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Dr. Lin Chambers, Education and Communication Lead

We seek to share the excitement and importance of NASA Earth observations with students, teachers and citizen scientists. We do this through several primary approaches:

  • The CERES S'COOL Project ( link to external site) engages students and citizen scientists in authentic science experiences, while providing useful validation data for CERES.
  • The MY NASA DATA Project ( link to external site) makes CERES and related data more accessible for use within a K-12 learning setting, as well as offering a variety of lesson plans that use CERES information to address learning standards.
  • The GLOBE Program ( link to external site) will have increasing connections to CERES as a source of validation data.

  • Chambers, Lin H. (2017)
    Clouds link to external site
    International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology
  • Chambers, Lin H.; McKeown, Megan A.; McCrea, Sarah A.; Martin, Ann M.; Rogerson, Tina M.; Bedka, Kristopher M. (2017)
    CERES S’COOL Project Update: The Evolution and Value of a Long-Running Education Project With a Foundation in NASA Earth Science Missions
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(3), 473–483. link to external site
  • von Schuckmann, K.; Palmer, M. D.; Trenberth, K. E.; Cazenave, A.; Chambers, D.; Champollion, N.;
    Hansen, J.; Josey, S. A.; Loeb, N.; Mathieu, P.-P.; Meyssignac, B.; Wild, M. (2016)
    An imperative to monitor Earth's energy imbalance
    Nature Climate Change, 6(2), 138-144. link to external site
  • L’Ecuyer, Tristan S.; Beaudoing, H. K.; Rodell, M.; Olson, W.; Lin, B.; Kato, S.; Clayson, C. A.;
    Wood, E.; Sheffield, J.; Adler, R.; Huffman, G.; Bosilovich, M.; Gu, G.; Robertson, F.; Houser, P. R.; Chambers, D.; Famiglietti, J. S.; Fetzer, E.; Liu, W. T.; Gao, X.; Schlosser, C. A.; Clark, E.; Lettenmaier, D. P.; Hilburn, K. (2015)
    The Observed State of the Energy Budget in the Early Twenty-First Century
    Journal of Climate, 28(21), 8319-8346. link to external site
  • Rodell, M.; Beaudoing, H. K.; L’Ecuyer, T. S.; Olson, W. S.; Famiglietti, J. S.; Houser, P. R.;
    Adler, R.; Bosilovich, M. G.; Clayson, C. A.; Chambers, D.; Clark, E.; Fetzer, E. J.; Gao, X.; Gu, G.; Hilburn, K.; Huffman, G. J.; Lettenmaier, D. P.; Liu, W. T.; Robertson, F. R.; Schlosser, C. A.; Sheffield, J.; Wood, E. F. (2015)
    The Observed State of the Water Cycle in the Early Twenty-First Century
    Journal of Climate, 28(21), 8289-8318. link to external site
  • Lin, B.; Chambers, L.; P. Stackhouse Jr.; Wielicki, B.; Hu, Y.; Minnis, P.; Loeb, N.; Sun, W.;
    Potter, G.; Min, Q.; Schuster, G.; Fan, T.-F. (2010)
    Estimations of climate sensitivity based on top-of-atmosphere radiation imbalance
    Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10(4), 1923-1930. link to external site
  • Lin, Bing; Xu, Kuan-Man; Minnis, Patrick; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Hu, Yongxiang; Chambers, Lin; Fan, Tai-Fang; Sun, Wenbo (2007)
    Coincident occurrences of tropical individual cirrus clouds and deep convective systems derived from TRMM observations
    Geophysical Research Letters, 34(14), L14804. link to external site
  • Lin, Bing; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Minnis, Patrick; Chambers, Lin; Xu, Kuan-Man; Hu, Yongxiang; Fan, Alice (2006)
    The Effect of Environmental Conditions on Tropical Deep Convective Systems Observed from the TRMM Satellite
    Journal of Climate, 19(22), 5745-5761. link to external site
  • Chambers, L. H.; Wielicki, B. A.; Evans, K. F. (1997)
    Accuracy of the independent pixel approximation for satellite estimates of oceanic boundary layer cloud optical depth
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 102(D2), 1779-1794. link to external site
  • Chambers, L. H.; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Evans, K. F. (1997)
    Independent Pixel and Two-Dimensional Estimates of Landsat-Derived Cloud Field Albedo
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 54(11), 1525-1532.<1525:IPATDE>2.0.CO;2 link to external site

  • Effect of non-homogeneous clouds on satellite retrievals; understanding of Tropical cloud feedbacks.
  • Use of citizen science data to augment traditional satellite validation activities.




NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 420, Hampton, VA 23681-2199



  • PhD from North Carolina State University in April 1991.

  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 2009
  • U.S. Department of the Interior William T. Pecora Award

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