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.
2022 - Current
Transform to Open Science (TOPS) Program Scientist, NASA
2016 - Current
Senior Scientist (currently on IPA assignment to NASA HQ), Farallon Institute
2016 - 2022
Affiliate University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
2016 - 2022
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
Radiant Earth Foundation 15 Leading Women in Machine Learning for Earth Observation (ML4EO).
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”.
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”.
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.
AGU Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico. Outstanding student presentation award.
AGU Joint Assembly, Baltimore, MD. Outstanding student paper award.
IGARSS 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium & 27th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Denver, CO. Student paper competition finalist.
American Meteorological Society 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Norfolk, VA. Student poster competition: 3rd prize.
Science Teams, Working Groups, Organizing Committees:
NASA Open-Source Science for the Earth System Observatory Mission Data Processing Study
NOAA Science Advisory Board
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Standing Committee on Earth Science & Applications from Space (CESAS)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Studies report
2015 - present
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group (ISTEG)
2013 - 2015
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
American Geophysical Union Earth and Space Science
2020 - 2022
US Clivar Working Group: Uncertainty Quantification
2020 - 2022
2001 - 2022
Science Team and Advisory Council
2016 - 2017
Chair Advisory Council
Group for high resolution SST (GHRSST) Science Team
2013 - 2018
2018 - 2020
NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB): Data Access and Archiving Requirements Working Group (DAARWG)
2014 - 2019
2016 - 2019
AGU Falkenberg Award Committee
2019 - 2022
NASA PO.DAAC Early Cloud Adopters Program
2019 - 2022
2014 - 2015
NASA GHRC User Working Group
2011 - 2013
2006 - 2013
NASA PO.DAAC User Working Group
2009 - 2016
JAXA GCOM-W AMSR2 Science Team
2010 - 2020
NASA Sea Surface Temperature Science Team
1998 - 2020
MIT Educational Council
1998 - 2001
NASA Satellite Ocean Atlas Team
Public Speaking and Articles:
AWS Day One These Women use Science Data and Amazon to Fight Climate Change 14 Feb 2022 Article
Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR), “Coding, Open Science, and Physical Oceanography with Dr. Chelle Gentemann” PodCast
National Geographic: A Striking New View of the Pacific Blob 8 Feb 2017. Article
Distributed Data Science and Oceanography with Dask 8 April 2021 Video
NASA Earth Data Chats 21 May 2021. Article
PythonBytes Podcast “Please Re-enable Spacebar Heating” 3 Dec 2021. PodCast
AWS Public Sector Online, 30 June 2020. Video
Saildrone’s Science at the Air-sea Interface 23 July 2020. Article
Improving our knowledge about the oceans by providing cloud-based access to large datasets 28 July 2020. Article
Dask in Action with Massive Satellite Datasets 8 Aug 2020. Article
Accelerating Science with Dask 26 July 2020. Article
House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, “Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA’s Science Mission.” 11 June 2019. Video
Human Emissions Made Ocean Heat Wave 53 Times More Likely 15 Jan 2018. Article \
Cover image August 2020 BAMS
NRDC fact sheet October 2020, image of Blob
Cover image Jan 2017 GRL
Cover image 2010 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Earle, S. and L. Glover (2008), Oceans: An illustrated atlas, National Geographic, 320p.
King, M.D., C.L. Parkinson, K.C. Partington, R.G. Williams (2007), Our changing planet, the view from space, Cambridge University Press, 400p.
Cover image 2001 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
AGU Ocean Sciences, Pangeo Tutorial website
PICES Ecosystem tool website
OceanObs Python Tutorial, Python for Oceanography website
GHRSST Science Team meeting, organized and gave 1-day Python workshop website
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:
2023UN 3rd Global Open Science Conference. NASA Year of Open Science Presentation
2023American Meterological Society Annual Meeting. Core Science Keynote. NASA’s Year of Open Science.
2022National Academy of Science Open Science Roundtable Stakeholder Actions to Implement Open Scholarship Workshop. Federal Perspectives.
