Alexander Marshak

NASA/GSFC: Climate and Radiation Laboratory

 I came to GSFC as a radiative transfer scientist in 1991 following a lengthy journey through many aspects of transport theory: I started with math at Tartu (Estonia) then learned about nuclear reactors in Novosibirsk (Russia), vegetation back in Tartu and Goettingen  (Germany) and finally atmosphere at Goddard. In the talk, as I go through the journey, I will focus on the specifics of atmospheric radiative transfer compared to other radiation fields and how studies in these fields can help to better interpret remote sensing observations of aerosols and clouds.