Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Mitra, A., L. Di Girolamo, Y. Hong, Y. Zhan, and K.J. Mueller, 2021: Assessment and error analysis of Terra-MODIS and MISR cloud-top heights through comparison with ISS-CATS lidar. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126, e2020JD034281. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD034281.

Dutta, S., L. Di Girolamo, S. Dey, Y. Zhan, C.M. Moroney, and G. Zhao, 2020: The reduction in near-global cloud cover after correcting for biases caused by finite resolution measurement. Geophys. Res. Lett, 47, e2020GL090313. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090313.

Hong, Y., and L. Di Girolamo, 2020: Cloud phase characteristics over southeast Asia from A-Train satellite observations. Atmos. Phys. Chem., 20, 8267-8291, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8267-2020.

Foster, M.J., L. Di Girolamo, R.A. Frey, A.K. Heidinger, S. Sun-Mack, C. Phillips, W.P. Menzel, M. Stengel, and G. Zhao, 2020: State of the Climate in 2019: Cloudiness [in “State of the Climate in 2019”], Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 101 (8), S51-S53, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0104.1

Zhao, G., M. Yang, Y. Gao, Y. Zhan, H.-K. Lee, and L. Di Girolamo, 2020: PYTAF: a python tool for spatially resampling Earth observation data. Earth Sci. Informatics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12145-020-00461-w.

Verstraete, M., L.A. Hunt, H. De Lemos, and L. Di Girolamo, 2020: Replacing missing values in the standard Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Radiometric Camera-by-camera Cloud Mask (RCCM) data product. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 611-628, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-611-2020.

Fu, D., L. Di Girolamo, L. Liang, and G. Zhao, 2019: Regional Biases in Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) marine liquid water cloud drop effective radius deduced through fusion with Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031063.

Wang, Y., P. Yang, S. Hioki, M.D. King, B.A. Baum, L. Di Girolamo, D. Fu, 2019: Ice cloud optical thickness, effective radius, and ice water path inferred from fused MISR and MODIS measurements based on a pixel-level optimal ice particle roughness model. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD030457.

Fromm, M., D. Peterson, and L. Di Girolamo, 2019: The primary convective pathway for observed wildfire emissions in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere: a targeted reinterpretation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124. https://doi.ord/10.1029/2019JD031006.

Foster, M.J., L. Di Girolamo, R.A. Frey, A.K. Heidinger, S. Sun-Mack, C. Phillips, W.P. Menzel, M. Stengel, and G. Zhao, 2019: State of the Climate in 2018: Cloudiness, Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 100 (9), S34-S35, doi:10.1175/2019BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.

Chowdhury, S., S. Dey, S. Guttikunda, A. Pillarisetti, K.R. Smith, and L. Di Girolamo, 2019: Indian air quality standard is achievable by completely mitigating emissions from household sources alone. Proceed. Nat. Acad. Sci., doi:10.1073/pnas.1900888116.

Chowdhury, S., S. Dey, L. Di Girolamo, K.R. Smith, A. Pillarisetti, and A. Lypapustin, 2019: Tracking ambient PM2.5 build-up in Delhi NCT during the dry season over 16 years using a high-resolution (1 km) satellite aerosol dataset. Atmos. Environ. 204, 142-150, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.02.029.

Wang, Y., S. Hioki, P. Yang, M.D King, L. Di Girolamo, D. Fu, and B.A. Baum, 2018: Inference of an optimal ice particle model through latitudinal analysis of MISR and MODIS data. Remote Sens. 10(12), 1981, doi:10.3390/rs10121981.

Zhan, Y., L. Di Girolamo, R. Davies, and C. Moroney, 2018: Instantaneous top-of-atmosphere albedo comparison between CERES and MISR over the Arctic. Remote Sens. 10(12), 1882, doi:10.3390/rs10121882.

Lee, B., L. Di Girolamo, G. Zhao, and Y. Zhan, 2018: Three-dimensional cloud volume reconstruction from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer. Remote Sens. 10(11), 1858, doi:10.3390/rs10111858.

Werner, F., Z. Zhang, G. Wind, D. Miller, S. Platnick, and L. Di Girolamo, 2018: Improving cloud optical property retrievals for partly cloudy pixels using coincident higher-resolution single band measurements: A feasibility study using ASTER observations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 123doi:10.1029/2018JD028902. (EOS Dec 5, 2018, Editor’s Highlight)

Diner, D.J., et al., 2018: Advances in multiangle satellite remote sensing of speciated airborne particulate matter and association with adverse health effects: from MISR to MAIA. J. Appl. Remote Sens. 12(4), 042603, doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.12.042603.

