Dr. Gary Corlett

Research Fellow

Email: gkc1@leicester.ac.uk
Tel: [+44] (0)116 229 7712
Mob: [+44] (0)789 420 4135

Research Interests

  • Temperature of the Earth's surface
  • Comparing satellite and in situ data
  • Metrology and meteorology
  • Novel sensors

Current research projects

  • GHRSST (Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature). I am project coordinator for GHRSST and run the GHRSST Project Office along with Silvia Brasilia-Pike from the University of Reading
  • ESA SST_CCI (Sea Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative). I am part of the ESA SST_CCI projected and lead the validation activities.
  • ATSR (Along Track Scanning Radiometers). I have been validation scientist for the ATSR series since 2004.
  • SLSTR (Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer). I will be the sea surface temperature (SST) validation scientist for the SLSTR instrument in the soon to be launched Sentinel-3 spacecraft, which is part of the EU Copernicus programme.
  • EarthTemp. I have recently taken over as coordinator for the EarthTemp Network.

Publications

  • P.-Y. Le Traon, D. Antoine, A. Bentamy, H. Bonekamp, L.A. Breivik, B. Chapron, G. Corlett, G., Dibarboure, P. DiGiacomo, C. Donlon, Y. Faugère, J. Font, F. Girard-Ardhuin, F. Gohin, J.A. Johannessen, M. Kamachi, G.Lagerloef, J. Lambin, G. Larnicol, P. Le Borgne, E. Leuliette, E. Lindstrom, M.J. Martin, E. Maturi, L. Miller, L. Mingsen, R. Morrow, N. Reul, M.H. Rio, H. Roquet, R. Santoleri & J. Wilkin (2015). Use of satellite observations for operational oceanography: recent achievements and future prospects, Journal of Operational Oceanography, 8:sup1, s12-s27, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2015.1022050
  • Mélin, F & Corlett, G.K., (2014). Assessment of Satellite Products for Climate Applications. In: Zibordi, G., Donlon, C. J. and Parr, A. C. (eds.) Optical radiometry for ocean climate measurements. Experimental methods in the physical sciences, 47. Academic Press, pp. 605-607. ISBN 9780124170117 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-417011-7.00019-2
  • Corlett, G.K., Merchant, C.J., Minnett, P.J. & Donlon, C.J. (2014). Assessment of long-term satellite derived sea surface temperature records. In: Zibordi, G., Donlon, C. J. and Parr, A. C. (eds.) Optical radiometry for ocean climate measurements. Experimental methods in the physical sciences, 47 (47). Academic Press, pp. 489-526. ISBN 9780124170117 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-417011-7.00021-0
  • Merchant, C. J., Embury, O., Roberts-Jones, J., Fiedler, E., Bulgin, C. E., Corlett, G. K., Good, S., McLaren, A., Rayner, N., Morak-Bozzo, S. and Donlon, C. (2014), Sea surface temperature datasets for climate applications from Phase 1 of the European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative (SST CCI). Geoscience Data Journal, 1: 179–191. doi: 10.1002/gdj3.20
  • Merchant, C. J., Matthiesen, S., Rayner, N. A., Remedios, J. J., Jones, P. D., Olesen, F., Trewin, B., Thorne, P. W., Auchmann, R., Corlett, G. K., Guillevic, P. C. and Hulley, G. C. (2013) The surface temperatures of Earth: steps towards integrated understanding of variability and change. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 2 (2). pp. 305-321. ISSN 2193-0864 doi: 10.5194/gi-2-305-2013
  • Veal, K. L., Corlett, G. K., Ghent, D., Llewellyn-Jones, D. T., & Remedios, J. J. (2013). A time series of mean global skin SST anomaly using data from ATSR-2 and AATSR. Remote Sensing of Environment, 135, 64-76. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.028
  • Minnett, P. J., & Corlett, G. K. (2012). A pathway to generating climate data records of sea-surface temperature from satellite measurements. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 77-80, 44-51. do: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.04.003
  • Merchant, C. J., Embury, O., Rayner, N. A., Berry, D. I., Corlett, G. K., Lean, K. & Saunders, R. (2012). A 20year independent record of sea surface temperature for climate from along-track scanning radiometers. Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 117(12). do: 10.1029/2012JC008400
  • Kogler, C., Pinnock, S., Arino, O., Casadio, S., Corlett, G., Prata, F., & Bras, T. (2012). Note on the quality of the (A)ATSR land surface temperature record from 1991 to 2009. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(13), 4178-4192. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2011.645085
