Ralph A. Kahn

Climate and Radiation Branch;NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA


Ralph A. Kahn, who serves as a Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, received his Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Harvard University. He spent 20 years as a Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he studied climate change on Earth and Mars and also led the Earth and Planetary Atmospheres Research Element. He works as an Aerosol Scientist for the NASA Earth Observing System's multiangle imaging spectroradiometer (MISR) instrument. He focuses on using MISR's unique observations, combined with other data and numerical models, to learn about wildfire smoke, desert dust, volcano, and air pollution particles and to apply the results to regional and global climate-change questions. He has lectured on Global Climate Change and atmospheric physics at UCLA and Caltech, and he serves as an Editor and Founder of PUMAS, the online journal of science and math examples for precollege education.

Biography Updated on 30 November 2011

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