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Barbara Scarnato

Barbara Scarnato

MS: 245-5
650-604-6300
bscarnato@gmail.com
Education: Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, 2008, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (IACETH).

Thesis: " Total Ozone Measurements at Arosa (Switzerland):  Seasonal Variation and Precision of Dobson and Brewer Observations"
  M.S., Physics, 2004
at Univerita’ degli studi di Milano (Italy)

Thesis: Atmospheric Particle Size Distribution in Milan by Differential Mobility Particle Sizer and Optical Particle Counter measurements

Professional Experience:  
2011-present Research Scientist, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute
Atmospheric Science Branch
NASA Ames Research Center
2009-2011

Post Doctoral Fellow, NASA Post Doctoral Program
Space and Earth Science department
Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics. Group Leader: Dr. Anthony Strawa

April-Nov. 2008 Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH- Zürich, AtmosphericChemistry group, Group Leader: Prof. Dr. Peter Thomas
2005-2008

Teaching assistant, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich

2004-2005

Product manager for aerosol particle instruments, Luchsinger srl, Via Bergamo 25, Curno


Refereed
Publications

 
 

Rodriguez, S., R. Van Dingenen, J. P. Putaud, A. Dell'Acqua, J. Pey, X. Querol, A. Alastuey, S. Chenery, K. F. Ho, R. Harrison, R. Tardivo, B. Scarnato, and V. Gemelli. 2007.  A study on the relationship between mass concentrations, chemistry and number size distribution of urban aerosols in Milan, Barcelona and London. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7: 2217-2232.

 

Scarnato, B., J. Staehelin, T. Peter, J. Gröbner, and R. Stübi. 2009. Temperature and slant path effects in Dobson and Brewer total ozone measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D24303,                doi:10.1029/2009JD012349

 

Scarnato B, J. Staehelin, R. Stübi and H. Schill. 2010. Long Term Total Ozone Observations at Arosa (Switzerland) with Dobson and Brewer instruments (1988-2007). J. Geophys. Res., 115, D13306, doi:10.1029/2009JD011908.


Invited Seminars:

Scarnato, B., Stahelin, J., Peter T., Groebner J. and Stuebi R. “Total Ozone Observations at Arosa (Switzerland) by Dobson and Brewer: Temperature and Ozone Slant Path Effect.” December 2009, AGU San Francisco.

Strawa, A., R.Chatfield, M. Legg R. Esswein, E. Justice, B. Scarnato. “Toward Obtaining Reliable Particulate Air Quality from Satellites” December 2009, AGU San Francisco.

Strawa, A., R.Chatfield, M. Legg R. Esswein, E. Justice, B. Scarnato “Toward Obtaining Reliable Particulate Air Quality from Satellites” November 2009, AAAR, Minneapolis, MN.

Scarnato, B., Stahelin, J. T., Groebner J. and Stuebi R. “Direct sun total ozone measurements by Dobson and Brewer: Temperature and ozone slant path effect.” AGU, December 2007, San Francisco, CA.

Scarnato, B., Stahelin J., Stuebi R. and Schill H. “Comparison of Stratospheric ozone measurements by Dobson and Brewer spectrophotometers.” EGU, April 2006, Vienna, Austria.

Scarnato, B., Stahelin J., Stuebi R. and Schill H. “Comparison of Brewer and Dobson total ozone measurements, Time of coincidence" June 2005, Delft. The 9th Brewer Users Group Meeting.


Training:

Satellite data workshop held by Richard Kleidman (NASA Goddard), Silicon Valley Center inMoffett Field, CA 94035, December 8th 2008

New Particle Formation in the Atmosphere. Instructor Peter H. McMurry, AAAR tutorials, November 2009, Minneapolis, USA.

More Than the Sum of the Parts: Satellite Aerosol Remote Sensing, and Its Relationship to Sub-orbital Measurements and Models. Instructor Ralph Kahn, November 2009, Minneapolis, USA.

Secondary Aerosol Formation, Instructor Paul Ziemann, AAAR tutorials, November 2009, Minneapolis, USA.

Introduction and Use of Web-Based Resources for Aerosol calculations. Instructor: Scot Martin, AAAR tutorials, November 2009, Minneapolis, USA.

Training on TSI Particle Instruments (Certificated), TSI Aachen (Germany), March 9-11 2005. Instructors Dr. Hans-Georg Horn, TSI GmbH and Axel Zerrath, TSI GmbH. The training at GmbH covered technical principle, operation, maintenance and marketing of TSI particle instruments.


Computer Experience :

Languages:  R (statistical language), IGOR, JAVA, FORTRAN


Professional Societies:

American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Union






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