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ACT-America: Participants

Participants Role Affiliation
Project Management
Ken Davis Principal Investigator Penn State
Mike Obland Project Manager NASA LaRC
Bing Lin Project Scientist NASA LaRC
Thomas Lauvaux Deputy-PI (goals 1 and 2) Penn State
Christopher O’Dell Deputy-PI (goal 3) Colorado State
Byron Meadows Aircraft Integration NASA LaRC
Edward Browell Senior Project and Science Consultant NASA LaRC
James Crawford Ex-officio member NASA LaRC
Science Team
Josh DiGangi In situ GHG and trace gas measurements NASA LaRC
Mike Obland ACES Column CO2, altimetry and surface reflectance measurements NASA LaRC
Colm Sweeney GHG and trace gas flask sampling measurements NOAA
Matthew McGill CPL Aerosol profiles and mixed layer height measurements NASA GSFC
Jeremy Dobler MFLL Column CO2, altimetry and surface reflectance measurements Harris Corp.
John Barrick In situ meteorological measurements NASA LaRC
Amin Nehrir Instrument and operations scientist NASA LaRC
Josh DiGangi In situ GHG and trace gas measurements NASA LaRC
Colm Sweeney GHG and trace gas flask sampling measurements NOAA
John Barrick In situ meteorological measurements NASA LaRC
Amin Nehrir Instrument and operations scientist NASA LaRC
Natasha Miles Tower GHG measurements Penn State
Scott Richardson Tower GHG measurements Penn State
Kevin Bowman NASA JPL Carbon Monitoring System global inversion system for CO2,
satellite data integration
NASA JPL
Steven Pawson Carbon Monitoring System global inversion system for CO2,
satellite data integration
NASA GSFC
Lori Bruhwiler Carbon Tracker CH4 global inversion system NOAA ESRL
David Baker CSU global inversion system. CO2, ensemble methods,
in situ and satellite data integration
Colorado State U.
Andy Jacobson Carbon Tracker CO2 global inversion system U. Colorado
Thomas Lauvaux Penn State regional inversion system
WRF-LPDM-Bayesian matrix inversion
Core regional inversion modeling system for the project.
Penn State
Sha Feng Regional atmospheric and inversion modeling Penn State
Berrien Moore “Spring model” ensemble for the Great Plains.
Alternative transport model ensemble
U. Oklahoma
Sean Crowell “Spring model” ensemble for the Great Plains.
Alternative transport model ensemble
U. Oklahoma
Scott Denning Synoptic system analyses, super-parameterization transport modeling Colorado State
Jim Collatz CASA GFED model ensembles NASA GSFC
Bing Lin Aerosol, cloud and surface reflectance measurements NASA LaRC
Ed Browell Lidar CO2 measurements and analyses NASA LaRC
Chris O’Dell OCO-2 CO2 retrievals and analyses Colorado State
Anna Karion Flask analyses, CH4 studies U. Colorado
Gabrielle Petron CH4 and trace gas studies U. Colorado
John Miller 14CO2 analyses and fossil fuel CO2 studies U. Colorado
Joe Berry COS analyses, atmospheric transport analyses Carnegie Institute of Science
Gao Chen Observational data management NASA LaRC
Ali Aknan Airborne Data Archive Management NASA LaRC – SSAI
Bob Cook Model-data syntheses, model documentation and management Oak Ridge National Lab
Anna Michalak Geostatistical inversion methods, regional flux inversion methods Carnegie Institute of Science
Klaus Keller Statistics of complex systems, observational design Penn State
Fuqing Zhang Ensemble methods in mesoscale meteorology Penn State
Flight Operations Support
Jeff Callaghan C-130 Pilot Wyle
Jim Lawson C-130 Pilot Wyle
Paul Pinaud C-130 Pilot Wyle
Brian Bernth C-130 Pilot Wyle
Dave Baker C-130 Flight Engineer Wyle
Shawn Corliss C-130 Load Master Wyle
Cate Easmunt C-130 Mission Manager NASA WFF
Mike Cropper C-130 Airborne Science Mission Manager NASA WFF
Linda Thompson C-130 Integration/Operations Engineer NASA WFF
David Van Gilst C-130 Data System Manager NASA WFF-NSERC
Martin Nowicki C-130 Integration/Operations Engineer NASA WFF
Bruce Fisher King Air Platform Manager NASA LaRC
Craig Cleckner King Air Lead Mechanical Design Engineer NASA LaRC
Rick Yasky King Air Chief Pilot NASA LaRC
Les Kagey King Air Pilot NASA LaRC
Greg Slover King Air Pilot NASA LaRC
Taylor Thorson King Air Pilot NASA LaRC
Mike Wusk King Air Flight Operations Engineer NASA LaRC
Education and Public Outreach
Denise Lineberry SD Communications Team Lead / Senior Technical Writer NASA LaRC – SSAI
Jay Madigan Website Curator / Senior Website Design Engineer NASA LaRC – SSAI
Tim Marvel Lead Animator / Senior Graphic Designer NASA LaRC – SSAI