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Dr. Ghassem Asrar Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute in Maryland, USA

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Dr. Ghassem Asrar / Bio

 

Universities Space Research Association Names Ghassem Asrar Senior VP of Science

Columbia, Maryland—November 4, 2019.  The Universities Space Research Association today announced the appointment of Ghassem R. Asrar as its Senior Vice President, Science. As a new key member of the senior executive team, Dr. Asrar will provide leadership and direction for the programs in the science portfolio at USRA.

Dr. Ghassem Asrar

Dr. Ghassem Asrar

“We are delighted to have Ghassem on board,” said USRA President Jeffrey A. Isaacson. “An acclaimed scientist and leader in the national and international communities, he brings to this position decades of experience spanning service in the U.S. government, international organizations, and academe. His expertise on the Earth as a system, as well as Earth remote sensing, will strengthen areas of increasing importance for USRA and its sponsors, in both research and education.”

Prior to joining USRA, Dr. Asrar was the Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory located at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Before that, he served as the Director of World Climate Research Program (WCRP) in Geneva, Switzerland from 2008-2013, the Deputy Administrator for Natural Resources and Agricultural Systems with Agricultural Research Service (ARS), of the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2006-2008, and he was with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1987-2005.

In 1998, Dr. Asrar was named Associate Administrator for Earth Science at NASA. During his tenure, NASA achieved successful launches of more than 20 Earth-observing research and operational environmental satellites. He also guided the development of a comprehensive data and information system to manage a record amount of unique information resulting from these satellites that served more than 2 million users each year.

Dr. Asrar also served as the chief scientist for the Earth Observing System in NASA’s Office of Earth Science, prior to becoming Associate Administrator. As chief scientist, he led an international team developing the scientific priorities and measurements to be obtained from a series of advanced Earth-orbiting satellites that provided fundamental new insights into the connections between Earth's land, oceans, atmosphere, ice and life. He established and managed NASA’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Research, Graduate Fellowship and New Investigators Programs to support training of the next generation of Earth scientists and engineers.

Dr. Asrar is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union; the American Meteorological Society; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Among his many awards and honors are the U.S. Presidential Distinguished Senior Executive Service Award; the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Systems Award; the American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award; and the American Meteorological Society Cleveland Abbey Award. In 2019, he was conferred an honorary doctoral degree by the University of Zurich. Dr. Asrar earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Physics from Michigan State University. 

Research & Education Interest:

 

Earth system science research and education

Multi-spectral remote sensing of Earth’s biosphere and atmosphere

Modeling mass, energy and radiation exchange between Earth’s surface and atmosphere

Comparative planetology

Renewable bio-based energy, fuels and products


Dr. Ghassem Asrar / Publications

Books and Special Issues of Journals:                

 

Ghassem Asrar interview with International Innovation

                         

Asrar, G.  (Editor).  1989.  Theory and Applications of Optical Remote Sensing.  John Wiley & Sons. 741 pp.

 

Myneni, R.B., A.L.  Marshak, Y.  Knyazikhin, and G.  Asrar.  1989.  Discrete ordinate  method for photon transport in leaf canopies.  Chapter 8 in : Photon-vegetation Interactions:  Applications in Optical Remote Sensing and Plant Ecology, Springler-Verlag. 450 pp.

 

Myneni, R.B., Y.  Ross, and G.  Asrar.  1989.  Critical review of modeling

       radiation transfer in plant canopies.  Special Issue: Agriculture and Forest Meteorol. Vol. 45, 153 pp.

 

Sellers, P. J., F. G. Hall, D. E. Strebel, G. Asrar and R. E. Murphy. 1989.  Satellite remote sensing           and field experiments. Chapter 9 in: Remote Sensing of Biosphere Functioning, Eds. H. Mooney and R. J. Hobbs, Springler-Verlag, pp. 169-201.

 

Asrar, G. ( Editor ).  1990.  International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project: The Retrospective Analysis Program (IRAP).Special Issue: Agricultural and Forest Meteorol.Vol. 52, 251pp.

