Data User Profiles

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

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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.
Sep 28, 2023

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.
Aug 24, 2023

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.
Jul 27, 2023

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.
Jun 29, 2023

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
May 25, 2023

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.
Apr 27, 2023

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.
Mar 23, 2023

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
Feb 28, 2023

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
Jan 30, 2023

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
Dec 21, 2022

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

Photo of Dr. Timothy Lang, Lead Research Aerospace Technologist in the Earth Science Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Nov 16, 2022

NASA’s GHRC DAAC helps scientists like Dr. Timothy Lang use lightning data to better understand the processes in convective storms.

Headshot of Dr. William Blackwell of MIT's Lincoln Laboratory
Oct 25, 2022

Data from NASA’s GES DISC help scientists like Dr. William Blackwell study the thermodynamics of tropical cyclones.