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Carol J. Bruegge

Carol J. Bruegge -
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 183-601
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818.354.4956

Carol J. (Kastner) Bruegge is currently employed with the Earth Atmospheric Science Section, NASA/ Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has experience in terrestrial remote sensing, calibration of remote sensing sensors, radiative transfer, and use of ground-truth measurements for validation and calibration of airborne and on-orbit sensors and their data products. Dr. Bruegge is currently supporting the Orbital Carbon Observatory (OCO) science team. In this role she has developed calibration requirements, developed preflight and on-orbit calibration plans, managed the team preparing for preflight calibration, supported high level reviews, and completed a radiometric cross-calibration experiment with the JAXA/ GOSAT (Japanese) team. Previously Dr. Bruegge has created and managed a JPL Vicarious Calibration program. This provided for the post-launch calibration of on- orbit sensors and has been used to serve the MISR, Landsat, AIRS, ASTER, and the AirMISR projects. As part of this focus she maintained an autonomous calibration test site at Frenchman Flat, Nevada, where data products are available to the science community via a web site, http://LSpec.Jpl.Nasa.Gov. This program recently received a NASA Space Act/ Inventions award, and is listed as a recommended radiometric test site by CEOS (Committee on Earth Observation Satellites), an international agency that coordinates civil spaceborne observations of the Earth. In addition to these present activities, Dr. Bruegge was, from 1988-2003, a Co- Investigator and an active member of the Earth Observing System (EOS)/ Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) team. During these years she served as Instrument Scientist and was the team lead for the Validation/ Calibration working group. She has been a Principal Investigator on Image Chain Analysis Technology for Space (ICATS) polarimetry study, and the First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Program (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE), a ground-truth hydrology experiment.

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