Melanie B Follette-Cook

Melanie B Follette-Cook

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS
  • 301.614.5992
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 612
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Melanie Follette-Cook is a research scientist in the Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She is Project Scientist of the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program as well as a Health and Air Quality trainer. ARSET is part of the Earth Science Applied Science Capacity Building Program and provides cost-free training on NASA observations and tools.  Dr. Follette-Cook also serves as co-lead for aerosol applications for Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) mission. Her research focuses on using global and regional chemical models in combination with satellite, sub-orbital, and ground-based measurements, to explore the coupling between the biosphere and chemistry/climate with respect to fire activity and emissions, examine the evolution and variability of trace gases and aerosols across a variety of temporal and spatial scales, and inform future NASA satellite mission requirements.

    Positions/Employment

    7/2022 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    6/2009 - 7/2022

    Associate Research Scientist

    Morgan State University / GESTAR, Greenbelt, MD
    2/2007 - 6/2009

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
    8/2000 - 1/2007

    Graduate Research Assistant

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



    Education

    PhD Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, 2007, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    MS Meteorology, 2002, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    BS - Biophysics, 2000, University of Scranton Scranton, PA
    Minor - Mathematics

    Awards

    2021 - NASA Earth Sciences Division - Atmospheres - Outstanding Performance Award- Science,” For outstanding contributions in the formulation and writing of the Time-varying Optical Measurements of Clouds and Aerosol Transport (TOMCAT) EVM-3 proposal”.

    2016 - NASA Earth Sciences Division - Atmospheres, Outstanding Performance Award- Technical Support, "For outstanding scientific performance on the DISCOVER-AQ field campaign and post-mission analysis and modeling".

    2016 - Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) Annual Excellence Award, "For support of the NASA Earth Venture Suborbital DISCOVER-AQ project for five years".

    2006 - Postdoctoral Research Associateship Award, National Research Council, The National Academies.

    2005 - Helmut Landsberg Student Service Award, University of Maryland, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

    2000 - Joseph J. Harper Award for Excellence in Physics, University of Scranton, Department of Physics.


    Publications

    Refereed

    Anderson, D. C., M. B. Follette-Cook, S. A. Strode, et al. J. M. Nicely, J. Liu, P. D. Ivatt, and B. N. Duncan. 2022. "A machine learning methodology for the generation of a parameterization of the hydroxyl radical." Geoscientific Model Development, 15 (16): 6341-6358 [10.5194/gmd-15-6341-2022]

    Anderson, D. C., B. N. Duncan, A. M. Fiore, et al. C. B. Baublitz, M. B. Follette-Cook, J. M. Nicely, and G. M. Wolfe. 2021. "Spatial and temporal variability in the hydroxyl (OH) radical: understanding the role of large-scale climate features and their influence on OH through its dynamical and photochemical drivers." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (8): 6481-6508 [10.5194/acp-21-6481-2021]

    Choi, S., L. N. Lamsal, M. Follette-Cook, et al. J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, W. H. Swartz, K. E. Pickering, C. P. Loughner, W. Appel, G. Pfister, P. E. Saide, R. C. Cohen, A. J. Weinheimer, and J. R. Herman. 2020. "Assessment of NO2; observations during DISCOVER-AQ and KORUS-AQ field campaigns." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13 (5): 2523-2546 [10.5194/amt-13-2523-2020]

    Loughner, C. P., M. B. Follette-Cook, B. N. Duncan, et al. J. Hains, K. E. Pickering, J. Moy, and M. Tzortziou. 2019. "The benefits of lower ozone due to air pollution emissions reductions (2002-2011) in the Eastern US during extreme heat." Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, [10.1080/10962247.2019.1694089]

    Prados, A. I., A. Carleton-Hug, P. Gupta, et al. A. Mehta, B. Blevins, C. Schmidt, D. G. Barbato, A. J. McCullum, E. Hook, E. Podest, M. B. Follette-Cook, S. Hudson-Odoi, and T. Kinsey. 2019. "Impact of the ARSET Program on Use of Remote-Sensing Data." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8 (6): 261 [10.3390/ijgi8060261]

    Nowlan, C. R., X. Liu, J. W. Leitch, et al. K. Chance, G. González Abad, C. Liu, P. Zoogman, J. Cole, T. Delker, W. Good, F. Murcray, L. Ruppert, D. Soo, M. B. Follette-Cook, S. J. Janz, M. G. Kowalewski, C. P. Loughner, K. E. Pickering, J. R. Herman, M. R. Beaver, R. W. Long, J. J. Szykman, L. M. Judd, P. Kelley, W. T. Luke, X. Ren, and J. A. Al-Saadi. 2016. "Nitrogen dioxide observations from the Geostationary Trace gas and Aerosol Sensor Optimization (GeoTASO) airborne instrument: Retrieval algorithm and measurements during DISCOVER-AQ Texas 2013." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (6): 2647-2668 [10.5194/amt-9-2647-2016]

