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Mary Jane Bartholomew

Meteorology Associate II


  • Washington State University, B.S., Geology
  • University of Connecticut, M.S., Geology

Professional Affiliations

  • Geological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union

Areas of Interest

  • Aerosol optical thickness measurements over the worlds oceans, satellite correction algorithms for aerosol optical thickness and aerosol climate forcing


  • Many years experience in visible and infrared remote sensing of Earth, other planets, asteroids, comets and aerosols
  • Currently: Member of the scientific staff at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Selected Publications (since 2009)

Giangrande, S. E., Bartholomew, M. J., Pope, M., Collis, S., and Jensen, M. P. A Summary of Precipitation Characteristics from the 2006-2011 Northern Australian Wet Seasons as Revealed by ARM Disdrometer Research Facilities (Darwin, Australia).  J. Applied Meteorol. Climatol. 53, 1213-1231, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0222.1 (2014).

Bartholomew, M. J., Reynolds, R. M., Vogelmann, A. M., Min, Q., Edwards, R., and Smith, S. Design of a Shadowband Spectral Radiometer for the Retrieval of Thin Cloud Optical Depth, Liquid Water Path, and the Effective Radius.  J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 28, 1458-1465, doi:10.1175/jtech-d-11-00039.1 (2011).

Yin, B., Min, Q., Duan, M., Bartholomew, M. J., Vogelmann, A. M., and Turner, D. D. Retrievals of cloud optical depth and effective radius from Thin-Cloud Rotating Shadowband Radiometer measurements.  J. Geophys. Res. 116, D23208, doi:10.1029/2011JD016192 (2011).

Williams, E., Nathou, N., Hicks, E., Pontikis, C., Russell, B., Miller, M., and Bartholomew, M. J. The electrification of dust-lofting gust fronts (‘haboobs’) in the Sahel.  Atmos. Res. 91, 292–298 (2009).