Gary S.E. Lagerloef
Earth and Space Research
1910 Fairview Ave E, Suite 102
Seattle WA 98102 USA
phone: (+1) 206-726-0501 xt 11
fax: (+1)206-726-0524

Dr. Lagerloef's research emphasizes ocean physics and climatology, with emphasis on developing new applications of remote sensing. He has published and lectured extensively on the scientific and technical merits for salinity remote sensing from satellite. He also serves or has served on: AMS Committee on Sea Air Interaction (1998-2001), Salinity Sea Ice Working Group (Chair), NRC Committee on Earth Gravity Measurements from Space (1996-1997), NASA Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) Science Team (1991-1994), TOPEX/Poseidon/Jason-1 Science Working Team, Satellite Altimeter Requirements for Climate Research Working Group (Co-chair, 1992), NASA ESTAR Science Working Group [requirements for satellite remote sensing of salinity](1990-1992).

Lagerloef,G.S.E., G.Mitchum, R.Lukas and P.Niiler, 1998: Tropical Pacific near surface currents estimated from altimeter, wind and drifter data, J. Geophys. Res., submitted, July 1998.

Lagerloef, G., et al, 1998: Draft Report of the Salinity Sea Ice Working Group meeting, Feb. 1998, (, select "SSIWG draft report")

Lagerloef, G., R. Lukas, R. Weller and S. Anderson, 1998: Pacific warm pool surface temperature regulation during TOGA COARE: Upper ocean feedback, J. Climate, 11, 2297-2309.

Lagerloef, G., C. Swift and D. LeVine, 1995: Sea surface salinity: The next remote sensing challenge. Oceanography, 8, 44-50.

Koblinsky, C., P. Gaspar, G. Lagerloef, editors, 1992. The future of spaceborne altimetry: Oceans and Climate Change, Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc., Washington, D.C., 75pp.

Role in the SMOS mission:

Dr. Lagerloef's scientific interest is in the large-scale ocean surface salinity variability, climatology, surface fluxes and the hydrologic cycle. Initially, he will participate in the development, specifications and testing of the salinity retrieval algorithm for the SMOS sensor. He will serve as a liaison with CLIVAR and GOOS to coordinate post-launch surface salinity observation programs, and play a role in the calibration and validation of SMOS salinity data products. He chairs the Salinity Sea Ice Working Group (SSIWG) which examines the scientific and technical issues for salinity remote sensing from satellite