Erricos C Pavlis

Erricos C Pavlis

  • RESEARCH PROFESSOR
  • 301.614.6119
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Curriculum Vitae



    Positions and Appointments

    1998 - UMBC, Research Associate Professor, Physics
    1989 - 1997 UMD, Research Scientist, Astronomy
    1983 - 1985 Tech. University München, Germany, Research Scientist
    1983 - 1985 Bavarian Academy of Sciences, DGFI I Abt., Research Scientist
    1977 - 1983 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Research Assistant
    1974 - 1976 Nat. Tech. University of Athens, Greece, Research Assistant at Dionysos Satellite Tracking Station
    1989 - Lab. for Terrestrial Physics, NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, Senior Geodesist
    1985 - 1989 EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center, Lanham, MD, Senior Staff Scientist

    Teaching Experience

    MASTERS STUDENTS (THESIS)
    I. Bartzos "Study and Evaluation of Ionospheric Influence on the TUC GPS reference station", Tech. Univ. of Crete (TUC), Chania, Greece, August 1998
    A. Karaliotis "Installation of a GPS Reference Station on Crete", TUC, July 1998
    R. Peron "Measurement of Gravitomagnetism with Laser-ranged Satellites", Univ. of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy, February 2002
    X. Frantzis "GPS Multipath errors and mitigation", TUC, awarded 2002

    Ph.D. STUDENTS (THESIS)
    C. D. Chadwell "Investigation of Stochastic Models to Improve the Global Positioning System Satellite Orbits", The Ohio State University, 1995
    T. R. Olson "Geopotential Improvement from Explorer Platform Single-frequency GPS tracking", Univ. of Colorado, 1996
    L. Iorio "Satellite Laser-Ranging and General Relativity", Univ. of Bari, Italy, 2001
    Th. Papadopoulos "Sea-level Variations in the Mediterranean ", TUC, expected 2004
    R. Peron "Testing for the Lense-Thirring effect with three laser satellites ", Univ. of Lecce, Italy, expected 2004
    Z. Meng in progress, UMBC, expected 2005
    A. Singh in progress, UMBC, expected 2005

    Education

    1983 Ph.D. in Geodetic Science The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio
    1979 MS in Geodetic Science The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio
    1976 Dipl. Ing. in Surveying Eng. National Technical Univ., Athens, Greece

    Professional Memberships

    ILRS Central Bureau Member 1998 -
    IERS Central Bureau Corresponding Member 1992 -
    AGU Member 1979 -
    EGS Member 1992 -
    ION Member 1994 -
    IAG Member 1991 -
    ASPRS Member 1979 -
    AIAA Member 1992 -
    IEEE Member 1994 -
    SPIE Member 2001 -
    AAAS Member 1980 -
    FKF Honor Society Member 1983 -
    NY Academy of Sciences Member 1980 -
    The Planetary Society Member 1982 -

    Professional Services

    Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy Associate Editor 2002 -
    AGU Spring Meeting Chairman 1999 - 2000
    AGU Geodesy Sec. Executive Committee 1999 -
    COSPAR Associate 1994 -
    COSPAR Vice Chair, Panel on Sat. Dynamics 2000 - 2004
    IAG Special Study Groups Member 1991 -
    JCET Science Steering Committee, member Institutional, 1999 - 2001
    Interdisciplinary Science Focus Group leader, Departmental, 1998 - 2001
    Environmental Science/Studies Program, Institutional, 1999 -
    JCET Physics Department Representative, Institutional, 2003 - 2004
    Graduate Studies Program Curriculum Committee, Tech. Univ. of Crete (TUC), Chania, Greece, Institutional, 1997

    Awards

    GSFC 1998 National Resource Honor Award to the EGM96 Team, 1999
    TOPEX/Poseidon Mission Design Team group achievement award, 1995
    GAMES Phase-A Study Team group achievement award, 1993
    Joint Gravity Model-1 Team group achievement award, 1993
    Kaarina and Weikko A. Heiskanen Senior award, 1993
    GoddardEarth Model GEM T3 group achievement award, 1992
    Crustal Dynamics Project group achievement award, 1986
    TOPEX Earth Gravity Model Development Team group achievement award, 1986
    Kaarina and Weikko A. Heiskanen Junior, 1980

