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Curriculum Vitae:

Jussi Leinonen

  • PhD, Physics, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, 2013
  • M.S., Physics (major), Space Technology (minor), Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 2007

Research Interests
  • Physics of clouds and precipitation
  • Remote sensing of atmospheric processes
  • Electromagnetic scattering

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2014–present)
    • JIFRESSE Assistant Researcher (2016–present)
    • Postdoctoral Scholar (2014–2016)
  • Graduate researcher, Finnish Meteorological Institute (2008–2014)
  • Civilian service, Finnish Institute of Marine Research, Helsinki, Finland (2008)
  • Research trainee, Finnish Meteorological Institute (2005–2007)
  • Research assistant, Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology (2004)

Selected Awards
  • Best student poster, ERAD 2012, Toulouse, France, 2012.
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute Earth Observation award for scientific productivity, 2011.
  • Best student poster, 4th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Pasadena, CA, USA, 2006.

Selected Publications
  1. J. Leinonen, M. D. Lebsock, L. Oreopoulos, and N. Cho. Interregional differences in MODIS-derived cloud regimes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, 2016. doi:10.1002/2016JD025193.
  2. J. Leinonen, M. D. Lebsock, G. L. Stephens, and K. Suzuki. Improved retrieval of cloud liquid water from CloudSat and MODIS. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55:1831–1844, 2016. doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0077.1.
  3. S. Kneifel, P. Kollias, A. Battaglia, J. Leinonen, H. Kalesse, and F. Tridon. First observations of triple frequency radar Doppler spectra in snowfall: Interpretation and applications. Geophysical Research Letters, 43:2225–2233, 2016. doi:10.1002/2015GL067618.
  4. J. Leinonen, M. Lebsock, S. Tanelli,K. Suzuki, H. Yashiro, and Y. Miyamoto. Performance assessment of a triple-frequency spaceborne cloud–precipitation radar concept using a global cloud-resolving model. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8:3493–3517, 2015. doi:10.5194/amt-8-3493-2015.
  5. J. Leinonen and W. Szyrmer. Radar signatures of snowflake riming: a modeling study. Earth and Space Science, 2, 2015. 346–358, doi:10.1002/2015EA000102.
  6. S. Kneifel, A. von Lerber, J. Tiira, D. Moisseev, P. Kollias, and J. Leinonen. Observed relations between snowfall microphysics and triple-frequency radar measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120:6034–6055, 2015. doi:10.1002/2015JD023156.
  7. J. Leinonen and D. Moisseev. What do triple-frequency radar signatures reveal about aggregate snowflakes? Journal of Geophysical Research, 120:223–239, 2015. doi:10.1002/2014JD022072.
  8. A. von Lerber, D. Moisseev, J. Leinonen, J. Koistinen, and M. Hallikainen. Modeling attenuation of a low melting layer with optimized model parameters at C-band. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53:724–727, 2015. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2014.2327148.
  9. J. Leinonen. High-level interface to T-matrix scattering calculations: architecture, capabilities and limitations. Optics Express, 22:1655–1660, 2014. doi:10.1364/OE.22.001655.
  10. J. Tyynelä, J. Leinonen, D. Moisseev, T. Nousiainen, and A. von Lerber. Modeling radar backscattering from melting snowflakes using spheroids with nonuniform distribution of water. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 133:504–519, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.09.013.
  11. J. Leinonen, D. Moisseev, and T. Nousiainen. Linking snowflake microstructure to multi-frequency radar observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118:3259–3270, 2013. doi:10.1002/jgrd.50163.
  12. J. Tyynelä, J. Leinonen, C. Westbrook, D. Moisseev, and T. Nousiainen. Applicability of the Rayleigh­–Gans approximation for scattering by snowflakes at microwave frequencies in vertical incidence. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118:1826–1839, 2013. doi:10.1002/jgrd.50167.
  13. J. Leinonen, S. Kneifel, D. Moisseev, J. Tyynelä, S. Tanelli, and T. Nousiainen. Nonspheroidal behavior in millimeter-wavelength radar observations of snowfall. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(D18205), 2013. doi:10.1029/2012JD017680.
  14. J. Leinonen, D. Moisseev, M. Leskinen, and W. Petersen. A climatology of disdrometer measurements of rainfall in Finland over five years with implications for global radar observations. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51:392–404, 2012. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-11-056.1.
  15. J. Tyynelä, J. Leinonen, D. Moisseev, and T. Nousiainen. Radar backscattering from snowflakes: comparison of fractal, aggregate and soft-spheroid models. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28:1365–1372, 2011. doi:710.1175/JTECH-D-11-00004.1.
  16. J.Leinonen, D.Moisseev, V.Chandrasekar,and J.Koskinen. Mapping radar reflectivity values of snowfall between frequency bands. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(8):3047–3058, 2011. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2117432.
  17. J. Leinonen and K. K. Kahma. Estimating optimal weights for combinations of multiple forecasts. Geophysica, 46(1–2):21–32, 2010.
  18. J. Leinonen, T. Mäkinen, and A.-M. Harri. A method to determine the atmospheric temperature profile from in situ pressure data: Application to Titan. Planetary and Space Science, 55(14):2071–2076, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2007.06.001.

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