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Chelle Gentemann

Physical oceanographer, remote sensing scientist, and an advocate for open science and inclusivity.

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Dr. Gentemann is currently an IPA at NASA HQ leading NASA’s Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission. At Farallon Institute, she was a senior scientist leading research on open science, cloud computing, remote sensing, physical oceanography, and the science lead for a proposed NASA Earth Venture Mission, Butterfly. For over 20 years, she has worked on every aspect of passive microwave satellite missions, both domestically and internationally, from launch through decommission, calibration through science applications. She initiated a project to create one of the first cloud-optimized NASA datasets on AWS. She was co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering (NASEM) Committee on Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science, co-chair of the NASEM Standing Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS), and testified to the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA’s Science Mission.


Transform to Open Science (TOPS) Program Scientist, NASA
Senior Scientist (currently on IPA assignment to NASA HQ), Farallon Institute
2016 - 2022
Affiliate University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
Affiliate Earth and Space Research
2017 - 2018 Visiting Scholar, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2016 - 2020 Senior Scientist, Earth & Space Research
2012 - 2015 Senior Principal Scientist, Remote Sensing Systems
1998 - 2012 Scientist, Remote Sensing Systems


2003 - 2007 University of Miami (Advisor: Peter Minnett) Ph.D.Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
1995 - 1997 UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography M.S. Physical Oceanography
1991 - 1995 Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S. Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences


2021 Radiant Earth Foundation 15 Leading Women in Machine Learning for Earth Observation (ML4EO).
2013 American Geophysical Union Charles S. Falkenberg Award The award is for a “scientist under 45 years of age who has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities, and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet”.
2008 National Oceanographic Partnership Program 2008 Excellence in Partnering Award
C.Gentemann was the PI on this project. The award is “presented annually to research teams that best demonstrate the partnerships objectives of NOPP, recognizing the project’s commitment to partnering, the success of the partnership effort, and the impact of the partnership on oceanography”.
2001 NASA Group Achievement Award to the Satellite Ocean Atlas Team Award for outstanding achievement in utilization of multiple observations from space for the study of the global oceans. C. Gentemann was a member of the team.
2007 AGU Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico. Outstanding student presentation award.
2006 AGU Joint Assembly, Baltimore, MD. Outstanding student paper award.
2006 IGARSS 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium & 27th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Denver, CO. Student paper competition finalist.
2005 American Meteorological Society 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Norfolk, VA. Student poster competition: 3rd prize.

Science Teams, Working Groups, Organizing Committees:

2021-present Steering Committee NASA Open-Source Science for the Earth System Observatory Mission Data Processing Study
2021-present Member NOAA Science Advisory Board
2012-2020 Committee Member 2018-2020 Co-Chair National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Standing Committee on Earth Science & Applications from Space (CESAS)
2017-2018 Co-Chair National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Studies report
2015 - present Committee Member National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group (ISTEG)
2013 - 2015 Committee Member National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on a Framework for Analyzing the Needs for Continuity of NASA-Sustained Remote Sensing Observations of the Earth from Space report
2020 - present Associate Editor American Geophysical Union Earth and Space Science
2020 - 2022 Science Team US Clivar Working Group: Uncertainty Quantification
2020 - 2022 Steering Council Pangeo
2001 - 2022 Science Team and Advisory Council 2016 - 2017 Chair Advisory Council Group for high resolution SST (GHRSST) Science Team
2013 - 2018 Member, 2018 - 2020 Chair NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB): Data Access and Archiving Requirements Working Group (DAARWG)
2014 - 2019 Committee Member 2016 - 2019 Chair AGU Falkenberg Award Committee
2019 - 2022 Team member NASA PO.DAAC Early Cloud Adopters Program
2019 - 2022 Science Team JAXA AMSR3
2014 - 2015 Chair NASA GHRC User Working Group
2011 - 2013 Chair, 2006 - 2013 Team Member NASA PO.DAAC User Working Group
2009 - 2016 Science Team JAXA GCOM-W AMSR2 Science Team
2010 - 2020 Science Team NASA Sea Surface Temperature Science Team
1998 - 2020 Member MIT Educational Council
1998 - 2001 Team Member NASA Satellite Ocean Atlas Team

Public Speaking and Articles:

2022 AWS Day One These Women use Science Data and Amazon to Fight Climate Change 14 Feb 2022 Article
2022 Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR), “Coding, Open Science, and Physical Oceanography with Dr. Chelle Gentemann” PodCast2017 National Geographic: A Striking New View of the Pacific Blob 8 Feb 2017. Article
2021 Distributed Data Science and Oceanography with Dask 8 April 2021 Video
2021 NASA Earth Data Chats 21 May 2021. Article
2021 PythonBytes Podcast “Please Re-enable Spacebar Heating” 3 Dec 2021. PodCast
2020 AWS Public Sector Online, 30 June 2020. Video
2020 Saildrone’s Science at the Air-sea Interface 23 July 2020. Article
2020 Improving our knowledge about the oceans by providing cloud-based access to large datasets 28 July 2020. Article
2020 Dask in Action with Massive Satellite Datasets 8 Aug 2020. Article
2020 Accelerating Science with Dask 26 July 2020. Article
2019 House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, “Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA’s Science Mission.” 11 June 2019. Video
2018 Human Emissions Made Ocean Heat Wave 53 Times More Likely 15 Jan 2018. Article \


2020 Cover image August 2020 BAMS
2020 NRDC fact sheet October 2020, image of Blob
2017 Cover image Jan 2017 GRL
2010 Cover image 2010 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
2008 Earle, S. and L. Glover (2008), Oceans: An illustrated atlas, National Geographic, 320p.
2007 King, M.D., C.L. Parkinson, K.C. Partington, R.G. Williams (2007), Our changing planet, the view from space, Cambridge University Press, 400p.
2001 Cover image 2001 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing


2021 OceanHackWeek, website
2020 AGU Ocean Sciences, Pangeo Tutorial website
2020 OceanHackWeek, website
2019 PICES Ecosystem tool website
2019 OceanObs Python Tutorial, Python for Oceanography website
2019 GHRSST Science Team meeting, organized and gave 1-day Python workshop website

Meeting Organzation

2021 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting Townhall: TH53 NASA’s Open Source Science Initiative
2021 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting Innovation Session: IN08A Open Ocean Science
2021 AGU Fall Meeting full day Innovation Session: “U51B: Open Science in Action”
2020 Symposium on Earth Science and Applications from Space with Special Guest Michael Freilich website
2019 OceanObs Session “Open Source Software Revolution”
2003 - present Annual MISST science team meetings held at AGU/Ocean Sciences
2009 10TH International GHRSST Science Team Meeting website
2018 - 2020 Biannual NASEM CESAS committee meetings
2017-2018 3 NASEM Committee on Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Studies meetings\

Partial list of invited talks/panels:

