Braulio V Sanchez

Braulio V Sanchez

  • (AST,SOLID EARTH GEOPHYSICAL STUDIES)
  • 301.614.6113 | 301.614.6522
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Research Interests

    Planetary rotational dynamics and gravitational variations. Ocean tides and wind-driven circulation. Orbit determination and parameter estimation.

    Positions/Employment

    1969 - 1971

    Teaching Assistant,

    Ames, Iowa State University
    1970 - 1974

    Research Assistant

    University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    1974 - 1975

    Assistant Professor,

    University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    1975 - 1977

    NRC Research Associate

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1977 - 1978

    Senior Engineer,

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
    1987 - 1995

    Principal Investigator ""Global Ocean Tide Mapping Using Topex Altimetry", TOPEX/POSEIDON Project

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1995 - Present

    RESEARCH GEOPHYSICIST

    Nasa/ GSFC, Greenbelt, MD

    Education

    1968 - B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Northrop Institute of Technology, Inglewood, California.
    1971 - M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames , Iowa.
    1975 - Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
    [Thesis: Rotational Dynamics of Mathematical Models of the Nonrigid Earth.]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Sanchez, B. V. 2008. "Normal Modes of the Global Oceans - A Review." Marine Geodesy, 31 (3): 181-212 [ 10.1080/01490410802265609]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. D. Rowlands, and R. M. Haberle. 2006. "Variations of Mars Gravitational Field Based on the NASA/Aames General CIrculation Model." Journal of Geophysical Research, 111 (E6): E06010 [ 10.1029/2005JE002442]

    Sanchez, B. V., R. Haberle, and J. Schaeffer. 2004. "Atmospheric rotational effects on Mars based on the NASA Ames general circulation model: Angular momentum approach." J. Geophys. Res., 109 (E8): E08005 [10.1029/2004JE002254]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. Rowlands, R. Haberle, and J. Schaeffer. 2003. "Atmospheric rotational effects on Mars based on the NASA Ames general circulation model." J. Geophys. Res., 108 (E5): 5040 [10.1029/2002JE001984]

    Fujita, M., B. Chao, B. V. Sanchez, and T. Johnson. 2002. "Oceanic torques on solid Earth and their effects on Earth rotation." J. Geophys. Res., 107 (B8): ETG 1-1–ETG 1-13 [10.1029/2001JB000339]

    Sanchez, B. V., W. Cunningham, and N. Pavlis. 1997. "The calculation of the dynamic sea surface topography and the associated flow field from altimetry data: A characteristic function method." Journal of Physical Oceanography, 27 (7): 1371-1385 [10.1175/1520-0485(1997)027<1371:TCOTDS>2.0.CO;2]

    Sanchez, B. V., and K. N. 1995. "Estimation of main tidal constituents from TOPEX altimetry using a Proudman function expansion." Journal of Geophysical Research, 100 (C12): 25229-25248 [ 10.1029/95JC02082]

    Lerch, F., R. Nerem, B. Putney, et al. T. Felsentreger, B. Sanchez, J. Marshall, S. Klosko, G. Patel, R. Williamson, D. Chinn, J. C. Chan, K. E. Rachlin, N. L. Chandler, J. J. McCarthy, S. B. Luthcke, N. K. Pavlis, D. E. Pavlis, J. W. Robbins, S. Kapoor, and E. C. Pavlis. 1994. "A Geopotential Model From Satellite Tracking, Altimeter and Surface Gravity Data - GEM-T3." Journal of Geophysical Research, 99 (B2): 2815-2839 [ 10.1029/93JB02759]

    Ray, R., and B. Sanchez. 1994. "Improved smoothing of an altimetric ocean-tide model with global Proudman functions." Geophysical Journal International, 118: 788-794.

    Sanchez, B., R. Ray, and D. Cartwright. 1992. "A Proudman-function expansion of the M2 tide in the Mediterranean Sea from satellite altimetry and coastal gauges." Oceanologica Acta, 15: 325-337 [Full Text (Link)]

    Sanchez, B. V. 1991. "The Determination of the Orbit of the Japanese Satellite AJISAI and assessment of the GEM-T1 and GEM-T2 gravity field models." Manuscripta Geodaetica, 16: 191-204.

