Rebekah Esmaili

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Rebekah Esmaili

  • RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
  • 301.614.5383
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: Science Collaborator
  • Brief Bio

    I am an energetic atmopsheric scientist in the Climate and Radiation Lab at GSFC and University of Maryland. My research involves detecting and tracking clouds using infrared satellite observations to shows how they change over their life time. The results of this study provide a big picture survey of cloud evolution, daily cycles, and climatology.

    When not "saving the world with science," I enjoy playing board games, teaching group fitness classes, and swimming/biking/running as a recreational triathlete.

    Research Interests

    Aerosol satellite retrievals

    Cloud tracking and development

    Precipitation measurement validation

    Publications

    Refereed

    Esmaili, R., Y. Tian, D. A. Vila, and K.-M. Kim. 2016. "A Lagrangian analysis of cold cloud clusters and their life cycles with satellite observations." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 121 (19): 11,723–11,738 [10.1002/2016JD025653]

    Education

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    • Ph.D. Atmospheric Science (2016)
    • M.S. Atmospheric Science (2014)

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    • M.A. Economics (2010)

    James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

    • B.S. Physics, minor mathematics (2006)

    Professional Societies

    American Meteorological Society, 2011 - Present
    American Geophysical Union, 2011 - Present
    International Precipitation Working Group, 2011 - Present

    Awards

    Oral Presentation, 1st Place, AMS Hydrology Section
    Oral Presentation, 1st Place, UMD Graduate Research Day
    Earthzine Essay Contest, Improving Satellite Data Dissemination Can Advance Earth Science, 2nd Place

    Brief Bio

    I am an energetic atmopsheric scientist in the Climate and Radiation Lab at GSFC and University of Maryland. My research involves detecting and tracking clouds using infrared satellite observations to shows how they change over their life time. The results of this study provide a big picture survey of cloud evolution, daily cycles, and climatology.

    When not "saving the world with science," I enjoy playing board games, teaching group fitness classes, and swimming/biking/running as a recreational triathlete.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Esmaili, R., Y. Tian, D. A. Vila, and K.-M. Kim. 2016. "A Lagrangian analysis of cold cloud clusters and their life cycles with satellite observations." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121 (19): 11,723–11,738 [10.1002/2016JD025653]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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