Barbara Emery

Barbara Emery
Casual–Associate Scientist IV

Barb Emery is an Associate Scientist IV of the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

She has been involved with the Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Database since 1987. One of her accomplishments was to intercalibrate the CEDAR Database and clean up estimates of the electron or total hemispheric power from 24 satellites from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) that went back to 1978. She also intercalibrated the ion hemispheric power from 5 NOAA Space Environmnet Monitor 2 (SEM-2) instruments on board 4 NOAA and 1 European Meteorological Operational (MetOp-02) satellite going back to 1998.

Barb received a Science Doctorate (PhD) from the Department of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May 1977 using Millstone Hill incoherent scatter radar data in her thesis. She took a Centre National de Recherche en Science (CNRS) post-doc in France to work with St. Santin incoherent scatter radar data before joining the National Center for Atmospheric Research in September 1978 to work as a project scientist I with Raymond Roble on Dynamics Explorer Satellite data and the NCAR Thermospheric General Circulation Model (TGCM).