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Antonio Viudez-Mora (SSAI)

Title: Senior Research Scientist
Technical Focus Area: Climate Science
Mission/GroupCERES/SARB Group
Study Topics: Clouds, Climate Variability, Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Radiation, Radiative Forcing, Aerosol Cloud Climate Interaction, Climate Change, Climate Science, Cloud Satellite Image Analysis, Aerosol Science, Atmospheric Pollution, Aerosol Physics, Environmental Physics, Air Pollution Studies, Atmospheric Sciences, Radiative Transfer, Cloud Physics, Aerosols, Atmospheric Aerosols

About:

I was born in Valencia, Spain. Since I was a child, I have been always interested about everything related about clouds, meteorology and climate. Therefore, I have focused all my education on subjects about physical science. I went to the School of Physics at the Universitat de Valencia (Spain) where I got my degree in physics and I complemented it with other postgraduate studies. After I finished my studies at the university, I worked at the Dynamic Pollutions department at the Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterraneo (CEAM) as a physicist, where I evaluated and monitored the tropospheric ozone for the regional government (Generalitat Valenciana). Later, I wanted to grow academically, and I did my PhD in Physics at the University de Girona in Catalonia (Spain) thanks to a grant from the Science and Technology Ministry. While I was doing my PhD, I also had chance to visit and work at Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos/World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC, Davos Switzerland) at the IRS (Infrared Radiometry Section). I also had chance to work and collaborate at SSEC-UW (Space Science and Engineering Center at University of Wisconsin, Madison USA). After I finished my PhD, I became a NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Climate Science Branch, Science Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center, where I had chance to assess and evaluate the cloud effects on the radiative budgets of two different CERES datasets (GEWEX-SRB and CloudSat-CALIPSO-CERES-MODIS). When I finished my fellowship, I became a SSAI contractor working at the CERES at the Surface and Atmospheric Radiation Budget (SARB) working group, where currently I am working on in adapting the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM6) to assimilate MODIS aerosol retrievals for CERES Edition-5.

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Meteorological Society

  • American Geophysical Union

Education/Professional Experience:

  • Phd in Environmental Physics. Universitat de Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
  • M.S in Physics (Atmospheric Radiation and Clouds), Universitat de Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Environmental Physicist at Fundacion Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterraneo. CEAM. Paterna, Spain.
  • Postgraduate Specialization in Industrial and Environmental Applications of Remote Measurements. Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
  • Degree in Physics (Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics) University de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Hobbies/Interests:

  • Running, gardening, reading and cooking