Activities in NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences Missions, and the Panel on Land-Use Change, Ecosystem Dynamics, and Biodiversity for the 2007 decadal survey on Earth science and applications from space.

RICHARD A. ANTHES is president emeritus of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. His research has focused on the understanding of tropical cyclones and mesoscale meteorology and on the radio occultation technique for sounding Earth’s atmosphere. Dr. Anthes is a fellow of the AMS, receiving the AMS Clarence I. Meisinger Award and the Jule G. Charney Award and also serving as president of the AMS in 2007. Dr Anthes is a fellow of the AGU, as well. In 2003, he was awarded the Friendship Award by the Chinese government, the most prestigious award given to foreigners, for his contributions to atmospheric sciences and weather forecasting in China, and is also currently a member of the Global Positioning System (GPS) Scientific Application Research Center based out of Taiwan’s National Central University. Dr. Anthes received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior NRC service includes chairing the National Weather Service Modernization Committee from 1996 to 1999 and the Committee on NASA-NOAA Transition of Research to Operations in 2002-2003, and co-chairing the committee for the 2007 decadal survey on Earth science and applications from space. He was a member of the Space Studies Board’s Committee on Earth Studies until 2010.

PHILIP E. ARDANUY is a principal engineering fellow at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems and serves as chief technologist and chief scientist on multiple NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Environmental Protection Agency projects. He specializes in developing integrated mission concepts through government-industry-academic partnerships. His research and development career extends across net-centric and system-of-systems concepts; remote sensing applications and systems engineering; the research-to-operational transition; telepresence-telescience-telerobotics; tropical meteorology and modeling; Earth’s radiation budget (ERB) and climate (as member of the Nimbus-7 ERB science team); satellite instrument calibration, characterization, and validation; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; and public outreach. Dr. Ardanuy’s prior NRC service includes membership on the Committee on Earth Studies; the Panel on Options to Ensure the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft; the Committee on Environmental Satellite Data Utilization; and the Panel on Earth Science Applications and Societal Benefits for the 2007 decadal survey of Earth science and applications from space. Dr. Ardanuy received his doctorate in meteorology from Florida State University. He has served on the NOAA Science Advisory Board’s Environmental Information Services Working Group, UCAR’s Weather Coalition, SPIE’s Remote Sensing System Engineering Conference as co-chair, and NOAA’s CREST Institute External Advisory Board. He is a member of the board of directors and president emeritus of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable, and he currently chairs the AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology committee. Dr. Ardanuy is a fellow of the AMS, and he has been the recipient of multiple NASA group achievement awards, the Raytheon Excellence in Business Development Award, and the Raytheon Peer Award. He has more than 100 publications to his name, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference presentations.

STACEY W. BOLAND is a senior systems engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is the Observatory System Engineer for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Earth System Science Pathfinder mission. She is also a cross-disciplinary generalist specializing in Earth-mission concept development and systems engineering and mission architecture development for advanced (future) Earth observing mission concepts. Dr. Boland received her B.S. in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from California Institute of Technology. Dr. Boland was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2009. She has served as a consultant to the NRC Earth Science

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