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Research Interests

  • Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing for Ocean, Atmosphere and Global Climate Change
  • Microwave remote sensor technology development
  • Active (radar) and passive (radiometry) microwave sensor concepts
  • Microwave scatterometry, polarimetric radiometry, and synthetic thinned array radiometry
  • On-orbit Inter-satellite instrument radiometric calibration
  • Geophysical retrieval algorithm development: ocean vector winds and precipitation in tropical cyclones
  • Microwave radioactive transfer model development
  • Airborne & satellite microwave remote sensor computer simulation

Ongoing Research Projects

  • GOLD SALMON project (NASA Headquarters)
  • Improved Active/Passive Ocean Vector Wind Retrievals (NASA Headquarters)
  • Improved Aquarius Salinity Retrievals using Auxillary Products from the Microwave Radiometer (NASA Headquarters)
  • Improved Ocean Vector Retrievals in Extreme Wind Events (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  • Inter-Satellite Radiometric Calibration for the GPM Constellation (NASA Headquarters)
  • Observations of Ocean Surface Wind Speed and Rain Rate with the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)
  • Volcanic Eruption Forecasting Algorithm (Florida Space Grant Consortium)

Professional Activities

  • Life Fellow, IEEE
  • Geoscience and Remote Sensing Soc, Ocean Engineering Soc, Antennas and Propagation
  • Member American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Member – Union of Radio Scientists International (URSI), Commission-F

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 IEEE JSTARS Best Reviewer Award
  • NASA Research: 2015 PMM Science Team Award
  • Alan Berman Research Pubs Award, US Naval Research Lab, 2004
  • Group Achievement Award, NASA Headquarters, 2015, 2003, 01, 98, 97, 81