Amber standing in front of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

Dr. Amber Emory

Advanced Component Technology Program Manager

Amber Emory is a Program Manager for Advanced Component Technologies for the NASA HQ Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) where she is involved in technology development for future Earth Science missions. Before coming to work for ESTO in 2017, Amber Emory was a Research Radar Meteorologist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) where she began working in 2009 while still finishing her dissertation. She earned a Ph.D. in Wind Science and Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2012, a Master’s in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University in 2007, and a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004. Her primary research interests involve the study of severe weather with radars of various frequencies (S-, C-, X-, Ku-, Ka-, and W-band). Amber worked on research radar data validation, analyzed precipitation estimates, derived dual-Doppler wind retrievals in landfalling hurricanes, and used dual-polarimetric radar variables to further understand mesoscale convective systems, cloud systems, microphysics and their relation to the hydrologic cycle. Her research also involved the quantification of rainfall and precipitation types from satellite, airborne, and ground-based radar systems. She has participated in 14 field campaigns since 2003 and continues to be active in a wide variety of field deployments including hurricanes, severe storms, and winter storm events.

NASA Earth Science Technology Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771