2022 NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop Panel and Invited talk: Year of Open Science
2022 PACE Applications Workshop Plenary talk: Open Data and Accessibility
2022 Python at Scale
2022 Women in Data Science Santa Clara, Distinguished Speaker, Transforming to Open Science
2022 US CLIVAR Summit Transforming to Open Science \ 2022 AGU Open Science Pathways in the Earth, Space, and Life Sciences [Opening up to Open Science] (
2022 DOE ARM/ASR Open Science Virtual Workshop 2022 Keynote: NASA’s Transform to Open Science Initiative
2022 NAS Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Advance Earth System Science Opportunities and Challenges ML/AI - opportunities & challenges: data & community talk
2021 AGU Fall Meeting U34A-02: Science for the World: Transform to OPen Science (TOPS)
2021 AGU Fall Meeting IN55C-02: Open Oceanography - FOSS science
2021 Australian Bureau of Meteorology Annual research and development workshop Science Storms the Cloud
2021 Lecture 19 to UC Berkeley’s Data 100 class on the physical basis of climate change and using Xarray to analyze climate records
2021 NASA Open-Source Science for Data Processing and Archives Workshop Transform to OPen Science
2021 FOSS4G invited talk Open Source Science
2021 NASEM Committee on Radio Frequencies invited talk: Passive microwave data provide a critically important 40-year record of changes to our climate
2021 FedGeo keynote Open Ecosystems Help Science Storm the Cloud
2021 Pangeo Science Showcase: Accessing SST data on the cloud
2021 Science Thursday Livestream on Distributed Data Science and Oceanography with Dask
2021 International Ocean Vector Wind Science Team meeting invited talk: Butterfly
2020 AGU Fall meeting invited talk: Session: Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes Governing the Trade-wind Regions, “Emerging technologies for air-sea interaction research: saildrones during EUREC4A/ATOMIC”.
2020 ESIP Summer Meeting, plenary speaker, “Empowering Transformational Science”
2020 The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s Workshop to Support Implementation of NOAA’s UxS Strategy, invited speaker and panelist on “Building a community of practice” panel. slides
2020 NASA Designated Observables Special Topic: Open Science and Data Systems, invited speaker and panelist, “Towards open science: accelerating and expanding NASA’s scientific impact”.
2020 COVID-19: Identifying Unique Opportunities for Earth System Science”Keck Institute for Space Studies virtual workshop, invited speaker and participant. “Cloud enabled science”.
2020 AWS Public Sector Summit, The Cube, “Cloud enabled science” invited interview.
2020 Coiled Blog invited interview, “Dask in Action with Massive Satellite Datasets”.
2020 Coiled Blog invited interview, “Accelerating Science with Dask”.
2020 Symposium on Earth Science and Applications from Space with Special Guest Michael Freilich recording, at 8:10:30
2018 AGU Fall Meeting Townhall “TH13C: Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science”
2018 AGU Fall Meeting Townhall “TH45A: Data Science and a New Scientific Frontier in Space Science”
2018 SFSU, “The changing landscape of science”
2015 IGARSS, “RFI in Microwave Remote Sensing”
2011 AGU Fall Meeting, “AQUA AMSR-E Sea Surface Temperature”
2010 Oceans from Space, “A review of Passive Microwave Retrievals from Space”
2008 Yale Department of Geology & Geophysics Colloquium, “Satellite sea surface temperatures”
2006 AGU Joint Assembly, “Optimally interpolated infrared and microwave sea surface temperatures: The Multi-sensor Improved SST (MISST) Project”
2006 IGARSS IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium & 27th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, “Multi-satellite, multi-sensor data fusion: global daily 10 km SSTs from MODIS, AMSR-E, and TMI”
2006 IGARSS IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium & 27th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, “In situ observations of diurnal warming in the skin layer”
2004 AMS 14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, “Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperatures (MISST) for GODAE”
2004 AGU Ocean Sciences, “Diurnal warming in satellite sea-surface temperatures”
2003 JCOMM Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology, “Diurnal Warming and Climate SST records”
2003 CEOS Meeting, Ocean Sciences, “Accurate microwave SST retrieval and microwave/infrared blending”
2002 GCOS Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data, “Advances in Microwave Sea Surface Temperature”and “Towards Improved Validation of Satellite Sea Surface Skin Temperature Measurements for Climate Research”
2001 GODAE Science Team Meeting, “Microwave SST retrievals from TRMM”
2001 IGARSS, “Satellite Microwave SST: Accuracy, Comparisons to AVHRR and Reynolds SST, and Measurement of Diurnal Thermocline Variability”


  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • The Oceanography Society (TOS)

Mentoring Experience:

Dr. Gentemann has mentored over 20 students, sat on 6 Ph.D. committees, mentored to groups in several hackathons, and mentored several Summer interns. She uses social media to encourage and communicate with Early Career Scientists.

Ph.D. / Masters Committees, Summer Interns, Student collaborators:

2019 - present Chong Jia, University of Miami
2021 Lucas Sterzinger, UC Davis
2020-2021 Sanola Sandiford, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
2020-2021 Kashawn Hall, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
2020-2021 Alton Daley, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
2020-2021 Shanice Whitehall, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
2020-2021 Zaher Alruzaiqi, Sultan Qaboos University
2019 - 2020 Sotirios Skarpalezos, Technical University of Denmark
2017 - 2018 Emy Alerskans, Technical University of Denmark
2019 - -2020 Senya Stein, Colorado School of the Mines
2020 Alayah Densby, KIPP San Francisco College Prep
2020 Alessandra Richardson-Beatty, Stanford Online High School
2020 Alyssa Bautista, George Washington High School
2020 Edgar Orozco, June Jordan High School
2020 Emma Chu, Abraham Lincoln High School
2020 Sebastien Bachar, Berkeley High school
2020 Viva Voong, Lowell High School
2018 - 2019 Alyssa Ells, San Francisco State University
2019 - 2020 Kexin Song, University of Miami
2017 - 2019 Bingkun Luo, University of Miami
2013 - 2015 Xiaofeng Zhu, University of Miami
2013 - 2016 Yang Lui, University of Miami


