Author Bibliographies

Publications by Jacek Chowdhary

This citation list includes papers published while the author has been on staff at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. It may include some publications based on research conducted prior to their having joined the institute staff.

In Press / Accepted

DeLessio, M.A., K. Tsigaridis, S.E. Bauer, J. Chowdhary, and G.L. Schuster, 2024: Modeling atmospheric brown carbon in the GISS ModelE Earth system model. Atmos. Chem. Phys., accepted.


Chemyakin, E., S. Stamnes, J. Hair, S. Burton, A. Bell, C. Hostetler, R. Ferrare, J. Chowdhary, R. Moore, L. Ziemba, E. Crosbie, C. Robinson, M. Shook, K. Thornhill, E. Winstead, Y. Hu, B. van Diedenhoven, and B. Cairns, 2023: Efficient single-scattering look-up table for lidar and polarimeter water cloud studies. Opt. Lett., 48, no. 1, 14-16, doi:10.1364/OL.474282.

Stamnes, S., M. Jones, J.G. Allen, E. Chemyakin, A. Bell, J. Chowdhary, X. Liu, S.P. Burton, B. van Diedenhoven, O. Hasekamp, J. Hair, Y. Hu, C. Hostetler, R. Ferrare, K. Stamnes, and B. Cairns, 2023: The PACE-MAPP algorithm: Simultaneous aerosol and ocean polarimeter products using coupled atmosphere-ocean vector radiative transfer. Front. Remote Sens., 4, 1174672, doi:10.3389/frsen.2023.1174672.


Liu, L., G.L. Schuster, H. Moosmüller, S. Stamnes, B. Cairns, and J. Chowdhary, 2022: Optical properties of morphologically complex black carbon aerosols: Effects of coatings. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 281, 108080, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2022.108080.

Zhai, P.-W., M. Gao, B.A. Franz, P.J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, Y. Hu, and J. Chowdhary, 2022: A radiative transfer simulator for PACE: Theory and applications. Front. Remote Sens., 3, 840188, doi:10.3389/frsen.2022.840188.


Stamnes, S., R. Baize, P. Bontempi, B. Cairns, E. Chemyakin, Y.-J. Choi, J. Chowdhary, Y. Hu, M. Jeong, K.-I. Kang, S.S. Kim, X. Liu, R. Loughman, D. MacDonnell, M.P. McCormick, B. Moon, A. Omar, C.M. Roithmayr, C.K. Sim, W. Sun, B. van Diedenhoven, G. Videen, and A. Wasilewski, 2021: Simultaneous aerosol and ocean properties from the PolCube CubeSat Polarimeter. Front. Remote Sens., 2, 709040, doi:10.3389/frsen.2021.709040.


Chowdhary, J., P.-W. Zhai, F. Xu, R. Frouin, and D. Ramon, 2020: Testbed results for scalar and vector radiative transfer computations of light in atmosphere-ocean systems. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 242, 106717, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.106717.

Knobelspiesse, K., H.M.J. Barbosa, C. Bradley, C. Bruegge, B. Cairns, G. Chen, J. Chowdhary, A. Cook, A. Di Noia, B. van Diedenhoven, D.J. Diner, R. Ferrare, G. Fu, M. Gao, M. Garay, J. Hair, D. Harper, G. van Harten, O. Hasekamp, M. Helmlinger, C. Hostetler, O. Kalashnikova, A. Kupchock, K. Longo De Freitas, H. Maring, J.V. Martins, B. McBride, M. McGill, K. Norlin, A. Puthukkudy, B. Rheingans, J. Rietjens, F.C. Seidel, A. da Silva, M. Smit, S. Stamnes, Q. Tan, S. Val, A. Wasilewski, F. Xu, X. Xu, and J. Yorks, 2020: The Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) airborne field campaign. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2183-2208, doi:10.5194/essd-12-2183-2020.


Behrenfeld, M.J., R.H. Moore, C.A. Hostetler, J.R. Graff, P. Gaube, L. Russell, G. Chen, S.C. Doney, S.J. Giovannoni, H. Liu, C.W. Proctor, L.M. Bolaños, N. Huynh, C.L. Davie-Martin, T. Westberry, T.S. Bates, T.G. Bell, K. Bidle, E. Boss, S.D. Brooks, B. Cairns, C. Carlson, K. Halsey, E. Harvey, C. Hu, L. Karp-Boss, M. Kleb, S. Menden-Deuer, F. Morison, P. Quinn, A.J. Scarino, B.E. Anderson, J. Chowdhary, E. Crosbie, R. Ferrare, J.W. Hair, Y. Hu, S. Janz, J. Redemann, E. Saltzman, M. Shook, D. Siegel, M. Yang Martin, and L. Ziemba, 2019: The North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystem Study (NAAMES): Science motive and mission overview. Front. Mar. Sci., 6, 122, doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00122.

