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Maria Jose Granados Munoz
Caltech Postdoctoral Affiliate

María Jose Granados Munoz is an atmospheric scientist, with research interests centered on lidar-based observations of the composition and dynamics of the troposphere and lower stratosphere. Her work previously focused on lidar measurements of aerosol and microphysics. She is currently working on the observed variability and trends in the vertical profiles of ozone and water vapor measured by lidar at Table Mountain Facility, with a focus on long-range transport and stratospheric intrusions. She also uses the surface and balloon-borne measurements performed in support of the lidar observation program, i.e., surface ozone, ECC ozone soundings, PTU radiosoundings. These measurements can be used for the validation of the future TEMPO space-borne instrument, and for the validation of regional and global scales models.


Education
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Granada, Granada, Spain (2014)
  • M.S., Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain (2010)
  • B.S., Physics, University of Granada, Granada, Spain (2009)

Research Interests
  • Tropospheric ozone and water vapor variability from regional to global scales, hourly to decadal scales
  • Coupling of the dynamics and chemistry in the troposphere from the ground to the UT/LS region
  • Characterization of atmospheric aerosol by active and passive remote sensing
  • Microphysical properties and hygroscopic growth effects

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015-Present)
    • Caltech Postdoctoral Affiliate (2015-present)

Selected Publications
  1. Granado-Muñoz, M. J., Navas-Guzmán, F., Bravo-Aranda, J. A., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Lyamani, H., Fernández-Gálvez, J., & Alados-Arboledas, L. (2012). Automatic determination of the planetary boundary layer height using lidar: One year analysis over southeastern Spain. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012), 117(D18).
  2. Granados-Muñoz, M. J., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Bravo-Aranda, J. A., Navas-Guzmán, F., Valenzuela, A., Lyamani, H., Chaikovsky, A., Wandigner, U., Ansmann, A., Dubovik, O., Grudo, J.O., & Alados Arboledas, L. (2014). Retrieving aerosol microphysical properties by Lidar Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC) for different aerosol types. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(8), 4836-4858.
  3. Granados-Muñoz, M. J., Navas-Guzmán, F., Bravo-Aranda, J. A., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Lyamani, H., Valenzuela, A., Titos, G., Fernandez-Galvez, J., & Alados-Arboledas, L. (2015). Hygroscopic growth of atmospheric aerosol particles based on active remote sensing and radiosounding measurements: selected cases in southeastern Spain. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8(2), 705-718.

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