Everette Joseph


The World Within Reach
Everette Joseph

Department: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

Director, ASRC



University at Albany,State University of New York
Department of Physics
Ph. D. 1997
Dissertation: Improvement and Application of an Interactive Cirrus Radiative Parameterization for Global Climate Models

State University of New York, College at Cortland.
Major: Physics
B.S. 1985

Research Interests

Relevant Research Proposals Awarded (Selected)

In total served as PI or Co-PI on over $85 Million of externally funded research in atmospheric science from mostly federal sources, 2001-Present

Program for International Research and Education (PIRE), NSF, PI, $5M, Period: 10/15 - 9/20

New York State MESONET, FEMA, Sandy Recovery, Co-PI, $26 M, Period: 4/14 - 3/17

Improving Cloud and Aerosol Treatment in MODTRAN, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, PI, $449,843, Period: 10/13-9/15

NOAA/Howard University Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Science (NCAS), NOAA, Co-PI, $13 M, Period:  9/11-8/16

Demonstration of Ozone Measurements At Howard University Beltsville Field Site for Air Quality Monitoring, Maryland Department of the Environment, PI, $300,000, Period: 4/10 – 3/14, PI

Howard University Beltsville Center for Climate System Observations, NASA University Research Center Grant,  NASA, PI, $5M, Period: 10/08 – 9/13

NOAA/Howard University Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Science (NCAS), NOAA, Co-PI, $10 M, Period:  10/06 – 9/11.

Howard University Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation: Building Capacity in Support of NASA/SMD Missions, Source of Support: NASA, PI, $480,000, Period:  09-11.

(Collaborator) Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS), Source of Support: NOAA, Period: 6/09 – 5/14

Additional Information

Academic and Administrative Appointments

Director, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York, University at Albany, Albany, NY, January 2014 - Present

Director, Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences Howard University, Washington, D.C., August 2010 – December 2013

Director, Howard University Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation Howard University – A NASA University Research Center, Washington, D.C., October 2008 – December 2013

Deputy-Director, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Howard University Howard University, Washington, D.C., October 2001 – Present

Co-Director, Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences, Howard University, Washington, D.C., 2001 – 2003

Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, State University of New York, University at Albany, Albany, NY, January  2015 – Present

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, D.C., August 2013 – Present

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, D.C., August 2004 – August 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, D.C., August 1998 – August 2004.

Recently Dr. Joseph has help develop and lead the following major projects in collaboration with many colleagues.

The Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation -- Dr. Joseph worked will many colleagues at Howard, NASA, NOAA, Penn State University, UMBC, and other institutions to develop  this unique interdisciplinary, multi-institutional and multi-agency endeavor to study key atmospheric processes (e.g., changing composition and resulting impacts, planetary boundary layer) in an evolving urban-rural interface that are particularly relevant to numerical weather prediction (NWP), and climate and air quality prediction.  For his project his group has worked on surface-based remote sensing of clouds and aerosols over land and ocean for studying cloud-aerosol interactions; established a unique data set of atmospheric concentrations of ozone to study air pollution over the Mid-Atlantic, and chemistry over the tropical Atlantic; and observed land-atmospheric exchanges of momentum, heat, and mass over heterogeneous environments to improve representation of planetary boundary processes (e.g., evolution of boundary layer heights) in numerical models.

Aerosol and Ocean Science Expeditions (AEROSE) – AEROSE a series of trans-Atlantic intensive observation campaigns.  AEROSE has amass one of the most extensive collections of in situ measurements of the Saharan air layer (SAL) and associated African dust and smoke outflows over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.  AEROSE research is contributing to understanding of the following scientific issues among others: transport, microphysical evolution and regional impacts of aerosols in the tropical Atlantic, and regional atmospheric chemistry and marine meteorology.  Dr. Joseph's group has led the ozone sounding, energy budget, and surface active and passive remote sensing of dust, smoke and cloud aerosol optical properties measurements.

The New State Mesonet - Dr. Joseph co-leads the development of the New York Mesonet which is an early warning system to aid forecasters, state emergency managers and the public mitigate the effects of hazardous weather.  This system will consist of 125 observing stations.   Seventeen of the stations will be enhanced sites including energy budget and fluxes, atmospheric profiles of state variables for passive and active remote sensors, passive observations of cloud and aerosol.  Dr. Joseph's group will focus on developing new approaches for retrieving aerosol, cloud and PBL properties synergistically on a network scale for operational application in nowcasting and NWP applications.   They will also be interested  in integrating satellite and radar data to study cloud and aerosol processes and broader questions of their role in the hydrological cycle.

