Tom L Kucsera

Tom L Kucsera

  • RESEARCH ANALYST
  • 301.614.6046
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Worked on scientific research projects that involved analyzing data and developing numerical models for both atmospheric and oceanographic processes.

    Research Interests

    Global and Regional Scale Atmospheric and Oceanographic Models. Data Analysis, Software Development, and Scientific Mission Support. Unix, Linux, Macintosh, and Windows System Administration.

    Positions/Employment

    5/2011 - Present

    Research Analyst

    Goddard Earth Sciences & Technology Center (GESTAR / USRA), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Conducting scientific research within the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory.
    Supporting the GOCART and atmospheric research projects.
    Providing support to the AERONET project.
    Supported Atmospheric field campaigns.
    Providing satellite and scientific information processing.
    Perform Windows, Macintosh, and Linux system administration.

    5/2007 - 5/2011

    Research Analyst

    Goddard Earth Sciences & Technology Center (GEST / UMBC), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Conducted scientific research work within the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch.
    Supported the GOCART and atmospheric research projects.
    Provided support to the AERONET and BAMGOMAS projects.
    Supported TC4, PACDEX, INTEX-B and MILAGRO field campaigns.
    Performed Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux system administration duties.

    5/2000 - 5/2007

    Sr. Staff Scientist / Engineer

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Supported the GOCART and GMI global modeling research projects.
    Supported INTEX, IONS, and NOAA R/V Ron Brown field campaigns.
    Provided support to the AERONET and BAMGOMAS projects.
    Supported TRACE-P and ACE-Asia Field Mission Campaigns.
    Worked with satellite data, which included TOMS, OMI, MODIS, and others.
    Supported the SHADOZ project and atmospheric ozonesonde research.

    5/1997 - 5/2000

    Senior Analyst / Senior Member of the Technical Staff

    Emergent Information Technologies, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Modeled the chemistry of the troposphere and lower stratosphere.
    Analyzed atmospheric data sets and computer generated products.
    Provided field mission deployment support and generated analysis products.
    Supported ACCENT and SONEX field missions.

    5/1981 - 5/1997

    Senior Analyst

    Applied Research Corporation, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Conducted research on numerically simulating atmospheric processes & the hydrodynamics and thermodynamics of the oceans.

    Education

    MS in Meteorology, University of Maryland, 1981

    BS in Atmospheric Science & Mathematics, SUNY at Albany, 1979

    Brief Bio

    Worked on scientific research projects that involved analyzing data and developing numerical models for both atmospheric and oceanographic processes.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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