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David Pieri

Education
  • Yale University (1966-67)
  • B.S. in Physics, Villanova University (1972)
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania, Geology (1972-1973)
  • Ph.D. Geological Sciences, Cornell University (1979)

Research Interests
  • Remote sensing of volcanic ash and gas plumes in the context of aviation hazards, and in-situ measurements related to the calibration and validation of their remotely sensed properties
  • Applications of robotic vehicles for in-situ observations of volcanic processes
  • Rheology and dynamics of terrestrial and planetary lava flows
  • Nature, character, and environmental history of valley networks on Mars and Titan, and the geomorphology of drainage networks in general
  • Geologic aspects of extra-solar planets

Professional Experience
  • Staff Research Scientist, Science Division (1980-present)
  • Science Team Member, ASTER (1999-present)
  • Co-I/ Co-PI: NASA Terra/EOS Mission: Interdisciplinary Science Team for Volcanology (1988-2000)
  • Project Scientist Viking Mars Lander Mission (1981-1982)
  • Member, Viking Lander Imaging Flight Team (1976-1981)
  • Sponsored Investigator, Voyager Imaging Team, Jupiter and Saturn Encounters (1979-1981)

Selected Awards
  • Various Group Awards associated with participation on Viking Lander Imaging Team (1976-82)
  • NASA Achievement Award, Viking Lander Continuation Mission, Project Scientist (1982)
  • Autometrics Award, Amer. Soc. Photogramm. and Remote Sensing, Year's Best Paper (for Abrams, et al., 1996)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, ASTER Science Team Member (2001)
  • NASA Appreciation Award, "'Why?' Files" PBS educational television (2001)