The US-Taiwan Program for International Research and Education (US-Taiwan PIRE) --  Dr. Joseph is PI on this international interdisciplinary research and education project funded by NSF in 2015.  The project seeks to address the challenges associated with extreme weather resiliency with a particular focus on studying the extent to which the impacts/risks of extreme precipitation can be reduced through better understanding of the connection between weather and climate trends,  improvements to NWP and climate models and related methodologies and a better understanding of decision-making risk and response during extreme weather events. For this project Dr. Joseph's group will conduct specific research in collaboration with researchers at Albany and Taiwan focused on applying observations to investigate retrieval and application cloud and aerosol information.


Most Recent Publications

Hicks M, Sakai R., and Joseph E., The Evaluation of a New Method to Detect Mixing Layer Heights from Light Detecting and Ranging (LIDAR) Observations  doi:, 2015

Li, Si-Wei, Joseph, E., and Min Q., Long-term observation of aerosol cloud relationships in the Mid-Atlantic region, Atmospheric Chemistry Physics, (Accepted), 2014

Payne, M.K., Joseph, E., Sakai, R., Fuentes, J.D., Stockwell, W.R.: Meteorological Controls on Particle Growth Events in Beltsville, Maryland, USA during July 2011, JAC, (Accepted)

Creekmore, T. N, E. Joseph, C. N. Long and S. Li (2014), Quantifying Aerosol Direct Effects from Broadband and Spectral Irradiance Observations, J. Geophys. Res  (accepted)

Nalli, N. R., C. D. Barnet, A. Reale, D. Tobin, A. Gambacorta, E. S. Maddy, E. Joseph, B. Sun, L. Borg, A. K. Mollner, V. R. Morris, X. Liu, M. Divakarla, Peter J. Minnett, R. O. Knuteson, T. S. King, W. W. Wolf2. (2013), Validation of satellite sounder environmental data records: Application to the Cross-track Infrared Microwave Sounder Suite, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 13,628–13,643, doi:10.1002/2013JD020436.

Hua Xie, N. R. Nalli, S. Sampson, W. W. Wolf, J. Li, T. J. Schmit, C. D. Barnet, E. Joseph, V. R. Morris,and F. Yang, Integration and Ocean-Based Prelaunch Validation of GOES-R Advanced BaselineImager Legacy Atmospheric Products, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00120.1

R. M. Stauffer,* G. A. Morris, A. M. Thompson, E. Joseph, G. J. R. Coetzee, N. R. Nalli, Propagation of radiosonde pressure sensor errors to ozonesonde measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., in press, 2014

Lewis, J. E Welton , A. Molod , and E Joseph Improved boundary layer depth retrievals from MPLNET, JGR, 2013JD019835 (Accepted)

Min, Q.-L., R. Li B. Lin, E. Joseph,  V. Morris, Y. Hu, S. W., Li, and S. Wang, Impacts of mineral dust on ice clouds in tropical deep convection systems, JGR, 2013JD019451 (Accepted)

Oyola, M, A., E. Joseph,  A. Schneider A. M. Thompson, and J. D. Fuentes, meteorological influences on tropospheric ozone over suburban Washington, D.C. during July 2011, JAC, 17042013 (Accepted)

Nalli. N. R C. D. Barnet, A Gambacorta, E. S. Maddy, H. Xie, T. S. King, E. Joseph, and V. R. Morris, On the angular effect of residual clouds and aerosols in clear-sky infrared window radiance observations 2. Satellite experimental analyses, J. Geophys. Res [Paper #2012JD018260] (Accepted)

Nalli, N.R  E. Joseph, V. Morris, C. Barnet, W. Wolf, D. Wolf, P. J. Minnett, M. Szczodrak, M. A. Izaguirre, R. Lumpkin, H. Xie, A. Smirnov, J. Wei R. Lumpkin, and H. Xie Multi-year observations of the tropical Atlantic atmosphere: Multidisciplinary applications of the NOAA Aerosols and Ocean Science Expeditions (AEROSE) (2011): Bull Amer. Meteor Soc , 92, 765–789. doi: 10.1175/2011BAMS2997

D. K. Martins, R. M. Stauffer*, A. M. Thompson, H. S. Halliday,* D. W. Kollonige, E. Joseph, A. J. Weinheimer, Ozone correlations between upper air partial columns and the near-surface at two mid-Atlantic sites during the DISCOVER-AQ campaign in July 2011, J. Atmos. Chem., 10.1007/s10874-013-9259-4, 2013

In total over 50 publications similar to above