Mark Beauharnois

Mark Beauharnois

Senior Programmer/Analyst
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center



BA, State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, May 1985,
Computer Science Bachelor Degree, Minor in Mathematics

Mark Beauharnois

Mr. Beauharnois is a Senior Programmer/Analyst at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, with 30 years of experience specializing in applications software development in the areas of scientific computing, atmospheric instrumentation data processing and analysis, simulation and modeling, distributed and shared memory parallel programming, visual analytics (information and scientific visualization), and web development.

Mr. Beauharnois holds a Bachelors degree in computer science from the State University of New York. He has designed, and developed software systems for diverse projects such as; the US Air Force’s Telemetry Simulation System, the US Department of Agriculture’s high resolution ultraviolet spectroradiometer, the US Department of Energy’s Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer, the EPA’s Regional Acid Deposition Model, and the ASRC Air Quality Forecast Modeling System.

His current work is focused on the design and implementation of the ASRC xCITE (ExTREME Collaboration, Innovation, & TEchnology) laboratory, a groundbreaking, state-of-the-art environment to facilitate multidisciplinary research collaboration, innovative software development, and ultra-high resolution scientific visualization that will play a critical role in maintaining and advancing the University at Albany’s competitive edge in the research community. Mr. Beauharnois has authored and co-authored several scientific papers. 

  1. Perez R., Lorenz E., Pelland S., Beauharnois M., Van Knowe G., Hemker Jr. Carl., Heinemann D., Remund J., Muller S., Traunmuller W., Steinmauer G., Pozo D., Ruiz-Arias J., Lara-Fanego V., Ramirez-Santigosa L., Gaston-Romero M., Pomares L. “Comparison of Numerical Weather Prediction Solar Irradiance Forecasts in the US, Canada, and Europe,” Solar Energy, Volume 94, August 2013.
  2. Cai C., Hogrefe C., Katsafados P., Kallos G., Beauharnois M., Schwab J., Ren X., Brune W., Zhou X., He Y., Demerjian K., 2008. “Performance evaluation of an air quality forecast modeling system for a summer and winter season – Photochemical oxidants and their precursors,” Atmospheric Environment 42 (2008) 8585-8599.
  3. Kiedron P., Berndt J., Disterhoft P., Harrison L., Schlemmer J., Slusser J., Beauharnois M., 2006. “Calibration, data processing and maintenance of the United States Department of Agriculture High-resolution Ultraviolet Spectroradiometers,” Journal of Optical Engineering
  4. Kiedron P., Beauharnois M., Berndt J., Disterhoft P., Harrison L., Michalsky J., Scott G., Schlemmer J., Slusser J., 2006.  “Derived direct irradiance from high resolution UV spectroradiometer uses: Langley regression radiometric calibration, ozone column and aerosol retrievals,” Journal of Optical Engineering
  5. Kiedron P., Beauharnois M., Harrison L., 2005.  “Derived direct irradiance from high resolution UV spectroradiometer uses: Langley regression radiometric calibration, ozone column and aerosol retrievals,” Proceedings of the SPIE 5886, 588605.
  6. Beauharnois M., Kiedron P., Harrison L., 2004.  “The USDA high-resolution UV radiation network: maintenance, calibration, and data tools,” Proceedings of the SPIE 5545, 90-101.
  7. Harrison L., Beauharnois M., Berndt J., Kiedron P., Michalsky J., Min Q., 1999. "The rotating shadowband spectroradiometer (RSS) at SGP." Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 26, pp. 1715. URL:
  8. Michalsky J., Beauharnois M., Berndt J., Harrison L., Kiedron P., Min Q., 1999. "O2-O2 absorption band identification based on optical depth spectra of the visible and near infrared." Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 26, pp. 1581.
  9. Schmid G., Michalsky J., Halthore R., Beauharnois M., Harrison L., Livingston J., Russell P., Holben B., Smirnov A., Eck T., 1999. "Comparison of Aerosol Optical Depth from Four Solar Radiometers during the fall 1997 ARM Intensive Observation Period." Geophy. Res. Lett., Vol. 26, pp. 2725.
  10. Middleton P., Hopkins D., Lansford H., Chang J., Beauharnois M., Hash L., Zhang K., Reeser W., and Burns S., 1993.  Overview of the Denver Air Quality Modeling Study (DAQMS).  In Proceedings of Air and Waste Management Association 86th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, June 13-18, 1993.
  11. Middleton P., Chang J., Beauharnois M., Hash L., Binkowski F., 1993.  The role of nitrogen oxides in oxidant production as predicted by RADM.  In Journal of Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 67(1-2), March 1993: 133-159.
  12. Middleton P., Chang J., Beauharnois M., Hash L., Binkowski F., 1991.  Variations in sulfate levels in the eastern United States as predicted by RADM. Proceedings of Air and Waste Management Association Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, June16-21, 1991.