Profile for Gail Skofronick-Jackson
Building 33, Room A416
Office Phone: 4-5720
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, October 1997
M.S. Electrical Engineering, March 1988
Florida State University
B.S. Electrical Engineering May 1986
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Deputy Project Scientist
Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) Principal Investigator and Member of Science Team
CloudSat Principal Investigator and member of Science Team
Science Co-Lead for the GPM Cold Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) Field Campaign in Canada to measure falling snow, Jan-Feb 2012
Gail's research interests include using satellite remote sensing to estimate rain rate, to detect and estimate snowfall rate, and to retrieve the vertical profiles of clouds. She leads a team developing falling snow detection and estimation algorithms. She also uses her electrical engineering and science skills to design instruments for remotely measuring the Earth’s falling rain and snow. Prior to embarking on her falling snow research, Gail investigated frozen drops in the upper parts of hurricane clouds. She uses high frequency active and passive microwave imagery to perform investigate frozen particles in clouds.
Professional Society Memberships
Member, IEEE, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society member (Since 1984)
Member, American Meteorological Society (Since 1993)
Member, American Geophysical Union (Since 1995)
Munchak, S., and G. Skofronick-Jackson (2012). Evaluation of Precipitation Detection over Various Surfaces from Passive Microwave Imagers and Sounders. Atmospheric Research - Elsevier.
Skofronick-Jackson, G., and B. Johnson (2011). Surface and atmospheric contributions to passive microwave brightness temperatures for falling snow events. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. TC4 Issue, 116(D02213), 16 Pages.
Shi, R., R. Fernandez-Borda, W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, R. Cifelli, A. Hou, S. Lang, A. Tokay, C. Peters-Lidard, G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. Rutledge, and W. Petersen (2010). WRF Simulations of the January 20-22 2007 Snow Events over Eastern Canada: Comparison with in-situ and Satellite Observations. J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 49, 2246–2266.
Chandrasekar V., A. Hou, E. Smith, V.N. Bringi, S.A. Rutledge, E. Gorgucci, W.A. Petersen, and G. Skofronick-Jackson (2008). Potential role of dual polarization radar in the validation of satellite precipitation measurements: rationale and opportunities. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89(8), 1127-1145.
Hou, A., C. Kummerow, G. Skofronick-Jackson, and J.M. Shepherd (2008). Global Precipitation Measurement, Chapter 6 in Precipitation: Advances in Measurement, Estimation and Prediction. Springer-Verlag, 540.
Kim M.J., J.A. Weinman, W.S. Olson, D.-E. Chang, G. Skofronick-Jackson, and J.R. Wang (2008). A physical model to estimate snowfall over land using AMSU-B observations. J. Geophys. Res., 113(D09201).
Skofronick-Jackson, G., A. Heymsfield, E. Holthaus, C. Albers, and M.-J. Kim (2008). Nonspherical and spherical characterization of ice in Hurricane Erin for wideband passive microwave comparisons. J. Geophys. Res., 113(D06201).
Kim M.-J., G.M. Skofronick-Jackson, and J.A. Weinman (2004). Intercomparison of Millimeter-Wave Radiative Transfer Models. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 42(9), 1882-1890.
Skofronick-Jackson, G. (2004). Brightness temperature sensitivity to variations in solid precipitation cloud profiles. Proc. IGARSS 2004, 2, 1378-1381.
Skofronick-Jackson G.M., M.-J. Kim, J.A. Weinman, and D.-E. Chang (2004). A Physical Model to Determine Snowfall Over Land by Microwave Radiometery. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 42(5), 1047-1058.
Skofronick-Jackson G., J. Wang, G.M. Heymsfield, R. Hood, W. Manning, R. Meneghini, and J. Weinman (2003). Combined radiometer-radar microphysical profile estimations with emphasis on high-frequency brightness temperature observations. J. Appl. Meteor., 42(4), 476-487.
Skofronick-Jackson G.M., A.J. Gasiewski, and J.R. Wang (2002). Influence of Microphysical Cloud Parameterizations on Microwave Brightness Temperatures. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 40(1), 187-196.
Skofronick-Jackson G.M., and A.J. Gasiewski (2000). A nonlinear multispectral statistical CLEAN-based precipitation parameter-retrieval algorithm.. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 38(1), 226-237.
Skofronick-Jackson G.M., and J.R. Wang (2000). The estimation of hydrometeor profiles from wideband microwave observations.. J. Appl. Meteor., 39(10), 1645-1656.
Skofronick-Jackson, G., and A. J. Gasiewski (1995, July). Nonlinear Statistical Retrievals of Ice Content and Rain Rate from Passive Microwave Observations of a Simulated Convective Storm IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 33, pp. 957-970
T. Birch, G. Skofronick, and J.W. Nelson (1987). Triggered Beam Pulsar and Current Integrator for PIXE Analysis. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, pp. 96-98.