Selected Publications
  1. Pieri, D. and M. Abrams, 2005, ASTER observations of thermal anomalies preceding the April 2003 eruption of Chikurachki volcano, Kurile Islands, Russia, Remote Sensing of Environment, 99, 1-2, 84-94.
  2. Pieri, D. and M. Abrams, 2004, ASTER Watches the World's Volcanoes: A New Paradigm for Volcanological Observations from Orbit, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 135 (1-2): 13-28.
  3. Pieri, D.C. and A. Dziewonski, 2006, "The Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior," revised for Encyclopedia of the Solar System 2nd Ed, Weissman, McFadden, and Johnson, eds. Academic Press, San Diego,CA.
  4. Abrams, M., R. Bianchi, and D. C. Pieri, 1996, Revised mapping of lava flows on Mt. Etna, Sicily Photogramm. Eng. Rem. Sens..,62, 1353-1359 (SocPE&RS Autometrics Paper of the Year Award).
  5. Baloga, S. M. and D. C. Pieri, 1986, Time dependent profiles of lava flows, JGR 91, 9543 9553.
  6. Crisp, J., K.V. Cashman, J.A. Bonini, S.B. Hougen, and D. C. Pieri,, 1994, Crystallization history of the 1984 Mauna Loa lava flow, Jour. Geophys. Res., 99, 7177-7198.
  7. Hufford, G., J.J. Simpson, L. Salinas, E. Barske, and D. C. Pieri,, 2000, Operational considerations of volcanic ash for airlines, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 8, 745-755.
  8. Keszthelyi, L.P., and D. C. Pieri,, 1993, Emplacement of the 75-km-long Carrizozo lava flow field, south-central New Mexico, Jour. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 59, 59-75.
  9. Khrenov, A.P, D. C. Pieri,, A.N. Blinkov, V.V. Zaitsev, and V.E. Shkarin, 1999, Airborne Remote Sensing of Active Volcanoes in Russia in 1993-1996, Proc. Acad. Nauk, 6, 70-82.
  10. Lombardo V, Buongiorno M.F., Pieri D, Merucci L, 2004, Differences in Landsat TM derived lava flow thermal structures during summit and flank eruption at Mount Etna, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 134 (1-2), p. 15-34 .
  11. Oppenheimer, C., D.A. Rothery, D. C. Pieri,, M.J. Abrams, and V. Carrere, 1993, Analysis of Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) data of volcanic hot spots, Int. Journ. Remote Sensing, 14, p.2919-2934.
  12. Pieri, D.C., 1999, Geomorphology of selected massifs on the plains of Cydonia, Mars, Journal of Scientific Exploration, 13 (3).
  13. Pieri, D. C., 1984, Junction angles in drainage networks, J. Geophys. Res., 89, 6878 6884.
  14. Pieri, D. C., 1981, Lineament and polygon patterns on Europa, Nature, 289, 17 21.
  15. Pieri, D. C., 1980, Geomorphology of Valleys on Mars: A summary of morphology, distribution, age and origin, Science, 210, 895 897.
  16. Pieri, D. and M. Abrams, 2004, ASTER Watches the World's Volcanoes: A New Paradigm for Volcanological Observations from Orbit, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 135, p. 13-28.
  17. Pieri, D.C., C. Ma, J.J. Simpson, G.L. Hufford, C. Grove, and T. Grindle, 2002, Analyses of In-situ Airborne Volcanic Ash from the February 2000 Eruption of Hekla, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 29, 16, p. 19-1-4.
  18. Pieri, D.C. and A. Dziewonski, 1998, "The Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior," pp. 209-246, in Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Weissman, McFadden, and Johnson, eds. Academic Press, San Diego, California, 992pgs.
  19. Pieri, D.C., et al., 1997, Joint Effort Results in First TIMS Survey of Kamchatka Volcanoes, EOS, Transactions, AGU, 78 (12), 125-128.
  20. Pieri, D.C., L.S. Glaze, and M.J. Abrams, 1990, Thermal Radiance Observations of an Active Lava Flow during the 1984 eruption of Mount Etna, Geology, 18, p. 1023 1027 (cover).
  21. Pieri, D.C., J. Crisp, and A. B. Kahle, 1995, Observing volcanism and other transient events with ASTER, Journ. Remote Sens Soc. of Japan, 15(2), 56-61.
  22. Pieri, D., S.Baloga, R.Nelson and Carl Sagan, 1984, Sulfur flows at Ra Patera&Icarus, 60, 685 700.
  23. Pieri, D.C. and S. M. Baloga, 1986, Eruption rate, area and length relationships for some Hawaiian lava flows, J. Volc. and Geotherm. Res., 30, 29 45.
  24. Realmuto, V.J.,. et al., & D. Pieri,, 1992, Multispectral thermal IR mapping (at)&Kilauea, B. Volc., 55, p. 33-44.
  25. Realmuto, V.J., M.J. Abrams, M.F. Boungiorno, and D. C. Pieri,, 1994, The use of multispectral thermal IR image data to estimate the SO2 flux from volcanoes&Mt. Etna&JGR, 99, 481-488.
  26. Simpson J.J., Hufford G.L., Servranckx R., Berg J., Pieri , D., 2003, Airborne Asian dust: case study of long-range transport and implications for the detection of volcanic ash, Weather And Forecasting, 18 (2): 121-141.
  27. Simpson, J.J., G. Hufford, D. C. Pieri,, and J. Berg, 2001, Response to "Comments on Failures in Detecting Volcanic Ash from Satellite Data," Remote Sensing of Environment, 72, 191-217.
  28. Simpson, J.J., G.L. Hufford, D. C. Pieri,, R. Severanchx, J. Berg, and C. Bauer, 2001, The February, 2001 Eruption of Mt. Cleveland, Alaska: Case Study of an Aviation Hazard, Weather and Forecasting, 17: 691-704.
  29. Hufford, G., J.J. Simpson, L. Salinas, E. Barske, and D. C. Pieri,, 2000, Operational considerations of volcanic ash for airlines, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 8, 745-755.
  30. Simpson, J.J., G. Hufford, D. C. Pieri,, and J. Berg, 2000, Failures in Detecting Volcanic Ash from Satellite Data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 72, 191-217.
  31. Rothery, D.A., and D. C. Pieri,, 1993, Remote sensing of active lava, p. 203-233 in Kilburn and Luongo., Active Lavas, University College of London Press, 374pp.
  32. Urai, M., K. Fukui, Y. Yamaguchi, and D. C. Pieri,, 1999, Volcano Observation Potential and Global Volcano Monitoring Plan with ASTER, Journal of the Volcanological Society of Japan, 44 (3), 131-141. of the EOS Terra ASTER sensor to high-temperature volcanic targets Geophys. Res. Lett. 26 , 12 , p. 1773-1775.
  33. Wright R., D. A. Rothery, and D. C. Pieri,, 2000, Improved Remote Sensing Estimates Of Lava Flow Cooling: A Case Study Of The 1991 To 1993 Mount Etna Eruption, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 105: (B10), 23681-23694.
  34. Wright R, D.A. Rothery, S. Blake, D. C. Pieri,, 2000, Visualising active volcanism with high spatial resolution satellite data: the 1991-1993 eruption of Mount Etna,Bulletin of Volcanology 62:(4-5), 256-265.

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