program;
    University of Wyoming Graduate School

    Awards:
    2010 Outstanding Student Paper Award; American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall meeting
    2007 2nd Best Student Paper Award; American Meteorological Society (AMS), Annual meeting
    2002 Myroslava Ivantsiv’s Scholarship at National University of "Kev-Mohyla Academy" (Awarded to one top 5% student of Ecology Department of Kiev-Mohyla Academy; nominated by the faculty of Ecology Department)


    Publications

    Refereed

    Petrenko, M., R. Kahn, M. Chin, and J. Limbacher. 2017. "Refined Use of Satellite Aerosol Optical Depth Snapshots to Constrain Biomass Burning Emissions in the GOCART Model." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Online: [10.1002/2017jd026693]

    Petrenko, M. M., R. A. Kahn, M. Chin, et al. A. Soja, T. L. Kucsera, and Harshvardhan. 2012. "The use of satellite-measured aerosol optical depth to constrain biomass burning emissions source strength in the global model GOCART." J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D18): D18212 [10.1029/2012JD017870]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Mariya Petrenko is a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, studying aerosol emissions from biomass burning. She uses satellite-measured aerosol optical depth (AOD) over specific fire events to evaluate fire emission inventories used in the global aerosol models. She uses primarily MODIS and MISR AOD products, GOCART as her main modeling tool, and coordinates multi-model comparison of biomass burning simulations within the AEROCOM (Aerosol Comparisons between Observations and Models) framework.
    In her previous research projects, Dr. Petrenko performed measurements of aerosol properties (size distributions, bulk and size-resolved chemical composition, scattering and absorption) with a suite of laboratory instruments, calibrated instruments and analyzed instrument output to study size-resolved chemical composition and optical properties of rural aerosol.

    Dr. Petrenko received her B.S. (2003) in Environmental Science from the National University of “Kiev-Mohyla Academy” in Kiev, Ukraine. Her M.S. (2006) in and Ph.D. (2012) degrees are in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) and Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) respectively.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Petrenko, M., R. Kahn, M. Chin, and J. Limbacher. 2017. "Refined Use of Satellite Aerosol Optical Depth Snapshots to Constrain Biomass Burning Emissions in the GOCART Model." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Online [10.1002/2017jd026693]

    Petrenko, M. M., R. A. Kahn, M. Chin, et al. A. Soja, T. L. Kucsera, and Harshvardhan. 2012. "The use of satellite-measured aerosol optical depth to constrain biomass burning emissions source strength in the global model GOCART." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D18): D18212 [10.1029/2012JD017870]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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