Stig Syndergaard received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1999. He has worked with the GPS radio occultation technique and related research since 1995. While at the Danish Meteorological Institute in 1999, he was responsible for the processing and analysis of GPS radio occultation data from the Danish Oersted satellite for measurements of atmospheric refractivity and temperature. In 2000, he became a Research Associate and later a Research Scientist at the University of Arizona, where he contributed to the understanding and development of the emerging microwave cross-link occultation technique to measure water vapor and ozone using frequencies between 10 and 200 GHz. He also developed an advanced method for assimilation of occultation data into numerical weather prediction models. From 2004 to 2007, he was a Visiting Scientist at the University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo, USA, where he was responsible for the processing and analysis of the ionospheric data from the joint Taiwan-US FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC satellite mission. This included developing software for the calibration of GPS receiver differential code biases and cycle-slip detection and correction algorithms for the estimation of satellite-to-satellite total electron content. In 2007, Dr. Syndergaard became the Science Coordinator for the GRAS SAF project at the Danish Meteorological Institute and responsible for the processing and validation of the higher level radio occultation products from the European MetOp satellite.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011