Emily B. Berndt

Emily B. Berndt

Emily B. Berndt

Dr. Berndt specializes in research and applications related to hyperspectral infrared sounding retrievals and multispectral composites. She joined NASA SPoRT in 2013 as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow and conducted research on the use of legacy and next-generation NASA satellite products to diagnose and forecast high wind events, including the connection between stratospheric intrusions and high impact events such as rapid cyclogenesis and hurricane tropical to extratropical transition. Her research focus includes developing value added products derived from hyperspectral infrared sounders and improving multispectral composites through remote sensing principles. Through the combination of process studies to increase our understanding of high impact weather events (cyclones, hurricanes, convection, fire weather) and developing products for operational decision-makers, NASA data directly addresses our need to make decisions to thrive and adapt to the rapidly changing climate. With extensive experience in the NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center she has led multiple efforts to transition NASA observations and capabilities to operational end users in the context of multi-agency/multi-organizational collaborations within the JPSS and GOES-R Proving Grounds.

Contact at: emily.b.berndt@nasa.gov



  • Research Scientist, October 2016 - Present, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Research Scientist, February 2015 - October 2016, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, NASA SPoRT, Huntsville, AL
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, January 2013 - February 2015, NASA Postdoctoral Program, Huntsville, AL
  • Assistant Professor, August 2011 - December 2012, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Adjunct Instructor, August 2010 - May 2011, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Adjunct Instructor, August 2009 - December 2010, Harris Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO
  • Adjunct Instructor, August 2007 - August 2011, Southwestern Illinois College, St. Louis, MO
  • Contract Weather Observer, June 2006 - October 2011, Lambert St. Louis International Airport, St. Louis, MO
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2004 - May 2009, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO


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