 

Asrar, G. ( Editor ).  1990.  Interdisciplinary research and retrospective satellite data analysis in studying the biosphere-atmosphere coupling. Special Issue: Climatic Change, Vol. 17, 219pp.

 

Asrar, G and R. B. Myneni.  1991.  Future direction in modeling radiation transfer in vegetation canopies:  Visible-infrared regions. Chapter 15 in:  Photon-Vegetation Interactions:  Applications in Optical Remote Sensing and Plant Ecology, Springler-Verlag. 450 pp.

 

Asrar, G. and J. Dozier.  1994.  Science Strategy for the Earth Observing System (EOS).  American Institute of Physics (AIP) Press, 500 Sunnyside Boulevard, Woodbury, NY 11797-2999, 119p.

 

Asrar, G. and R. Greenstone.  1995. Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE)/Earth Observing System (EOS) Reference Handbook.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, U.S.A., Publication Number 215,  277p.

 

Asrar, G. and D. J. Dokken (Editors).  1995.  The state of Earth science from space: Past  progress, future prospects. American Institute of Physics (AIP) Press, 500 Sunnyside Boulevard, Woodbury, NY 11797-2999, 159p.

 

Asrar, G.  1996.  Earth Observing Satellites.  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences, Simon and Schuster Macmillan, New York, NY, Vol I, pp. 204-209.

 

Asrar, G.  1999.  NASA and the Earth Science Enterprise.  Space and Time, American Astronautical Society, Vol. 38, No1, pp13-16.

 

Asrar, G.  2000.  The NASA Earth System Science Program in 21st Century.  Chapter 26, Advances in Global change Research, Observing Land from Space: Science Customers and Technology.  Kluwer Academic Press, 341 pp.

 

Asrar, G.  2000.  Engineering Tomorrow: Today’s Technology Experts Envision the Next century. Chapter 10: The Environment.   IEEE Press,  New York, NY,  308 pp.

 

Asrar, G. , T. Mohr and G. Withee. 2004.   The role of space-based observations in World

        Meteorological Organization programs.  World Meteorological Organization, Publication No.

 

G. Asrar, P. Morel, G. Williams. 2004.  NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise: Opening a New Window on Our World, Ch 2 Remote Sensing, in Geoinformatics, edited by Peter M. Atkinson, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net]

 

Asrar, G.  2005.  The view from space as a window into the Earth system. National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space, Linda K. Glover, Editor, National geographic, Washington, DC, 400p.

 

Asrar, G. 2007.  Global agriculture in the 21st century: sustainable production of food, fiber, fuel and more.  The Full Picture, Tudor Rose Publishers, pp. 246-248.

 

Asrar, G. R. (Editor).  2009.  Climate Sense.  Tudor Rose Publishers, London, UK,  300 pp.

 

 

Scientific Manuscripts:              

 

Asrar, G.  1981.  Potential evapotranspiration as related to U.S.  Class-A pan and climate changes over short periods.  Ph.D. dissertation, Michigan State University, E.  Lansing, Michigan.

 

Asrar, G., R. J.  Kunze, and D.E.  Linvill.  1982.  Automating a class A pan for semi-continuous recording.  Agric. Meteorol.  25:275-281.

 

Grant, S.A., R.J.  Kunze and G.  Asrar.  1982.  Irrigation with secondary waste water on tiled soil cropped to bromegrass and corn.  J.  Environ.  Quality, 11:442-446.

 

Hipps, L.E., G.  Asrar, and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1983.  Assessing the interception of           photosynthetically active radiation in winter wheat.  Agric.  Meteorol.  28:253-259

 

Asrar, G.  and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1983.  Estimating thermal diffusivity near the soil surface using LaPlace transformation:  Uniform initial conditions.  Soil Sci.  Soc.  Am. J.  47:397-401.

 

Hatfield, J.L., G.  Asrar, and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1984.  Intercepted photosynthetically active radiation in wheat canopies estimated by spectral reflectance.  Remote Sens. Environ.  14:64-75.

