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David Doelling, TISA Working Group Chair


Time Interpolation and Spatial Averaging (TISA) CERES group objectives

The TISA objectives are to spatially and temporally average the CERES footprint fluxes and clouds into CERES level-3 daily/monthly gridded products.

The TISA group uses two methods to account for the regional diurnal flux changes in between the CERES satellite observations. The SSF1deg single satellite product fluxes, assumes constant or linear changing meteorology between CERES observations using similar algorithms that ERBE used. The SYN1deg product combines the Terra and Aqua CERES fluxes with geostationary (GEO) derived broadband fluxes to account for the flux variability in between CERES measurements. The TISA group calibrates the GEO visible and IR radiances against MODIS in order for the CERES cloud group to derive consistent GEO and MODIS cloud properties. The GEO radiances are then converted to broadband fluxes using a combination of empirical, theoretical, and CERES angular directional models as a function of the scene/cloud type. Lastly the GEO derived broadband fluxes are normalized regionally with the CERES observed fluxes to maintain the CERES instrument calibration.

  • Doelling, David R.; Loeb, Norman G.; Keyes, Dennis F.; Nordeen, Michele L.; Morstad, Daniel; Nguyen, Cathy;
    Wielicki, Bruce A.; Young, David F.; Sun, Moguo (2013)
    Geostationary Enhanced Temporal Interpolation for CERES Flux Products
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(6), 1072-1090. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00136.1 link to external site


2018
  • Angal, A.; Xiong, X.; Mu, Q.; Doelling, D. R.; Bhatt, R.; Wu, A. (2018)
    Results From the Deep Convective Clouds-Based Response Versus Scan-Angle Characterization for the MODIS Reflective Solar Bands
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(2), 1115-1128.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2017.2759660 link to external site
     
  • Doelling, David; Haney, Conor; Bhatt, Rajendra; Scarino, Benjamin; Gopalan, Arun (2018)
    Geostationary Visible Imager Calibration for the CERES SYN1deg Edition 4 Product
    Remote Sensing, 10(2), 288.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10020288 link to external site
     
  • Kato, Seiji; Rose, Fred G.; Rutan, David A.; Thorsen, Tyler J.; Loeb, Norman G.; Doelling, David R.;
    Huang, Xianglei; Smith, William L.; Su, Wenying; Ham, Seung Hee (2018)
    Surface Irradiances of Edition 4.0 Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Data Product
    Journal of Climate, 31(11), 4501–4527.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0523.1 link to external site
     
  • Loeb, Norman G.; Doelling, David R.; Wang, Hailan; Su, Wenying; Nguyen, Cathy; Corbett, Joseph G.;
    Liang, Lusheng; Mitrescu, Cristian; Rose, Fred G.; Kato, Seiji (2018)
    Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) Edition 4.0 Data Product
    Journal of Climate, 31(2), 895–918.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0208.1 link to external site
     
  • Sun-Mack, S.; Minnis, P.; Chen, Y.; Doelling, D. R.; Scarino, B. R.; Haney, C. O.; Smith, W. L. (2018)
    Calibration Changes to Terra MODIS Collection-5 Radiances for CERES Edition 4 Cloud Retrievals
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1-17.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2018.2829902 link to external site
     
2017
  • Bhatt, Rajendra; Doelling, David R.; Angal, Amit; Xiong, Xiaoxiong; Scarino, Benjamin; Gopalan, Arun;
    Haney, Conor; Wu, Aisheng (2017)
    Characterizing response versus scan-angle for MODIS reflective solar bands using deep convective clouds
    Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11(1), 016014-016014.
    https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.016014 link to external site
     
  • Bhatt, Rajendra; Doelling, David R.; Scarino, Benjamin; Haney, Conor; Gopalan, Arun (2017)
    Development of Seasonal BRDF Models to Extend the Use of Deep Convective Clouds as Invariant Targets for Satellite SWIR-Band Calibration
    Remote Sensing, 9(10), 1061.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9101061 link to external site
     
  • Eitzen, Zachary A.; Su, Wenying; Xu, Kuan-Man; Loeb, Norman; Sun, Moguo; Doelling, David; Rose, Fred;
    Bodas-Salcedo, Alejandro (2017)
    Evaluation of a general circulation model by the CERES Flux-by-cloud type simulator
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(20), 10,655–10,668.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027076 link to external site
     
2016
  • Doelling, David R.; Haney, Conor O.; Scarino, Benjamin R.; Gopalan, Arun; Bhatt, Rajendra (2016)
    Improvements to the geostationary visible imager ray-matching calibration algorithm for CERES Edition 4
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(12), 2679–2698.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0113.1 link to external site
     
