Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Maria-Paola Clarizia

Maria-Paola Clarizia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 



BSc, MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Sannio, Italy

PhD in Remote Sensing at the University of Southampton, UK 


Member of the CYGNSS Science Team, working on L2 wind speed retrieval algorithms from GPS-Reflectometry data.

Specializations and Research Interests

GNSS-Reflectometry, Altimetry (Conventional, SAR), GPS-Radio Occultation;

GPS Signals, EM scattering models from rough surfaces, sea surface scattering simulations.


Clarizia, M. P., C. P. Gommenginger, S. T. Gleason, M. A. Srokosz, C. Galdi, and M. Di Bisceglie (2009), “Analysis of GNSS-R delay-Doppler maps from the UK-DMC satellite over the ocean”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L02608, doi:10.1029/2008GL036292.

Clarizia, M. P., C. Gommenginger, M. Di Bisceglie, C. Galdi and M. Srokosz (2011), “Simulation of L-Band bistatic returns from the ocean surface: a facet approach with application to ocean GNSS-Reflectometry”, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 2011, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2162245.

Clarizia, M.P.; Ruf, C.S.; Jales, P.; Gommenginger, C. (2014), "Spaceborne GNSS-R Minimum Variance Wind Speed Estimator," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol.52, no.11, pp.6829,6843, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2014.2303831.

Ray, C.; Martin-Puig, C.; Clarizia, M.P.; Ruffini, G.; Dinardo, S.; Gommenginger, C.; Benveniste, J. (2015) "SAR Altimeter Backscattered Waveform Model," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. , vol.53, no.2, pp.911,919, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2014.2330423

Updated: 2015-02-06