Profile for Joel Susskind


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Title: Senior Scientist
Affiliation: NASA
Contact: E-mail
Office Phone: 301-286-7210
Fax: 301-286-2323

Biography

Joel Susskind received his A.B. from Columbia College in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Berkeley in 1968, where he did experimental and theoretical research in laboratory microwave spectroscopy. He had post-doctoral positions at the University of Minnesota and Florida State University, doing instrumental and theoretical research in high-resolution infra-red laboratory spectroscopy. He is currently a Senior Scientist in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he has worked since 1977 doing research in infra-red and microwave remote sensing. Dr. Susskind served as NASA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite Project Scientist, and is now the NPP Sounder Scientist, and the HES Sounder Scientist, as well as a member of the AIRS Science Team. He received the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 1985 and the Goddard Space Flight Center Exceptional Achievement Award in 1988.

 

Publications

Reale, O., K.M. Lau, J. Susskind, and R. Rosenberg (2012). AIRS impact on analysis and forecast of an extreme rainfall event (Indus River Valley, Pakistan, 2010) with a global data assimilation and forecast system J. Geophys. Res., 117(D08103).
doi:10.1029/2011JD017093

Susskind, J., J. Blaisdell, L. Iredell, and F. Keita (2011). Improved Temperature Sounding and Quality Control Methodology Using AIRS/AMSU Data: The AIRS Science Team Version 5 Retrieval Algorithm IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 49(3), 883 - 907
doi:10.1109/TGRS.2010.2070508

Moy L.A., D.C. Tobin, H.E. Revercomb, R.O. Knuteson, L.A. Borg, and J. Susskind (2010). Comparison of Measured and Modeled Outgoing Longwave Radiation for Clear Sky Ocean and Land Scenes using Coincident CERES and AIRS Observations J. Geophys. Res., 115(D15110).
doi:10.1029/2009JD012758

Susskind, J., J. Blaisdell, L. Iredell, and F. Keita (2010). Improved Temperature Sounding and Quality Controlled Methodology Using AIRS/AMSU Data: The AIRS Science Team Version 5 Retrieval Algorithm IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(3), 883-907
doi:10.1109/TGRS.2010.2070508

Susskind, J., G. Molnar, L. Iredell, and N. Loeb (2010). Intercomparison of OLR Anomalies and Trends as Observed by CERES and Computed Using AIRS Products J. Climate.

Reale O., W. Lau, J. Susskind, E. Brin, E. Liu, P. Riishojgaard, M. Fuentes, and R. Rosenberg (2009). AIRS Impact on the Analysis and Forecast Track of Tropical Cyclone Nargis in a Global Data Assimilation and Forecasting System Geophys. Res. Lett, 36(L068812).
doi:10.1029/2008GL037122

Reale O., J. Susskind, R. Rosenberg, E. Brin, E. Liu, P. Riishojgaard, J. Terry, and J.C. Jusem (2008). Improving Forecast Skill by Assimilation of Quality-Controlled AIRS Temperature Retrievals Under Partially Cloudy Conditions Geophys. Res. Lett, 35(L08809).
doi:10.1029/2007/GL033002

Susskind, J., and J. Blaisdell (2008). Improved Surface Parameter Retrievals Using AIRS/AMSU Data Proc. of SPIE, 6966, 696610
doi:10.1117/12.774759

Pinheiro A., J. Descloitres, J. Privette, J. Susskind, L. Iredell, and J. Schmaltz (2007). Near-real Time Retrievals of Land Surface Temperature within the MODIS Rapid Response System Remote Sensing of Environment, 106, 326-336

Susskind, J. (2007). Improved Atmospheric Soundings and Error Estimates from Analysis of AIRS/AMSU Data Proc. of SPIE, 6684, 66840M
10.1117/12.734336

Susskind, J. (2007). Recent Theoretical Advances in Analysis of AIRS/AMSU Sounding Data Proc. of SPIE, 6565, 65651H
10.1117/12.718448

Chahine M.T., T.S. Pagano, H.H. Aumann, R. Atlas, C. Barnet, J. Blaisdell, L. Chen, M. Divakarla, E.J. Fetzer, M. Goldberg, C. Gautier, S. Granger, S. Hannon, F.W. Irion, R. Kakar, E. Kalnay, B.H. Lambrigtsen, S-Y. Lee, J. LeMarshall, W.W. McMillian, L. McMillin, E.T. Olsen, H. Revercomb, P. Rosenkranz, W.L. Smith, D. Staelin, L.L. Strow, J. Susskind, D. Tobin, W. Wolf, and L. Zhou (2006). AIRS Improving Weather Forecasting and Providing New Data on Greenhouse Gases BAMS, 87, 911-926

Susskind, J. (2006). Introduction to AIRS and CrIS. In J. Qu, W. Gao, M. Kafatos, R. Murphy, V. Salomonson (Ed.), Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, Science and Instruments. (254-278). Beijing and Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg: Tsinghua University Press.

