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NASA Oral History Project: Earth System Science at 20

This NASA Oral History Project features recollections from those who significantly contributed to the launch and evolution of Earth System Science. These interviews were gathered as part of the 20th anniversary of the Earth System Science Program.

Abbott, Mark R.
6-22-09 (274K)

NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C. Earth Observing System (EOS) Investigators Working Group
Chairman, EOS Payload Panel
Committee, EOS Science Executive,
Team, EOS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Science
National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.
National Science Foundation, Arlington Virginia
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.
Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education

Barron, Eric
7-1-10 (111K)

NASA Committee Positions:
Member, Science Executive Committee, EOS
Chair, Science Executive Committee, EOS
Chair, Climate and Hydrology Panel, EOS
Member, Earth Science and Applications Advisory Committee
Chair, Earth Science and Applications Advisory Committee
Member, Earth Science and Applications Advisory Committee
Testimony, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives
Member, Director’s Advisory Committee, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Chair, Screening Committee, Director of Earth Sciences, Goddard Space Flight
Member, Earth Science and Applications Advisory Committee
Chair, NASA Senior Review for the Earth Sciences


Current Position:
Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Butler, Dixon M.
6-25-09 (269K)
3-26-10 (193K)
6-3-10 (213K)
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston,TX
Researcher, Space Shuttle Environmental Effects Project Office
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Atmospheric Physicist, National Research Council, Resident Research Associate, Laboratory for Planetary Atmospheres
Technical Staff, Advance Missions & Interdisciplinary Science
NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C. Program Manager, Stratospheric Theory and Data Analysis, Earth Science and Applications Division
Program Manager, Solar-Terrestrial Theory and Advanced Planner, Earth Science and Applications Division
Division Director, Modeling, Data and Information Systems, Office of Mission to Planet Earth
Division Director, Operations, Data and Information Systems, Office of Mission to Planet Earth
Program Scientist, Mission to Planet Earth
Chief Scientist, The GLOBE Program
Deputy Director, The GLOBE Program
Director and NASA Program Manager, The GLOBE Program
Kaye, Jack A.
6-24-09 (127K)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Space Scientist
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Manger, Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program
Director of the Research Division, Office of Earth Science
Director of Research and Analysis Program, Earth-Sun System Division
Associate Director for Research, Earth Science Division
NASA Representative Co-chair, Advisory and Oversight Panel of the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP)
Executive Committee, Oceans.US
Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology
Steering Committee, Global Climate Observing System
Senior Users’ Advisory Group for the National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
Acting Chair, U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP)
Luther, Michael R.
6-22-09 (218K)
Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Development, launch and early operations of Earth remote sensing instruments
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Program Manager, Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS)
Senior Executive Service, Director of the Flight Systems Division, Office of Mission to Planet Earth
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Earth Science
Director of Mission and Systems Management Division, Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Deputy Director for Programs in SMD, Earth Science Division
Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs in SMD
Moore, Berrien
4-4-11 (199K)


University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, Instructor, Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Associate Professor of mathematics
Professor of System Research
Director, Complex Systems Research Center
Director, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space

NASA Advisory Council
Space and Earth Science Advisory Committee
Chairman, Senior Science Advisory Panel
Advisory Council, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Chair, Committee Earth Science

NOAA

Chair, Administration Research Review Team
Climate Central, Princeton, NJ
Executive Director

Tapley, Byron D.
1-12-10 9 (156K)

University of Texas at Austin
Professor
of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Founder and Director of the Center for Space Research
Principal Investigator for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Tilford, Shelby G.
6-23-09 (621K)
6-24-09 (166K)

NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C,
Upper Atmospheric Research Program Office
Division Director: Environmental Operations, Director of Earth Science
Proposed and implemented the scientific, program objectives, and approach for the NASA Mission to Planet Earth initiative and responsible for all of NASA's science and measurement programs in Land Processes, Geodynamics and Geology
Director, Acting Associate Administrator: Mission to Planet Earth
Chief Scientist: Orbital Sciences Corporation:
Board of Directors: National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Board of Directors: Global Environmental Strategies
Consultant: Specific Spacecraft Measurement Missions for The United States and Japan
Wickland, Diane E.
3-26-10 (134K)
Bio Sheet (48K)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
Resident Research Associate, Earth and Space Science Division
Technical Staff, Earth and Space Science Division

NASA Headquarters,Washington, D.C
Program Manager, Terrestrial Ecology Program, Land Process Branch, Earth Science and Applications Division
Acting Chief, Ecosystem Dynamics and Biogeochemical Cycles Branch, Earth Science and Applications Division
Program Manager, Terrestrial Ecology Program, Science Mission Directorate (formerly Office of Earth Science and Mission to Planet Earth)
Lead, Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Focus Area, Science Mission Directorate

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Transcript lists were last updated: Aug.25, 2014

   
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