Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Robert Meneghini



Org Code: 612

Mail Code: 612
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: NASA

Brief Bio

The employee’s research has focused on the measurement of precipitation from airborne and spacborne weather radars. From 1985 to 2000, he and counterparts from Japan led a series of airborne field campaigns using a dual-frequency radar/radiometer, built in Japan and modified in the U.S., to estimate parameters of the precipitation and surface. He has been a member of the TRMM science team since 1988 and is a member of the Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM) science team. He developed three operational radar algorithms for TRMM and is currently leading the development of two operational radar algorithms for the dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) on the GPM satellite.

Research Interests

Spaceborne remote sensing of precipitation; weather radar; radar-radiometer techniques; polarimetric methods; electromagnetic scattering techniques

Earth Science: Precipitation

Current Projects

Global Precipitation Mission, Tropical Rain Measuring Mission


Professional Societies


Senior Member

1980 - Present


2010 - Present