Susskind, J., and F. Keita (2006). Improved AIRS Soundings and Error Estimates with AIRS only Clearing Proc. of SPIE, 6300, 630007-1 - 630007-12

Susskind, J., and L. Kouvaris (2006). Improved Soundings and Error Estimates Using AIRS/AMSU Data Proc. of SPIE, 6233, 62331A-1-62331A-10

Susskind, J., C. Barnet, J. Blaisdell, L. Iredell, F. Keita, L. Kouvaris, G. Molnar, and M. Chahine (2006). Accuracy of geophysical parameters derived from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit as a function of fractional cloud cover J. Geophys. Res., 111(D09S17).
10.1029/2005JD006272

Susskind, J., and R. Atlas (2005). Atmospheric Soundings from AIRS/AMSU in Partial Cloud Cover Proc. of SPIE, 5806, 587-598

Krimchansky S., J. Susskind, A. Krimchansky, D. Chu, and M. Davis (2004). GEO Sounding Using Microwave Instruments Proc. of SPIE

Susskind, J. (2004). Weather and Climate Research with AIRS/AMSU Proc. of SPIE, 5658, 166-176

Susskind, J., and R.M. Atlas (2004). Atmospheric Soundings From AIRS/AMSU/HSB Proc. of SPIE, 5425, 311-319

Adler, R.F., G.J. Huffman, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, P. Xie, J. Janowiak, B. Rudolf, U. Schneider, S. Curtis, D.T. Bolvin, A. Gruber, J. Susskind, P. Arkin, and E. Nelkin (2003). The version 2 Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) monthly precipitation analysis (1979-present) J. Hydrometeor., 4, 1147-1167

Aumann H., M. Chahine, C. Gautier, M. Goldberg, E. Kalnay, L. McMillin, H. Revercomb, P. Rosenkranz, W. Smith, D. Staelin, L. Strow, and J. Susskind (2003). AIRS/AMSU/HSB in the Aqua Mission: Design, Science Objectives, and Data Products and Processing Systems IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41, 253-264

Susskind, J., C. Barnet, J. Blaisdell, L. Iredell, F. Keita, and L. Kouvaris (2003). Early Results from AIRS/AMSU/HSB Proc. of SPIE

Susskind, J., R. Atlas, C. Barnet, J. Blaisdell, L. Iredell, E. Brin, J.C. Jusem, F. Keita, K. Kouvaris, and G. Molnar (2003). Current Results from AIRS/AMSU/HSB Proc. of TOVS

Susskind, J., C. Barnet, and J. Blaisdell (2003). Retrieval of Atmospheric and Surface Parameters from AIRS/AMSU/HSB Data in the Presence of Clouds IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41(2), 390-409

Otterman J., J. Angell, R. Atlas, D. Bungato, S. Schubert, D. Starr, J. Susskind, and M.-L. Wu (2002). Advection from the north Atlantic as the forcing of winter effect over Europe Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(8).
10.1029/2001GL014187

Wielicki B.A., T. Wong, R.P. Allen, A. Slingo, J. Kiehl, B.J. Soden, C.T. Gordon, A.J. Miller, S-K. Yang, D.A. Randall, F. Robertson, J. Susskind, and H. Jacobowitz (2002). Evidence for Large Decadal Variability in the Tropical Mean Radiative Energy Budget Science, 295, 841-844

Wielicki B.A., A.D. Del Genio, T. Wong, J. Chen, B.E. Carlson, R.P. Allan, F. Robertson, H. Jacobowitz, A. Slingo, D.A. Randall, J.T. Kiehl, B.J. Soden, C.T. Gordon, A.J. Miller, S-K. Yang, and J. Susskind (2002). Changes in Tropical Clouds and Radiation Science, 296, 2095a

Huffman, G.J., R.F. Adler, M. Morrissey, D.T. Bolvin, S. Curtis, R. Joyce, B. McGavock, and J. Susskind (2001). Global Precipitation at One-Degree Daily Resolution from Multi-Satellite Observations J. Hydrometeor, 2(1), 36-50

Lakshmi V., K. Czajkowski, R. Dubayah, and J. Susskind (2001). Land Surface Air Temperature Mapping Using TOVS and AVHRR Intl. J. of Remote Sensing, 22(4), 643-662

Lakshmi V., and J. Susskind (2001). Utilization of Satellite Data in Land Surface Hydrology: Sensitivity and Assimilation Hydrol. Processes, 15, 877-892

Lakshmi V., K.P. Czajkowski, R.O. Dubayah, and J. Susskind (2001). Global Air Temperature Mapping Using TOVS and AVHRR Intl. J. of Remote Sensing, 22, 643-662

Susskind, J., C.D. Barnet, and J.M. Blaisdell (2001). Determination of Atmospheric and Surface Parameters from AIRS/AMSU/HSB Data Optical Rem. Sens. of the Atmosphere Meeting

Anyamba E., E. Williams, J. Susskind, A. Fraser-Smith, and M. Fullekrug (2000). The Manifestation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in Global Deep Convection and in the Schumann Resonance Intensity J. of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57, 1029-1044

Anyamba E., and J. Susskind (2000). Evidence of Lunar Phase Influence on Global Surface Air Temperature Geophys. Res. Lett, 27(18), 2969-2972

Barnet C.D., J.M. Blaisdell, and J. Susskind (2000). Practical Methods for Rapid and Accurate Computation of Interferometric Spectra for Remote Sensing Applications IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 38(1, IGRSD2), 169-183

Lakshmi V., and J. Susskind (2000). Comparison of TOVS-derived Land Surface Variables with Ground Observations J. Geophys. Res., 105(D2), 2179-2190

Otterman J., R. Atlas, J. Ardizonne, T. Brakke, S. -H. Chou, J.C. Jusem, M. Glantz, J. Rogers, Y. Sud, J. Susskind, D. Starr, and J. Terry (2000). Extreme winter/early spring temperature anomalies in central Europe Research Reports Yagellonian University, 15, 193-200

Susskind, J., C. Barnet, and J. Blaisdell (2000). Determination of Atmospheric and Surface Parameters from Simulated AIRS/AMSU/HSB Sounding Data: Retrieval and Cloud Clearing Methodology Intl. Radiation Symposium, 2000

Bony S., Y.C. Sud, K. -M. Lau, J. Susskind, and S. Saha (1997). Comparison and satellite assessment of DAO and NCEP/NCAR re-analysis over tropical ocean, atmospheric hydrology and radiation J. Climate, (6), 10, 1441-1462