 

Asrar, G., L.E.  Hipps, and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1984.  Assessing solar energy and water use efficiencies in winter wheat:  A case study.  Agric. and Forest Meteorol.  31:47-58.

      

Asrar, G., M.  Fuchs, E.T.  Kanemasu, and J.L. Hatfield.  1984.  Estimating absorbed photosynthetic radiation and leaf area index from spectral reflectance in wheat.  Agronomy J.  76:300-306.

 

Fuchs, M., G.  Asrar, E.T.  Kanemasu, and L.E.  Hipps. 1984.  Leaf area estimates from measurements of photosynthetically active radiation in wheat canopies.  Agric.  and  Forest Meteorology,  32:13-22.

 

Miller, G.P., M.  Fuchs, M.J.  Hall, G.  Asrar, E.T.  Kanemasu, and D.J.  Johnson.  1984.  A method for analysis of multispectral reflectance of small grains.  Remote Sens. Environ.  14:153-167.

 

Hatfield, J.L., E.T.  Kanemasu, G.  Asrar, R.D. Jackson, R.J.  Reginato, and S.B.  Idso. 1984.  Leaf area estimates from spectral measurements over various planting dates of wheat.  International J.  Remote  Sens.  6:167-175.

 

Asrar, G., E.T. Kanemasu, and M.  Yoshida.  1985.  Estimates of leaf area index from spectral  reflectance of wheat under different cultural practices and solar angle.  Remote Sens.  Env.  17: 1-11.

 

Kanemasu, E.T., G.  Asrar and M. Fuchs.  1985. Application of remotely

       sensed data in winter wheat growth modeling.  In:  W. Day and R.K. Atkin (Ed.).  Wheat Growth Modeling, NATO ASI, Series A, Plenum Press, N.Y. 407pp.

 

Asrar, G., E.T.  Kanemasu, R.D.  Jackson, and P.J.  Pinter, Jr.  1985.  Estimation of total above-ground phytomass production using remotely sensed data.  Remote  Sens.  Env. 17:211-220.

 

Hipps, L.E., G.  Asrar and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1985.  A theoretical consideration of normalizing                  the effects of environmental influences on foliage temperature.  Agric. and Forest  Meteorology,  35:113-122.

 

Asrar, G., E.T.  Kanemasu, R.L.  Weiser, and G.P.  Miller.  1986.  Light interception and leaf area estimates from measurements of grass canopy reflectance.  IEEE Trans. Geosci.  and Remote Sens.  24:76-82.

 

Kanemasu, E.T., G.  Asrar, and M.  Yoshida.  1986.  Remote sensing for assessing water deficit               and modeling crop response.  Horticultural  Science, 20:1043-1046.

Myneni, R.B., G.  Asrar, E.T.  Kanemasu, D.J.  Lawlor, and I.  Impens.  1986.  Canopy architecture, irradiance distribution on leaf surfaces and consequent photosynthetic efficiencies in heterogeneous plant canopies: I. Theoretical considerations.  Agric. and Forest Meteorol. 37:189-204.

 

Myneni, R.B., G.  Asrar, E.T.  Kanemasu, and I. Impens.  1986.  Canopy architecture, irradiance distribution on leaf surfaces and consequent photosynthetic efficiencies in heterogeneous plant canopies: II.  Results and discussion.  Agric.  and Forest Meteorol. 37:205-218.

 

Major, D.J., G.B.  Schullje, G.  Asrar and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1986.  Estimation of whole-plant biomass and grain yield from spectral reflectance of cereals.  Canadian J.  Remote Sens.  12:47-54.

 

Asrar, G., E.T.  Kanemasu, D.E.  Johnson, R.L. Weiser, and J.M.  Killeen.  1986.  Distinguishing             among tallgrass prairie cover types from measurements of multispectral reflectance. Remote Sens.  Env.  19:159-169.

 

Myneni, R.B., R.B.  Burnett, G.  Asrar and E.T. Kanemasu.  1986.  Single scattering of parallel direct and axially symmetric diffuse solar radiation in vegetative canopies.  Remote Sens. Environ.  20:165-182.