  • Doelling, David R.; Sun, Moguo; Nguyen, Le Trang; Nordeen, Michele L.; Haney, Conor O.; Keyes, Dennis F.;
    Mlynczak, Pamela E. (2016)
    Advances in Geostationary-Derived Longwave Fluxes for the CERES Synoptic (SYN1deg) Product
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(3), 503-521.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0147.1 link to external site
     
  • Khlopenkov, Konstantin V.; Doelling, David R. (2016)
    Development of image processing method to detect noise in geostationary imagery
    SPIE 10004, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXII, 10004, 100041S-100041S-9.
    https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2241544 link to external site
     
  • Loeb, N. G.; Su, W.; Doelling, D. R.; Wong, T.; Minnis, P.; Thomas, S.; Miller, W. F. (2016)
    Earth's Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Budget link to external site
    Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
     
2015
  • Doelling, D.R.; Wu, A.; Xiong, X.; Scarino, B.R.; Bhatt, R.; Haney, C.O.; Morstad, D.; Gopalan, A. (2015)
    The Radiometric Stability and Scaling of Collection 6 Terra- and Aqua-MODIS VIS, NIR, and SWIR Spectral Bands
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(8), 4520-4535.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2015.2400928 link to external site
     
  • Doelling, David R.; Khlopenkov, Konstantin V.; Okuyama, Arata; Haney, Conor O.; Gopalan, Arun;
    Scarino, Benjamin R.; Nordeen, Michele; Bhatt, Rajandra; Avey, Lance (2015)
    MTSAT-1R Visible Imager Point Spread Correction Function, Part I: The Need for, Validation of, and Calibration With
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(3), 1513-1526.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2014.2344678 link to external site
     
  • Khlopenkov, Konstantin V.; Doelling, David R.; Okuyama, Arata (2015)
    MTSAT-1R Visible Imager Point Spread Function Correction, Part II: Theory
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(3), 1504-1512.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2014.2344627 link to external site
     
  • Rutan, David A.; Kato, Seiji; Doelling, David R.; Rose, Fred G.; Nguyen, Le Trang; Caldwell, Thomas E.; Loeb, Norman G. (2015)
    CERES Synoptic Product: Methodology and Validation of Surface Radiant Flux
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32(6), 1121-1143.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00165.1 link to external site
     
  • Stanfield, Ryan E.; Dong, Xiquan; Xi, Baike; Del Genio, Anthony D.; Minnis, Patrick; Doelling, David; Loeb, Norman (2015)
    Assessment of NASA GISS CMIP5 and Post-CMIP5 Simulated Clouds and TOA Radiation Budgets Using Satellite Observations. Part II: TOA Radiation Budget and CREs
    Journal of Climate, 28(5), 1842-1864.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00249.1 link to external site
     
2014
  • Bhatt, Rajendra; Doelling, David R.; Wu, Aisheng; Xiong, Xiaoxiong (Jack); Scarino, Benjamin R.;
    Haney, Conor O.; Gopalan, Arun (2014)
    Initial Stability Assessment of S-NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Band Calibration Using Invariant Desert and Deep Convective Cloud Targets
    Remote Sensing, 6(4), 2809-2826.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/rs6042809 link to external site
     
  • Khlopenkov, Konstantin V.; Doelling, David R.; Okuyama, Arata (2014)
    Development of 2D deconvolution method to repair blurred MTSAT-1R visible imagery
    , 9218, 92181Q-92181Q-10.
    https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061121 link to external site
     
  • Smith, G. Louis; Doelling, David R. (2014)
    Computation of Radiation Budget on an Oblate Earth
    Journal of Climate, 27(19), 7203-7206.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00058.1 link to external site
     
2013
  • Doelling, David R.; Loeb, Norman G.; Keyes, Dennis F.; Nordeen, Michele L.; Morstad, Daniel;
    Nguyen, Cathy; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Young, David F.; Sun, Moguo (2013)
    Geostationary Enhanced Temporal Interpolation for CERES Flux Products
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(6), 1072-1090.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00136.1 link to external site
     
  • Kato, Seiji; Loeb, Norman G.; Rose, Fred G.; Doelling, David R.; Rutan, David A.; Caldwell, Thomas E.;
    Yu, Lisan; Weller, Robert A. (2013)
    Surface Irradiances Consistent with CERES-Derived Top-of-Atmosphere Shortwave and Longwave Irradiances
    Journal of Climate, 26(9), 2719-2740.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00436.1 link to external site
     
