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]

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

    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]

    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.

    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 Tech. Memo. 100743, Goddard Space Flight Center 52.

    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]

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

    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]

    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

    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 Tech. Memo. 100743, Goddard Space Flight Center 52

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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