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- Ocean vector wind retrievals from space
- Development of Scatterometer Geophysical Model Functions
- Climate Data Records
- Satellite data intercalibration
- Calibration/Validation of wind data including hurricane-force winds
- Water cycle and atmospheric circulation variability
- Statistical, spectral, and climate analysis of large data set.
Additional interests: Remote sensing of sea surface temperatures, precipitation, clouds; Tropical convection in General Circulation Models; Equatorial waves and tropical dynamics; Microphysics of aerosols; Numerical modeling of atmospheric chemistry and dynamics; Effects of aviation on the stratosphere.
- "Developing, Testing, and Verifying a Geophysical Model Function for RapidScat"; JPL subcontract, Jan 2014- Mar 2017
- "Improvements to the Vector Wind Climate Record Using RapidScat as a Common Reference and Aquarius/SMAP for High Winds in Rain"; NASA Ocean Vector Wind Science Team, Sep 2014-Sep 2018
- "Ocean Products from the GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) For Studying Climate Variability over the Oceans "; NASA Physical Oceanography, Sep 2014-Sep 2018
- "Precursors and Dynamics of ENSO Events from 25-years of Climate-Quality Satellite Ocean Observations"; NASA Physical Oceanography; PI: Antonietta Capotondi, University of Colorado. Mar 2015- Mar 2018.
- 2001-present: Scientist, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, California.
- 1999- 2001: Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado and Climate Diagnostic Center, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado.
- 1998-1999: Visiting Postdoc, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.
- 1997-1998: Graduate Research, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.
- 1995-1996: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of L’Aquila, Italy.
- 1994-1995: Scientific consultant in Atmospheric Physics, Physics Department, University of L’Aquila, Italy.
- 2014-current: ISS-RapidScat Science and Cal/Val Team member
- 2009-current: NASA Ocean Vector Wind Science Team member.
- 2004: Member of site visit review team for a proposed NSF Science and Technology Center, "Center for Multi-Scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (MMAP)", Fort Collins, Colorado.
- 2002-2008: Member of the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) Working Group.
- 1999-2008: Member of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) Atmospheric Model Working Group (AMWG)
- 1993-1996: Collaboration with NASA/Atmospheric Effects of Aviation Program (AEAP).
- 2015: NASA Group Achievement Award as a member of the RapidScat Science Data Processing Team.
- Ph. D., Physics, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 1998.
- M.S., Physics, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 1993. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
- Ricciardulli, L., 2016: Radiometer rain colocations with JPL RapidScat winds on L2B swath grid. Technical Report 081816, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, p. 6.
- Meissner, T., L. Ricciardulli, and F.J. Wentz, 2016: Capability of the SMAP mission to measure ocean surface winds in storms. Submitted to Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, July 2016.
- F.J. Wentz, L. Ricciardulli, E. Rodriguez. B. Stiles, and Coauthors, 2016: Evaluating and extending the Ocean Wind Climate Data Record. Submitted to IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, June 2016.
- Ricciardulli, L., 2016: ASCAT on MetOp-A Data Product Update Notes: V2.1 Data Release. Technical Report 040416, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, p. 5.
- Ricciardulli, L. and F.J. Wentz, 2015: A Scatterometer Geophysical Model Function for Climate-Quality Winds: QuikSCAT Ku-2011. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32, 1829-1846.
- Meissner, T., F.J. Wentz, and L. Ricciardulli, 2014: The emission and scattering of L-band microwave radiation from rough ocean surfaces and wind speed measurements from the Aquarius sensor. JGR-Oceans, 6499-6522.
- Robertson, F.R., M. G. Bosilovich, J. B. Roberts, R. H. Reichle, R. Adler, L. Ricciardulli, W. Berg, and G. J. Huffman, 2014: Consistency of estimated global water cycle variations over the satellite era. J. Climate, 27, 6135-6154.
- Ricciardulli, L., T. Meissner, and F. Wentz, 2012: Towards a climate data record of satellite ocean vector winds, in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2067-2069.
- Wentz, F, and L. Ricciardulli, 2011: Comment on “Global trends of wind speed and wave height”. Science, 334, 905.
- Meissner, T., L. Ricciardulli, and F. Wentz, 2011: All-weather wind vector measurements from intercalibrated active and passive microwave satellite sensors, in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1509-1511.
- Ricciardulli, L., and F. Wentz, 2011: Reprocessed QuikSCAT (V04) Wind Vectors with Ku-2011 Geophysical Model Function, Technical Report 043011, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, p. 8.
- McVicar, T.R., Van Niel, T.G., Li, L.T., Roderick, M.L., Rayner, D.P., Ricciardulli, L. and Donohue, R.J., 2008, Wind speed climatology and trends for Australia, 1975-2006: capturing the stilling phenomenon and comparison with near-surface reanalysis output. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L20403, doi:10.1029/2008GL035627.
- Wentz, F.J., L. Ricciardulli, K. Hilburn, and C. Mears, 2007, How much more rain will global warming bring? Science, 317, 233-235. Published Online May 31, 2007.
- Chun, H.-Y., J.-S. Goh, I.-S. Song, and L. Ricciardulli, 2007, Latitudinal variations of convective source and propagation condition of inertio-gravity waves in the Tropics. J. Atmos Sci., 64, 1603-1618.
- Rasch, P. J., M. J. Stevens, L. Ricciardulli, A. Dai, A. Negri, R. Wood, B. A. Boville, B. Eaton, J. J. Hack, 2006, A characterization of tropical transient activity in the CAM3 atmospheric hydrologic cycle. J. Climate, 19, 2222-2242.
- Ricciardulli, L., and F. J. Wentz, 2004, Uncertainties in sea surface retrievals from space: comparison of microwave and infrared observations from TRMM. J. Geophys. Res., 109, C12013, doi:10.1029/2003JC002247.
- Ricciardulli, L. and P. D. Sardeshmukh, 2002, Local space and time scales of organized tropical convection. J. Climate, 15, 2775-2790.
- Ricciardulli, L. and R.R. Garcia, 2000, The excitation of equatorial waves by deep convection in the NCAR Community Climate Model (CCM3). J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 3461-3487.
- Weisenstein, D.K., M.K.W. Ko, I.G. Dyominov, G. Pitari, L. Ricciardulli, G. Visconti, S. Bekki, 1998, The effects of sulfur emissions from HSCT aircrafts: a 2-D model intercomparison. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 1527-1547.
- Pitari, G., L. Ricciardulli and G. Visconti, 1996, The ozone depletion during 1992 and 1993: a three dimensional study. In "The Mount Pinatubo Eruption", NATO-ASI series, I 42, 192-210, Springer & Verlag.
- Ricciardulli, L., G. Pitari and G. Visconti, 1996, 2-Dimensional modeling the time evolution of the Pinatubo aerosol cloud. In "The Mount Pinatubo Eruption", NATO-ASI series, I 42, 71-79, Springer & Verlag.
- Pitari, G. and L. Ricciardulli, 1994, Stratospheric denitrification due to polar aerosol formation: implications for a future atmosphere with increased CO2. Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 1791-1794.
- Pitari, G., V. Rizi, L. Ricciardulli and G. Visconti, 1993, High-Speed Civil Transport Impact: Role of sulfate, nitric acid trihydrate and ice aerosols studied with a two-dimensional model including aerosols physics. J. Geophys. Res., 98, 23141-23164.
Ricciardulli, L., T. Meissner, and F. Wentz, 2016: Ocean Wind Climate Data Record. Presented at the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, September 2016, Darmstadt, Germany.
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