2022Global Dynamics in Responsible Research, The Einstein FoundationGlobal Dynamics in Responsible Research, Keynote: Transforming to Open Science \
2022PyDataNY Keynote: I’m from the government and I’m here to help \
2022Solid Earth Science Team Meeting, La Jolla. Workshop Ethos of Open Science \
2022Fish and Wildlife Service Data Management Conference Keynote: Science Storms the Cloud \
2022Open Source Science: A Conversation with Leaders at NASA and UC Berkeley Panel with livestream and slides \
2022NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop Panel and Invited talk: Year of Open Science \
2022PACE Applications Workshop Plenary talk: Open Data and Accessibility \
2022Python at Scale \
2022Women in Data Science Santa Clara, Distinguished Speaker, Transforming to Open Science \
2022US CLIVAR Summit Transforming to Open Science \
2022AGU Open Science Pathways in the Earth, Space, and Life Sciences Opening up to Open Science \
2022DOE ARM/ASR Open Science Virtual Workshop 2022 Keynote: NASA’s Transform to Open Science Initiative \
2022NAS Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Advance Earth System Science Opportunities and Challenges ML/AI - opportunities & challenges: data & community talk \
2021AGU Fall Meeting U34A-02: Science for the World: Transform to OPen Science (TOPS) \
2021AGU Fall Meeting IN55C-02: Open Oceanography - FOSS science \
2021Australian Bureau of Meteorology Annual research and development workshop Science Storms the Cloud \
2021Lecture 19 to UC Berkeley’s Data 100 class on the physical basis of climate change and using Xarray to analyze climate records \
2021NASA Open-Source Science for Data Processing and Archives Workshop Transform to OPen Science \
2021FOSS4G invited talk Open Source Science \
2021NASEM Committee on Radio Frequencies invited talk: Passive microwave data provide a critically important 40-year record of changes to our climate \
2021FedGeo keynote Open Ecosystems Help Science Storm the Cloud \
2021Pangeo Science Showcase: Accessing SST data on the cloud\
2021Science Thursday Livestream on Distributed Data Science and Oceanography with Dask\
2021International Ocean Vector Wind Science Team meeting invited talk: Butterfly\
2020AGU Fall meeting invited talk: Session:Â Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes Governing the Trade-wind Regions, “Emerging technologies for air-sea interaction research: saildrones during EUREC4A/ATOMIC”.\
2020ESIP Summer Meeting, plenary speaker, “Empowering Transformational Science” \
2020The 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\
2020NASA Designated Observables Special Topic: Open Science and Data Systems, invited speaker and panelist, “Towards open science: accelerating and expanding NASA’s scientific impact”.\
2020COVID-19: Identifying Unique Opportunities for Earth System Science”Keck Institute for Space Studies virtual workshop, invited speaker and participant. “Cloud enabled science”.\
2020AWS Public Sector Summit, The Cube, “Cloud enabled science” invited interview.\
2020Coiled Blog invited interview, “Dask in Action with Massive Satellite Datasets”.\
2020Coiled Blog invited interview, “Accelerating Science with Dask”.\
2020Symposium on Earth Science and Applications from Space with Special Guest Michael Freilich recording, at 8:10:30\
2018AGU Fall Meeting Townhall “TH13C: Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science”\
2018AGU Fall Meeting Townhall “TH45A: Data Science and a New Scientific Frontier in Space Science”\
2018SFSU, “The changing landscape of science”\
2015IGARSS, “RFI in Microwave Remote Sensing”\
2011AGU Fall Meeting, “AQUA AMSR-E Sea Surface Temperature”\
2010Oceans from Space, “A review of Passive Microwave Retrievals from Space”\
2008Yale Department of Geology & Geophysics Colloquium, “Satellite sea surface temperatures”\
2006AGU Joint Assembly, “Optimally interpolated infrared and microwave sea surface temperatures: The Multi-sensor Improved SST (MISST) Project”\
2006IGARSS 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”\
2006IGARSS IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium & 27th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, “In situ observations of diurnal warming in the skin layer”\
2004AMS 14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, “Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperatures (MISST) for GODAE”\
2004AGU Ocean Sciences, “Diurnal warming in satellite sea-surface temperatures”\
2003JCOMM Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology, “Diurnal Warming and Climate SST records”\
2003CEOS Meeting, Ocean Sciences, “Accurate microwave SST retrieval and microwave/infrared blending”\
2002GCOS 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”\
2001GODAE Science Team Meeting, “Microwave SST retrievals from TRMM”\
2001IGARSS, “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)
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 - 2023 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
- Bingham, A. et al., 2023, Final Report of the Open Source Science for Earth System Observatory Mission Data Processing Architecture Study, https://doi.org/10.48577/jpl.AXZSUY
- Why NASA and federal agencies are declaring this the Year of Open Science (2023). Nature 613, 217. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-023-00019-y
- NOAA Science Advisory Board (2022), Report on open data / open science
- Field Measurements for Passive Environmental Remote Sensing: Instrumentation, Intensive Campaigns, and Satellite Applications. Chapter 19 “Sea surface temperature validation and blended analysis (2022). United States: Elsevier Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/C2020-0-01287-9
- 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.
- 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14143375https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/14/14/3375).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14030692
- 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, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.670795s.
- Stevens, B., et al. “EUREC4A”, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4067-4119, 2021, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4067-2021.
- 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. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4910038
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020AV000354
- 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
- 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; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050831.
- 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
- Hoover BA, GarcÃa-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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244960
- 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.
- Gentemann, C.L., et al., “Saildrone: adaptively sampling the marine environment”, 2020, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101, E744-E762, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0015.1.