    Sanchez, B. V. 1991. "Proudman Functions and their application to tidal estimation in the World Ocean." Tidal Hydrodynamics edited by Bruce B Parker copyright 1991 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 1 [ 27]

    Sanchez, B. V., and D. E. Cartwright. 1988. "Tidal Estimation in the Pacific with Application to SEASAT Altimetry." Marine Geodesy, 12: 81-115 [ 10.1080/15210608809379579]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. B. Rao, and S. D. Steenrod. 1986. "Tidal estimation in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans." Marine Geodesy, 10 (3-4): 309-350 [10.1080/01490418609388028]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. B. Rao, and P. G. Wolfson. 1985. "An Objective Analysis Technique for Extrapolating Tidal Fields in a Closed Basin,." Marine Geodesy, 9 (1): 71-91 [ 10.1080/15210608509379516]

    Non-Refereed

    Ray, R. D., and B. V. Sanchez. 1989. "Radial deformation of the earth by oceanic tidal loading." NASA-TM-100743 (52pp) [Full Text (Link)]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Sanchez, B. V. 2008. "Normal Modes of the Global Oceans - A Review." Marine Geodesy 31 (3): 181-212 [ 10.1080/01490410802265609]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. D. Rowlands, and R. M. Haberle. 2006. "Variations of Mars Gravitational Field Based on the NASA/Aames General CIrculation Model." Journal of Geophysical Research 111 (E6): E06010 [ 10.1029/2005JE002442]

    Sanchez, B. V., R. Haberle, and J. Schaeffer. 2004. "Atmospheric rotational effects on Mars based on the NASA Ames general circulation model: Angular momentum approach." J. Geophys. Res. 109 (E8): E08005 [10.1029/2004JE002254]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. Rowlands, R. Haberle, and J. Schaeffer. 2003. "Atmospheric rotational effects on Mars based on the NASA Ames general circulation model." J. Geophys. Res. 108 (E5): 5040 [10.1029/2002JE001984]

    Fujita, M., B. Chao, B. V. Sanchez, and T. Johnson. 2002. "Oceanic torques on solid Earth and their effects on Earth rotation." J. Geophys. Res. 107 (B8): ETG 1-1–ETG 1-13 [10.1029/2001JB000339]

    Sanchez, B. V., W. Cunningham, and N. Pavlis. 1997. "The calculation of the dynamic sea surface topography and the associated flow field from altimetry data: A characteristic function method." Journal of Physical Oceanography 27 (7): 1371-1385 [10.1175/1520-0485(1997)027<1371:TCOTDS>2.0.CO;2]

    Sanchez, B. V., and K. N. 1995. "Estimation of main tidal constituents from TOPEX altimetry using a Proudman function expansion." Journal of Geophysical Research 100 (C12): 25229-25248 [ 10.1029/95JC02082]

    Lerch, F., R. Nerem, B. Putney, et al. T. Felsentreger, B. Sanchez, J. Marshall, S. Klosko, G. Patel, R. Williamson, D. Chinn, J. C. Chan, K. E. Rachlin, N. L. Chandler, J. J. McCarthy, S. B. Luthcke, N. K. Pavlis, D. E. Pavlis, J. W. Robbins, S. Kapoor, and E. C. Pavlis. 1994. "A Geopotential Model From Satellite Tracking, Altimeter and Surface Gravity Data - GEM-T3." Journal of Geophysical Research 99 (B2): 2815-2839 [ 10.1029/93JB02759]

    Ray, R., and B. Sanchez. 1994. "Improved smoothing of an altimetric ocean-tide model with global Proudman functions." Geophysical Journal International 118 788-794

    Sanchez, B., R. Ray, and D. Cartwright. 1992. "A Proudman-function expansion of the M2 tide in the Mediterranean Sea from satellite altimetry and coastal gauges." Oceanologica Acta 15 325-337 [Full Text (Link)]

    Sanchez, B. V. 1991. "The Determination of the Orbit of the Japanese Satellite AJISAI and assessment of the GEM-T1 and GEM-T2 gravity field models." Manuscripta Geodaetica 16 191-204

    Sanchez, B. V. 1991. "Proudman Functions and their application to tidal estimation in the World Ocean." Tidal Hydrodynamics edited by Bruce B Parker copyright 1991 by John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1 [ 27]

    Sanchez, B. V., and D. E. Cartwright. 1988. "Tidal Estimation in the Pacific with Application to SEASAT Altimetry." Marine Geodesy 12 81-115 [ 10.1080/15210608809379579]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. B. Rao, and S. D. Steenrod. 1986. "Tidal estimation in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans." Marine Geodesy 10 (3-4): 309-350 [10.1080/01490418609388028]

    Sanchez, B. V., D. B. Rao, and P. G. Wolfson. 1985. "An Objective Analysis Technique for Extrapolating Tidal Fields in a Closed Basin,." Marine Geodesy 9 (1): 71-91 [ 10.1080/15210608509379516]

    Non-Refereed

    Ray, R. D., and B. V. Sanchez. 1989. "Radial deformation of the earth by oceanic tidal loading." NASA-TM-100743 (52pp) [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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