Chowdhary, J., P.-W. Zhai, E. Boss, H. Dierssen, R. Frouin, A. Ibrahim, Z. Lee, L.A. Remer, M. Twardowski, F. Xu, X. Zhang, M. Ottaviani, W.R. Espinosa, and D. Ramon, 2019: Modeling atmosphere-ocean radiative transfer: A PACE mission perspective. Front. Earth Sci., 7, 100, doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00100.

Frouin, R.J., B.A. Franz, A. Ibrahim, K. Knobelspiesse, Z. Ahmad, B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, H.M. Dierssen, J. Tan, O. Dubovik, X. Huang, A.B. Davis, O. Kalashnikova, D.R. Thompson, L.A. Remer, E. Boss, O. Coddington, P.-Y. Deschamps, B.-C. Gao, L. Gross, O. Hasekamp, A. Omar, B. Pelletier, D. Ramon, F. Steinmetz, and P.-W. Zhai, 2019: Atmospheric correction of satellite ocean-color imagery during the PACE Era. Front. Earth Sci., 7, 145, doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00145.

Jamet, C., A. Ibrahim, Z. Ahmad, F. Angelini, M. Babin, M.J. Behrenfeld, E. Boss, B. Cairns, J. Churnside, J. Chowdhary, A.B. Davis, D. Dionisi, L. Duforêt-Gaurier, B. Franz, R. Frouin, M. Gao, D. Gray, O. Hasekamp, X. He, C. Hostetler, O.V. Kalashnikova, K. Knobelspiesse, L. Lacour, H. Loisel, V. Martins, E. Rehm, L. Remer, I. Sanhaj, K. Stamnes, S. Stamnes, S. Victori, J. Werdell, and P.-W. Zhai, 2019: Going beyond standard ocean color observations: Lidar and polarimetry. Front. Mar. Sci., 6, 251, doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00251.

Knobelspiesse, K., Q. Tan, C. Bruegge, B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, B. van Diedenhoven, D. Diner, R. Ferrare, G. van Harten, V. Jovanovic, M. Ottaviani, J. Redemann, F. Seidel, and K. Sinclair, 2019: Intercomparison of airborne multi-angle polarimeter observations from the Polarimeter Definition Experiment. Appl. Opt., 58, no. 3, 650-669, doi:10.1364/AO.58.000650.

Ottaviani, M., J. Chowdhary, and B. Cairns, 2019: Remote sensing of the ocean surface refractive index via short-wave infrared polarimetry. Remote Sens. Environ., 221, 14-23, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.10.016.

Remer, L.A., A.B. Davis, S. Mattoo, R.C. Levy, O. Kalashnikova, J. Chowdhary, K.D. Knobelspiesse, X. Xu, Z. Ahmad, E. Boss, B. Cairns, O. Coddington, H.M. Dierssen, D.J. Diner, B.A. Franz, R.J. Frouin, B.-C. Gao, A.I. Ibrahim, J.V. Martins, A.H. Omar, O. Torres, F. Xu, and P.-W. Zhai, 2019: Retrieving aerosol characteristics from the PACE mission, Part 1: Ocean Color Instrument. Front. Earth Sci., 7, 152, doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00152.

Remer, L.A., K.D. Knobelspiesse, P.-W. Zhai, F. Xu, O. Kalashnikova, J. Chowdhary, O.P. Hasekamp, O. Dubovik, L. Wu, Z. Ahmad, E. Boss, B. Cairns, O. Coddington, A.B. Davis, H.M. Dierssen, D.J. Diner, B.A. Franz, R.J. Frouin, B.-C. Gao, A.I. Ibrahim, R.C. Levy, J.V. Martins, A.H. Omar, and O. Torres, 2019: Retrieving aerosol characteristics from the PACE mission, Part 2: Multi-angle and polarimetry. Front. Environ. Sci., 7, 94, doi:10.3389/fenvs.2019.00094.


