Bldg 33, Room E424
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Dr. Melanie Follette Cook received a BS in Biophysics from the University of Scranton in 2000, followed by an MS in Meteorology in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Maryland College Park in 2007. Her doctoral work focused on examining the distribution of ozone and water vapor in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere using a variety of instruments and satellite platforms. From 2007 to 2009 she held a National Research Council postdoctoral research associateship at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC. During her tenure at NRL, her research focused furthering her doctoral work as well as analyzing aerosol transport altitudes from pyroconvective biomass burning events. In June 2009, she joined GEST at the University of Maryland Baltimore County as an assistant research scientist. In 2011, she was hired by GESTAR/USRA. Her current research centers on quantifying the variability of tropospheric trace gases in preparation for a proposed NASA geostationary satellite.