  1. Tang, W., S. Yueh, A. Fore, J. Vazquez-Cuervo, C. Gentemann, A. Hayashi, A. Akins, M. Garcia Reyes, “Using Saildrones to Assess the SMAP Sea Surface Salinity Retrieval in the Coastal Regions”, in press JSTARS.
  2. Hall, K.; Daley, A.; Whitehall, S.; Sandiford, S.; Gentemann, C.L. “Validating Salinity from SMAP and HYCOM Data with Saildrone Data during EUREC4A-OA/ATOMIC”. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 3375.
  3. Zhang., C., A. F. Levine, M. Wang, C. L. Gentemann, C. W. Mordy, E. D. Cokelet, P. A. Browne, Q. Yang, N. Lawrence-Slavas, C. Meinig, G. Smith, A. Chiodi, D. Zhang, P. Stabeno, W. Wang, H. Ren, K. A. Peterson, S. N. Figueroa, M. Steele, N. P. Barton, “Evaluation of Surface Conditions from Operational Forecasts Using in situ Saildrone Observations in the Pacific Arctic”, Monthly Weather Review. 10.1175/MWR-D-20-0379.1.
  4. Gentemann, C. L., Erdmann, C.; and Kroeger, C. Opening up to Open Science, Issues in Science and Technology, 38, no. 3, Spring 2022: 5, 7–59.
  5. Vazquez-Cuervo, J.; Castro, S.L.; Steele, M.; Gentemann, C.; Gomez-Valdes, J.; Tang, W. Comparison of GHRSST SST Analysis in the Arctic Ocean and Alaskan Coastal Waters Using Saildrones. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 692.
  6. Ashlock, L., M. Garcia-Reyes, S. Batten, C. Gentemann, W. Sydeman, “Temperature and Patterns of Occurrence and Abundance of Key Copepod Taxa in the Northeast Pacific”, Front. Mar. Sci., 07 September 2021,
  7. Stevens, B., et al. “EUREC4A”, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4067-4119, 2021,
  8. Erdmann, Christopher, Stall, Shelley, Gentemann, Chelle, Holdgraf, Chris, Fernandes, Filipe P. A., & Gehlen, Karsten Peters-von. (2021, May 20). Guidance for AGU Authors - Jupyter Notebooks. Zenodo.
  9. Gentemann, C. L., Holdgraf, C., Abernathey, R., Crichton, D., Colliander, J., Kearns, E. J., et al. (2021). Science storms the cloud. AGU Advances, 2, e2020AV000354.
  10. Chiodi AM, Zhang C, Cokelet ED, Yang Q, Mordy CW, Gentemann CL, Cross JN, Lawrence-Slavas N, Meinig C, Steele M, Harrison DE, Stabeno PJ, Tabisola HM, Zhang D, Burger EF, O’Brien KM and Wang M (2021) Exploring the Pacific Arctic Seasonal Ice Zone With Saildrone USVs. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:640690. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.640697
  11. Vazquez-Cuervo, J., C.L. Gentemann, et al. Validation of Sea Surface Salinity in the Bering Straits using Saildrone, SMAP, and Models, Remote Sens. 2021, 13(5), 831;
  12. Abernathey, R.P., T. Augspurger, A. Banihirwe, C.C. Blackmon-Luca, T.J. Crone, C.L. Gentemann, J. J. Hamman, N. Henderson, C. Lepore, T. A. McCaie, N.H. Robinson, R.P. Signell, Cloud-Native Repositories for Big Scientific Data, in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. , no. 01, pp. 1-1, 5555. doi: 10.1109/MCSE.2021.3059437
  13. Hoover BA, García-Reyes M, Batten SD, Gentemann CL, Sydeman WJ (2021) Spatio-temporal persistence of zooplankton communities in the Gulf of Alaska. PLoS ONE 16(1): e0244960.
  14. Gentemann, C.L.; et al. FluxSat: Measuring the Ocean-Atmosphere Turbulent Exchange of Heat and Moisture from Space. Remote Sensing 2020, 12, 1796, doi:10.3390/rs12111796.
  15. Gentemann, C.L., et al., “Saildrone: adaptively sampling the marine environment”, 2020, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101, E744-E762,
  16. Alerskans, E., J. L. Høyer, C. L. Gentemann, et al. (2020), Construction of a climate data record of sea surface temperature from passive microwave measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment, 236, 111485, doi:
  17. Scott, J. P., S. Crooke, I. Cetini?, C. E. Del Castillo, and C. L. Gentemann (2020), “Correcting non-photochemical quenching of Saildrone chlorophyll-a fluorescence for evaluation of satellite ocean color retrievals,” Opt. Express 28(3), 4274-4285,
  18. Cronin M. F. and C. L. Gentemann, (2019) “Ocean Surface Holds the Key to Understanding Our Climate”, Scientia Earth and Environment.
  19. Vazquez-Cuervo, J.; Gomez-Valdes, J.; Bouali, M.; Miranda, L.E.; Van der Stocken, T.; Tang, W.; Gentemann, C. Using Saildrones to Validate Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Salinity and Sea Surface Temperature along the California/Baja Coast (2019), Remote Sens., 11, 1964
  20. Merchant, C. J., P. J. Minnett, H. Beggs, G. K. Corlett, C. Gentemann, et al. (2019), 2 - Global Sea Surface Temperature, in Taking the Temperature of the Earth, edited by G. C. Hulley and D. Ghent, pp. 5-55, Elsevier, doi:
