Author Bibliographies

Publications by Matteo Ottaviani

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.

Submitted / In Review

Jin, Z., A. Leboissetier, and M. Ottaviani, 2024: Implementation of accurate, interactive sea ice radiative transfer into the GISS GCM and its impact on the solar radiation distribution in the Arctic atmosphere-sea ice-ocean system. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., submitted.

In Press / Accepted

Cesana, G.V., O. Pierpaoli, M. Ottaviani, L. Vu, and Z. Jin, 2024: The correlation between Arctic sea ice, cloud phase and radiation using A-train satellites. Atmos. Chem. Phys., accepted.

Myers, G.H., N. Chen, and M. Ottaviani, 2024: Global Sensitivity Analysis of simulated polarimetric remote sensing observations over snow. Atmos. Meas. Tech., accepted.


Riihimaki, L.D., M.F. Cronin, R. Acharya, N. Anderson, J. Augustine, K.A. Balmes, P. Berk, R. Bozzano, A. Bucholtz, K.J. Connell, C. Cox, A.G. Di Sarra, J.B. Edson, C. Fairall, J.T. Farrar, K. Grissom, M.T. Guerra, V. Hormann, K.J. Joseph, C. Lanconelli, F. Melin, D. Meloni, M. Ottaviani, S. Pensieri, K Ramesh, D. Rutan, N. Samarinas, S.R. Smith, S. Swart, A. Tandon, R. Venkatesan, E. Thompson, R.K. Verma, V. Vitale, K.S. Watkins-Brandt, R.A. Weller, C.J. Zappa, and D. Zhang, 2024: Ocean surface radiation measurement best practices. Front. Mar. Sci., 11, 1359149, doi:10.3389/fmars.2024.1359149.


Jin, Z., M. Ottaviani, and M. Sikand, 2023: Modeling sea ice albedo and transmittance measurements with a fully-coupled radiative transfer model. Opt. Express, 31, no. 13, 21128-21152, doi:10.1364/OE.491306.

Ottaviani, M., M. Twardowski, E. Fry, M. Dewey, C. Orrico, and N. Stockley, 2023: Calibration and preliminary performance of an in-water, integrated total scattering and backscattering sensor. In Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XIV: 3-4 May 2023, Orlando, Florida. W. Hou and L.J. Mullen, Eds., Proc. SPIE, vol. 12543, p. 125430E, doi:10.1117/12.2663954.

Zhang, Y., Z. Jin, and M. Ottaviani, 2023: Comparison of clouds and cloud feedback between AMIP5 to AMIP6. MDPI Atmos., 14, no. 6, 978, doi:10.3390/atmos14060978.


Ottaviani, M., 2022: Polarization as a discriminator of light-absorbing impurities in or above snow. Front. Remote Sens., 3, 863239, doi:10.3389/frsen.2022.863239.


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.

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.


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.


Alexandrov, M.D., B. Cairns, C. Emde, A.S. Ackerman, M. Ottaviani, and A.P. Wasilewski, 2016: Derivation of cumulus cloud dimensions and shape from the airborne measurements by the Research Scanning Polarimeter. Remote Sens. Environ., 177, 144-152, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.032.

Ondrusek, M., V.P. Lance, E. Stengel, M. Wang, R. Arnone, S. Ladner, W. Goode, R. Vandermeulen, S. Freeman, J.E. Chaves, A. Mannino, A. Gilerson, S. Ahmed, C. Carrizo, A. El-Habashi, R. Foster, M. Ottaviani, J.I. Goes, H. Gomes, K. McKee, C. Hu, C. Kovach, D. English, J. Cannizzaro, B.C. Johnson, Z.P. Lee, J. Wei, Q. Wang, J. Lin, N. Tufillaro, J. Nahorniak, C.O. Davis, and K.J. Voss, 2016: Report for Dedicated JPSS VIIRS Ocean Color Calibration/Validation Cruise December 2015. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 148. NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, doi:10.7289/V5/TR-NESDIS-148.


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.

Ottaviani, M., B. van Diedenhoven, and B. Cairns, 2015: Photopolarimetric retrievals of snow properties. The Cryosphere, 9, 1933-1942, doi:10.5194/tc-9-1933-2015.


