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Andrew Vogelmann

Atmospheric Scientist, EE Cloud Process, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Andrew Vogelmann

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 2-7
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4421
vogelmann@bnl.gov

Vogelmann is a Technical Co-Manager of the BNL Cloud Properties and Processes Group. His scientific work is focused on understanding the roles of clouds and aerosols on climate and how they impact the Earth’s radiative energy budget. A research theme has been to improve our understanding of atmospheric physical processes and climate by developing analyses that link state-of-the-art model simulations with observations from surface instrumentation, satellites and aircraft. Research topics have ranged from analyses of processes at the molecular level to large-scale climate responses, which have contributed to our understanding in diverse areas including spectroscopy and water vapor continuum absorption, ice crystal light scattering, cloud microphysics modeling, radiometry, 3-D radiative transfer, biologically effective UV radiation, cloud and aerosol radiative forcing, and snow and ice feedbacks. Recent work has focused on boundary-layer water clouds, which are poorly simulated by climate models despite their importance to climate sensitivity. Vogelmann served as an Associate Chief Scientist for the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program and as lead scientist for the RACORO, which was a first-of-a-kind, extended-term cloud aircraft campaign.

Expertise | Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Awards


Expertise

  • Atmospheric radiative transfer
  • Cloud and aerosol climate interactions
  • Climate and the Earth’s energy balance
  • Remote sensing
  • Cloud and climate modeling

Research Activities

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, 2008-present.
  • Atmospheric Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2003-present.
  • Assistant Research Meteorologist, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, 2001-2003.
  • Assistant Project Scientist, Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, 1998-2000.
  • Postdoctoral Meteorological Researcher, Center for Clouds, Chemistry & Climate (C4), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, 1995-1997.
  • Research Associate, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1994-1995.

Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Meteorology
  • University of Maryland, M.S., Meteorology
  • University of Vermont, B.S., Physics (cum laude)

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Chief Scientist, DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (2005-2009).
  • Co-Chair, ARM CLOWD Working Group (Clouds of Low [Water] Optical Depth) (2004-2009).
  • Steering Committee Member, ARM Radiative Processes Working Group (2000-2009).

