Science Team

The Libera Science Team is multidisciplinary, with expertise in radiometry, metrology, radiative transfer, radiative energy balance, atmosphere and surface remote sensing, and climate and atmospheric modeling. Libera science participation comes from NASA JPL, NIST, Ball, and four universities. The table below lists the Libera Science Team members and roles.

Peter Pilewskie, CU LASPPrincipal Investigator
Maria HakubaDeputy PI
Graeme StephensProject Scientist
Odele CoddingtonSurface Radiation Budget
Bill CollinsClimate Modeling
Sandie CollinsInstrument LW Calibration
Xiquan DongSurface & TOA Fluxes
Daniel FeldmanClimate OSSEs
Jake GristeyADMs
Dave HarberInstrument Scientist
Xianglei HuangLongwave Radiation Budget
Thomas KampeCamera Science
Bruce KindelClouds & Aerosols
John LehmanDetector Metrology
Jim LeitchJPSS Interface
Steve MassieClouds & Aerosols
Sebastian SchmidtCamera Science Lead
Tom VonderhaarERB Continuity
Zhien WangAerosols
Chris YungDetector Metrology
Richard AllanRadiative Energy Balance (Collaborator)
Doris FoliniGCM/Earth System Models (Collaborator)
Jacqueline RussellTOA Radiation Budget (Collaborator)
Martin WildGlobal Energy Budget (Collaborator)
Alejandro Bodas-Salcedo Climate Modeling (Collaborator)

Dr. Maria Hakuba serves as Deputy PI. She works with the PI (P. Pilewskie) and Project Scientist (G. Stephens) on science definition and requirements and coordinating Phase E science activities specific to the three primary science objectives. Project Scientist Dr. Graeme Stephens, NASA JPL, oversees science analysis of Libera data. The Co-Investigators’ roles are directly linked to the various science mission activities.