Koskulics, J., S. Englehardt, S. Long, Y.-X. Hu, M. Ottaviani, and K. Stamnes, 2013: Water surface topography retrieved from color images. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., 30, 846-860, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00047.1.

Ottaviani, M., K. Knobelspiesse, B. Cairns, and M. Mishchenko, 2013: Information content of aerosol retrievals in the sunglint region. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 631-634, doi:10.1002/grl.50148.


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.

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.

Ottaviani, M., B. Cairns, R.R. Rogers, and R. Ferrare, 2012: Iterative atmospheric correction scheme and the polarization color of alpine snow. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 113, 789-804, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.03.014.

Zaveri, R.A., W.J. Shaw, D.J. Cziczo, B. Schmid, R.A. Ferrare, M.L. Alexander, M. Alexandrov, R.J. Alvarez, W.P. Arnott, D.B. Atkinson, S. Baidar, R.M. Banta, J.C. Barnard, J. Beranek, L.K. Berg, F. Brechtel, W.A. Brewer, J.F. Cahill, B. Cairns, C.D. Cappa, D. Chand, S. China, J.M. Comstock, M.K. Dubey, R.C. Easter, M.H. Erickson, J.D. Fast, C. Floerchinger, B.A. Flowers, E. Fortner, J.S. Gaffney, M.K. Gilles, K. Gorkowski, W.I. Gustafson, M. Gyawali, J. Hair, R.M. Hardesty, J.W. Harworth, S. Herndon, N. Hiranuma, C. Hostetler, J.M. Hubbe, J.T. Jayne, H. Jeong, B.T. Jobson, E.I. Kassianov, L.I. Kleinman, C. Kluzek, B. Knighton, K.R. Kolesar, C. Kuang, A. Kubátová, A.O. Langford, A. Laskin, N. Laulainen, R.D. Marchbanks, C. Mazzoleni, F. Mei, R.C. Moffet, D. Nelson, M.D. Obland, H. Oetjen, T.B. Onasch, I. Ortega, M. Ottaviani, M. Pekour, K.A. Prather, J.G. Radney, R.R. Rogers, S.P. Sandberg, A. Sedlacek, C.J. Senff, G. Senum, A. Setyan, J.E. Shilling, M. Shrivastava, C. Song, S.R. Springston, R. Subramanian, K. Suski, J. Tomlinson, R. Volkamer, H.W. Wallace, J. Wang, A.M. Weickmann, D.R. Worsnop, X.-Y. Yu, A. Zelenyuk, and Q. Zhang, 2012: Overview of the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES). Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 7647-7687, doi:10.5194/acp-12-7647-2012.


Knobelspiesse, K., B. Cairns, M. Ottaviani, R. Ferrare, J. Hair, C. Hostetler, M. Obland, R. Rogers, J. Redemann, Y. Shinozuka, A. Clarke, S. Freitag, S. Howell, V. Kapustin, and C. McNaughton, 2011: Combined retrievals of boreal forest fire aerosol properties with a polarimeter and lidar. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7045-7067, doi:10.5194/acp-11-7045-2011.


Ottaviani, M., C. Merck, S. Long, J. Koskulics, K. Stamnes, W. Su, and W. Wiscombe, 2008: Time-resolved polarimetry over water waves: Relating glints and surface statistics. Appl. Opt., 47, 1638-1648, doi:10.1364/AO.47.001638.

Ottaviani, M., R. Spurr, K. Stamnes, W. Li, W. Su, and W. Wiscombe, 2008: Improving the description of sunglint for accurate prediction of remotely sensed radiances. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 109, 2364-2375, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2008.05.012.

Ottaviani, M., K. Stamnes, J. Koskulics, H. Eide, S.R. Long, W. Su, and W. Wiscombe, 2008: Light reflection from water waves: Suitable setup for a polarimetric investigation under controlled laboratory conditions. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., 25, 715-728, doi:10.1175/2007JTECHA1049.1.


Seland, J.G., M. Ottaviani, and B. Hasfkjold, 2001: A PFG-NMR study of restricted diffusion in heterogeneous polymer particles. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 239, 168-177, doi:10.1006/jcis.2001.7546.

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