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Dr. Kyle McDonald is a Principal Scientist in the Water and Carbon Cycles Group of the Science Division. He specializes in electromagnetic scattering and propagation, with emphasis on microwave remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems. His research interests have involved the application of microwave remote sensing techniques for cvharterization and monitoring of wetlands ecosystems and of seasonal dynamics in boreal ecosystems, as related to ecological and hydrological processes and the global carbon and water cycles. His activities have also included development of radar instrumentation for measuring sea ice thickness from airborne platforms.
Dr. McDonald has been a Principal and Co-Investigator on numerous NASA Earth Science Enterprise investigations. He is a member of NASA's North American Carbon Program (NACP) science team, NSF's Pan-Arctic Community-wide Hydrological Analysis and Monitoring Program (Arctic-CHAMP) Science Steering Committee, and the ALOS PALSAR Kyoto & Carbon Initiative science panel. He has been a member of the NASA BOREAS and BOREAS Follow-on science teams, the NSCAT/ADOES instrument team, the NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team, and the NASA Cold Land Processes (CLP) Steering Committee. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.