Dr. Christian D Kummerow
Professor Kummerow joined the Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science Faculty in June 2000. Prior to that, he worked at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Kummerow's interests are in remote sensing of clouds and precipitation. His focus is towards understanding of the global hydrologic cycle and how climate change may or may not impact the availability of water. Current research focuses on determining global precipitation and its physical characteristics as seen from space- and ground-based sensors. Before coming to CSU, he served as the NASA Project Scientist for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). He remains a member of the Joint TRMM Steering Team, is a member of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) team and plays an active role in planning and defining new spaceborne missions geared towards a better understanding of the Global Water and Energy Cycle.