Dr. Dong L. Wu is the Project Scientist of NASA’s Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) missions at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He received his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Michigan. He was a principal research scientist and group supervisor at JPL, prior to joining Goddard in 2011. He has worked on a number of NASA’s projects including UARS/HRDI, MLS, CloudSat, and MISR. He was the PI of GSFC’s IceCube project, the first spaceflight demonstration of an 883-GHz cloud radiometer on a 3U CubeSat. Dr. Wu has a wide breadth of experience in satellite observing techniques and their science applications, ranging from planetary boundary layer (PBL) to the ionosphere and lower thermosphere. He is a recipient of NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (twice) and JPL Ed Stone award for Outstanding Research Paper, and has authored/coauthored more than 160 publications (h-index = 44).
Dr. Wu’s research is focused on remote sensing of clouds with mm- and submm-wave radiometry and polarimetry, multi-platform stereo imaging for atmospheric motion vectors (AMVs) and cloud/aerosol top heights, and Sun-Climate connection. His research interest also includes GNSS radio occultation techniques for planetary boundary layer (PBL), E-region electron density, Zeeman measurement of geomagnetic field, and 2-THz sounding for thermospheric winds and oxygen density.