Data User Profiles

Each profile demonstrates how and where Earth observation data are being used for research and applications.

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Wearing a wet suit and a life vest, Dr. James Allen poses for a photo on the deck of a ship in the North Atlantic prior to dropping a sensor into the water.

NASA Earth science data help scientists like Dr. James G. Allen develop processes for better satellite retrievals of ocean parameters.

Dr. Gonzalo González Abad, an Atmospheric Physicist at the Center for Astrophysics, sits at a desk in his office. He is wearing a green collared shirt and behind him is a computer monitor showing code used to manipulate data.

NASA Earth science data help Dr. Gonzalo González Abad produce retrievals of formaldehyde and other atmospheric trace gases.

A headshot of Dr. Fred Bingham Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography. He is wearing a blue oxford shirt and posing before a turquoise background.

Salinity data from NASA’s Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) help Dr. Frederick Bingham study ocean dynamics.

A headshot of Dr. Yehuda Bock, Distinguished Researcher and Senior Lecturer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Dr. Bock is standing before an ocean backdrop, wearing a brown suitcoat, dark gray shirt, and gray tie.

Bock provides NASA's Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) with data products based on ground displacement data.

Dr. Dan Runfola, Associate Professor of Applied Science, William & Mary, sits arms crossed at a desk in front of several computer monitors in a lab.

NASA Earth science data help scientists like Dr. Dan Runfola estimate the socioeconomic status of individuals around the globe.

A headshot of Dr. Eric Wilcox, Research Professor of Atmospheric Science at the Desert Research Institute. Dr. Wilcox, who is wearing glasses and a light blue oxford shirt is standing, arms crossed, before a tree-filled background.

NASA Earth science data help scientists like Dr. Eric Wilcox investigate how the interaction of aerosols and clouds impacts climate.

Headshot of Dr. Helen Poulos, Adjunct Associate Professor in Wesleyan University's College of the Environment

Data from NASA’s Land Processes DAAC help Dr. Helen Poulos understand climate-induced change in the forests of the Southwestern U.S.

Headshot of Dr. Fadji Z. Maina, Associate Research Scientist, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland–Baltimore County.

Data from NASA’s NSIDC DAAC help scientists like Dr. Fadji Z. Maina research hydrological change in High Mountain Asia.

Dr. Owen Cooper,  Senior Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado–Boulder/NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory. Cooper is also a member of the ASDC User Working Group.

Data from NASA’s Atmospheric Science Data Center help Dr. Owen Cooper monitor and track tropospheric ozone.

Headshot of Dr. Kyla Dahlin, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment, & Spatial Sciences, Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Data from NASA’s ORNL DAAC help Dr. Kyla Dahlin better understand how remote sensing can improve predictive ecological models.

Thumbnail of Lori Schultz for data user profile main page

NASA near real-time data help Lori Schultz respond to agencies that reach out to NASA in the wake of natural disasters.

Headshot of Dr. Brice Grunert, assistant professor at Cleveland State University who uses data from the OB.DAAC and other sources in his research on carbon cycling in the ocean

Data from NASA’s OB.DAAC help scientists like Dr. Brice Grunert understand the processes governing carbon cycling in Earth’s ocean.