    Special Experience

    1983 - 1985 Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the Technical University of Munich, Germany, Post-Doctoral Associateship (at DGFI), "SonderForschungs Bereich 78"
    1985 - 1988 EG&G/Washington Analytical Services Center of Lanham, MD, 0.50 FTE Research Scientist, NASA Crustal Dynamics Project co-I, David E. Smith, NASA/GSFC (PI).
    1985 - 1988 EG&G/Washington Analytical Services Center of Lanham, MD, 0.50 FTE Research Scientist, NASA TOPEX/POSEIDON Project (co-I), James G. Marsh, NASA/GSFC (PI).
    1989 - 1997 NASA Goddard Code 926, Cooperative Research Program in Space Geodesy and Crustal Dynamics (co-I), John D. Trasco (PI), Dept. of Astronomy, University of Maryland College Park.
    1992 - 2001 NASA RTOP, $90K/y, "Horizontal and Vertical Deformation Associated with the Interaction of the African and Eurasian Plates and with the Lithospheric Response to unloading of Glacial Material (WEGENER)", David E. Smith, NASA/GSFC (PI).
    1994 - 1995 NRL Scientific Collaboration Grant, Awarded, $10K. Laser ranging data analysis for the NRL@STARFIRE site, PI.
    1997 - 2001 NASA 96-MTPE-05, Awarded, various amounts per year, "Improved High Resolution Gravitational Models Through the Use of Oceanographic, Surface Gravimetric, and Satellite Tracking Data", Frank G. Lemoine PI.
    1999 - 2001 NASA 98-OES-13, Awarded, $50K, "Innovative Analysis of Gravity Mapping Mission Data," PI.
    2001 - 2004 NIMA NURI NMA201-01-BAA-2002, Awarded, $432K, "Current and Future Satellite Mission Data Analysis for Global Gravity Field Modeling and Reference Frame Implementation," PI.
    1992 - 2001 NASA 90-OSSA-24, 0.20 FTE, co-I, "Time Variations of the Earth's Gravitational Field, R. Steve Nerem/Ben F. Chao, PI.
    2002 - 2003 NASA RTOP, Awarded, $78K, "GAVDOS: Absolute Sea Level and Multi-mission Altimeter Calibration in the Mediterranean," PI.
    2002 - 2005 NASA 01-OES-03, Pending, $30K, "National Geodetic Observatory," Thomas P. Yunck, JPL, PI.

