Alexander Marshak Maniac Lecture

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Research Physical Scientist, Climate and Radiation Laboratory, NASA GSFC

Dr. Alexander Marshak received his M.S. from Tartu Univ., Estonia, and his PhD from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Novosibirsk, Russia. In 1978, he joined the Institute of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics in Estonia, where he worked for 11 years. In 1989, he received an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and worked for two years with Göttingen University, Germany. In 1991, he joined NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, first working for SSAI, then UMBC/JCET, and finally, NASA/GSFC, where he has been since 2003. Dr. Marshak conducts research on remote sensing of clouds, aerosols and blowing snow, on cloud-aerosol interaction, and on many aspects of atmospheric radiative transfer. He is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite mission, is a member of the CALIPSO and MODIS Science Teams, and is a member of the International Radiation Commission.