  • Wielicki, Bruce A.; Young, D. F.; Mlynczak, M. G.; Thome, K. J.; Leroy, S.; Corliss, J.; Anderson, J. G.;
    Ao, C.O.; Bantges, R.; Best, F.; Bowman, K.; Brindley, H.; Butler, J. J.; Collins, W.; Dykema, J. A.; Doelling, D. R.; Feldman, D. R.; Fox, N.; Huang, X.; Holz, R.; Huang, Y.; Jin, Z.; Jennings, D.; Johnson, D. G.; Jucks, K.; Kato, S.; Kirk-Davidoff, D. B.; Knuteson, R.; Kopp, G.; Kratz, D. P.; Liu, X.; Lukashin, C.; Mannucci, A. J.; Phojanamongkolkij, N.; Pilewskie, P.; Ramaswamy, V.; Rever (2013)
    Achieving Climate Change Absolute Accuracy in Orbit
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 130308154356007.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00149.1 link to external site
     
2012
  • Hong, Gang; Minnis, Patrick; Doelling, David; Ayers, J. Kirk; Sun-Mack, Szedung (2012)
    Estimating effective particle size of tropical deep convective clouds with a look-up table method using satellite measurements of brightness temperature differences
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117(D6), D06207.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JD016652 link to external site
     
  • Loeb, Norman G.; Kato, Seiji; Su, Wenying; Wong, Takmeng; Rose, Fred G.; Doelling, David R.;
    Norris, Joel R.; Huang, Xianglei (2012)
    Advances in Understanding Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Variability from Satellite Observations
    Surveys in Geophysics, 33(3-4), 359-385.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-012-9175-1 link to external site
     
  • Loeb, Norman G.; Lyman, John M.; Johnson, Gregory C.; Allan, Richard P.; Doelling, David R.;
    Wong, Takmeng; Soden, Brian J.; Stephens, Graeme L. (2012)
    Observed changes in top-of-the-atmosphere radiation and upper-ocean heating consistent within uncertainty
    Nature Geoscience, 5(2), 110-113.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1375 link to external site
     
  • Sun, Moguo; Cess, Robert D.; Doelling, Dave R. (2012)
    Interpretation of cloud structure anomalies over the tropical Pacific during the 1997/98 El Niño
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117(D16), D16114.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JD015861 link to external site
     
2011
  • Goldberg, M.; Ohring, G.; Butler, J.; Cao, C.; Datla, R.; Doelling, D.; Gärtner, V.; Hewison, T.;
    Iacovazzi, B.; Kim, D.; Kurino, T.; Lafeuille, J.; Minnis, P.; Renaut, D.; Schmetz, J.; Tobin, D.; Wang, L.; Weng, F.; Wu, X.; Yu, F.; Zhang, P.; Zhu, T. (2011)
    The Global Space-Based Inter-Calibration System
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92(4), 467-475.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/2010BAMS2967.1 link to external site
     
  • Mlynczak, Pamela E.; Smith, G. Louis; Doelling, David R. (2011)
    The Annual Cycle of Earth Radiation Budget from Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Data
    Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50(12), 2490-2503.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-11-050.1 link to external site
     
  • Smith, G. L.; Priestley, K. J.; Loeb, N. G.; Wielicki, B. A.; Charlock, T. P.; Minnis, P.; Doelling, D. R.; Rutan, D. A. (2011)
    Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES), a review: Past, present and future
    Advances in Space Research, 48(2), 254-263.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2011.03.009 link to external site
     
2010
  • Stackhouse Jr, PW; Wong, T.; Loeb, N. G; Kratz, D. P.; Wilber, A. C.; Doelling, D. R.; Nguyen, L. Cathy (2010)
    Earth Radiation Budget at top-of-atmosphere [in "State of the Climate in 2009”]
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91(7), S41.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-91-7-StateoftheClimate link to external site
     
2009
  • Loeb, Norman G.; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Doelling, David R.; Smith, G. Louis; Keyes, Dennis F.; Kato, Seiji;
    Manalo-Smith, Natividad; Wong, Takmeng (2009)
    Toward Optimal Closure of the Earth's Top-of-Atmosphere Radiation Budget
    Journal of Climate, 22(3), 748-766.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/2008JCLI2637.1 link to external site
     
2008
  • Minnis, P.; Trepte, Q. Z.; Sun-Mack, S.; Chen, Y.; Doelling, D. R.; Young, D. F.; Spangenberg, D. A.;
    Miller, W. F.; Wielicki, B. A.; Brown, R. R.; Gibson, S. C.; Geier, E. B. (2008)
    Cloud Detection in Nonpolar Regions for CERES Using TRMM VIRS and Terra and Aqua MODIS Data
    Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46(11), 3857-3884.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/tgrs.2008.2001351 link to external site
     
