Ellsworth Dutton received his B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University in 1971 where he specialized in aerodynamics and structures. He received his M.S. degree in meteorology from Florida State University in 1976. Following three years as Field Observations Specialist in private business, he joined the University of Colorado and then National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where he is responsible for the globally remote baseline surface radiation monitoring activities of the NOAA research laboratories in Boulder, Colorado, where he has worked since 1978. In 1995, Ellsworth completed his Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science at Colorado State University with an emphasis on radiation and climate. His dissertation was on the theoretical and observational investigations of climatic radiative forcing by recent explosive volcanic eruptions. His major area of work has been in general and specialized surface radiation measurements including aerosol optical depth, both in overseeing an extensive network of observations and in analysis and investigation of information content of those long-term measurements carried out for climate research purposes. He is the International Project Manager for Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) of the World Climate Research Program and Global Climate Observing System. Dr. Dutton has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and on Atmospheric Radiation Committee of the American Meteorological Society. He is involved in related projects with NASA and the US Department of Energy and serves on multiple NASA satellite science teams and international committees. Primary current research activities include improving and interpreting observed surface radiation budget parameters for climate research applications.
Biography Updated on 28 August 2008