    Cook, M. B., K. E. Pickering, J. H. Crawford, et al. B. N. Duncan, C. P. Loughner, G. S. Diskin, A. Fried, and A. J. Weinheimer. 2015. "Spatial and temporal variability of trace gas columns derived from WRF/Chem regional model output: Planning for geostationary observations of atmospheric composition." Atmospheric Environment, 118: 28–44 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.07.024]

    Wang, L., M. B. Follette-Cook, M. Newchurch, et al. K. E. Pickering, A. Pour-Biazar, S. Kuang, W. Koshak, and H. Peterson. 2015. "Evaluation of lightning-induced tropospheric ozone enhancements observed by ozone lidar and simulated by WRF/Chem." Atmospheric Environment, 115: 185-191 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.05.054]

    Loughner, C. P., M. A. Tzortziou, M. B. Cook, et al. K. E. Pickering, D. Goldberg, C. Satam, A. Weinheimer, J. H. Crawford, D. J. Knapp, D. D. Montzka, G. S. Diskin, and R. R. Dickerson. 2014. "Impact of Bay-Breeze Circulations on Surface Air Quality and Boundary Layer Export." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53 (7): 1697–1713 [10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0323.1]

    He, H., C. P. Loughner, J. W. Stehr, et al. H. L. Arkinson, L. C. Brent, M. B. Follette-Cook, M. A. Tzortziou, K. E. Pickering, A. M. Thompson, D. K. Martins, G. S. Diskin, B. E. Anderson, J. H. Crawford, A. J. Weinheimer, P. Lee, J. C. Hains, and R. R. Dickerson. 2014. "An elevated reservoir of air pollutants over the Mid-Atlantic States during the 2011 DISCOVER-AQ campaign: Airborne measurements and numerical simulations." Atmospheric Environment, 85: 18-30 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.11.039]

    Guan, H., R. Esswein, J. Lopez, et al. R. Bergstrom, A. Warnock, M. Follette-Cook, M. Fromm, and L. T. Iraci. 2010. "A multi-decadal history of biomass burning plume heights identified using aerosol index measurements." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10 (14): 6461-6469 [10.5194/acp-10-6461-2010]

    Cook, M. B., R. Hudson, and G. Nedoluha. 2009. "Classification of Northern Hemisphere stratospheric ozone and water vapor profiles by meteorological regime." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9: 5989-6003 [10.5194/acp-9-5989-2009]

    Hudson, R. D., M. F. Andrade, M. B. Follette, and A. D. Frolov. 2006. "The total ozone field separated into meteorological regimes – Part II: Northern Hemisphere mid-latitude total ozone trends." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6 (12): 5183-5191 [10.5194/acp-6-5183-2006]

    Hudson, R. D., A. D. Frolov, M. F. Andrade, and M. B. Follette. 2003. "The Total Ozone Field Separated into Meteorological Regimes. Part I: Defining the Regimes." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 60 (14): 1669-1677 [10.1175/1520-0469(2003)060<1669:ttofsi>2.0.co;2]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Melanie Follette-Cook is a research scientist in the Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She is Project Scientist of the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program as well as a Health and Air Quality trainer. ARSET is part of the Earth Science Applied Science Capacity Building Program and provides cost-free training on NASA observations and tools.  Dr. Follette-Cook also serves as co-lead for aerosol applications for Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) mission. Her research focuses on using global and regional chemical models in combination with satellite, sub-orbital, and ground-based measurements, to explore the coupling between the biosphere and chemistry/climate with respect to fire activity and emissions, examine the evolution and variability of trace gases and aerosols across a variety of temporal and spatial scales, and inform future NASA satellite mission requirements.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Anderson, D. C., M. B. Follette-Cook, S. A. Strode, et al. J. M. Nicely, J. Liu, P. D. Ivatt, and B. N. Duncan. 2022. "A machine learning methodology for the generation of a parameterization of the hydroxyl radical." Geoscientific Model Development 15 (16): 6341-6358 [10.5194/gmd-15-6341-2022]

    Anderson, D. C., B. N. Duncan, A. M. Fiore, et al. C. B. Baublitz, M. B. Follette-Cook, J. M. Nicely, and G. M. Wolfe. 2021. "Spatial and temporal variability in the hydroxyl (OH) radical: understanding the role of large-scale climate features and their influence on OH through its dynamical and photochemical drivers." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (8): 6481-6508 [10.5194/acp-21-6481-2021]

    Choi, S., L. N. Lamsal, M. Follette-Cook, et al. J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, W. H. Swartz, K. E. Pickering, C. P. Loughner, W. Appel, G. Pfister, P. E. Saide, R. C. Cohen, A. J. Weinheimer, and J. R. Herman. 2020. "Assessment of NO2; observations during DISCOVER-AQ and KORUS-AQ field campaigns." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 (5): 2523-2546 [10.5194/amt-13-2523-2020]