  • Minnis, Patrick; Doelling, David R.; Nguyen, Louis; Miller, Walter F.; Chakrapani, Venkatesan (2008)
    Assessment of the Visible Channel Calibrations of the VIRS on TRMM and MODIS on Aqua and Terra
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25(3), 385-400.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/2007JTECHA1021.1 link to external site
     
2007
  • Loeb, N. G.; Kato, S.; Loukachine, K.; Manalo-Smith, N.; Doelling, D. R. (2007)
    Angular distribution models for top-of-atmosphere radiative flux estimation from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument on the Terra satellite. Part II: Validation
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24(4), 564-584.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/jtech1983.1 link to external site
     
  • Loeb, Norman G.; Wielicki, Bruce A.; Rose, Fred G.; Doelling, David R. (2007)
    Variability in global top-of-atmosphere shortwave radiation between 2000 and 2005
    Geophysical Research Letters, 34(3), L03704.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL028196 link to external site
     
2006
  • Mace, Gerald G.; Benson, Sally; Sonntag, Karen L.; Kato, Seiji; Min, Qilong; Minnis, Patrick;
    Twohy, Cynthia H.; Poellot, Michael; Dong, Xiquan; Long, Charles; Zhang, Qiuqing; Doelling, David R. (2006)
    Cloud radiative forcing at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Climate Research Facility: 1. Technique, validation, and comparison to satellite-derived diagnostic quantities
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 111(D11), D11S90.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2005JD005921 link to external site
     
2004
  • Minnis, Patrick; Gambheer, Arvind V.; Doelling, David R. (2004)
    Azimuthal anisotropy of longwave and infrared window radiances from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and Terra satellites
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 109(D8), D08202.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2003JD004471 link to external site
     
2002
  • Minnis, Patrick; Nguyen, Louis; Doelling, David R.; Young, David F.; Miller, Walter F.; Kratz, David P. (2002)
    Rapid Calibration of Operational and Research Meteorological Satellite Imagers. Part I: Evaluation of Research Satellite Visible Channels as References
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19(9), 1233-1249.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(2002)019<1233:RCOOAR>2.0.CO;2 link to external site
     
  • Minnis, Patrick; Nguyen, Louis; Doelling, David R.; Young, David F.; Miller, Walter F.; Kratz, David P. (2002)
    Rapid Calibration of Operational and Research Meteorological Satellite Imagers. Part II: Comparison of Infrared Channels
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19(9), 1250-1266.
    https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(2002)019<1250:RCOOAR>2.0.CO;2 link to external site
     
2001
  • Doelling, David R.; Minnis, Patrick; Spangenberg, Douglas A.; Chakrapani, Venkatesan; Mahesh, Ashwin;
    Pope, Shelly K.; Valero, Francisco P. J. (2001)
    Cloud radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere during FIRE ACE derived from AVHRR data
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 106(D14), 15279-15296.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2000JD900455 link to external site
     
  • Minnis, Patrick; Chakrapani, Venkatesan; Doelling, David R.; Nguyen, Louis; Palikonda, Rabindra;
    Spangenberg, Douglas A.; Uttal, Taneil; Arduini, Robert F.; Shupe, Matthew (2001)
    Cloud coverage and height during FIRE ACE derived from AVHRR data
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 106(D14), 15215-15232.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2000JD900437 link to external site
     
  • Nordeen, M. L.; Minnis, P.; Doelling, D. R.; Pethick, D.; Nguyen, L. (2001)
    Satellite observations of cloud plumes generated by Nauru
    Geophysical Research Letters, 28(4), 631-634.
    https://doi.org/10.1029/2000GL012409 link to external site
     
1998

  • Improving geostationary multi-band narrowband radiance to broadband flux conversion methods.
  • Pursuing geostationary imager visible calibration techniques that include deep convective cloud, desert and polar ice targets, ray-matched and SNO cross-calibration, and spectral band adjustment factors.
  • Developing the CERES visualization, subsetting and ordering tool for a positive user experience.

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  • BS, Meteorology, University of Utah
  • MS, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington

Awards

  • U.S. Department of the Interior William T. Pecora Award
  • NASA Public Service Medal: In recognition of outstanding contributions in developing innovative methodologies and algorithms for deriving cloud and radiation data from satellite observations, 2002

Positions

  • CERES TISA and VSO lead
  • GSICS visible sub-group calibration lead
  • Member of the GERB, Megha-tropiques, and CLARREO science teams



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