I am an atmospheric physicist specializing primarily in atmospheric radiative transfer and remote sensing, especially in the microwave end of the spectrum. But I have been known to stray into other areas as well.
Current Research Projects
My current NASA-funded research entails the improved detection and estimation of precipitation from satellite passive microwave observations over land. We are testing our techniques on data from current sensors, including the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI), but our ultimate goal is to help develop algorithms for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission currently slated for launch in 2013.
My research group currently consists of the following individuals:
- Dierk Polzin – Technical support (20%)
- Ke Li – Graduate research assistant
- Wei Huang – PhD dissertator (in absentia)
- Ryan Harp – Student hourly
We are developing a wiki intended for in-house sharing of research notes, paper drafts, models, and data sets. Much of it is still under major construction. Here is the link: http://precip.aos.wisc.edu/~wiki/index.php/Main_Page