Melanie B Follette-Cook

Melanie B Follette-Cook

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5992
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: MORGAN STATE UNIV.
  • Positions/Employment

    6/2009 - Present

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Morgan State University / GESTAR, Greenbelt, MD Supports mission planning of the proposed NASA GEO-CAPE mission and the NASA Earth Venture DISCOVER-AQ field campaigns by running the WRF/Chem regional model and analyzing model output from WRF/Chem and CMAQ to determine the horizontal and temporal resolutions needed to adequately represent the chemistry, transport, and emission of trace gases and aerosols from geostationary orbit
    2/2007 - 6/2009

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC • Inferred aerosol injection heights resulting from pyrocumulus convection using L3 aerosol index data from the Nimbus 7, Meteor 3, EP TOMS, and OMI instruments and data from the CALIPSO instrument, along with the HYSPLIT trajectory model
    • Additionally, used the L3 aerosol index data to discover strong seasonal signals in the frequency and locations of pyrocumulus convection
    • Examined data from POAM, SAGE II, and HALOE to investigate seasonal and interannual variability of ozone and water vapor in the UT/LS region of both the mid and high latitudes

    8/2000 - 1/2007

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science - University of Maryland, College Park, MD • Assisted in the development of a method to use the TOMS total ozone record to separate the Northern Hemisphere into meteorological regimes
    • Concluded that frontal dynamics were responsible for 35% of an observed downward trend in total column ozone
    • Validated the separation of ozone and other chemical species by meteorological regime using data from the HALOE and SAGE II instruments


    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

    Publications

    Refereed

    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]

    Publications

    Refereed

    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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