Neukermans, G., T. Harmel, M. Galí, N. Rudorff, J. Chowdhary, O. Dubovik, C. Hostetler, Y. Hu, C. Jamet, K. Knobelspiesse, Y. Lehahn, P. Litvinov, A.M. Sayer, B. Ward, E. Boss, I. Koren, and L.A. Miller, 2018: Harnessing remote sensing to address critical science questions on ocean-atmosphere interactions. Elementa Sci. Anthropocene, 6, no. 1, 71, doi:10.1525/elementa.331.

Ottaviani, M., R. Foster, A. Gilerson, A. Ibrahim, C. Carrizo, A. El-Habashi, B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, C. Hostetler, J. Hair, S. Burton, Y. Hu, M. Twardowski, N. Stockley, D. Gray, W. Slade, and I. Cetinic, 2018: Airborne and shipborne polarimetric measurements over open ocean and coastal waters: Intercomparisons and implications for spaceborne observations. Remote Sens. Environ., 206, 375-390, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.12.015.

Stamnes, S., C. Hostetler, R. Ferrare, S. Burton, X. Liu, J. Hair, Y. Hu, A. Wasilewski, W. Martin, B. van Diedenhoven, J. Chowdhary, I. Cetinic, L. Berg, K. Stamnes, and B. Cairns, 2018: Simultaneous polarimeter retrievals of microphysical aerosol and ocean color parameters from the "MAPP" algorithm with comparison to high spectral resolution lidar aerosol and ocean products. Appl. Opt., 57, no. 10, 2394-2413, doi:10.1364/AO.57.002394.


Ibrahim, A., A. Gilerson, J. Chowdhary, and S. Ahmed, 2016: Retrieval of macro- and micro-physical properties of oceanic hydrosols from polarimetric observations. Remote Sens. Environ., 186, 548-566, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.09.004.

Wu, L., O. Hasekamp, B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, J.E. Yorks, and J. Chowdhary, 2016: Passive remote sensing of aerosol layer height using near-UV multi-angle polarization measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, no. 16, 8783-8790, doi:10.1002/2016GL069848.


Alexandrov, M.D., B. Cairns, A.P. Wasilewski, A.S. Ackerman, M.J. McGill, J.E. Yorks, J.E. Hlavka, S.E. Platnick, G.T. Arnold, B. van Diedenhoven, J. Chowdhary, M. Ottaviani, and K.D. Knobelspiesse, 2015: Liquid water cloud properties during the Polarimeter Definition Experiment (PODEX). Remote Sens. Environ., 169, 20-36, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.07.029.

Chami, M., B. Lafrance, B. Fougnie, J. Chowdhary, T. Harmel, and F. Waquet, 2015: OSOAA: A vector radiative transfer model of coupled atmosphere-ocean system for a rough sea surface application to the estimates of the directional variations of the water leaving reflectance to better process multi-angular satellite sensors data over the ocean. Opt. Express, 23, no. 21, 27829-27852, doi:10.1364/OE.23.027829.

Mishchenko, M.I., J.M. Dlugach, J. Chowdhary, and N.T. Zakharova, 2015: Polarized bidirectional reflectance of optically thick sparse particulate layers: An efficient numerically exact radiative-transfer solution. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 156, 97-108, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.02.003.


Mishchenko, M.I., D.H. Goldstein, J. Chowdhary, and A. Lompado, 2013: Radiative transfer theory verified by controlled laboratory experiments. Opt. Lett., 38, 3522-3525, doi:10.1364/OL.38.003522.

Zhai, P.-W., Y. Hu, C.A. Hostetler, B. Cairns, R.A. Ferrare, K.D. Knobelspiesse, D.B. Josset, C.R. Trepte, P.L. Lucker, and J. Chowdhary, 2013: Uncertainty and interpretation of aerosol remote sensing due to vertical inhomogeneity. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 114, 91-100, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.08.006.


Chowdhary, J., B. Cairns, F. Waquet, K. Knobelspiesse, M. Ottaviani, J. Redemann, L. Travis, and M. Mishchenko, 2012: Sensitivity of multiangle, multispectral polarimetric remote sensing over open oceans to water-leaving radiance: Analyses of RSP data acquired during the MILAGRO campaign. Remote Sens. Environ., 118, 284-308, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.11.003.

Harmel, T., A. Gilerson, A. Tonizzo, J. Chowdhary, A. Weidemann, R. Arnone, and S. Ahmed, 2012: Polarization impacts on the water-leaving radiance retrieval from above-water radiometric measurements. Appl. Opt., 51, 8324-8340, doi:10.1364/AO.51.008324.

Ibrahim, A., A. Gilerson, T. Harmel, A. Tonizzo, J. Chowdhary, and S. Ahmed, 2012: The relationship between upwelling underwater polarization and attenuation/absorption ratio. Opt. Express, 23, 25662-25680, doi:10.1364/OE.20.025662.

