Profile for Jae N. Lee

Title: Research Scientist
Affiliation: UMBC-JCET
Contact: E-mail
Office Phone: 301-614-6189
Fax: 301-614-6307


My current research interests include observation of total and spectral solar irradiance, analysis of solar irradiance variability, and its impact on earth’s climate.  I use numerical models of the sun and earth’s atmosphere as well as remote sensing observations to investigate solar activities, climate variability and their interconnections.  During my NASA NPP fellow years at JPL, I was involved in several JPL missions and through these works acquired new insights on the dynamics of the middle atmosphere.  My study was possible with the advancement of the space based remote sensing observations and also with a strong team work with JPL scientists and engineers.  I was fortunate to be exposed to satellite missions on operations, data processing, algorithm development, technical challenges, and future NASA missions.  I found that remote sensing of cloud and aerosol will greatly contribute to addressing the climate change from both the natural and anthropogenic effects. 

I would like to be engaged more actively in a massive NASA effort to sustain high technology and data record continuity while continuing to grow as a competent scientist.


Ruzmaikin, A., J. N. Lee, and D.L. Wu (2014). Patterns of Carbon Monoxide in the Middle Atmosphere and Effects of Solar Variability Adv. in Space Research, (In Press).

Lee, Jae N., D.L. Wu, and A. Ruzmaikin (2013). Interannual variations of MLS carbon monoxide Induced by solar cycle J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys, 102, 99-104

Wu, D.L., and J. Lee (2012). Arctic low cloud changes as observed by MISR and CALIOP: Implication for the enhanced autumnal warming and sea ice loss J. Geophys. Res, 117(D7).

Kodera, K., N. Eguchi, J. Lee, Y. Kuroda, and S. Yukimoto (2011). Sudden Changes in the Tropical Stratospheric and Tropospheric Circulation during January 2009 J. Meteo. Soc. of Japan, 89, 283-290

Lee, J., D. L. Wu, G. L. Manney, M. J. Schwartz, A. Lambert, N. J. Livesey, H. C. Pumphrey, and W. G. Read (2011). Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Polar Middle Atmosphere: Dynamics and Transport of H2O and CO J. Geophy., Res, 116, D05110.

Michou, M., and J. Lee (2011). A new version of the CNRM Chemistry-Climate Model, CNRM-CCM: description and improvements from the CCMVal-2 simulation Geosci. Model Dev, 4, 128

Jiang, J., and J.N. Lee (2010). Five-Year Climatology of Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor and Cloud Ice from Aura MLS and GEOS-5 J. Geophy., Res, 115, D15103.

Lee, J., D.L. Wu, G. L. Manney, and M. J. Schwartz (2009). Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations of the Northern Annular Mode in the Mesosphere through the Upper Troposphere Geophys. Res. Lett, 36, L20807.

Lee, J., D. T. Shindell, and S. Hameed (2009). The role of solar forcing in the tropical circulation J. Climate, 22, 5870.

Manney, G., M. J. Schwartz, K. Kruger, M. L. Santee, S. Pawson, J. Lee, W. H. Daffer, R. A. Fuller, and N. Livesey (2009). Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of Dynamics and Transport During the Record-breaking 2009 Arctic Stratospheric Major Warming Geophys. Res. Lett, 36, L12815.

Lee, J., S. Hameed, and D. T. Shindell (2007). The northern annular mode in summer and its relation to solar activity variations in the GISS ModelE J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys, 70/5, 730-741

Lee, J., and S. Hameed (2007). The Northern Hemisphere Annular Mode in summer, its Physical Significance and its Relation to Solar Activity Variations J. Geophy., Res, 112, D15111.

Hameed, S., and J. Lee (2005). A mechanisms for sun climate connection Geophys. Res. Lett, 32, L23817.