Foster, M.J., S.A. Ackerman, K. Bedka, L. Di Girolamo, R.A. Frey, A.K. Heidinger, S. Sun-Mack, C. Phillips, W.P. Menzel, M. Stengel, and G. Zhao, 2018: State of the Climate in 2017: Cloudiness, Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 99(8), S31-S33.

Jones, A.L., and L. Di Girolamo, 2018: Design and verification of a new monochromatic thermal emission component of the I3RC Community Monte Carlo Model. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 885-906, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0251.1. (Ogura Award)

Foster, M.J., S.A. Ackerman, K. Bedka, L. Di Girolamo, R.A. Frey, A.K. Heidinger, S. Sun-Mack, C. Phillips, W.P. Menzel, P. Minnis, and G. Zhao, 2017: State of the Climate in 2016: Cloudiness, Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 98(8), S27-S28.

Mueller, K.J., D.L. Wu, A. Horvath, V.M. Jovanovic, J.-P. Mueller, L. Di Girolamo, M.J. Garay,D.J. Diner, C.M. Moroney, and S. Wanzong, 2017: Assessment of MISR Cloud Motion Vectors (CMVs) relative to GOES and MODIS Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs). J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56(3), 555-572, doi: 101175/JAMC-D-16-0112.1.

Werner, F., G. Wind, Z. Zhang, S. Platnick, L. Di Girolamo, G. Zhao, N. Amarasinghe, and K. Meyer, 2016: Marine boundary layer cloud property retrievals from high–resolution ASTER observations: case studies and comparison with Terra MODIS. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5869-5894, 2016; doi:10.5194/amt-9-5869-2016.

Zhang, Z., F. Werner, H.-M. Cho, G. Wind, S. Platnick, A. S. Ackerman, L. Di Girolamo, A. Marshak, and K. Meyer, 2016: A framework based on 2-D Taylor expansion for quantifying the impacts of subpixel reflectance variance and covariance on cloud optical thickness and effective radius retrievals based on the bispectral method, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/ 2016JD024837.

Foster, M.J., S.A. Ackerman, K. Bedka, R.A. Frey, L. Di Girolamo, A.K. Heidinger, S. Sun-Mack, B.C. Maddux, W.P. Menzel, P. Minnis, M. Stengel, and G. Zhao, 2016: State of the Climate: Cloudiness, Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 97(8), S17-S18.

Zhao, G., L. Di Girolamo, D.J. Diner, C.J. Bruegge, K. Mueller, and D.L. Wu, 2016: Regional changes in Earth’s color and texture as observed from space over a 15-year period. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens.,54(7), 4240-4249, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2016.2538723.

Liang, L. L. Di Girolamo, and W. Sun, 2015: Bias in MODIS cloud drop effective radius for oceanic water clouds as deduced from optical thickness variability across scattering angle. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023256.

Cho, H.-M., Z. Zhang, K. Meyer, M. Lebsock, S. Platnick, A.S. Ackerman, L. Di Girolamo, L.C. Labonnote, C. Cornet, J. Riedi, and R.E. Holz, 2015: Frequency and causes of failed MODIS cloud property retrievals for liquid phase clouds over global oceans. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023161.

Astin, I., and L. Di Girolamo, 2014: The horizontal scale-dependence of the cloud overlap parameter alpha.  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9917-9922.

Yu, C., L. Di Girolamo, L. Chen, X. Zhang, Y. Liu, 2014: Statistical evaluation of the feasibility of satellite-retrieved cloud parameters as indicators of PM2.5 levels. J. Exposure Sci. Environ. Epidemiol., doi:10.1038/jes.2014.49.

Rauber, R.M., G. Zhao, L. Di Girolamo, and M. Colon-Robles, 2013: Aerosol size distribution and optical property variability near Caribbean trade cumulus clouds – effects of humidity and cloud processing as determined from aircraft measurements. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 3063-3083.

Davison, J.L., R.M. Rauber, L. Di Girolamo, and M.A. LeMone, 2013: A revised conceptual model of the tropical marine boundary layer. Part III: Bragg scattering layer statistical properties. J. Atmos. Sci. 70, 3047-3062.