- Alerskans, E., J. L. HÃƒÂ¸yer, 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:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111485.
- 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, https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.382029.
- Cronin M. F. and C. L. Gentemann, (2019) “Ocean Surface Holds the Key to Understanding Our Climate”, Scientia Earth and Environment. https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA435.
- 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 https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11171964.
- 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:https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814458-9.00002-2.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013186.
- 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.
- 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
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JC013517.
- Nielsen-Englyst, P., J. L. HÃƒÂ¸yer, 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.
- Gentemann, C. L., M. R. Fewings, and M. GarcÃƒÂa-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.
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Continuity of NASA Earth Observations from Space: A Value Framework. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/21789.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gentemann, C.L. and P.J. Minnett (2008), “Radiometric measurements of ocean surface thermal variability”, J. Geophs. Res., 113, C08017, doi:10.1029/2007JC004540.
- Gentemann, C.L. (2007), “Diurnal warming at the ocean surface”, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Miami, FL, University of Miami, Doctor of Philosophy: 163 pp.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chelton, D. B., S. K. Esbensen, M. G. Schlax, N. Thum, M. H. Freilich, F. J. Wentz, C. L. Gentemann, M. J. McPhaden and P. S. Schopf (2001), Observations of coupling between surface wind stress and sea surface temperature in the eastern tropical Pacific, Journal of Climate, 14(7), 1479-1498.
- Halpern, D., V. Zlotnicki, P. M. Woicheshyn, O. B. Brown, G. C. Feldman, M. H. Freilich, F. J. Wentz, and C. Gentemann. 2000. “An atlas of monthly mean distributions of SSMI surface wind speed, AVHRR sea surface temperature, TMI sea surface temperature, AMI surface wind velocity, SeaWIFS chlorophyll-a, and TOPEX/POSEIDON sea surface topography during 1998.” Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publication 00-08, 102 p. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109.
- Chelton, D. B., F. J. Wentz, C. L. Gentemann, R. A. D. Szoeke and M. G. Schlax (2000), Satellite microwave SST observations of transequatorial tropical instability waves, Geophysical Research Letters, 27(9), 1239-1242.
- Donlon, C. J., C. L. Gentemann and F. J. Wentz (2001), Measuring surface temperature with microwave sensors, Backscatter, 12, 37-39.
- Wentz, F. J., P. D. Ashcroft and C. L. Gentemann (2001), Post-launch calibration of the TMI microwave radiometer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39(2), 415-422.
- Wentz, F. J., C. L. Gentemann, D. K. Smith and D. B. Chelton (2000), Satellite measurements of sea surface temperature through clouds, Science, 288(5467), 847-850.
Research Projects: (listed by year started)
2020IMPACT: Enabling scientific computing on the Cloud. Role: PI.\
2019IMPACT: Enabling scientific computing on the Cloud. Role: PI.\
2018Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (SST): Continuing the GHRSST Partnership and improving Arctic Data. Role: PI.\
2018Validation in challenging environments: coastal and Arctic SSS. Role: PI.\
2017East Meets West: Dynamic Biogeography of the Subarctic North Pacific. Role: Co-I.\
2017Using Saildrone autonomous in situ data for satellite validation and research into upper ocean physics and ecology. Role: PI.\
2016Quantification of Atmospheric Influence on Passive Microwave Observations. Role: external expert consultant.\
2015Improved Spatial Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Fields from AMSR-E. Role: Co-I.\
2015Using satellite data to understand the impact of the Pacific SST anomaly on California’s drought. Role: PI.\
2014Continuation of Inter-Calibrated Ocean Products from GCOM-W AMSR2. Role: PI.\
2014Analysis and Mitigation of Atmospheric CrossTalk in VIIRS SST Retrievals. Role: Co-I.\
2013Estimating the effective heat capacity of the ocean. Role: PI.\
2010Storm induced wakes: upper ocean variability. Role: PI.\
2010A Next-generation Integrated Earth System Analysis - Coupling between the Ocean and Atmosphere. Role: Co-I.\
2010Complete Error Characterization of the DISCOVER Earth System Data Records. Role: Co-I.\
2010Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (MISST) for IOOS. Role: PI.\
2008Geophysical retrievals from GCOM-W AMSR2. Role: PI\
2008A NOPP Partnership for Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC): Focused Analysis of Satellite Data Sets. Role: Co-I.\
2007Diurnal heating of the upper ocean. Role: Co-I.\
2006Integration of the AMSR-E Ocean Products into the Existing Satellite Climate Record. Role: Co-I.\
2004Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (MISST) for GODAE. Role: PI.\
2003Developing an Inner-Core SST Cooling Predictor for use in SHIPS. Role: Co-I.\
2003Intercomparison and error analysis of satellite microwave SST retrievals versus VOS and Buoy observations. Role: Co-I.