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Graeme Stephens
Director of the Center for Climate Sciences

Dr. Graeme Stephens completed his B.S. with honors from the University of Melbourne in 1973 and received his Ph.D. in 1977 from the same university. He was appointed to the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research in 1977 as a research scientist and promoted to senior research scientist in 1982. From 1979 to 1980, Professor Stephens served as a post-doctoral research student at the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science. He joined the faculty as an associate professor in 1984 and was promoted to full professor in 1991.

Dr. Stephens' research activities focus on atmospheric radiation including the application of remote sensing in climate research to understand the role of hydrological processes in climate change. He also serves as the primary investigator (PI) of the NASA CloudSat Mission and associated research group which has launched a satellite to study the internals of clouds using equipment similar to radar.


Education
  • Ph.D. in Meteorology - 1977 - University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
  • B.S. in Physics - 1973 - University of Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests
  • Atmospheric radiation
  • Radiative transfer
  • Remote sensing
  • Climate change and modeling
  • Atmospheric energetics
  • Hydrology

Projects

CloudSat Icon CloudSat
CloudSat is an experimental satellite that uses radar to study clouds and precipitation from space. CloudSat flys in orbital formation as part of the A-Train constellation of satellites (Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, PARASOL, and Aura).


Professional Experience
  • Director of the Center for Climate Sciences, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California (2010 - Present)
  • CIRA Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (2008-2010)
  • University Distinguished Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (2005-2010)
  • Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (1991-2005)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (1984-1991)
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Meteorology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (1977-1984)
  • Senior Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Atmospheric Research, Victoria, Australia (1979-1984)
  • Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Atmospheric Research, Victoria, Australia (1977-1979)

Selected Awards
  • NASA CloudSat Mission - Primary Investigator (PI)
  • CSU Distinguished Professor Award
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS) - Fellow
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) - Fellow
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - Distinguished Visiting Scientist
  • Journal of Atmospheric Science - Past Editor
  • Journal of Geophysical Research - Past Editor
  • AMS Committee on Atmospheric Radiation - Past Chairman
  • World Meteorological Association (WMO) Joint Scientific Committee on Radiation Fluxes - Past Chairman
  • CSU Halliburton New Faculty Research Award
  • National Research Council (NRC) - Member
  • Optics Society of America (OSA) - Member
  • AMS Henry G. Houghton Award
  • Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) - Member

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