Dr. Mariel Dalmi Friberg-Aponte

Dr. Mariel Dalmi Friberg-Aponte

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Additional Roles:
  • 301.614.5586
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Brief Bio

    Current research focuses on investigating new wildfire observations from the emerging stereo wind and aerosol imaging techniques paring low Earth orbit (LEO) with geostationary (GEO) satellites and GEO with GEO satellites. Her current work comparing stereo observations directly with numerical weather model simulations to diagnose the modeled plume injection or plume/cloud top height and wind velocity, and aerosol properties leverages her research experience with developing data fusion physical techniques to constraining chemical transport model outputs for regional wildfire and air quality applications using satellite-, aircraft- and ground-based observations. Additional research includes advancing the design of air quality data fusion using novel stereo imagining techniques to estimate ground-level PM2.5 mass and speciated exposure metrics over multiple, globally distributed metropolitan areas and surrounding regions, with limited to no ground-based air quality measurement networks, affected by major pollution sources.

    Positions/Employment

    2021 - Present

    Assistant Research Scientist

    University of Maryland/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2018 - 2021

    NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    USRA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2013 - 2018

    NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Doctoral Research Fellow

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    2011 - 2018

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    2006 - 2009

    Process Engineer III

    JORDAN, JONES & GOULDING, Inc., Norcross, GA
    2005 - 2006

    Project Engineer I

    BENCHMARK MANAGEMENT LLC, Atlanta, GA

    Education

    PhD., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    M.S., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    B.S., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Professional Societies

    American Meteorological Society, 2017 - Present
    Member
    American Geophysical Union, 2018 - Present
    Member
    European Geosciences Union, 2019 - Present
    Member
    Air & Waste Management Association, 2012 - 2018
    Member

    Awards

    2021 NASA GSFC Earth Sciences Division Atmospheres Performance Award for commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

    2020 NASA GSFC Climate and Radiation Laboratory Beyond the Call of Duty Award for Student Mentoring

    2019 NASA GSFC Earth Sciences Division Atmospheres Best Science Highlight Award

    2018 NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

    2013 NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Graduate Fellow

    Grants

    06/24/2021 New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH20ZDA001N-NIP


     Investigation of Wildfire Convection and Boundary Layer Dynamics with LEO-GEO and GEO-GEO Stereo-Imaging/Tracking Aerosol Plumes 

    ; PI

    Publications

    Refereed

    Carr, J. L., Á. Horváth, D. L. Wu, and M. D. Friberg. 2022. "Stereo Plume Height and Motion Retrievals for the Record‐Setting Hunga Tonga‐Hunga Ha'apai Eruption of 15 January 2022." Geophysical Research Letters, 49 (9): [10.1029/2022gl098131]

    Chow, F. K., K. A. Wu, A. Young, et al. E. James, G. Grell, I. Csiszar, M. Tsidulko, S. Freitas, G. Pereira, L. Giglio, M. D. Friberg-Aponte, and R. Ahmadov. 2021. "High-resolution smoke forecasting for the 2018 Camp Fire in California." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, [10.1175/bams-d-20-0329.1]

    Chaves, L. F., and M. D. Friberg. 2021. "Aedes albopictus and Aedes flavopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) pre-imaginal abundance patterns are associated with different environmental factors along an altitudinal gradient." Current Research in Insect Science, 1: 100001 [10.1016/j.cris.2020.100001]

    Carr, J. L., D. L. Wu, J. Daniels, et al. M. D. Friberg, W. Bresky, and H. Madani. 2020. "GEO–GEO Stereo-Tracking of Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from the Geostationary Ring." Remote Sensing, 12 (22): 3779 [10.3390/rs12223779]

    Chaves, L. F., M. D. Friberg, and K. Moji. 2020. "Synchrony of globally invasive Aedes spp. immature mosquitoes along an urban altitudinal gradient in their native range." Science of The Total Environment, 734: 139365 [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139365]

    Bates, J. T., A. F. Pennington, X. Zhai, et al. M. D. Friberg, F. Metcalf, L. Darrow, M. Strickland, J. Mulholland, and A. Russell. 2018. "Application and evaluation of two model fusion approaches to obtain ambient air pollutant concentrations at a fine spatial resolution (250m) in Atlanta." Environmental Modelling & Software, 109: 182-190 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.06.008]

    Friberg, M. D., R. A. Kahn, J. A. Limbacher, K. W. Appel, and J. A. Mulholland. 2018. "Constraining chemical transport PM2.5 modeling outputs using surface monitor measurements and satellite retrievals: application over the San Joaquin Valley." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 (17): 12891-12913 [10.5194/acp-18-12891-2018]