Selected Publications

  • Yang F, Kollias P, Shaw RA, Vogelmann AM (2017) Cloud droplet size distribution broadening during diffusional growth: ripening amplified by deactivation and reactivation. doi: 10.5194/acp-2017-1125
  • Yang F, Luke EP, Kollias P, Kostinski AB, Vogelmann AM (2018) Scaling of Drizzle Virga Depth With Cloud Thickness for Marine Stratocumulus Clouds. Geophysical Research Letters 45:3746–3753. doi: 10.1029/2018gl077145
  • Zhang D, Wang Z, Kollias P, Vogelmann AM, Yang K, Luo T (2018) Ice particle production in mid-level stratiform mixed-phase clouds observed with collocated A-Train measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18:4317–4327. doi: 10.5194/acp-18-4317-2018
  • Nicolas JP, Vogelmann AM, Scott RC, Wilson AB, Cadeddu MP, Bromwich DH, Verlinde J, Lubin D, Russell LM, Jenkinson C, Powers HH, Ryczek M, Stone G, Wille JD (2017) January 2016 extensive summer melt in West Antarctica favoured by strong El Niño. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15799
  • Vogelmann AM, Fridlind AM, Toto T, Endo S, Lin W, Wang J, Feng S, Zhang Y, Turner DD, Liu Y, Li Z, Xie S, Ackerman AS, Zhang M, Khairoutdinov M (2015) RACORO continental boundary layer cloud investigations: 1. Case study development and ensemble large-scale forcings. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120:5962–5992. doi: 10.1002/2014jd022713
  • Van Weverberg K, Vogelmann AM, Lin W, Luke EP, Cialella A, Minnis P, Khaiyer M, Boer ER, Jensen MP (2013) The Role of Cloud Microphysics Parameterization in the Simulation of Mesoscale Convective System Clouds and Precipitation in the Tropical Western Pacific. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 70:1104–1128. doi: 10.1175/jas-d-12-0104.1
  • Vogelmann AM, McFarquhar GM, Ogren JA, Turner DD, Comstock JM, Feingold G, Long CN, Jonsson HH, Bucholtz A, Collins DR, Diskin GS, Gerber H, Lawson RP, Woods RK, Andrews E, Yang H-J, Chiu JC, Hartsock D, Hubbe JM, Lo C, Marshak A, Monroe JW, McFarlane SA, Schmid B, Tomlinson JM, Toto T (2012) Racoro Extended-Term Aircraft Observations of Boundary Layer Clouds. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93:861–878. doi: 10.1175/bams-d-11-00189.1
  • Van Weverberg K, Vogelmann AM, Morrison H, Milbrandt JA (2012) Sensitivity of Idealized Squall-Line Simulations to the Level of Complexity Used in Two-Moment Bulk Microphysics Schemes. Monthly Weather Review 140:1883–1907. doi: 10.1175/mwr-d-11-00120.1
  • Zhang GJ, Vogelmann AM, Jensen MP, Collins WD, Luke EP (2010) Relating Satellite-Observed Cloud Properties from MODIS to Meteorological Conditions for Marine Boundary Layer Clouds. Journal of Climate 23:1374–1391. doi: 10.1175/2009jcli2897.1
  • Turner DD, Vogelmann AM, Austin RT, Barnard JC, Cady-Pereira K, Chiu JC, Clough SA, Flynn C, Khaiyer MM, Liljegren J, Johnson K, Lin B, Long C, Marshak A, Matrosov SY, McFarlane SA, Miller M, Min Q, Minimis P, O'Hirok W, Wang Z, Wiscombe W (2007) Thin Liquid Water Clouds: Their Importance and Our Challenge. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 88:177–190. doi: 10.1175/bams-88-2-177
  • Lubin D, Vogelmann AM (2006) A climatologically significant aerosol longwave indirect effect in the Arctic. Nature 439:453–456. doi: 10.1038/nature04449
  • Li F, Vogelmann AM, Ramanathan V (2004) Saharan Dust Aerosol Radiative Forcing Measured from Space. Journal of Climate 17:2558–2571. doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<2558:sdarfm>2.0.co;2
  • Vogelmann AM, Flatau PJ, Szczodrak M, Markowicz KM, Minnett PJ (2003) Observations of large aerosol infrared forcing at the surface. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1029/2002gl016829
  • Vogelmann AM, Ramanathan V, Podgorny IA (2001) Scale Dependence of Solar Heating Rates in Convective Cloud Systems with Implications to General Circulation Models. Journal of Climate 14:1738–1752. doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<1738:sdoshr>2.0.co;2
  • Vogelmann A., Ramanathan V, Conant WC, Hunter WE (1998) Observational constraints on non-Lorentzian continuum effects in the near-infrared solar spectrum using ARM ARESE data. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 60:231–246. doi: 10.1016/s0022-4073(97)00151-9
  • Vogelmann AM, Ackerman TP (1995) Relating Cirrus Cloud Properties to Observed Fluxes: A Critical Assessment. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 52:4285–4301. doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(1995)052<4285:rccpto>2.0.co;2
  • Vogelmann AM, Ackerman TP, Turco RP (1992) Enhancements in biologically effective ultraviolet radiation following volcanic eruptions. Nature 359:47–49. doi: 10.1038/359047a0
  • Vogelmann AM, Robock A, Ellingson RG (1988) Effects of dirty snow in nuclear winter simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research 93:5319. doi: 10.1029/jd093id05p05319

Awards & Recognition

  • American Geophysical Union, 1986-present.
  • NASA Global Change Fellowship, 1991-94.
Andrew Vogelmann

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 2-7
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4421
vogelmann@bnl.gov

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