  • Embury, O., & Merchant, C. J., & Corlett, G. K (2012). A reprocessing for climate of sea surface temperature from the along-track scanning radiometers: initial validation, accounting for skin and diurnal variability. Remote Sensing of Environment, 116, 62-78. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.02.028
  • Reynolds, R.W., C. L. Gentemann and G. K. Corlett, (2010). Evaluation of AATSR and TMI Satellite SST Data, Journal of Climate, 23, 152-165. doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI3252.1
  • Schneider, P., S.J. Hook, R.G. Radocinski, G.K. Corlett, G.C. Hulley, G. C., S.G. Schladow and T.E. Steissberg, (2009). Satellite observations indicate rapid warming trend for lakes in California and Nevada.  Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L22402, doi:10.1029/2009GL040846
  • Stark, J.D., Donlon, C., O'Carroll, A., Corlett, G, 2008. Determination of AATSR biases using the OSTIA SST analysis system and a matchup database, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25 (7), pp. 1208-1217. doi: 10.1175/2008JTECHO560.1
  • Bohn, B., Corlett, G.K., Gillmann, M., Sanghavi, S., Stange, G., Tensing, E., Vrekoussis, M., Bloss, W.J., Clapp, L.J., Kortner, M., Dorn, H.-P., Monks, P.S., Platt, U., Plass-Dülmer, C., Mihalopoulos, N., Heard, D.E., Clemitshaw, K.C., Meixner, F.X., Prevot, A.S.H., Schmitt, R., 2008. Photolysis frequency measurement techniques: Results of a comparison within the ACCENT project, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 8 (3), pp. 10301-10352.
  • Merchant, C.J., Llewellyn-Jones, D., Saunders, R.W., Rayner, N.A., Kent, E.C., Old, C.P., Berry, D., Birks, A.R., Blackmore, T., Corlett, G.K., Embury, O., Jay, V.L., Kennedy, J., Mutlow, C.T., Nightingale, T.J., O'Carroll, A.G., Pritchard, M.J., Remedios, J.J., Tett, S., 2008. Deriving a sea surface temperature record suitable for climate change research from the along-track scanning radiometers, Advances in Space Research, 41 (1), pp. 1-11.
  • Leigh, R.J., Corlett, G.K., Fließ, U., Monks, P.S., 2007. Spatially resolved measurements of nitrogen dioxide in an urban environment using concurrent multi-axis differential optical absorption spectroscopy, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7 (18), pp. 4751-4762.
  • Good, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Remedios, J.J., Noyes, E.J., Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., 2007. The global trend in sea surface temperature from 20 years of advanced very high resolution radiometer data, Journal of Climate, 20 (7), pp. 1255-1264.
  • Noyes, E.J., So`ria, G., Sobrino, J.A., Remedios, J.J., Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., Corlett, G.K., 2007. AATSR land surface temperature product algorithm verification over a WATERMED site, Advances in Space Research, 39 (1), pp. 171-178.
  • Leigh, R.J., Corlett, G.K., Friess, U., Monks, P.S., 2006. Concurrent multiaxis differential optical absorption spectroscopy system for the measurement of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide, Applied Optics, 45 (28), pp. 7504-7518.
  • Corlett, G.K., Barton, I.J., Donlon, C.J., Edwards, M.C., Good, S.A., Horrocks, L.A., Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., Merchant, C.J., Minnett, P.J., Nightingale, T.J., Noyes, E.J., O'Carroll, A.G., Remedios, J.J., Robinson, I.S., Saunders, R.W., Watts, J.G., 2006. The accuracy of SST retrievals from AATSR: An initial assessment through geophysical validation against in situ radiometers, buoys and other SST data sets, Advances in Space Research, 37 (4), pp. 764-769.
  • Noyes, E.J., Minnett, P.J., Remedios, J.J., Corlett, G.K., Good, S.A., Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., 2006. The accuracy of the AATSR sea surface temperatures in the Caribbean, Remote Sensing of Environment, 101 (1), pp. 38-51
  • Vandaele, A.C., Fayt, C., Hendrick, F., Hermans, C., Humbled, F., Van Roozendael, M., Gil, M., Navarro, M., Puentedura, O., Yela, M., Braathen, G., Stebel, K., Tørnkvist, K., Johnston, P., Kreher, K., Goutail, F., Mieville, A., Pommereau, J.-P., Khaikine, S., Richter, A., Oetjen, H., Wittrock, F., Bugarski, S., Frieß, U., Pfeilsticker, K., Sinreich, R., Wagner, T., Corlett, G., Leigh, R., 2005. An intercomparison campaign of ground-based UV-visible measurements of NO2, BrO, and OClO slant columns: Methods of analysis and results for NO2, Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, 110 (8), pp. 1-24.
