Christopher W. Brown0000-0002-9905-6391
Christopher W. Brown received the B.S. degree (1982) in biological sciences from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, and the M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) degrees in oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA. After his doctorate, he held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate. Brown joined NESDIS in November 1995. He is currently a Member of the Satellite Climate Studies Branch and a Visiting Associate Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute of Climate and Satellites, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. As an oceanographer, he uses remote sensing to address and understand biological patterns and their biogeochemical consequences in the global ocean. His primary research interest includes the remote detection, characterization, and prediction of marine organisms. His current activities include ecological forecasting in Chesapeake Bay and documenting the variability of phytoplankton biomass and productivity in the global ocean.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2012