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Jim Eilers

Jim Eilers

MS: 245-5
Education: B.S., Engineering, 1973
University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Experience: NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
2003-Present General Engineer, Biospheric Science Branch
1998-present AATS-14 Project Manager/Instrument Engineer, Atmospheric Science Branch
1997-1998 Project Manager, SONEX Airborne Field Campaign
1985-1997 Research Engineer/Project Manager, Atmospheric Science Branch
1980-1989 Research Scientist, TGS/Johnson Controls World Services, Inc.
  Northrop Services Inc., NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1979-1985 Engineer, Kuiper Airborne Observatory
  University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1979 Research Assistant, Dept. of Engineering

Contributions: Over 25 years of involvement in mechanical and systems design of scientific research equipment and instrumentation. In the past 20 years have focused on atmospheric research instrumentation and projects, primarily for airborne field studies. Participation in 18 scientific field campaigns.

Specific Contributions:
  • Engineer, Radio Relay demonstration for U.S. Forest Service.
  • Lead engineer, redesign of CADENZA 3 Cavity Ringdown instrument.
  • Lead engineer, AATS-14 and AATS-6 Sunphotometer instruments.
  • Project manager, AATS-14 Sunphotometer Rework Project.
  • Project manager, SONEX airborne field campaign.
  • Lead mechanical engineer and project manager, Argus Airborne Spectrometer.
  • Lead engineer, OPTIMA open path spectrometer DDF project
  • Project manager and lead engineer, Airborne Tunable Laser Absorption Spectrometer (ATLAS).

Honors and Awards:
  • 20 NASA Awards; 2 Special Achievement Awards, 1 Superior Accomplishment Award,
  • 17 Group Achievement Awards, 5 Spotlight Awards, and 9 Special Act or Service Awards.

Honors and Awards: Registered Professional Engineer (PE), Mechanical Engineering, State of California

Publications and Presentations:

Schmid, B., R. Ferrare, C. Flynn, R. Elleman, D. Covert, A. Strawa, E. Welton, D. Turner, H. Jonsson, J. Redemann, J. Eilers, K. Ricci, A. G. Hallar, M. Clayton, J. Michalsky, A. Smirnov, B. Holben, and J. Barnard.  2006.  How well do state-of-the-art techniques measuring the vertical profile of tropospheric aerosol extinction compare?  J. Geophys. Res., 3, D05S07, doi:10.1029/2005JD005837.

Livingston, J., B. Schmid, J. Redemann, P. Russell, S. Ramirez, J. Eilers, Warren Gore, S. Howard, J. Pommier, T. Bates, P. Quinn, D. A. Chu, B.-C. Gao, E. Fetzer, and W. McMillan.  2005.  Comparison of Airborne Sunphotometer and Near-Coincident In Situ and Remotely Sensed Water Vapor Measurements during INTEX-ITCT 2004.  AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, CA.

Livingston, J. M., B. Schmid, P. B. Russell, J. A. Eilers, R. W. Kolyer, J. Redemann, S. A. Ramirez, J.-H. Yee, W. H. Swartz, C. R. Trepte, L. W. Thomason, M. C. Pitts, M. A. Avery, C. E. Randall, J. D. Lumpe, R. M. Bevilacqua, M. Bittner, T. Erbertseder, R. D. McPeters, R. E. Shetter, E. V. Browell, J. B. Kerr, and K. Lamb. 2005. Retrieval of ozone column content from airborne Sun photometer measurements during SOLVE II: comparison with coincident satellite and aircraft measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 5: 243-286. SRef-ID: 1680-7375/acpd/2005-5-243.

Redemann, J., P. Pilewskie, P. Russell, J. Livingston, S. Howard, J. Pommier, B. Schmid, W. Gore, J. Eilers, M. Wendisch, B. Bush, and F. Valero. 2005. Airborne measurements of spectral direct aerosol radiative forcing in INTEX/ICARTT, 2004 and comparisons to previous campaigns. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, CA.

Redemann, J., B. Schmid, J. A. Eilers, R. A. Kahn, R. C. Levy, P. B. Russell, J. M. Livingston, P. V. Hobbs, W. L. Smith Jr., and B. N. Holben. 2005. Suborbital measurements of spectral aerosol optical depth and its variability at sub-satellite grid scales in support of CLAMS, 2001. J. Atmos. Sci., 62(4): 993-1007.

Russell, P., W. Gore, J. Eilers, J. Livingston, P. Pilewskie, J. Redemann, B. Schmid, J. Pommier, S. Howard, R. Kahn, and A. Chu. 2005. Measurements of aerosol radiative properties and effects using airborne sunphotometer and solar spectral flux radiometer in ICARTT 2004. AAAR Conference, Oct. 17-21, Austin, TX.

Russell, P. B., J. Livingston, J. Redemann, B. Schmid, S. Ramirez, J. Eilers, P. Pilewskie, A. Chu, R. Kahn, P. Quinn, S. Howell, R. Ferrare, and E. Browell. 2005. Use of a Variety of Aerosols Transported off the U.S. Northeast Coast in ICARTT 2004 for Multi-Grid-Box Validation of Satellite Optical Depth Retrievals. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, CA.

Russell, P., J. Livingston, B. Schmid, J. Eilers, R. Kolyer, J. Redemann, S. Ramirez, J-H. Yee, W. Swartz, R. Shetter, C. Trepte, L. Thomason, A. Risley, Jr., B. Wenny, J. Zawodny, W. Chu, M. Pitts, M. Avery, J. Lumpe, C. Randall, M. Fromm, K. Hoppel, R. Bevilacqua, M. Bittner1, T. Erbertseder, R. McPeters, E. V. Browell, J. Kerr1, K. Lamb, G. Diskin, and J. Podolske. 2005. Solar Occultation from Air and Space: Comparisons of Ozone, Aerosol, and Water Vapor Measurements by Solar Transmission and Other Techniques from Aircraft and Satellites. Solar Occultation Satellite Science Team (SOSST) Meeting, June 7-9, Columbia, MD.

Schmid, B., J. Redemann, R. Ferrare, C. Flynn, D. Turner, J. Barnard, R. Elleman, D. Covert, A. Strawa, J. Eilers, A. G. Hallar, E. Welton, B. Holden, H. Jonsson, K. Ricci, M. Clayton, J. Michalsky, and A. Smirnov. 2005. How Well Can We Measure the Vertical Profile of Tropospheric Aerosol Extinction? DOE ARM Science Team Meeting, Mar. 14-18, Daytona Beach, FL.

Redemann, J., S. Howard, B. Schmid, J. Pommier; P. Pilewskie, P. Russell, W. Gore, J. Eilers, J. Livingston, and M. Wendisch. 2004. Airborne measurements of spectral direct aerosol radiative forcing - a new aerosol gradient method applied to data collected in INTEX/ITCT/ICARTT, Aug. 9-12, Durham, NH.

Russell, P., J. Livingston, B. Schmid, J. Eilers, R. Kolyer, J. Redemann, S. Ramirez, J.-H. Yee, W. Swartz, R. Shetter, C. Trepte, A. Risley Jr., B. Wenny, J. Zawodny, W. Chu, M. Pitts, J. Lumpe, M. Fromm, C. Randall, K. Hoppel, and R. Bevilacqua. 2004. Aerosol optical depth measurements by airborne sun photometer in SOLVE II: Comparisons to SAGE III, POAM III and airborne spectrometer measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 4: 7291-7353. SRef-ID: 1680-7375/acpd/2004-4-7291.


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