Another CLASP doctoral student has successfully defended their dissertation.
Dr. Colten Peterson
Defense Date: April 8, 2022
Dissertation Title: “The Application of Infrared Spectral Radiances and Fluxes for Arctic Climate Monitoring and Cloud Phase Determination from Space”
Faculty Advisor: Xianglei Huang
Dr. Peterson will move to Washington, D.C. to start a new position as a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center. His research at Goddard will involve the development of a MODIS/VIIRS surface radiative flux product and validating that product against ground observations across the Arctic region. Ultimately, he will be seeking to understand how MODIS/VIIRS Arctic cloud property retrieval errors influence biases in MODIS/VIIRS-derived radiative fluxes at the Arctic surface.
Congratulations, Dr. Peterson!