Lucrezia Ricciardulli

Research Physicist

Office: 707-545-2904 x23

ricciardulli@remss.com

Research

  • 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.

Current Projects

  • "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.

Experience

  • 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.

Professional Service

  • 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).

Awards

  • 2015: NASA Group Achievement Award as a member of the RapidScat Science Data Processing Team. 

Education

  • Ph. D., Physics, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 1998.
  • M.S., Physics, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 1993. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Publications

Recent presentations

Ricciardulli, L., T. Meissner, and F. Wentz, 2016: Hurricane Matthew Extreme Winds and Precipitation from Space. Presented at the International Meeting of Measuring High Wind Speeds Over the Ocean, Novemeber 2016, UK Met Office, Exeter, UK.

Meissner, T., L. Ricciardulli, and F. Wentz, 2016: Ocean Vector Winds in Storms from the SMAP L-Band Radiometer. Presented at the International Meeting of Measuring High Wind Speeds Over the Ocean, Novemeber 2016, UK Met Office, Exeter, UK.

Ricciardulli, L., T. Meissner, and F. Wentz, 2016: Ocean Wind Climate Data Record. Presented at the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, September 2016, Darmstadt, Germany.

Ricciardulli, L.,  and F. Wentz, 2016: Climate Quality Intercalibration of Scatterometer Missions. Presented at the Ocean Vector Wind Science Team Meeeting, May 2016, Sapporo, Japan.

Ricciardulli., J. Scott, C. Mears, F. Wentz, R. Hoffman, and B. Atlas, 2016: The Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) Ocean Vector Wind Analysis (V2.1). Presented at the Ocean Vector Wind Science Team Meeeting, May 2016, Sapporo, Japan.

 

 

 

 

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Other Interests

  • Figure Skating, Ice Dancing, Ballroom Dancing
  • Cooking: Cakes and Desserts
  • Classical and Jazz Music