• Graeme Stephens

    Graeme Stephens

    Co-Director

    Center Co-Director Dr. Graeme Stephens also serves as the Primary Investigator of NASA’s CloudSat Mission and associated research group. Prior to his position at JPL, he was a senior research scien... more
    Center Co-Director Dr. Graeme Stephens also serves as the Primary Investigator of NASA’s CloudSat Mission and associated research group. Prior to his position at JPL, he was a senior research scientist at Australia's national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, and is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. In addition, Dr. Stephens is Editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, a Member of the NASA/Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Science Team, Chairman of the National Science Foundation Facilities Advisory Panel, Chairman of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Atmospheric Radiation, Chairman of the World Meteorological Office Joint Scientific Committee Working Group on Radiation Fluxes, and is a Lead Author of the Working Group I Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing Chapter for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Stephens' research activities focus on atmospheric radiation, including using remote sensing of the planet to understand the role of hydrological processes in climate change. less
  • João Teixeira

    João Teixeira

    Co-Director

    In addition to his duties as Co-Director of the Center for Climate Sciences, Dr. Joao Teixeira serves as the Science Team Leader for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Project. In addition, he... more
    In addition to his duties as Co-Director of the Center for Climate Sciences, Dr. Joao Teixeira serves as the Science Team Leader for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Project. In addition, he is a Visiting Associate in Environmental Science & Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and a Visiting Scholar at the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to his work at JPL, Dr. Teixeira was a Senior Scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy, a UCAR Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, California, and a Scientist at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts in Reading, United kingdom. Dr. Teixeira's research interests include the links between turbulence, clouds and climate, and the use of a variety of models and observations to better understand the interactions between Earth’s climate system and small-scale processes such as convection. less
  • Margaret Srinivasan

    Margaret Srinivasan

    Manager

    Margaret Srinivasan came to JPL in 2000. She is a Research Technologist in the Science Applications and Data Interaction group, the Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) Deputy Program Applicatio... more
    Margaret Srinivasan came to JPL in 2000. She is a Research Technologist in the Science Applications and Data Interaction group, the Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) Deputy Program Applications (DPA) Lead, Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) Assistant DPA Lead, and Manager of the Center for Climate Sciences. In her DPA roles she manages programs to engage end users for mission data products and information that reflect the high value of the science data from these international collaborative missions. The objectives are to promote science data applications to current and potential operational users of Jason, SWOT and GRACE/GRACE-FO data, and promote the science results of these important Earth-observing missions for operations, public policy support, and to educate and inform the public. She also supports other NASA Earth Science missions in development; Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT), Jason-3, and the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) Follow On mission, as well as Project aspects of the GRACE mission.

    Margaret began her career as a Senior Exploration Geophysicist in the International Division of Unocal, a major U.S. oil company, processing and interpreting seismic data for oil exploration in Asia and Europe. After 10 years in the International Division, she moved to the Environmental Division of Unocal to manage environmental projects at domestic facilities. She then moved to an independent petroleum engineering firm (Terralog Technologies) as the Manager of Environmental Projects before joining JPL. less
  • Duane Waliser

    Duane Waliser

    Chief Scientist, Earth Science and Technology Directorate

    Dr. Duane Waliser is Chief Scientist of JPL's Earth Science and Technology Directorate, a Visiting Associate in the Geological and Planetary Sciences Division at Caltech and an Adjunct Professor in... more
    Dr. Duane Waliser is Chief Scientist of JPL's Earth Science and Technology Directorate, a Visiting Associate in the Geological and Planetary Sciences Division at Caltech and an Adjunct Professor in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at UCLA. His principal research interests lie in climate dynamics and in global atmosphere-ocean modeling, prediction and predictability, with emphasis on the Tropics. Dr. Waliser is Co-Chair of the Year of Tropical Convection, a joint World Climate Research Program - World Weather Research Program/THORPEX initiative, and a member of the CALIPSO/CloudSat satellites science team. He joined JPL in 2004 with interests in using new and emerging satellite datasets to study weather and climate and advancing our model simulation and forecast capabilities, particularly for long-range weather and short-term climate applications. Prior to joining JPL, Dr. Waliser was an Associate Professor at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. less

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