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Felix Seidel Caprez

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Address:

4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 233-200

Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone:

818-354-7604

Fax:

818.393.4619

Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Aerosols And Clouds

Education

  • Ph.D., Radiative Transfer and Aerosol Remote Sensing, University of Zurich (2011)
  • M.S. (Dipl. Natw. ETH), Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2004)
  • B.S. (Vordiplom ETH), Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2002)

Professional Experience

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
    • Instrument Scientist, AtmOS Mission Pre-Phase A (2021-present)
    • Discipline Program Manager for Atmospheric Composition (2020-present)
    • Research Scientist (2020-present)
    • Data Scientist (2019-2020)
  • NASA, Headquarter, Washington DC, USA
    • Program Scientist (2017-2019)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
    • Data Scientist (2016-2017)
    • Technologist / Scientific SW Engineer (2013-2016)
    • Senior Postdoctoral Scholar (2011-2013)
  • University of Zurich, Remote Sensing Laboratories, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Research Assistant (2010-2011)
    • Lecturer (2006-2011)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Lecturer (2006-2011)
  • Swiss National Point of Contact for Satellite Images, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Head (2009-2011)
    • Staff member (2004-2009)
  • European Space Agency
    • Astronaut Applicant (2008)

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Composition
  • Remote sensing of aerosol, clouds, and atmospheric dynamics
  • Data analysis and geophysical retrievals
  • Remote sensing instrument development

Selected Awards

  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2019)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2017)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2014)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2014)
  • Outstanding Student Poster Award of the European Geosciences Union at the EGU General Assembly, Vienna (2011)