Knobelspiesse, K., B. Cairns, M. Mishchenko, J. Chowdhary, K. Tsigaridis, B. van Diedenhoven, W. Martin, M. Ottaviani, and M. Alexandrov, 2012: Analysis of fine-mode aerosol retrieval capabilities by different passive remote sensing instrument designs. Opt. Express, 20, 21457-21484, doi:10.1364/OE.20.021457.

Ottaviani, M., B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, B. van Diedenhoven, K. Knobelspiesse, C. Hostetler, R. Ferrare, S. Burton, J. Hair, M.D. Obland, and R. Rogers, 2012: Polarimetric retrievals of surface and cirrus clouds properties in the region affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Remote Sens. Environ., 121, 389-403, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.016.


Harmel, T., A. Tonizzo, A. Ibrahim, A. Gilerson, J. Chowdhary, and S. Ahmed, 20111: Measuring underwater polarization field from above-water hyperspectral instrumentation for water composition retrieval. In Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2011, 19 Sep. 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, Proc. SPIE, vol. 8175, p. 817509, doi:10.1117/12.898261.


Tonizzo, A., A. Gilerson, T. Harmel, A. Ibrahim, J. Chowdhary, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed, 2011: Estimating particle composition and size distribution from polarized water-leaving radiance. Appl. Opt., 50, 5047-5058, doi:10.1364/AO.50.005047.


Zhai, P.-W., Y. Hu, J. Chowdhary, C.R. Trepte, P.L. Lucker, and D.B. Josset, 2010: A vector radiative transfer model for coupled atmosphere and ocean systems with a rough interface. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 111, 1025-1040, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2009.12.005.


Cairns, B., F. Waquet, K. Knobelspiesse, J. Chowdhary, and J.-L. Deuzé, 2009: Polarimetric remote sensing of aerosols over land surfaces. In Satellite Aerosol Remote Sensing over Land. A.A. Kokhanovsky and G. De Leeuw, Eds., Springer-Praxis Books in Environmental Sciences, Springer, pp. 295-325, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-69397-0_10.

Tonizzo, A., J. Zhou, A. Gilerson, J. Chowdhary, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed, 2009: Multiangular hyperspectral investigation of polarized light in case 2 waters. In Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2009, 31 Aug. 2009, Berlin, Proc. SPIE, vol. 7473, p. 747306, doi:10.1117/12.830629.

Waquet, F., B. Cairns, K. Knobelspiesse, J. Chowdhary, L.D. Travis, B. Schmid, and M.I. Mishchenko, 2009: Polarimetric remote sensing of aerosols over land. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D01206, doi:10.1029/2008JD010619.


Gilerson, A., A. Tonizzo, J. Zhou, R. Dyer, J. Chowdhary, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed, 2008: Characterization of multi-angular hyperspectral polarized reflectance from coastal waters. In Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2008, 15 Sep. 2008, Cardiff, Wales, Proc. SPIE, vol. 7105, p. 710509, doi:10.1117/12.800395.


Mishchenko, M.I., I.V. Geogdzhayev, B. Cairns, B.E. Carlson, J. Chowdhary, A.A. Lacis, L. Liu, W.B. Rossow, and L.D. Travis, 2007: Past, present, and future of global aerosol climatologies derived from satellite observations: A perspective. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 106, 325-347, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2007.01.007.


Ahmed, S., A. Gilerson, M. Oo, J. Zhou, J. Chowdhary, B. Gross, and F. Moshary, 2006: The polarization properties of reflectance from coastal waters and the ocean-atmosphere system. In Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2006, 11 Sep. 2006, Stockholm, Proc. SPIE, vol. 6360, p. 636003, doi:10.1117/12.689168.

Ahmed, S., A. Gilerson, J. Zhou, J. Chowdhary, I. Ioannou, R. Amin, B. Gross, and F. Moshary, 2006: Evaluation of the impact of backscatter spectral characteristics on Chl retrievals in coastal waters. In Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment, 13 Nov. 2006, Goa, India, Proc. SPIE, vol. 6406, p. 64060A, doi:10.1117/12.694177.

Chowdhary, J., M.I. Mishchenko, and L.D. Travis, 2006: Contribution of water-leaving radiances to multiangle, multispectral polarimetric observations over the open ocean: Bio-optical model results for case 1 waters. Appl. Opt., 45, 5542-5567, doi:10.1364/AO.45.005542.