  • Burrows, J.P., Bovensmann, H., Bergametti, G., Flaud, J.M., Orphal, J., Noël, S., Monks, P.S., Corlett, G.K., Goede, A.P., Von Clarmann, T., Steck, T., Fischer, H., Friedl-Vallon, F., 2004. The geostationary tropospheric pollution explorer (GeoTROPE) mission: Objectives, requirements and mission concept, Advances in Space Research, 34 (4), pp. 682-687.
  • Bovensmann, H., Eichmann, K.U., Noël, S., Flaud, J.M., Orphal, J., Monks, P.S., Corlett, G.K., Goede, A.P., Von Clarmann, T., Steck, T., Rozanov, V., Burrows, J.P., 2004. The geostationary scanning imaging absorption spectrometer (GeoSCIA) as part of the geostationary tropospheric pollution explorer (GeoTROPE) mission: Requirements, concepts and capabilities, Advances in Space Research, 34 (4), pp. 694-699.
  • Corlett, G.K., Patel, K., Wheeler, M.D., Ellis, A.M., 2003. Electronic spectroscopy of the CaCCCH3 and SrCCCH3 free radicals, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 5 (1), pp. 36-40.
  • Corlett, G.K., Monks, P.S., 2001. A comparison of total column ozone values derived from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME), the Tiros Operatioonal Vertical Sounder (TOVS), and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 58 (9), pp. 1103-1116.
  • Goede, A.P.H., Tanzi, C.P., Aben, I., Burrows, J.P., Weber, M., Perner, D., Monks, P.S., Llewellyn-Jones, D., Corlett, G.K., Arlander, D.W., Platt, U., Wagner, T., Pfeilsticker, K., Taalas, P., Kelder, H., Piters, A., 2000. GODIVA, a European project for ozone and trace gas measurements from GOME, Advances in Space Research, 26 (6), pp. 951-954.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Holloway, J.H., Legon, A.C., 1998. Evidence concerning the relative nucleophilicities of non-bonding and p-bonding electrons in furan from the rotational spectrum of furan?ClF, Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions, 94 (18), pp. 2675-2680.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Legon, A.C., 1998. The rotational spectrum of the pyridine-hydrogen fluoride complex, Journal of Molecular Structure, 448 (2-3), pp. 107-114.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Legon, A.C., 1998. Comparisons of the interactions of benzene, furan and thiophene with Lewis acids: The rotational spectrum of thiophene?HF, Chemical Physics Letters, 291 (3-4), pp. 269-276.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Legon, A.C., 1998. Rotational spectrum of thiophene?HCl. Does thiophene act as an aromatic p-type electron donor or an n-type electron donor in hydrogen-bond formation?, Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions, 94 (11), pp. 1565-1570.
  • Little, A.M., Corlett, G.K., Ellis, A.M., 1998. UV absorption of LiO in a supersonic jet, Chemical Physics Letters, 286 (5-6), pp. 439-445.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Evans, C.M., Legon, A.C., Holloway, J.H., 1998. Angular geometries of complexes containing the O...Cl-F linkage: rotational spectrum of formaldehyde...chlorine monofluoride, Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (1), pp. 39-45.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Evans, C.M., 1997. The rotational spectrum of the complex 2, 5-dihydrofuran?HBr and the non-linearity of the O ?H-Br hydrogen bond, Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions, 93 (17), pp. 2973-2976.
  • Corlett, G.K., Beardah, M.S., Ellis, A.M., 1997. A Dispersed Fluorescence Investigation of the Low Frequency Vibrations of MgCCH(X~2?+), Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 185 (1), pp. 202-203.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Evans, C.M., Holloway, J.H., Legon, A.C., 1997. Configuration at oxygen and deviation of the O . . . Cl-F system from linearity in 2,5-dihydrofuran . . . ClF from rotational spectroscopy, Chemical Physics Letters, 275 (3-4), pp. 269-277.
  • Cooke, S.A., Corlett, G.K., Evans, C.M., Legon, A.C., 1997. The rotational spectrum of the benzene-hydrogen bromide complex, Chemical Physics Letters, 272 (1-2), pp. 61-68.
  • Tyerman, S.C., Corlett, G.K., Ellis, A.M., Claxton, T.A., 1996. Ab initio calculations of the properties of simple alkali and alkaline earth organometallics, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 364 (2-3), pp. 107-119.
  • Corlett, G.K., Little, A.M., Ellis, A.M., 1996. LIF spectroscopy of the MgCCH free radical, Chemical Physics Letters, 249 (1-2), pp. 53-58.
  • Povey, I.M., Bezant, A.J., Corlett, G.K., Ellis, A.M., 1994. Spectroscopic investigation of zinc-containing organometallic radicals prepared using a pulsed electrical discharge nozzle, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 98 (41), pp. 10427-10431.