    Publications

    Pavlis, E. C. Monitoring the origin of the TRF with space geodetic techniques, (INVITED), Proceedings of the 13th International Laser Ranging Workshop, Washington DC, USA, October 7-11, 2002 (submitted).
    Mendes, V. and E. C. Pavlis Atmospheric Refraction at Optical Wavelengths: Problems and Solutions, Proceedings of the 13th International Laser Ranging Workshop, Washington DC, USA, October 7-11, 2002, (submitted).
    Pavlis, E. C. Dynamical Determination of Origin and Scale in the Earth System from Satellite Laser Ranging, in Vistas for Geodesy in the New Millennium, proceedings of the 2001 International Association of Geodesy Scientific Assembly, Budapest, Hungary, September 2-7, 2001, J. Adam and K.-P. Schwarz (eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 36-41, 2002.
    Pavlis, E. C. and L. Iorio, "The impact of tidal errors on the determination of the Lense-Thirring effect from satellite laser ranging", International Journal of Modern Physics D, 11, 4, pp. 599-618, 2002.
    Iorio, L., I. Ciufolini and E. C. Pavlis, Measuring the relativistic perigee advance with satellite laser ranging, Class. Quantum Grav., 19, pp. 4301-4309, (2002).
    Pavlis, E. C. Dynamical Determination of Origin and Scale in the Earth System from Satellite Laser Ranging, in Proceedings of the 2001 IAG Scientific Assembly: Vistas for Geodesy in the New Millennium, the International Association of Geodesy, Budapest, Hungary, September 2-7, 2001, electronic publication (CD), 2002.
    Mendes, V. B., G. Prates, E. C. Pavlis, D. E. Pavlis, and R. B. Langley "Improved Mapping Functions for Atmospheric Refraction Correction in SLR" Geophysical Res. Lett., 29(10), 1414, doi:10.1029/2001GL014394, 2002.
    Mertikas, S., E. C. Pavlis, Th. Papadopoulos, and X. Frantzis Preparatory steps for the establishment of a European radar altimeter calibration and sea-level monitoring site for JASON, ENVISAT and EURO-GLOSS, in Proceedings of the 2001 IAG Scientific Assembly: Vistas for Geodesy in the New Millennium, of the International Association of Geodesy, Budapest, Hungary, September 2-7, 2001, electronic publication (CD), 2002.
    Altamimi Z., D. Angermann, D. Argus, G. Blewitt, C. Boucher, B. Chao, H. Drewes, R. Eanes, M. Feissel, R. Ferland, T. Herring, B. Holt, J. Johannson, K. Larson, C. Ma, J. Manning, C. Meertens, A. Nothnagel, Pavlis, E. C., G. Petit, J. Ray, J. Ries, H.-G. Scherneck, P. Sillard, and M. Watkins, "The Terrestrial Reference Frame and the Dynamic Earth", EOS, Transactions, AGU, 82(85), pp. 273, 278-279, 2001.
    Ciufolini, I. and E. C. Pavlis "The Gravitomagnetic Field and its Measurement with the LAGEOS Satellites", (INVITED), to appear in Proceedings of the 3rd William Fairbank Meeting on the Lense-Thirring Effect, June 29 -- July 4, 1998, Rome, R. Ruffini (ed.), World Scientific, Singapore, 2003 (projected publication date).
    12. Iorio, L. I. and E. C. Pavlis "Tidal satellite perturbations and the Lense-Thirring effect", Journal of the Geodetic Society of Japan, Vol. 47, 1, 2001.
    "Geodetic Contributions to Gravitational Experiments in Space", Book chapter, to appear in Recent Developments in General Relativity, Genoa 2000, R. Cianci, R. Collina, M. Francaviglia, P. Fré (eds), pp. 217-233, Springer-Verlag, Milan, 2002.
    "COSMIC: Geodetic Applications in Improving Earth's Gravity Model", B.F. Chao, E. C. Pavlis, C.W. Huang, C.C. Liu, C.K. Shum, C.L. Tseng, and M. Yang, TAO, Vol. 11, 1, 365-378, March 2000.
    "Intercomparison and evaluation of some contemporary global geopotential models", N.K. Pavlis, C. M. Cox, E. C. Pavlis and F.G. Lemoine, accepted for publication in Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 2000.
    "Tectonics, Sea-level Monitoring and Altimeter Calibration With a Regional GPS Array", E. C. Pavlis, Proc. Of the International Symposium on Marine Positioning, INSMAP 98, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 1998, Melbourne, FL, G. Maul (ed.), 1999.
    "Fortnightly Resolution Geocenter Series: A Combined Analysis of LAGEOS 1 and 2 SLR Data (1993-96)", E. C. Pavlis, in IERS Technical Note 25, Observatoire de Paris, April 1999.
    "Gravity Field Improvement Activities at NASA GSFC", F.G. Lemoine, E. C. Pavlis, N.K. Pavlis, C.M. Cox, D.S. Chinn, M.H. Torrence, R.G. Williamson, and Y. M. Wang, in Proc. of IAG Symposium 119: "Geodesy on the Move", pp. 92-98, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998.
    "Scientific objectives of current and future WEGENER activities", Plag, H.-P., E. C. Pavlis, et al., Tectonophysics, Vol. 294, Nos. 3-4, 177-223, September 1998.