    Huang, R., X. Zhai, C. E. Ivey, et al. M. D. Friberg, X. Hu, Y. Liu, Q. Di, J. Schwartz, J. A. Mulholland, and A. G. Russell. 2017. "Air pollutant exposure field modeling using air quality model-data fusion methods and comparison with satellite AOD-derived fields: application over North Carolina, USA." Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, 11 (1): 11-22 [10.1007/s11869-017-0511-y]

    Yu, H., A. G. Russell, J. A. Mulholland, et al. C. E. Ivey, J. T. Bates, M. D. Friberg, R. Huang, J. L. Moutinho, and H. A. Holmes. 2017. "Air Quality Model-Based Methods for Estimating Human Exposures: A Review and Comparison." Springer Proceedings in Complexity, 495-501 [10.1007/978-3-319-57645-9_78]

    O’ Lenick, C. R., H. H. Chang, M. R. Kramer, et al. A. Winquist, J. A. Mulholland, M. D. Friberg, and S. E. Sarnat. 2017. "Ozone and childhood respiratory disease in three US cities: evaluation of effect measure modification by neighborhood socioeconomic status using a Bayesian hierarchical approach." Environmental Health, 16 (1): 36 [10.1186/s12940-017-0244-2]

    Friberg, M. D., R. A. Kahn, H. A. Holmes, et al. H. H. Chang, S. E. Sarnat, P. E. Tolbert, A. G. Russell, and J. A. Mulholland. 2017. "Daily ambient air pollution metrics for five cities: Evaluation of data-fusion-based estimates and uncertainties." Atmospheric Environment, 158: 36-50 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.022]

    O'Lenick, C. R., A. Winquist, J. A. Mulholland, et al. M. D. Friberg, H. H. Chang, M. R. Kramer, L. A. Darrow, and S. E. Sarnat. 2016. "Assessment of neighbourhood-level socioeconomic status as a modifier of air pollution–asthma associations among children in Atlanta." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71 (2): 129-136 [10.1136/jech-2015-206530]

    Friberg, M. D., X. Zhai, H. A. Holmes, et al. H. H. Chang, M. J. Strickland, S. E. Sarnat, P. E. Tolbert, A. G. Russell, and J. A. Mulholland. 2016. "Method for Fusing Observational Data and Chemical Transport Model Simulations To Estimate Spatiotemporally Resolved Ambient Air Pollution." Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (7): 3695-3705 [10.1021/acs.est.5b05134]

    Russell, A., H. Holmes, M. Friberg, et al. C. Ivey, Y. Hu, S. Balachandran, J. Mulholland, P. Tolbert, J. Sarnat, S. Sarnat, M. Strickland, H. Chang, and Y. Liu. 2014. "Use of Air Quality Modeling Results in Health Effects Research." Springer Proceedings in Complexity, 1-5 [10.1007/978-3-319-04379-1_1]

    Selected Public Outreach

    Compact for Faculty Diversity, Institute on Teaching & Mentoring Conference NASA Panelist 2016 - 2017
    NASA Space Science Day Volunteer 2013 - 2013
    DISCOVER-AQ Texas Deployment Education and Public Outreach Activities 2013 - 2013
    Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program Panelist 2013 - 2013
    Latin American Association Latino Youth Conference 2010 - 2010
    Engineers Without Borders Road Design Project Volunteer 2006 - 2007

    Brief Bio

    Current research focuses on investigating new wildfire observations from the emerging stereo wind and aerosol imaging techniques paring low Earth orbit (LEO) with geostationary (GEO) satellites and GEO with GEO satellites. Her current work comparing stereo observations directly with numerical weather model simulations to diagnose the modeled plume injection or plume/cloud top height and wind velocity, and aerosol properties leverages her research experience with developing data fusion physical techniques to constraining chemical transport model outputs for regional wildfire and air quality applications using satellite-, aircraft- and ground-based observations. Additional research includes advancing the design of air quality data fusion using novel stereo imagining techniques to estimate ground-level PM2.5 mass and speciated exposure metrics over multiple, globally distributed metropolitan areas and surrounding regions, with limited to no ground-based air quality measurement networks, affected by major pollution sources.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Carr, J. L., Á. Horváth, D. L. Wu, and M. D. Friberg. 2022. "Stereo Plume Height and Motion Retrievals for the Record‐Setting Hunga Tonga‐Hunga Ha'apai Eruption of 15 January 2022." Geophysical Research Letters 49 (9): [10.1029/2022gl098131]

