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Eugene Clothiaux

Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
603A Walker Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814.865.2915
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Eugene E. Clothiaux

Eugene E. Clothiaux received the B.S. degree in physics with highest honors from Auburn University in 1983 and the Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Brown University in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He received a Department of Energy Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1991 to study radar returns from clear-air turbulence and clouds using a number of different radars developed at the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a professor at the Pennsylvania State University, where his interests are ground- and satellite-based remote sensing of clouds with an emphasis on trying to understand the impact of clouds on the radiation budget of the Earth. He has also been involved in investigations of ice-particle scattering in the microwave, a variety of atmospheric radiative transfer studies, and data assimilation in support of tropical cyclone forecasting. He is, or has been, a member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) and Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program science teams. He has served terms as the science co-chair of the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) Users Working Group (UWG) and the ARM Cloud Properties Working Group. He was also a member of the ARM Science Team Executive Committee and the ARM Science Board. In 2015, he was a co-chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Radiation and Climate held at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. He co-authored Fundamentals of Atmospheric Radiation with Craig F. Bohren, and since 2007 he has been assisting Craig F. Bohren and Donald R. Huffman in updating their book titled Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles. Perhaps this team will finish the 2nd edition in 2022, 2023,…; it is a race against age and the loss of neuronal connectivity. He currently lives in State College, Pennsylvania.