    F.G. Lemoine, S.C. Kenyon, J. K. Factor, R. G. Trimmer, N.K. Pavlis, D.S. Chinn, C.M. Cox, S.M. Klosko, S. B. Luthcke, M.H. Torrence, Y.M. Wang, R.G. Williamson, E. C. Pavlis, R.H. Rapp, and T. R. Olson, "The Development of the Joint NASA GSFC and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Geopotential Model EGM96", NASA/TP-1998-206861, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, July 1998.
    "New high-resolution model developed for Earth's gravitational field", F.G. Lemoine, N.K. Pavlis, S.C. Kenyon, R.H. Rapp, E. C. Pavlis and B.F. Chao, Eos, Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union 79, 113-118, 1998.
    "Test of General Relativity and Measurement of the Lense-Thirring Effect with Two Earth Satellites", with I. Ciufolini, F. Chieppa, E. Fernandes-Vieira, and J. Pérez-Mercader, Science, 279, pp. 2100-2103, March 27, 1998.
    "Fortnightly Resolution Geocenter Series: A Combined Analysis of LAGEOS 1 and 2 SLR Data (1993-96)", in IERS Technical Note 25, in press.
    "On the Reference Frames Inherent in the Recent Geopotential Models", in Proceedings of The Second Continental Workshop on the Geoid in Europe, Budapest, Hungary, March 10-14, 1998, Finnish Geodetic Commission, in press.
    "EGM96: The Latest Gravity Model from GSFC, NIMA and OSU", in Proceedings of the US-Taiwan Bilateral COSMIC Science Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, February 26-28, 1998.
    "Scientific objectives of current and future WEGENER activities" with Plag, H.-P. et al., Tectonophysics, in press.
    "The Development of the NASA GSFC and NIMA Joint Geopotential Model", with F.G. Lemoine, D.E. Smith, L. Kunz, R. Smith, N.K. Pavlis, S.M. Klosko, D.S. Chinn, M.H. Torrence, R.G. Williamson, C.M. Cox, K.E. Rachlin, Y.M. Wang, S.C. Kenyon, R. Salman, R. Trimmer, R.H. Rapp, and R.S. Nerem, in Proc. of IAG Symposium 117: "Gravity, Geoid and Marine Geodesy ", Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 30 -Oct. 4, 1996, pp. 461-469, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1997.
    "The Laser Retroreflector Experiment on GPS-35 and 36" with Ron L. Beard, in Proc. of IAG Symposium G-1, "GPS Trends in Precise Terrestrial, Airborne, and Spaceborne Applications", G. Beutler, G. Hein, W. Melbourne, and G. Seeber (eds.), XXI General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Boulder, Colorado, July 2-14, 1995, pp. 154-158, Springer-Verlag, 1996.
    "Comparison of GPS s/c Orbits Determined from GPS and SLR Tracking Data", Adv. Space Res., vol. 16, 12, pp.(12)55-(12)58, 1995.
    "Laser Retroreflector Experiment on NAVSTAR-35 and 36" with Ron L. Beard, in Proc. of the 26th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Applications and Planning Meeting, R. L. Sydnor (ed.), Reston, Virginia, December 6-8, 1994, pp. 427-439, NASA Conference Publication 3302, Goddard Space Flight Center, 1995.
    "Gravity Model Development for TOPEX/POSEIDON: Joint Gravity Models 1 and 2", with several others, J. of Geophys. Res., 99, C12, 1994.
    "Laser Ranging to GPS Satellites with Centimeter Accuracy", with J.J. Degnan, GPS World, September, 1994.
    "Improvements to Geodesy from Gradiometers and Drag-free Satellites", in Proceedings of the 1st W. Fairbanks Memorial Conference on Gravitational Relativistic Experiments in Space, R. Ruffini and I. Ciufollini (eds.), 1994.
    "High Resolution Earth Orientation Parameters From LAGEOS SLR Data Analysis at GSFC", in IERS Technical Note16, 1994.
    "Contemporary global horizontal crustal motion", with several others,Geophys.J.Int., 119, pp.511-520, 1994
    "Improvements In The Accuracy Of Goddard Earth Models (GEM)", with F. J. Lerch, R. S. Nerem, B. H. Putney, S. M. Klosko, G. B. Patel, R. G. Williamson, H. B. Iz and J. C. Chan in Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics: Earth Dynamics, Geodynamics 24, D. E. Smith and D. L. Turcotte (eds.), pp. 191-212, American Geophysical union, 1993.
    "Prospects of Gravity Field Modeling from Satellites", in Proc. of STEP Symposium, Pisa, Italy, April 6-8, 1993.
    "Expected Orbit Determination Performance for the TOPEX/Poseidon Mission", with several others, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 31, 2, March 1993.
    "A Global Reference Frame for Geodynamics From GPS, SLR and VLBI", with L.E. Braatz, in Proceedings of International Workshop on "Global Positioning Systems in Geosciences", honoring Prof. George Veis, Tech. Univ. of Crete Press, Chania, Greece, 1993.
    "EPOCH'92: Results from the Analysis of GPS and SLR Data", in Proc. of IAG Symposium 112, "Geodesy and Physics of the Earth", Potsdam, Germany, October 5-10, 1992, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