Davison, J.L., R.M. Rauber, and L. Di Girolamo, 2013: A revised conceptual model of the tropical marine boundary layer. Part II: detecting relative humidity layers using Bragg scattering from S-band radar. J. Atmos. Sci. 70, 3025-3046.

Davison, J.L., R.M. Rauber, L. Di Girolamo, and M.A. LeMone, 2013: A revised conceptual model of the tropical marine boundary layer. Part I: statistical characterization of the variability inherent in the wintertime trade wind regime over the Western North Atlantic. J. Atmos. Sci. 70, 3005-3024.

Stubenrauch, C.J.,  W.B. Rossow, S. Kinne, S. Ackerman, G. Cesana, H. Chepfer, L. Di Girolamo, B. Getzewich, A. Guignard, A. Heidinger, B. Maddux, P. Menzel, P. Minnis, C. Pearl, S. Platnick, C. Poulsen,  J. Riedi, S. Sun-Mack, A. Walther, D. Winker, S. Zeng, and G. Zhao, 2013: Assessment of global cloud datasets from satellites: Project and Database initiated by the GEWEX Radiation Panel. Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 94, 1031 – 1049.

Liang, L., and L. Di Girolamo, 2013: A global analysis on the view-angle dependence of plane-parallel oceanic water cloud optical thickness using data synergy from MISR and MODIS. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1029/2012JD018201.

Reid, J.S., E.J. Hyer, R. Johnson, B.N. Holben, J. Zhang, J.R. Campbell, S.A. Christopher, L. Di Girolamo, L. Giglio, R.E. Holz, C. Kearney, J. Miettinen, E.A. Reid, F.J. Turk, J. Wang, P. Xian, R.J. Yokelson, G. Zhao, R. Balasubramanian, B.N. Chew, S. Janai, N. Lagrosas, P. Lestari, N.-H.Lin, M. Mahmud, B. Norris, A.X. Nguyen, N.T.K.Oahn, M. Oo, S. Salinas, and S.C. Liew, 2013: Observing and understanding the Southeast Asian aerosol system by remote sensing: An initial review and analysis for the Seven Southeast Asian Studies (7SEAS) program. Atmos. Res., 122, 403-468

Dey, S., L. Di Girolamo, A. van Donkelaar, S.N. Trapathi, T. Gupta, and M. Mohan, 2012: Variability of outdoor fine particulate (PM2.5) concentration in the Indian subcontinent: a remote sensing approach. Remote Sens. Environ., 127, 153-161.

Jones, A.L., L. Di Girolamo, and G. Zhao, 2012: Reducing the resolution bias in cloud fraction from satellite derived clear-conservative cloud masks. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D12201, doi:10.1029/2011JD017195.

Dey, S. and L. Di Girolamo, 2011: A decade of change in aerosol properties over the Indian Subcontinent. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14811, doi:10.1029/2011GL048153.

Minor, H.A., R.M. Rauber, S. Goke, and L. Di Girolamo, 2011: Trade wind cloud evolution observed by polarization radar: relationship to giant condensation nuclei concentrations and cloud organization. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1075-1096.

Dey, S., L. Di Girolamo, G. Zhao, A.L. Jones, and G.M. McFarquhar, 2011: Satellite-observed relationships between aerosol and trade-wind cumulus cloud properties over the Indian Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L01804, doi:10.1029/2010GL045588.

Di Girolamo, L., L. Liang, and S. Platnick, 2010: A global view of one-dimensional solar radiative transfer through oceanic water clouds. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L18809, doi:10.1029/2010GL044094.

Dey, S., and L. Di Girolamo, 2010: A climatology of aerosol optical and microphysical properties over the Indian Subcontinent from nine years (2000-2008) of Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) data. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D15204,doi:10.1029/2009JD013395.

Plummer, D.M., S. Goke, R.M. Rauber, and L. Di Girolamo, 2010: Discrimination of mixed- vs. ice-phase clouds using dual polarization radar with application to detection of aircraft icing regions. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49, 920-936.

Tackett, J.L., and L. Di Girolamo, 2009: Enhanced aerosol backscatter adjacent to tropical trade wind clouds revealed by satellite-based lidar. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L14804, doi:10.1029/2009GL039264.