  21. O’Carroll, A. G., et al. (2019), Observational Needs of Sea Surface Temperature, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(420), doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00420.
  22. Cronin, M., C.L. Gentemann, et al., Air-Sea Fluxes With a Focus on Heat and Momentum, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(430), doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00430.
  23. Minnett, P. J., et al. (2019), Half a century of satellite remote sensing of sea-surface temperature, Remote Sensing of Environment, 233, 111366, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111366.
  24. Boussidi, B., P. Cornillon, G. Puggioni, and C. Gentemann (2019), Determining the AMSR-E SST Footprint from Co-Located MODIS SSTs, Remote Sensing, 11(6), 715, doi:10.3390/rs11060715.
  25. Luo, B., P.J. Minnett, C. L. Gentemann, G. Szczodrak, (2019) Improving satellite retrieved night-time infrared sea surface temperatures in aerosol contaminated regions, Rem. Sens. of Environ., Vol. 223, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.01.009.
  26. Gentemann, C. L., & Akella, S. (2018). Evaluation of NASA GEOS?ADAS modeled diurnal warming through comparisons to SEVIRI and AMSR2 SST observations. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123, 1364-1375.
  27. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018) Open Source Software Policy Options for NASA Earth and Space Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press., doi: 10.17226/25217.
  28. Lee, T., and C. L. Gentemann (2018), Satellite SST and SSS Observations and Their Role to Constrain Ocean Models, in New Frontiers in Operational Oceanography, edited by E. P. Chassignet, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Scotts Valley, CA, pp. 812.DOI:10.17125/gov2018.ch11
  29. Zhang, H., Beggs, H., Merchant, C. J., Wang, X. H., Majewski, L., Kiss, A. E., et al. (2018). Comparison of SST diurnal variation models over the Tropical Warm Pool region. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123, 3467?3488.
  30. Nielsen-Englyst, P., J. L. Høyer, L. Toudal Pedersen, C. L. Gentemann, E. Alerskans, T. Block, and C. Donlon (2018), Optimal Estimation of Sea Surface Temperature from AMSR-E, Remote Sensing, 10(2), 229, doi:10.3390/rs10020229.
  31. Gentemann, C. L., M. R. Fewings, and M. García-Reyes (2016), “Satellite sea surface temperatures along the West Coast of the United States during the 2014-2016 northeast Pacific marine heat wave”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL071039.
  32. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Continuity of NASA Earth Observations from Space: A Value Framework. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  33. Gentemann, C.L. and K.A. Hilburn, “In situ validation of sea surface temperatures from the GCOM-W1 AMSR2 RSS calibrated brightness temperatures”, (2015) J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 3567-3585, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010574.
  34. Walker, N. D., R. R. Leben, C. T. Pilley, M. Shannon, D. C. Herndon, I.-F. Pun, I.-I. Lin, and C. L. Gentemann (2014), Slow translation speed causes rapid collapse of northeast Pacific Hurricane Kenneth over cold core eddy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 7595-7601, doi:10.1002/2014GL061584
  35. Gentemann, C. L.,”Three way validation of MODIS and AMSR-E sea surface temperatures”, (2014), J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 2583-2598, doi:10.1002/2013JC009716.
  36. Woods, S., P.J. Minnett, C.L. Gentemann, D. Bogucki, “Influence of the oceanic cool skin layer on global air-sea CO2 flux estimates”, (2014), Rem. Sens. of Enviro. 145, 15-24.
  37. Becker, E.A., D.G. Foley, K.A. Forney, J. Barlow, J.V. Redfern, C.L. Gentemann, “Forecasting cetacean abundance patterns to enhance management decisions” (2012), Endangered Species Research, 16, 97-112, doi: 10.3354/esr00390.
  38. Monier, A., R. M. Welsh, C. L. Gentemann, G. Weinstock, E. Sodergren, E. V. Armbrust, J. A. Eisen and A. Z. Worden, “Phytoplankton phosphate uptake and cross domain commonalities in viral-host gene exchanges” (2012), Environmental Microbiology, 14, 162-176, doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02576.x.
  39. Demir, E., S. Sudek, M. Cuvelier, C.L. Gentemann, J. Zehr, A.Z. Worden, “Global distribution patterns of distinct clades of the phytosynthetic picoeukaryote Ostreococcus”(2011), ISME Journal, 5(7), 1095-1107, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2010.209.
  40. Gentemann, C. L., F. J. Wentz, M. Brewer, K. A. Hilburn and D. K. Smith. “Passive microwave remote sensing of the ocean: an overview”, in Oceanography from Space, revisited (2010), edited by V. Barale, J. Gower and L. Alberotanza, Springer, Heidelberg.
