Aaron Naeger

Aaron Naeger

Aaron Naeger

Dr. Naeger is currently a Research Scientist for the SPoRT Center and serves as the Mission Applications Lead (MAL) for the NASA Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission. He specializes in air quality research with a focus on using trace gas and aerosol data from geostationary satellite instruments (e.g., TEMPO) for developing value-added products and improving air quality model forecasts. As MAL of the TEMPO mission, he leads the Early Adopters Program with the goal of actively engaging users and stakeholders for maximizing the value of TEMPO data for societal benefit. Dr. Naeger also has experience in using satellite and field data to validate and refine microphysics parameterizations in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Other previous research activities include diagnosing aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions in the WRF with chemistry (WRF-Chem) model and tracking volcanic plumes and dust storms using geostationary satellite data.

Contact at: aaron.naeger@nasa.gov



  • Physical Research Scientist, October 2023 – Present, NASA Marshall Space FLight Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Research Scientist, October 2016 – October 2023, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Research Associate, October 2013 – September 2016, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Graduate Research Assistant, August 2007 – September 2013, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL


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