Selected Publications

  1. Redemann, J., Wood, R., Zuidema, P., Doherty, S. J., Luna, B., LeBlanc, S. E., Diamond, M. S., Shinozuka, Y., Chang, I. Y., Ueyama, R., Pfister, L., Ryoo, J.-M., Dobracki, A. N., da Silva, A. M., Longo, K. M., Kacenelenbogen, M. S., Flynn, C. J., Pistone, K., Knox, N. M., Piketh, S. J., Haywood, J. M., Formenti, P., Mallet, M., Stier, P., Ackerman, A. S., Bauer, S. E., Fridlind, A. M., Carmichael, G. R., Saide, P. E., Ferrada, G. A., Howell, S. G., Freitag, S., Cairns, B., Holben, B. N., Knobelspiesse, K. D., Tanelli, S., L’Ecuyer, T. S., Dzambo, A. M., Sy, O. O., McFarquhar, G. M., Poellot, M. R., Gupta, S., O’Brien, J. R., Nenes, A., Kacarab, M., Wong, J. P. S., Small-Griswold, J. D., Thornhill, K. L., Noone, D., Podolske, J. R., Schmidt, K. S., Pilewskie, P., Chen, H., Cochrane, S. P., Sedlacek, A. J., Lang, T. J., Stith, E., Segal-Rozenhaimer, M., Ferrare, R. A., Burton, S. P., Hostetler, C. A., Diner, D. J.,Seidel, F. C., Platnick, S. E., Myers, J. S., Meyer, K. G., Spangenberg, D. A., Maring, H., and Gao, L.: An overview of the ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) project: aerosol–cloud–radiation interactions in the southeast Atlantic basin, Atmospheric Chemistry Physics, 21, 1507–1563, doi:10.5194/acp-21-1507-2021.https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1507-2021, 2021.
  2. Knobelspiesse, K., Barbosa, H. M. J., Bradley, C., Bruegge, C., Cairns, B., Chen, G., Chowdhary, J., Cook, A., Di Noia, A., van Diedenhoven, B., Diner, D. J., Ferrare, R., Fu, G., Gao, M., Garay, M., Hair, J., Harper, D., van Harten, G., Hasekamp, O., Helmlinger, M., Hostetler, C., Kalashnikova, O., Kupchock, A., Longo De Freitas, K., Maring, H., Martins, J. V., McBride, B., McGill, M., Norlin, K., Puthukkudy, A., Rheingans, B., Rietjens, J., Seidel, F. C., da Silva, A., Smit, M., Stamnes, S., Tan, Q., Val, S., Wasilewski, A., Xu, F., Xu, X., and Yorks, J.: The Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) airborne field campaign, Earth System Science Data, 12, 2183–2208, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2183-2020, 2020.
  3. Garay, M. J., M. L. Witek, R. A. Kahn, F. C. Seidel, J. A. Limbacher, M. A. Bull, D. J. Diner, E. G. Hansen, O. V. Kalashnikova, H. Lee, A. M. Nastan, and Y. Yu, Introducing the 4.4 km spatial resolution Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) aerosol product, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 593-628, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-593-2020,2020.
  4. Fu, G., O. Hasekamp, J. Rietjens, M. Smit, A. Di Noia, B. Cairns, A. Wasilewski, D. Diner, F. Seidel, F. Xu, K. Knobelspiesse, M. Gao, A. da Silva, S. Burton, C. Hostetler, J. Hair, and R. Ferrare, Aerosol retrievals from different polarimeters during the ACEPOL campaign using a common retrieval algorithm, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 553-573, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-553-2020, 2020.
  5. Ceamanos, X., S. Moparthy, D. Carrer, and F. C. Seidel, Assessing the potential of geostationary satellites for aerosol remote sensing based on critical surface albedo, Remote Sensing, 11(24), 2958, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11242958, 2019.
  6. Thompson, D. R., K. N. Babu, A. J. Braverman, M. L. Eastwood, R. O. Green, J. M. Hobbs, J. B. Jewell, B. Kindel, S. Massie, M. Mishra, A. Mathur, V. Natraj, P. A. Townsend, F. C. Seidel, and M. J. Turmon, Optimal estimation of spectral surface reflectance in challenging atmospheres, Remote Sens. Environ., 232(UNSP 111258), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111258, 2019.
  7. Knobelspiesse, K., Q. Tan, C. Bruegge, B. Cairns, J. Chowdhary, B. van Diedenhoven, D. Diner, R. Ferrare, G. van Harten, V. Jovanovic, M. Ottaviani, J. Redemann, F. C. Seidel, and K. Sinclair, Intercomparison of airborne multi-angle polarimeter observations from the polarimeter definition experiment, Appl. Optics, 58(3), 650-669, https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.58.000650, 2019.
  8. Seidel, F. C., E. N. Stavros, M. L. Cable, R. Green, and A. Freeman, Imaging spectrometer emulates Landsat: A case study with airborne visible infrared imaging spectrometer (AVIRIS) and operational land imager (OLI) data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 215, 157 - 169, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.05.030, 2018.
  9. van Harten, G., D. J. Diner, B. J. S. Daugherty, B. E. Rheingans, M. A. Bull, F. C. Seidel, R. A. Chipman, B. Cairns, A. P. Wasilewski, and K. D. Knobelspiesse, Calibration and validation of airborne multiangle spectropolarimetric imager (airmspi) polarization measurements, Appl. Optics, 57(16), 4499-4513,https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.004499, 2018.
  10. Kalashnikova, O. V., M. J. Garay, K. H. Bates, C. M. Kenseth, W. Kong, C. D. Cappa, A. I. Lyapustin, H. H. Jonsson, F. C. Seidel, F. Xu, D. J. Diner, and J. H. Seinfeld, Photopolarimetric sensitivity to black carbon content of wildfire smoke: Results from the 2016 impact-pm field campaign, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 123(10), 5376-5396, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JD028032, 2018.
  11. Xu, F., G. van Harten, D. J. Diner, A. B. Davis, F. C. Seidel, B. Rheingans, M. Tosca, M. D. Alexandrov, B. Cairns, R. A. Ferrare, S. P. Burton, M. A. Fenn, C. A. Hostetler, R. Wood, and J. Redemann, Coupled retrieval of liquid water cloud and above-cloud aerosol properties using the airborne multiangle spectropolarimetric imager (AirMSPI), J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 123(6), 3175-3204,https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027926, 2018.