  41. Gentemann, C.L., T. Meissner, and F. J. Wentz, “Accuracy of satellite sea surface temperatures at 7 and 11 GHz” (2010), Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 48(3), 1009-1018, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.20092030322.
  42. Reynolds, R.W., C.L. Gentemann,G.K. Corlett, “Evaluation of AATSR and TMI satellite SST data”(2010), J. Clim, 21(1), DOI: 10.1175/2009JCLI3252.1.
  43. Donlon, C. J., K. S. Casey, I. S. Robinson, C. L. Gentemann, R. W. Reynolds, I. Barton, O. Arino, J. Stark, N. Rayner, P. LeBorgne, D. Poulter, J. Vazquez, H. Beggs, D. Llewellyn Jones, P. Minnett, “The GODAE High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST-PP)”(2009), Oceanography, 22(3), 34-45.
  44. Donlon, C.J., K.S. Casey, C.L. Gentemann, et al., “Successes and Challenges for the Modern Sea Surface Temperature Observing System” (2009), OceanObs 09 community white paper.
  45. Worden, A. Z., et al. (2009), Green Evolution and Dynamic Adaptations Revealed by Genomes of the Marine Picoeukaryotes Micromonas, Science, 324(5924), 268, doi:10.1126/science.1167222.
  46. Gentemann, C.L., P.J. Minnett, and B. Ward, “Profiles of Surface Heating (POSH): a new model of upper ocean diurnal warming”(2009), J. Geophs. Res.,114, C07017, doi:10.1029/2008JC004825.
  47. Gentemann, C.L., P.J. Minnett, J. Sienkiewicz, M. DeMaria, J. Cummings, Y. Jin, J.D. Doyle, L. Gramer, C.N. Barron, K. Casey, and C. Donlon, “The Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (MISST) project” (2009), Oceanography, 22(2), 76-87.
  48. Gentemann, C.L., P.J. Minnett, P. LeBorgne, and C.J. Merchant (2008), “Multi-satellite measurement of large diurnal SST warming events”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22602, doi: 10.1029/2008GL035730.
  49. Kettle, H., C. J. Merchant, M. Filipiak, C. D. Jeffery and C. L. Gentemann (2008), “The impact of diurnal variability in sea surface temperature on the Atlantic sea-air CO2 flux”, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 8, 15825-15853.
  50. Gentemann, C.L. and P.J. Minnett (2008), “Radiometric measurements of ocean surface thermal variability”, J. Geophs. Res., 113, C08017, doi:10.1029/2007JC004540.
  51. Gentemann, C.L. (2007), “Diurnal warming at the ocean surface”, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Miami, FL, University of Miami, Doctor of Philosophy: 163 pp.
  52. Donlon, C. J., et al. (2007), The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST-PP), Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88(8), 1197-1213.
  53. Horvath, A. and C. L. Gentemann (2007), Cloud-fraction-dependent bias in satellite liquid water path retrievals of shallow, non-precipitating marine clouds, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL030625.
  54. Dong, S., S. T. Gille, J. Sprintall and C. L. Gentemann (2006), Validation of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) sea surface temperature in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, doi:10.1029/2005JC002934.
  55. Reynolds, R.W., H.M. Zhang, T.M. Smith, C.L. Gentemann, F.J. Wentz, “Impacts of in situ and additional satellite data on the accuracy of a sea-surface temperature analysis for climate”, (2005), Intern. J. of Climatology, 25(7), 857-864.
  56. Gentemann, C.L, F.J. Wentz, C.M. Mears, and D.K. Smith (2004), “In-situ validation of TRMM microwave sea surface temperatures”, J. Geophs. Res., 109, C04021.
  57. Donlon, C. J., L. Nykjaer and C. L. Gentemann (2004), Using sea surface temperature measurements from microwave and infrared satellite measurements, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25(7-8), 1331-1336.
  58. Reynolds, R. W., C. L. Gentemann and F. J. Wentz (2004), Impact of TRMM SSTs on a climate-scale SST analysis, Journal of Climate, 17(8), 2938-2952.
  59. Gentemann, C.L, C.J. Donlon, A. Stuart-Menteth, F.J. Wentz (2003), “Diurnal signals in satellite sea surface temperature measurements”, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(3), 1140-1143.
  60. Stammer, D., F. J. Wentz and C. L. Gentemann (2003), Validation of microwave sea surface temperature measurements for climate purposes, Journal of Climate, 16(1), 73-87.
  61. Donlon, C. J., P. J. Minnett, C. L. Gentemann, T. J. Nightingale, I. J. Barton, B. Ward and M. J. Murray (2002), Towards improved validation of satellite sea surface skin temperature measurements for climate research, Journal of Climate, 15(4), 353-369.
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Research Projects: (listed by year started)