    "Gravity Field Improvement Prospects from the STEP Mission", in Proc. of IAG Symposium 112, "Geodesy and Physics of the Earth", Potsdam, Germany, October 5-10, 1992, pp. 63-66, pp. 413-416, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
    "Precision Orbit Determination for the TOPEX/POSEIDON Mission", with R. S. Nerem, J. Marshall, B. H. Putney, S. M. Klosko, R. G. Williamson, and N. Zelensky, in Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, August 10-12, 1992, pp. 113-123, AIAA, 1992.
    "Earth Orientation From GIG?91 GPS Data: Comparisons with SLR and VLBI", with L.E. Braatz and T.R. Olson, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Geodetic Symposium on Satellite Positioning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1992.
    "An Improved Error Assessment for the GEM-T1 Gravitational Model", with F. J. Lerch, J. G. Marsh, S. M. Klosko, G. B. Patel, and D. S. Chinn, J. of Geophys. Res., 96, B12, pp. 20,023-20,040, December 1991.
    "Gravity Field Estimation From Future Space Missions: TOPEX/POSEIDON, Gravity Probe - B, and ARISTOTELES", in Proceedings of IAG Symposium No. 3:From Mars to Greenland: Charting Gravity With Space and Airborne Instruments, XX General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Vienna, Austria, August 11-24, 1991, O. L.Colombo (ed.), pp. 51-61, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1991.
    "An Improved Model of the Earth?s Gravity Field: GEM-T3", with R. S. Nerem, F. J. Lerch, B. H. Putney, S. M. Klosko, G. B. Patel, and R. G. Williamson, in Proceedings of IAG Symposium No. 3: From Mars to Greenland: Charting Gravity With Space and Airborne Instruments, XX General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Vienna, Austria, August 11-24, 1991, O. L.Colombo (ed.), pp. 29-44, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1991.
    "Tectonic Motion and Deformation From Satellite Laser Ranging to LAGEOS", with D. E. Smith, R. Kolenkiewicz, P. J. Dunn, J. W. Robbins, M. H. Torrence, S. M. Klosko, R. G. Williamson, N. B. Douglas, and S. K. Fricke, J. of Geophys. Res., 95, pp. 22,013-22,041, December 1990.
    "The GEM-T2 Gravitational Model", with J. G. Marsh, F. J. Lerch, B. H. Putney, T. L. Felsentreger, B. V. Sanchez, S. M. Klosko, G. B. Patel, J. W. Robbins, R. G. Williamson, T. L. Engelis, W. F. Eddy, N. L. Chandler, D. S. Chinn, S. Kapoor, K. E. Rachlin, and L. E. Braatz, J. of Geophys. Res., 95, pp. 22,043-22,071, December 1990.
    "Plate Motions and Deformation From LAGEOS", with D. E. Smith, R. Kolenkiewicz, P. J. Dunn, M. H. Torrence, J. W. Robbins, N. B. Douglas, and S. K. Fricke, in Proc. of IAG Symposium 101: Global and Regional Geodynamics, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 3-5, 1989, P. Vyskocil, C. Reigber, and P. A. Cross (eds.), pp. 21-29, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990.
    "The determination of present-day tectonics from laser ranging to LAGEOS", with D. E. Smith, R. Kolenkiewicz, M. H. Torrence, P. J. Dunn, R. G. Williamson, S. M. Klosko, J. W. Robbins, and S. K. Fricke, in Developments of Four-Dimensional Geodesy, F. K. Brunner and C. Rizos (eds.), pp. 221-240, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990.
    "A New Gravitational Model for the Earth from Satellite Tracking Data: GEM-T1", with J. G. Marsh, F. J. Lerch, D. E. Smith, T. L. Felsentreger, B. V. Sanchez, S. M. Klosko, G. B. Patel, J. W. Robbins, R. G. Williamson, W. F. Eddy, N. L. Chandler, and K. E. Rachlin, J. of Geophys. Res., 93, pp. 6169-6215, June 1988.
    "MERIT Lageos Laser Ranging Data Analysis at SFB78/DGFI", with Ch. Reigber, H. Mueller, P. Schwintzer, and F. H. Massmann, in Proceedings of The International Conference on Earth Rotation and the Terrestrial Reference Frame, I. I. Mueller (ed.), The Ohio State Univ., Dept. of Geodetic Science and Surveying, Columbus, 1985.
    "On the Geodetic Applications of Simultaneous Range Differences to LAGEOS", J. Geophys. Res., 90, September 1985.
    "The Effect of Earth Orientation Errors in Baseline Determination", with I. I. Mueller, Bull. Geodesique, 57(3), 1983.
    "On the Geodetic Applications of Simultaneous Range-Differencing to LAGEOS", (PhD Thesis), Rept. 338, The Ohio State Univ., Dept. of Geodetic Science and Surveying, Columbus, 1982.
    "Error Analysis for a Spaceborne Laser Ranging System", (MS Thesis), Rept. 290, The Ohio State Univ., Dept. of Geodetic Science, Columbus, 1979.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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