the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics; and commissioner of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She is also a fellow of the AMS and of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.
Mark R. Abbott is dean of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, where he has been a professor since 1988. His research, which focuses on the interaction of biological and physical processes in the upper ocean, relies on both remote sensing and field observations. Dr. Abbott deployed the first array of bio-optical moorings in the Southern Ocean as part of the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS). He chairs the U.S. JGOFS Science Steering Committee and is also a member of the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) and Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) science teams. He was a member of the Space Studies Board and chaired its Committee on Earth Studies.
Grant C. Aufderhaar is principal director and distinguished engineer at The Aerospace Corporation, where he directs aerospace research and development in support of national security space programs. His technical expertise lies in the areas of environmental effects, satellite-based and in situ remote sensing technology, and the application of space systems data to user needs. During his tenure in the Air Force, Dr. Aufderhaar served as the Department of Defense (DOD) representative on the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and was a member of the Interdepartmental Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research. While at The Aerospace Corporation, he has served as chair of the R&D Panel of the NRC Committee on National Aviation Weather, was a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AFSAB) Space Review Vehicles Panel, was a member of the AFSAB Commercial Space Services Panel, and served as chair of the DOD Battlespace Environments Technology Area Review and Assessment Panel.
George L. Frederick is general manager, Windprofiler Business Unit, Vaisala Meteorological Systems, Inc. He manages a strategic business unit of Vaisala involved with atmospheric projects that include design, installation, and data processing of atmospheric measurement systems employing both in situ and remote sensing techniques. He is working with government, state, and private industry to better employ remote sensing technology for the enhanced monitoring of atmospheric pollutants, aviation safety, and mesoscale weather forecasting. Mr. Frederick a fellow and past president (1999-2000) of the American Meteorological Society.