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Lorraine Remer

Research Prof

Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
Geography and Environmental Systems
Ph D, University of California, Davis (1991)
MS, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego (1983)
BS, University of California, Davis (1980)

Lorraine Remer spent 21 years at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center involved in the remote sensing of aerosol and the use of remote sensing data for the study of aerosols in climate processes, how aerosol particles affect clouds, aerosol transport and particulate air pollution. Her first position at Goddard in 1991 was in the role of a support scientist, employed by Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), where she contributed to the development of the MODIS aerosol algorithms.
In 1998 Dr, Remer joined the Federal civil service, and in 2012 she left NASA to become a part of JCET-UMBC. Currently she is working on aerosol remote sensing for the MODIS, VIIRS and PACE missions, and is using satellite products to determine ocean ecosystem response to fertilization from airborne dust. She also contributes to measuring aerosols from ground-based and air-borne sensors
Dr. Remer has served on a variety of national and international panels. She has co-edited a textbook, Aerosol Remote Sensing, and is currently an editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. Dr. Remer was named a 'highly cited' scientist in geosciences by Thomson-Reuters for the time period 2002 - 2012, and was elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Research Interests

Dr. Remer's research interests include remote sensing of aerosol and the use of remote sensing data for the study of aerosols in climate processes, how aerosol particles affect clouds, aerosol transport, ocean ecosystems and particulate air pollution.

Teaching Interests

Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Remote Sensing.

Selected Classes
Spring 2019 GES 481 – Digital Image Processing for Environmental Applications
Fall 2015 GES 381 – Introduction to Remote Sensing
Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Xu, Xiaoguang (Principal) Martins, Jose V. (Co-Principal) Remer, Lorraine A. (Co-Principal) Assimilating Radiometric and Polarimetric PACE Observations to Better Characterize the Emitting Sources, Distributions, and Depositions for the Global Aerosol System Grant (Not Funded) Sponsored by NASA

Martins, Jose V. (Principal) Xu, Xiaoguang (Co-Principal) Remer, Lorraine A. (Co-Principal) Implementation of an aerosol retrieval algorithm for the combined data sets from OCI, HARP2 and SPEXone instruments on PACE Grant (Not Funded) Sponsored by NASA

Intellectual Contributions

vol. 7 152 Frontiers in Earth Science

vol. 7 94 Frontiers in Environmental Science


(Author) National Academy Space Sciences Board Meeting Oral Presentation Update on the PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Mission National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Washington D.C.

(Author) Johns Hopkins Air Quality Interest Group Seminar Progress in satellite-based estimates of particular matter Johns Hopkins University Baltimore