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Olga Kalashnikova

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 233-200
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

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Olga Kalashnikova

Olga Kalashnikova is the aerosol scientist on the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) team at JPL, and the Science Co-I on the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) and the Earth surface Mineral dust source InvesTigation (EMIT) NASA’s Earth Venture Instrument missions. She graduated from University of Colorado, Boulder with an MS in Physics in 1997, and a PhD in APAS (Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Science) in 2002. She joined JPL in the fall of 2002 as an NRC PostDoc, continuing her career as a JPL scientist in the fall of 2004. Since 2010 Olga has participated in and contributed to a number of NASA field campaigns as the member of the Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI) team. In 2016 she led the ER-2 aircraft deployment during the ImPACT-PM field campaign in coordination with Caltech and the Navy. Olga acted as the AirMSPI Aerosol Science Lead during the ACEPOL 2017 field campaign, and had the role of a mission scientist, and the ER-2 aircraft PI during the joint NASA/NOAA FIREX-AQ Field Campaign that took place in the Western United States in the summer of 2019. Currently, Olga is actively involved in aerosol product definition activities for the NASA’s Decadal AOS (Atmosphere Observation System) mission.