Rebekah Bradley Esmaili

Atmospheric Scientist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
I.M. Systems Group
University of Maryland

Code: Github
Blog: Sensing Science
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I am an energetic atmospheric scientist and researcher. I am presently a member of the validation working group for GOES-R aerosol and shortwave radiation budget products at NOAA. My past research activities include applying Lagranigan methods to study cloud movement and evolution using a variety of earth-observing satellites. My projects can answer broader scientific questions related to storm development, precipitation, and satellite radiation retrievals. Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in my projects or have any insights to share.

Remote sensing - Shortwave Radiation Budget - Aerosols - Clouds and Precipitation - Climate

University of Maryland 2016

PhD Atmospheric Science
MS Atmospheric Science

Johns Hopkins University2010

MA Applied Economics

James Madison University 2006

BS Physics

  • R.B. Esmaili, Y. Tian, D.A. Vila, K.-M. Kim, 2016: Lagrangian analysis of cloud clusters and their life cycles with satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 121: [10.1002/2016JD025653]
  • R.B. Esmaili, K.-M. Kim, Y. Tian, J. Tan, and J. Wang, 2018: Evaluation of the intensity, duration, and frequency of IMERG rainfall estimates over the Continental United States (submitted, J Hydrometeorology)

NOAA/Center for Weather & Climate Prediction 2017 -

and I.M. Systems Group

Scientific Analyst

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center 2011 - 2016

Research Associate
Summer Intern
SMAPEX Field Campaign

International Trade Commission 2010 - 2011

Research Economist

Census Bureau 2007 - 2010


Fortan - Bash - R - Python - IDL - GrADS - JavaScript - D3.js - C++
  • Student Oral Presentation, 1st Place, AMS Hydrology Section
  • Student Oral Presentation, 1st Place, UMD Graduate Research Day
  • Earthzine Essay Contest, 2nd Place