Gilerson, A., J. Zhou, M. Oo, J. Chowdhary, B.M. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed, 2006: Retrieval of chlorophyll fluorescence from reflectance spectra through polarization discrimination: Modeling and experiments. Appl. Opt., 45, 5568-5581, doi:10.1364/AO.45.005568.


Chowdhary, J., B. Cairns, M.I. Mishchenko, P.V. Hobbs, G.F. Cota, J. Redemann, K. Rutledge, B.N. Holben, and E. Russell, 2005: Retrieval of aerosol scattering and absorption properties from photopolarimetric observations over the ocean during the CLAMS experiment. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 1093-1117, doi:10.1175/JAS3389.1.

Chowdhary, J., B. Cairns, M.I. Mishchenko, and L.D. Travis, 2005: Using multi-angle multispectral photo-polarimetry of the NASA Glory mission to constrain optical properties of aerosols and clouds: results from four field experiments. In Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IX, 20 Sep. 2005, Bruges, Belgium, Proc. SPIE, vol. 5978, p. 59780G, doi:10.1117/12.631201.

Gilerson, A., M. Oo, J. Chowdhary, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed, 2005: Polarization characteristics of water-leaving radiance: application to separation of fluorescence and scattering components in coastal waters. In Remote Sensing of the Coastal Oceanic Environment, 31 Jul. 31, San Diego, Cal., Proc. SPIE, vol. 5885, p. 58850C, doi:10.1117/12.615281.

Gilerson, A., M. Oo, J. Chowdhary, B. Gross, F. Moshary, and S. Ahmed, 2005: Polarization discrimination fluorescence retrieval from reflectance spectra of algae in seawater: comparison of multicomponent Mie scattering and polarized radiative transfer models with laboratory and field tests. In Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2005, 19 Sep. 2005, Bruges, Belgium, Proc. SPIE, vol. 5977, p. 597708, doi:10.1117/12.627723.

Mishchenko, M.I., B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, I.V. Geogdzhayev, L. Liu, and L.D. Travis, 2005: Remote sensing of terrestrial tropospheric aerosols from aircraft and satellites. J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 6, 73-89, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/6/1/005.


Chowdhary, J., B. Cairns, M.I. Mishchenko, and L.D. Travis, 2004: Constraining aerosol single scattering albedos from multiangle multispectral photo-polarimetric observations over the ocean. In Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IX, 13 Sep. 2004, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, Proc. SPIE, vol. 5571, p. 127, doi:10.1117/12.565705.

Elias, T.G., B. Cairns, and J. Chowdhary, 2004: Surface optical properties measured by the airborne research scanning polarimeter during the CLAMS experiment. In Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII, 8 Sep. 2003, Barcelona, Spain, Proc. SPIE, vol. 5235, p. 595, doi:10.1117/12.514245.


Chowdhary, J., B. Cairns, and L.D. Travis, 2002: Case studies of aerosol retrievals over the ocean from multiangle, multispectral photopolarimetric remote sensing data. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 383-397, doi:10.1175/1520-0469(2002)059<0383:CSOARO>2.0.CO;2.


Cairns, B., M. Mishchenko, L. Travis, and J. Chowdhary, 2001: Reply to comment on "Retrieval of aerosol properties over the ocean using multispectral and multiangle photopolarimetric measurements from the Research Scanning Polarimeter". Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3277-3278, doi:10.1029/2001GL013344.

Chowdhary, J., B. Cairns, M. Mishchenko, and L. Travis, 2001: Retrieval of aerosol properties over the ocean using multispectral and multiangle photopolarimetric measurements from the Research Scanning Polarimeter. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 243-246, doi:10.1029/2000GL011783.


Chowdhary, J., 1999: Multiple Scattering of Polarized Light in Atmosphere-Ocean Systems: Application to Sensitivity Analyses of Aerosol Polarimetry. Ph.D. thesis. Columbia University.


Lacis, A.A., J. Chowdhary, M.I. Mishchenko, and B. Cairns, 1998: Modeling errors in diffuse-sky radiation: Vector vs. scalar treatment. Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 135-138, doi:10.1029/97GL03613.


Chowdhary, J., L.D. Travis, and A.A. Lacis, 1995: Incorporation of a rough ocean surface and semi-infinite water body in multiple scattering computations of polarized light in an atmosphere-ocean system. In Atmospheric Sensing and Modelling, 29 Sep. 1994, Rome, Proc. SPIE, vol. 2311, p. 58, doi:10.1117/12.198585.

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