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Joao Teixeira

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 169-237

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

Earth Science
Center for Climate Sciences

AIRS Science Team Leader

Co-Director of the Center for Climate Sciences


  • Licentiate, Geophysical Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal (1992)
  • PhD, Physics (Meteorology), University of Lisbon, Portugal (2000)

Professional Experience

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA (2008-Present)
    • Co-Director, JPL Center for Climate Sciences (2015-present)
    • AIRS Science Team Leader (2011-Present)
    • Principal Scientist (2012-Present)
    • Deputy Director, JPL Center for Climate Science (2010-2015)
    • Supervisor, Climate Physics Group (2010-2015)
  • Senior Scientist (A3), NATO Undersea Research Centre, La Spezia, Italy. (2005-2007)
  • UCAR Fellow (VSP), Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA, USA. (2000-2005)
  • Scientist (A2), European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, UK. (1993-1999)

Research Interests

Turbulence, clouds and climate: Using a variety of models and observations to better understand the interactions between the Earth's climate system and small-scale processes, such as turbulence, convection and clouds.

Selected Awards

  • NASA Group Achievement Award - Obs4MIPs (2015)
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2013)