    Chow, F. K., K. A. Wu, A. Young, et al. E. James, G. Grell, I. Csiszar, M. Tsidulko, S. Freitas, G. Pereira, L. Giglio, M. D. Friberg-Aponte, and R. Ahmadov. 2021. "High-resolution smoke forecasting for the 2018 Camp Fire in California." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society [10.1175/bams-d-20-0329.1]

    Chaves, L. F., and M. D. Friberg. 2021. "Aedes albopictus and Aedes flavopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) pre-imaginal abundance patterns are associated with different environmental factors along an altitudinal gradient." Current Research in Insect Science 1 100001 [10.1016/j.cris.2020.100001]

    Carr, J. L., D. L. Wu, J. Daniels, et al. M. D. Friberg, W. Bresky, and H. Madani. 2020. "GEO–GEO Stereo-Tracking of Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from the Geostationary Ring." Remote Sensing 12 (22): 3779 [10.3390/rs12223779]

    Chaves, L. F., M. D. Friberg, and K. Moji. 2020. "Synchrony of globally invasive Aedes spp. immature mosquitoes along an urban altitudinal gradient in their native range." Science of The Total Environment 734 139365 [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139365]

    Bates, J. T., A. F. Pennington, X. Zhai, et al. M. D. Friberg, F. Metcalf, L. Darrow, M. Strickland, J. Mulholland, and A. Russell. 2018. "Application and evaluation of two model fusion approaches to obtain ambient air pollutant concentrations at a fine spatial resolution (250m) in Atlanta." Environmental Modelling & Software 109 182-190 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.06.008]

    Friberg, M. D., R. A. Kahn, J. A. Limbacher, K. W. Appel, and J. A. Mulholland. 2018. "Constraining chemical transport PM2.5 modeling outputs using surface monitor measurements and satellite retrievals: application over the San Joaquin Valley." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18 (17): 12891-12913 [10.5194/acp-18-12891-2018]

    Huang, R., X. Zhai, C. E. Ivey, et al. M. D. Friberg, X. Hu, Y. Liu, Q. Di, J. Schwartz, J. A. Mulholland, and A. G. Russell. 2017. "Air pollutant exposure field modeling using air quality model-data fusion methods and comparison with satellite AOD-derived fields: application over North Carolina, USA." Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health 11 (1): 11-22 [10.1007/s11869-017-0511-y]

    Yu, H., A. G. Russell, J. A. Mulholland, et al. C. E. Ivey, J. T. Bates, M. D. Friberg, R. Huang, J. L. Moutinho, and H. A. Holmes. 2017. "Air Quality Model-Based Methods for Estimating Human Exposures: A Review and Comparison." Springer Proceedings in Complexity 495-501 [10.1007/978-3-319-57645-9_78]

    O’ Lenick, C. R., H. H. Chang, M. R. Kramer, et al. A. Winquist, J. A. Mulholland, M. D. Friberg, and S. E. Sarnat. 2017. "Ozone and childhood respiratory disease in three US cities: evaluation of effect measure modification by neighborhood socioeconomic status using a Bayesian hierarchical approach." Environmental Health 16 (1): 36 [10.1186/s12940-017-0244-2]

    Friberg, M. D., R. A. Kahn, H. A. Holmes, et al. H. H. Chang, S. E. Sarnat, P. E. Tolbert, A. G. Russell, and J. A. Mulholland. 2017. "Daily ambient air pollution metrics for five cities: Evaluation of data-fusion-based estimates and uncertainties." Atmospheric Environment 158 36-50 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.022]

    O'Lenick, C. R., A. Winquist, J. A. Mulholland, et al. M. D. Friberg, H. H. Chang, M. R. Kramer, L. A. Darrow, and S. E. Sarnat. 2016. "Assessment of neighbourhood-level socioeconomic status as a modifier of air pollution–asthma associations among children in Atlanta." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 71 (2): 129-136 [10.1136/jech-2015-206530]

    Friberg, M. D., X. Zhai, H. A. Holmes, et al. H. H. Chang, M. J. Strickland, S. E. Sarnat, P. E. Tolbert, A. G. Russell, and J. A. Mulholland. 2016. "Method for Fusing Observational Data and Chemical Transport Model Simulations To Estimate Spatiotemporally Resolved Ambient Air Pollution." Environmental Science & Technology 50 (7): 3695-3705 [10.1021/acs.est.5b05134]

    Russell, A., H. Holmes, M. Friberg, et al. C. Ivey, Y. Hu, S. Balachandran, J. Mulholland, P. Tolbert, J. Sarnat, S. Sarnat, M. Strickland, H. Chang, and Y. Liu. 2014. "Use of Air Quality Modeling Results in Health Effects Research." Springer Proceedings in Complexity 1-5 [10.1007/978-3-319-04379-1_1]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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