Profile for Joel Susskind
Office Phone: 301-286-7210
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.
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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).
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
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).
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
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).
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).
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
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).
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., 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).
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