Zhao, G., L. Di Girolamo, S. Dey, A.L. Jones, and M. Bull, 2009: Examination of direct cumulus contamination on MISR-retrieved aerosol optical depth and angstrom coefficient over ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L13811, doi:10.1029/2009GL038549.

Liang, L., L. Di Girolamo, and S. Platnick, 2009: View-angle consistency in reflectance, optical thickness and spherical albedo of marine water-clouds over the northeastern Pacific through MISR-MODIS fusion. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L09811, doi:10.1029/2008GL037124.

Harshvardhan, G. Zhao, L. Di Girolamo, and R.N. Green, 2009: Satellite-observed location of stratocumulus cloud-top heights in the presence of strong inversions. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 47, 1421-1428.

Snodgrass, E.R., L. Di Girolamo, and R.M. Rauber, 2009: Precipitation characteristics of trade winds clouds during RICO derived from radar, satellite, and aircraft measurements. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.,48, 464-483.

Dey, S., L. Di Girolamo, and G. Zhao, 2008: Scale effect on statistics of the macrophysical properties of trade wind cumuli over the tropical western Atlantic during RICO. J. Geophys. Res.,113, D24214, doi:10.1029/2008JD010295.

Mueller, K., L. Di Girolamo, M. Fromm, and S. Palm, 2008: Stereo observations of polar stratospheric clouds. Geophys. Res. Lett.,35, L17813, doi:10.1029/2008GL033792.

Yang, Y., and L. Di Girolamo, 2008: Impacts of 3-D radiative transfer effects on satellite cloud detection and their consequences on cloud fraction and aerosol optical depth retrievals. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D04213, doi:10.1029/2007JD009095. (Ogura Award)

Rauber, R.M., B. Stevens, H.T. Ochs, C. Knight, B.A. Albrecht, A.M. Blyth, C.W. Fairall, J.B. Jensen, S. G. Lasher-Trapp,  O. L. Mayol-Bracero,  G. Vali,  J. R. Anderson,  B. A. Baker,  A. R. Bandy,  E. Burnet,  J.-L. Brenguier,  W. A. Brewer,  P. R. A. Brown,  P. Chuang,  W. R. Cotton,  L. Di Girolamo,  B. Geerts,  H. Gerber,  S. Göke,  L. Gomes,  B. G. Heikes,  J. G. Hudson,  P. Kollias,  R. P. Lawson,  S. K. Krueger,  D. H. Lenschow,  L. Nuijens,  D. W. O’Sullivan,  R. A. Rilling,  D. C. Rogers,  A. P. Siebesma,  E. Snodgrass,  J. L. Stith,  D. C. Thornton,  S. Tucker,  C. H. Twohy, and P. Zuidema, 2007: Rain In shallow Cumulus over the Ocean – The RICO campaign. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88, 1912–1937.

Rauber, R.M., B. Stevens, H.T. Ochs, C. Knight, B.A. Albrecht, A.M. Blyth, C.W. Fairall, J.B. Jensen, S. G. Lasher-Trapp,  O. L. Mayol-Bracero,  G. Vali,  J. R. Anderson,  B. A. Baker,  A. R. Bandy,  E. Burnet,  J.-L. Brenguier,  W. A. Brewer,  P. R. A. Brown,  P. Chuang,  W. R. Cotton,  L. Di Girolamo,  B. Geerts,  H. Gerber,  S. Göke,  L. Gomes,  B. G. Heikes,  J. G. Hudson,  P. Kollias,  R. P. Lawson,  S. K. Krueger,  D. H. Lenschow,  L. Nuijens,  D. W. O’Sullivan,  R. A. Rilling,  D. C. Rogers,  A. P. Siebesma,  E. Snodgrass,  J. L. Stith,  D. C. Thornton,  S. Tucker,  C. H. Twohy, and P. Zuidema, 2007: A supplement to Rain In shallow Cumulus over the Ocean . Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88, S12–S18.

Zhao, G., and L. Di Girolamo, 2007: Statistics on the macrophysical properties of trade wind cumuli over the tropical western Atlantic. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10204, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007371. (Ogura Award)

Genkova, I., G. Seiz, G. Zhao, P. Zuidema, and L. Di Girolamo, 2007: Trade wind cumulus cloud top height comparisons from ASTER, MISR, and MODIS. Remote Sens. Environ.,107, 211-222.

