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Gregory Osterman

  • BS in Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (1987)
  • MS in Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (1990)
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas (1994)

Research Interests
  • Science support for the development of the TES retrieval algorithm and production software
  • Studying the chemistry of the Earth's troposphere and stratosphere using TES measurements and data obtained by other satellite, balloon-borne and aircraft instruments
  • Validation and quality control of TES data products


TES (Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer) is one of four science instruments aboard NASA's Aura satellite, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on July 15, 2004.

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Senior Member Technical Staff (1998-Present)
  • California Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Researcher (1995-1998)
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Research Scientist (May-Sept, 1995)
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Visiting Assistant Professor (Jan-May, 1995)

Selected Publications
  1. Worden, H. M. J. A. Logan, J. R. Worden, R. Beer, K. Bowman, S. A. Clough, A. Eldering, B. M. Fisher, M. R. Gunson, R. L. Herman, S. S. Kulawik, M. C. Lampel, M. Luo, I. A. Megretskaia, G. B. Osterman, M.W. Shephard, TES Comparisons to Ozonesonide Profiles:Methods and Initial Results, accepted, JGR-Atmospheres, 2006.
  2. Kulawik, S.S., G. Osterman, D. Jones, Calculation Of Altitude-Dependent Tikhonov Constraints For TES Nadir Retrievals, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing. Accepted Dec, 2005.
  3. Kulawik, S. S. , H. Worden, G. Osterman, M. Luo, R. Beer, D. Kinnison, K.W. Bowman, J. Worden, A. Eldering, M. Lampel, T. Steck, C. Rodgers, "TES Atmospheric Profile Retrieval Characterization: An orbit of simulated observations," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing. Accepted Dec, 2005.
  4. Kulawik, S. S., J. Worden, A. Eldering, K.W. Bowman, M. Gunson, G. Osterman, L. Zhang, D. Jacob, S.A. Clough, M. Shephard, R. Beer, "Implementation of Cloud Retrievals for Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) Atmospheric Retrievals - part I description and characterization of errors on trace gas retrievals," Submitted to J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres, October 3, 2005.
  5. Salawitch, R.J. &, G.B. Osterman, et al., Chemical loss of ozone during the Arctic winter of 1999/2000: An analysis based on balloon-borne observations, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 8269, 2002.
  6. Irion, F.W., & G.B. Osterman, et al., Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS) experiment version 3 data retrievals, Applied Optics, 41, 6968-6979 2002.
  7. Rinsland, C.P., R.J. Salawitch, G.B. Osterman, F.W. Irion, B. Sen, R. Zander, E. Mahieu and M.R. Gunson, Stratospheric CO at tropical and mid-latitudes: ATMOS measurements and photochemical steady-state model calculations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 1395-1398, 2000.
  8. Sen, B., G.B. Osterman, et al., The budget and partitioning of stratospheric chlorine during Photochemistry of Ozone Loss in the Arctic Region in Summer,J. Geophys. Res., 26, 653-26,665, 1999.
  9. Toon, G.C., J.-F. Blavier, B. Sen, R.J. Salawitch, G.B. Osterman, et al., Ground-based observations of Arctic O3 loss during spring and summer 1997,J. Geophys. Res., 104, 26,497-26510, 1999.
  10. Rex, M., R.J. Salawitch, G.C. Toon, B. Sen, J.J. Margitan, G.B. Osterman, et al., Subsidence, mixing and denitrification of Arctic polar vortex air measured during POLARIS, J. Geophys. Res., 26, 611-26,623, 1999.
  11. G.B. Osterman, et al., Partitioning of NOy species in the summer Arctic stratosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1153-1156, 1999.
  12. Osterman, G. B., R.A.. Heelis, and G.J. Bailey, Effects of wind induced ionization layers on ionospheric electrodynamics, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 60, 107-113, 1998.
  13. Jucks, K.W., D.G. Johnson, K.V. Chance, W.A. Traub, J.J. Margitan, G.B. Osterman, R.J. Salawitch and Y. Sasano, Observations of OH, HO2, H2O and O3 in the upper stratosphere: implications for HOx photochemistry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 3935-3938, 1998.
  14. Sen, B., G.C. Toon, G.B. Osterman, J.-F. Blavier, J.J. Margitan, and R.J. Salawitch, Measurements of reactive nitrogen in the stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 3,571-3,585, 1998.
  15. Osterman, G.B. et al., Balloon-borne measurements of stratospheric radicals and their precursors: implications for the production and loss of ozone, Geophys. Res. Lett. 24, 1107-1110, 1997.

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