  12. Witek, M. L., D. J. Diner, M. J. Garay, F. Xu, M. A. Bull, and F. C. Seidel, Improving MISR AOD retrievals with low-light-level corrections for veiling light, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 56 (3), 1251-1268, https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2017.2727342, 2018a.
  13. Witek, M. L., M. J. Garay, D. J. Diner, M. A. Bull, and F. C. Seidel, New approach to the retrieval of AOD and its uncertainty from MISR observations over dark water, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11(1), 429-439, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-429-2018, 2018b.
  14. Tosca, M. G., J. Campbell, M. Garay, S. Lolli, F. C. Seidel, J. Marquis, and O. Kalashnikova, Attributing accelerated summertime warming in the southeast united states to recent reductions in aerosol burden: Indications from vertically-resolved observations, Remote Sens., 9(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9070674, 2017.
  15. Xu, F., van Harten, G., Diner, D.J., Kalashnikova, O., Seidel, F.C., Bruegge, C.J., Dubovik, O., Coupled retrieval of aerosol properties and land surface reflection using the Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI), Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122, 7004–7026, doi:10.1002/2017JD026776. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD026776, 2017.
  16. Xu, F., O. Dubovik, P.-W. Zhai, D. J. Diner, O. V. Kalashnikova, F. C. Seidel, P. Litvinov, A. Bovchaliuk, M. J. Garay, G. van Harten, and A. B. Davis, Joint retrieval of aerosol and water-leaving radiance from multispectral, multiangular and polarimetric measurements over ocean, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2016, 2877-2907, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2877-2016, 2016.
  17. Seidel, F. C., K. Rittger, S. M. Skiles, N. P. Molotch, and T. H. Painter, Case study of spatial and temporal variability of snow cover, grain size, albedo and radiative forcing in the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain snowpack derived from imaging spectroscopy, The Cryosphere, 10(3), 1229-1244, d https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1229-2016, 2016.
  18. Painter, T. H., D. F. Berisford, J. W. Boardman, K. J. Bormann, J. S. Deems, F. Gehrke, A. Hedrick, M. Joyce, R. Laidlaw, D. Marks, C. Mattmann, B. McGurk, P. Ramirez, M. Richardson, S. M. Skiles, F. C. Seidel, and A. Winstral, The airborne snow observatory: Fusion of scanning lidar, imaging spectrometer, and physically-based modeling for mapping snow water equivalent and snow albedo, Remote Sensing of Environment, 184, 139-152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.06.018, 2016.
  19. Thompson, D.R., F. C. Seidel, B. C. Gao, M. M. Gierach, R. O. Green, R. M. Kudela, and P. Mouroulis, Optimizing irradiance estimates for coastal and inland water imaging spectroscopy, Geophysical Research Letters, 42(10), 4116-4123, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL063287, 2015GL063287, 2015.
  20. Schaepman, M., M. Jehle, A. Hueni, P. D'Odorico, D. A., J. Weyermann, F. Schneider, V. Laurent, C. Popp, F. C. Seidel, K. Lenhard, P. Gege, C. Küchler, J. Brazile, P. Kohler, L. De Vos, K. Meuleman, R. Meynart, M. Kneubühler, D. Schläpfer, and K. Itten, Advanced radiometry measurements and earth science applications with the airborne prism experiment (apex), Remote Sensing of Environment, 158, 207-219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.11.014, 2015.
  21. Thompson, D. R., M. de la Torre Juarez, C. M. Barker, J. Holeman, S. Lundeen, S. Mullian, T. H. Painter, E. Podest, F. C. Seidel, and E. Ustinov, Airborne imaging spectroscopy to monitor urban mosquito microhabitats, Remote Sensing of Environment, 137(0), 226-233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.015, 2013.
  22. Painter, T. H., F. C. Seidel, A. C. Bryant, S. McKenzie Skiles, and K. Rittger, Imaging spectroscopy of albedo and radiative forcing by light-absorbing impurities in mountain snow, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118(17), 9511-9523, https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50520, 2013.
  23. Seidel, F. C., and C. Popp, Critical surface albedo and its implications to aerosol remote sensing, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 5(7), 1653-1665, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-1653-2012, 2012.
  24. Seidel, F., A. Kokhanovsky, and M. Schaepman, Fast retrieval of aerosol optical depth and its sensitivity to surface albedo using remote sensing data, Atmospheric Research, 116(0), 22 - 32, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.03.006, 2012.
  25. Seidel, F. C., A. A. Kokhanovsky, and M. E. Schaepman, Fast and simple model for atmospheric radiative transfer, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3(4), 1129- 1141, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-3-1129-2010, 2010.
  26. Seidel, F., D. Schläpfer, J. Nieke, and K. I. Itten, Sensor performance requirements for the retrieval of atmospheric aerosols by airborne optical remote sensing, Sensors, 8(3), 1901-1914, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s803190, 2008.
  27. Itten, K. I., F. Dell'Endice, A. Hueni, M. Kneubühler, D. Schläpfer, D. Odermatt, F. Seidel, S. Huber, J. Schopfer, T. Kellenberger, Y. Bühler, P. D'Odorico, J. Nieke, E. Alberti, and K. Meuleman, APEX- the Hyperspectral ESA Airborne Prism Experiment, Sensors, 8(10), 6235-6259, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s8106235, 2008.

Projects

ACCP
AirMSPI
MAIA
MISR