    Loughner, C. P., M. B. Follette-Cook, B. N. Duncan, et al. J. Hains, K. E. Pickering, J. Moy, and M. Tzortziou. 2019. "The benefits of lower ozone due to air pollution emissions reductions (2002-2011) in the Eastern US during extreme heat." Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association [10.1080/10962247.2019.1694089]

    Prados, A. I., A. Carleton-Hug, P. Gupta, et al. A. Mehta, B. Blevins, C. Schmidt, D. G. Barbato, A. J. McCullum, E. Hook, E. Podest, M. B. Follette-Cook, S. Hudson-Odoi, and T. Kinsey. 2019. "Impact of the ARSET Program on Use of Remote-Sensing Data." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 8 (6): 261 [10.3390/ijgi8060261]

    Nowlan, C. R., X. Liu, J. W. Leitch, et al. K. Chance, G. González Abad, C. Liu, P. Zoogman, J. Cole, T. Delker, W. Good, F. Murcray, L. Ruppert, D. Soo, M. B. Follette-Cook, S. J. Janz, M. G. Kowalewski, C. P. Loughner, K. E. Pickering, J. R. Herman, M. R. Beaver, R. W. Long, J. J. Szykman, L. M. Judd, P. Kelley, W. T. Luke, X. Ren, and J. A. Al-Saadi. 2016. "Nitrogen dioxide observations from the Geostationary Trace gas and Aerosol Sensor Optimization (GeoTASO) airborne instrument: Retrieval algorithm and measurements during DISCOVER-AQ Texas 2013." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (6): 2647-2668 [10.5194/amt-9-2647-2016]

    Cook, M. B., K. E. Pickering, J. H. Crawford, et al. B. N. Duncan, C. P. Loughner, G. S. Diskin, A. Fried, and A. J. Weinheimer. 2015. "Spatial and temporal variability of trace gas columns derived from WRF/Chem regional model output: Planning for geostationary observations of atmospheric composition." Atmospheric Environment 118 28–44 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.07.024]

    Wang, L., M. B. Follette-Cook, M. Newchurch, et al. K. E. Pickering, A. Pour-Biazar, S. Kuang, W. Koshak, and H. Peterson. 2015. "Evaluation of lightning-induced tropospheric ozone enhancements observed by ozone lidar and simulated by WRF/Chem." Atmospheric Environment 115 185-191 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.05.054]

    Loughner, C. P., M. A. Tzortziou, M. B. Cook, et al. K. E. Pickering, D. Goldberg, C. Satam, A. Weinheimer, J. H. Crawford, D. J. Knapp, D. D. Montzka, G. S. Diskin, and R. R. Dickerson. 2014. "Impact of Bay-Breeze Circulations on Surface Air Quality and Boundary Layer Export." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 53 (7): 1697–1713 [10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0323.1]

    He, H., C. P. Loughner, J. W. Stehr, et al. H. L. Arkinson, L. C. Brent, M. B. Follette-Cook, M. A. Tzortziou, K. E. Pickering, A. M. Thompson, D. K. Martins, G. S. Diskin, B. E. Anderson, J. H. Crawford, A. J. Weinheimer, P. Lee, J. C. Hains, and R. R. Dickerson. 2014. "An elevated reservoir of air pollutants over the Mid-Atlantic States during the 2011 DISCOVER-AQ campaign: Airborne measurements and numerical simulations." Atmospheric Environment 85 18-30 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.11.039]

    Guan, H., R. Esswein, J. Lopez, et al. R. Bergstrom, A. Warnock, M. Follette-Cook, M. Fromm, and L. T. Iraci. 2010. "A multi-decadal history of biomass burning plume heights identified using aerosol index measurements." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (14): 6461-6469 [10.5194/acp-10-6461-2010]

    Cook, M. B., R. Hudson, and G. Nedoluha. 2009. "Classification of Northern Hemisphere stratospheric ozone and water vapor profiles by meteorological regime." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9 5989-6003 [10.5194/acp-9-5989-2009]

    Hudson, R. D., M. F. Andrade, M. B. Follette, and A. D. Frolov. 2006. "The total ozone field separated into meteorological regimes – Part II: Northern Hemisphere mid-latitude total ozone trends." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 6 (12): 5183-5191 [10.5194/acp-6-5183-2006]

    Hudson, R. D., A. D. Frolov, M. F. Andrade, and M. B. Follette. 2003. "The Total Ozone Field Separated into Meteorological Regimes. Part I: Defining the Regimes." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 60 (14): 1669-1677 [10.1175/1520-0469(2003)060<1669:ttofsi>2.0.co;2]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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