home site map scied home current students prospective students internships fellowships teachers events events diversity contact news csu nsf home learn science research kt news directory webmaster

mainTop

mainSide












Emily Rosenthal came to us from Herndon, Virginia. She is a senior at Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a major in Meteorology.

Emily writes, "This summer I worked with Professor Christopher O'Dell and graduate student Robert Nelson to evaluate the level of agreement in terms of both cloud and aerosol properties between CALIPSO and OCO-2, two satellites in NASA's A-train.  CALIPSO measures the vertical distribution of clouds and aerosols. OCO-2 measures carbon dioxide, but can obtain high accuracy only in clear scenes.

"In this study, we found that for high optical depth CALIPSO measurements, OCO-2 identified most (~70%) of scenes as cloudy. The opposite was also true: for low optical depth CALIPSO measurements, OCO-2 identified most of the scenes as clear. Understanding this helps determine differences between OCO-2 and CALIPSO, and identifies the types of cloud and aerosol layers OCO-2 has trouble detecting."

Emily's summer research poster is here, A Comparison of Cloud and Aerosol Measurements from OCO-2 and CALIPSO. Her research interests at school include satellite meteorology, severe storms, and climate change.

When not at school, Emily enjoys spectator sports, volleyball, outdoor activities, and travel.

mainBottom