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Llewellyn-Jones, D., Corlett, G., Good, S 2008. The Leicester AATSR global analyser (LAGA) - quick-look analysis of large-scale oceanic processes, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (666 SP).
  • Donlon, C., Kennedy, J., Stark, J., Corlett, G, 2008. The (A)ATSR as a reference data set for operational SST production, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (666 SP).
  • Noyes, E., Corlett, G., Remedios, J., Kong, X., Llewellyn-Jones, D., 2007. Future development of the operational AATSR LST product, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (SP-636).
  • Noyes, E., Corlett, G., Remedios, J., Kong, X., Llewellyn-Jones, D., 2007. An accuracy assessment of AATSR LST data using empirical and theoretical methods, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (SP-636).
  • Corlett, G., 2007. The accuracy of SST retrievals from AATSR: Synthesis and integration of comparisons to buoys and radiometers, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (SP-636).
  • Snoeij, P., Huot, J.-P., Goryl, P., Corlett, G., Lecomte, P., 2007. Validation status of AATSR and MERIS, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (SP-636).
  • Kong, X., Noyes, E., Corlett, G., Remedios, J., Llewellyn-Jones, D., Merchant, C.J., Embury, O., 2007. Saharan dust corrections for the envisat AATSR SST product, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (SP-636).
  • Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., Corlett, G.K., Mutlow, C.T., 2007. AATSR - Completing the first 15 years global SST for climate, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (SP-636).
  • Remedios, J.J., Parker, R.J., Panchal, M., Leigh, R.J., Corlett, G., 2006. Signatures of atmospheric and surface climate variables through analyses of infra-red spectra (SATSCAN-IR), European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (618).
  • Donlon, C., Wimmer, W., Robinson, I., Fisher, G., Poulter, D., Corlett, G., 2005. Validation of AATSR using in situ radiometers in the English Channel and Bay of Biscay, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (597), pp. 305-315.
  • Noyes, E.J., Minnett, P.J., Corlett, G.K., Good, S.A., Remedios, J.J., Mannerings, B., Edwards, M.C., Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., 2005. Validation of the AATSR gridded sea surface temperature product with in situ measurements from the M-AERI, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (572), art. no. 289, pp. 213-222.
  • Noyes, E.J., Soria, G., Sobrino, J.A., Remedios, J.J., Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., Corlett, G.K., 2005. The watermed project: Validation of the AATSR land surface temperature product with in situ measurements, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (572), art. no. 290, pp. 1851-1859.
  • Llewellyn-Jones, D.T., Remedios, J.J., Edwards, M.C., Corlett, G.K., Ridley, D., 2003. Intercomparison of Sea Surface Temperature Measurements from AATSR with Data from other Satellite Sensors including AVHRR, MODIS and TMI, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 3, pp. 1597-1598.
  • Edwards, M.C., Corlett, G.K., Llewellyn-Jones, D., Barton, I.J., Horrocks, L.A., Watts, J., Minnett, P., Donlon, C., Robinson, I., Nightingale, T., Birks, A., Mutlow, C., 2003. The Accuracy of Sea Surface Temperature fields from the Advanced along Track Scanning Radiometer, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 3, pp. 1599-1600.
  • Goede, A.P.H., Tanzi, C.P., Van den Broek, M., Wittrock, F., Burrows, J.P., Bramstedt, K., Weber, M., Eichmann, K.-U., Richter, A., Perner, D., Monks, P.S., Corlett, G.K., Arlander, B., Hansen, G.H., Toernkvist, K.K., Hoiskar, B.A.K., Platt, U., Wagner, T., Pfeilsticker, K., Taalas, P., Koskinen, L., Kelder, H., El Serafy, G., Eskes, H., 2000. GODIVAERS- GOME data interpretation, validation and application ERS AO3-132, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (461), pp. 617-626.

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