Yang, Y., L. Di Girolamo, and D. Mazzoni, 2007: Selection of the automated thresholding algorithm for the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer Camera-by-camera Cloud Mask over land. Remote Sens. Environ.,107, 159-171.

Frank, T.D., L. Di Girolamo, and S. Geegan, 2007: The spatial and temporal variability of aerosol optical depth in the Mojave Desert of southern California. Remote Sens. Environ.,107, 54-64.

Diner, D.J., L. Di Girolamo, and A. Nolin, 2007: Preface to the MISR Special Issue. Remote Sens. Environ.107, 1.

Astin, I., and L. Di Girolamo, 2006: The relationship between aand the cross-correlation of cloud fraction. Quart. J. Roy. Metero. Soc., 132, 2475-2478.

Brewer, J., and L. Di Girolamo, 2006: Limitations of fractal dimension estimation algorithms with implications for cloud studies. Atmos. Res., 82, 433-454.

Zhao, G., and L. Di Girolamo, 2006: Cloud fraction errors for trade wind cumuli from EOS-Terra instruments. Geophys. Res. Lett.,33, L20802, doi:10.1029/2006GL027088

Di Girolamo, L., T. Bond, D. Bramer, D.J. Diner, F. Fettinger, R.A. Khan, J. Martonchick, M.V. Ramama, V. Ramanathan, and P. Rasch, 2004: Analysis of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) aerosol optical depths over greater India during winter 2001-2004. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L23115, doi:10.1029/2004GL021273.

McFarquhar, G.M., S. Platnick, L. Di Girolamo, H. Wang, G. Wind, and G. Zhao, 2004: Remotely sensed observations of aerosol indirect and semi-direct effects over the Indian ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L21105, doi:10.1029/2004GL020412.

Zhao, G., and L. Di Girolamo, 2004: A cloud fraction versus view angle technique for automatic in-scene evaluation of the MISR cloud mask. J. Appl. Meteor., 43, 860-869.

Di Girolamo, L., 2003: Generalizing the definition of the bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF). Remote Sens. Environ., 88, 479-482.

Di Girolamo, L., and M.J. Wilson, 2003: A first look at band-differenced angular signatures for cloud detection from MISR. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens.41, 1730-1734.

Astin, I., and L. Di Girolamo, 2003: Minimizing systematic error in cloud fraction estimates from cloud radars. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 20, 707-716.

Braverman, A. and L. Di Girolamo, 2002: MISR global data products: a new approach. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 40, 1626-1636.

Di Girolamo, L., 2002: Reciprocity principle for radiative transfer models that use periodic boundary conditions. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiative Trans. 73, 23-27.

Rauber, R. and L. Di Girolamo, 2002: Imaging in meteorology. The Encyclopedia of Imaging Science and Technology, 757-773 J.P. Hornak, Ed., Wiley.

Karner, O., and L. Di Girolamo, 2001: On automatic cloud detection over ocean. Int. J. Remote Sens.22, 3047-3063.

Astin, I., L. Di Girolamo, and H.M. Van de Poll, 2001: Baysian confidence intervals for true fractional coverage from finite transect measurements: implications for cloud studies from space. J. Geophys. Res.106, 17303–17310.

Di Girolamo, L., 1999: A reciprocity principle applicable to reflected radiance measurements and the searchlight problem. Appl. Opt., 38, 3196-3198.

Astin, I., and L. Di Girolamo, 1999: A general formalism for the distribution of the total length of a geophysical parameter along a finite transect. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens.,37, 508–512.

Hagen, D., D. Crisp, L. Di Girolamo, J.-F. Blavier and T. Ackerman, 1998: Balloon-based measurements of the profile of downwelling shortwave irradiance in the troposphere. Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 1887-1890.

Di Girolamo, L., T. Varnai and R. Davies, 1998: Apparent breakdown of reciprocity in reflected solar radiances. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 8795-8803.

Di Girolamo, L., and R. Davies, 1997: Cloud fraction errors caused by finite resolution measurements. J. Geophys. Res.,102, 1739–1756.

Di Girolamo, L., and R. Davies, 1995: The image navigation cloud mask for the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech.,12, 1215–1228.

Di Girolamo, L., and R. Davies, 1994: A band-differenced angular signature technique for cirrus cloud detection. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens.,32, 890–896.