Dr. DONG L WU

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Dr. DONG L WU

  • (AST, EARTH SCI REMOTE SENSING)
  • 301.614.5784
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

     Dr. Dong L. Wu is a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). His research interests include remote sensing of atmospheric dynamics and clouds, and sun-climate connection. Dr. Wu received a B.S. degree in space physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1985, and M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1994. He worked as a Principal Research Scientist and the supervisor of Aerosol and Cloud Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California Institute of Technology during 1994-2011 before joining GSFC. Dr. Wu has been the principal investigator (PI), co-investigator (Co-I) and team member of numerous NASA projects, including High Resolution Doppler Imager (HRDI) in 1991-1994, Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) in 1994-2008, CloudSat in 2006-2010, Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) since 2008, and NASA’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) since 2007. He authored and co-authored 100+ papers on peer-reviewed journals, and has won many awards, including NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2001 and 2008, and JPL Ed Stone award for Outstanding Research Paper in 2006.

    http://atmospheres.gsfc.nasa.gov/climate/personnel/index.php?id=330

    Research Interests

    Cloud remote sensing with mm- and submm-wave radiometry; Remote sensing of atmospheric winds; Atmospheric/Ionospheric gravity and planetary waves; Sun-climate connection.

     

    Positions/Employment

    7 / 2011 - Present

    Research Scientist

    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD  
    9 / 1994 - 7 / 2011

    Principal Research Scientist

    Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California  

    Education

     1994 Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    1993 M.S. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    1989 M.S. in Physics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1985 B.S. in Space Physics, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China.

    Awards

     • NASA Tech Brief Award, 2010, For “EOS MLS Level 2 Data Processing Software, version 3”
    • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2009, For coordinated team efforts to win Aura Science Team proposals for science analysis with four different Aura instrument measurements.
    • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2009, For outstanding achievements in atmospheric sciences during the Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) Mission in Costa Rica and Panama in 2007.
    • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2008, For pioneering the observation of cloud ice in Earth's atmosphere using microwave limb sounding methods, leading to major improvements in climate & weather forecasting models.
    • GSFC Group Achievement Award, 2007, In recognition of the UARS Team accomplishments that have provided a heightened understanding of the natural and human-made influences on the middle atmosphere.
    • JPL Ed Stone Award, 2006, for Outstanding Research Paper, entitled “UARS MLS Cloud Ice Measurements and Implications for H2O Transport near the Tropopause” in J. Atmos. Sci., 62 (2): 518-530 FEB 2005.
    • NASA Board Award, 2005, In recognition of contribution to the National Space Program and to the mission of JPL. NTR no. 35188
    • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2005, In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the development of the ground data system for the MLS instrument for EOS Aura mission.
    • GSFC Group Achievement Award, 2005, For the design, development and launch of the Aura satellite, which is producing astounding data for the atmospheric science community.
    • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2001, For innovative analyses of UARS MLS data to produce a global climatology of gravity wave activity in the stratosphere, and temperature measurements in the mesosphere.
    • JPL Award for Excellence, 1997, For producing gravity wave variances and cloud ice from the MLS data.

    Other Professional Information

     • 2006-present NASA Postdoc Program (NPP) advisor.
    • 2012 Reviewer for Swedish National Space Board
    • 2011 Reviewer for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
    • 2010-2012 AGU Revelle Medal Committee
    • 2008-2011 JPL Science Visitor Colloquium Program (SVCP) coordinator
    • 2006-2008 Associate Editor – Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere.
    • 2006 Reviewer for NASA “Exploration Architecture: Natural Environment Definition for Design”
    • 1998 Convener of SPIE symposium on remote sensing, Beijing, China.

    Brief Bio

     Dr. Dong L. Wu is a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). His research interests include remote sensing of atmospheric dynamics and clouds, and sun-climate connection. Dr. Wu received a B.S. degree in space physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1985, and M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1994. He worked as a Principal Research Scientist and the supervisor of Aerosol and Cloud Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California Institute of Technology during 1994-2011 before joining GSFC. Dr. Wu has been the principal investigator (PI), co-investigator (Co-I) and team member of numerous NASA projects, including High Resolution Doppler Imager (HRDI) in 1991-1994, Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) in 1994-2008, CloudSat in 2006-2010, Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) since 2008, and NASA’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) since 2007. He authored and co-authored 100+ papers on peer-reviewed journals, and has won many awards, including NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2001 and 2008, and JPL Ed Stone award for Outstanding Research Paper in 2006.

    http://atmospheres.gsfc.nasa.gov/climate/personnel/index.php?id=330

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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