Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Dr. Jennifer Comstock's scientific research focuses on understanding physical processes that influence cloud lifecycle using remote sensing and computational modeling techniques. She currently serves as the Engineering and Process Manager for the DOE ARM Program.
- Cloud Physics
- Ice and mixed phase cloud processes
- Cloud radiative forcing
Education and Credentials
- Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Utah
- B.A. Physics, University of Colorado
Affiliations and Professional Service
Awards and Recognitions
- Recipient of the Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences, 1998
- AMS Committee for Laser Atmospheric Studies
- Steering Committee for the Cloud Lifecycle Working Group (DOE ASR Program)
- Co-chair Vertical Velocity Focus Group (DOE ASR Program)
- Comstock JM, and C Jakob. 2004. "Evaluation of Tropical Cirrus Cloud Properties Derived from ECMWF Model Output and Ground Based Measurements over Nauru Island." Geophysical Research Letters 31(10):L10106.
- Sassen K, Z Wang, CMR Platt, and JM Comstock. 2003. "Parameterization of Infrared Absorption in Midlatitude Cirrus Clouds." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 60(2):428-433.
- Carlin B, Q Fu, U Lohmann, GG Mace, K Sassen, and JM Comstock. 2002. "High-Cloud Horizontal Inhomogeneity and Solar Albedo Bias." Journal of Climate 15(17):2321-2339.
- Comstock JM, and K Sassen. 2001. "Retrieval of Cirrus Cloud Radiative and Backscattering Properties Using Combined Lidar and Infrared Radiometer (LIRAD) Measurements." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 18(10):1658-1673.
- Sassen K, JM Comstock, and Z Wang. 2001. "Parameterization of the Radiative Properties of Midlatitude High and Middle Level Clouds." Geophysical Research Letters 28(4):729-732.
- Sassen K, and JM Comstock. 2001. "A Midlatitude Cirrus Cloud Climatology from the Facility for Atmospheric Remote Sensing. Part III: Radiative Properties." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 58(15):2113-2127.