2020 IMPACT: Enabling scientific computing on the Cloud. Role: PI.
2019 IMPACT: Enabling scientific computing on the Cloud. Role: PI.
2018 Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (SST): Continuing the GHRSST Partnership and improving Arctic Data. Role: PI.
2018 Validation in challenging environments: coastal and Arctic SSS. Role: PI.
2017 East Meets West: Dynamic Biogeography of the Subarctic North Pacific. Role: Co-I.
2017 Using Saildrone autonomous in situ data for satellite validation and research into upper ocean physics and ecology. Role: PI.
2016 Quantification of Atmospheric Influence on Passive Microwave Observations. Role: external expert consultant.
2015 Improved Spatial Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Fields from AMSR-E. Role: Co-I.
2015 Using satellite data to understand the impact of the Pacific SST anomaly on California’s drought. Role: PI.
2014 Continuation of Inter-Calibrated Ocean Products from GCOM-W AMSR2. Role: PI.
2014 Analysis and Mitigation of Atmospheric CrossTalk in VIIRS SST Retrievals. Role: Co-I.
2013 Estimating the effective heat capacity of the ocean. Role: PI.
2010 Storm induced wakes: upper ocean variability. Role: PI.
2010 A Next-generation Integrated Earth System Analysis - Coupling between the Ocean and Atmosphere. Role: Co-I.
2010 Complete Error Characterization of the DISCOVER Earth System Data Records. Role: Co-I.
2010 Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (MISST) for IOOS. Role: PI.
2008 Geophysical retrievals from GCOM-W AMSR2. Role: PI
2008 A NOPP Partnership for Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC): Focused Analysis of Satellite Data Sets. Role: Co-I.
2007 Diurnal heating of the upper ocean. Role: Co-I.
2006 Integration of the AMSR-E Ocean Products into the Existing Satellite Climate Record. Role: Co-I.
2004 Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (MISST) for GODAE. Role: PI.
2003 Developing an Inner-Core SST Cooling Predictor for use in SHIPS. Role: Co-I.
2003 Intercomparison and error analysis of satellite microwave SST retrievals versus VOS and Buoy observations. Role: Co-I.