 

Weiser, R.L., G.  Asrar, G.P.  Miller, and E.T. Kanemasu.  1986.  Assessing grassland biophysical characteristics from spectral measurements.  Remote Sens.  Environ. 20:141-152.

 

Myneni, R.B., G.  Asrar and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1987.  Light scattering in plant canopies: The method of successive orders of scattering approximation (SOSA).  Agric.  and Forest Meteorol.  39:1-12.

 

Myneni, R.B., G.  Asrar and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1987. Reflectance of a soybean canopy using the method of successive orders of scattering  approximations (SOSA).  Agric.  and Forest   Meteorol.  40:71-87.

 

Major, D.J., S.  Smoliak, G.  Asrar, and E.T.Kanemasu.  1988.  Use of spectral  reflectance to study the effects of various range improvement treatments in southern Alberta.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 68:1017-1023.

 

Asrar, G., D.I.  Cooper , T.R.  Harris and R. L. Lapitan.  1988.  Radiative surface temperatures of the      burned and unburned areas in a tallgrass prairie.  Remote Sens.  Environ. 24: 447-453.

 

Sadeghi, A.M., R.D.  Scott, W.P.  Waite, and G.  Asrar. 1988.  Estimating soil water evaporation using radar measurements.  IEEE, Trans.  Geosc.  & Remote Sens. GE-26: 490-493.

 

Myneni, R.B., V.P.  Gutschick, G.  Asrar, and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1988.  Photon transport

      in vegetation canopies with anisotropic scattering: I. Scattering phase function in one

      angle.  Agric. & Forest Meteorol. 42:1-16.

 

Myneni, R.B., V.P.  Gutschick, G.  Asrar, and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1988.  Photon transport in vegetation canopies with anisotropic scattering: II. Discrete-ordinate/exact kernel technique for one-angle photon transport in slab geometry.  Agric. & Forest Meteorol. 42:17-40.                

 

Myneni, R.B., V.P.  Gutschick, G.  Asrar, and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1988.  Photon transport in vegetation canopies with anisotropic scattering: III. Scattering phase function in two angles.  Agric. & Forest Meteorol.  42:87-89.

 

Myneni, R.B., V.P.  Gutschick, G.  Asrar, and E.T.  Kanemasu.  1988.  Photon transport in vegetation canopies with anisotropic scattering: IV. Discrete-ordinate/exact kernel technique for two-angle photon transport in slab geometry.  42:101-120.

      

Sellers, P. J., F. G. Hall, G. Asrar, D. E. Strebel, and R. E. Murphy.  1988.  The First International           Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project,  Field Experiment.  Bulletin Am. Meteorol. Soc. 69:22-27.

 

Schmugge, T. J., J. R. Wang, and G. Asrar.  1988.  Results from the push broom microwave  radiometer flights over the Konza prairie in 1985.  IEEE, Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. GE-26:590-596.

 

Myneni, R. B., G. Asrar, and E. T. Kanemasu.  1988.  Solution of an integral equation encountered in studies of radiative transfer in completely absorbing leaf canopies.  J. Qunat. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 40:157-164.

 

Asrar, G., R. B. Myneni, Y. Li and E. T. Kanemasu.   1989.  Measuring and modeling spectral  characteristics of a tallgrass prairie.   Remote Sens. Environ. 25:143-156

 

Myneni, R. B., G. Asrar, and E. T. Kanemasu.  1989.  Finite element discrete ordinate method for radiative transfer in non-rotationally invariant scattering media: Applications to the leaf canopy problem.  J. Quant. Spectrosc. & Radiat. Transfer, 40:147-155.

 

Cooper, D. I. and G. Asrar.  1989.  Evaluating atmospheric correction models for retrieving surface temperatures from the AVHRR over a tallgrass prairie .  Remote Sens. Environ, 27:93-102.

                           

Martin, R. D., G. Asrar and E. T. Kanemasu.  1990.  C-band scatterometer measurements of a tallgrass prairie.  Remote Sens. Environ., 29:281-292.

 

Asrar, G., R. E. Murphy, and D. L. Toll.  1990.  International satellite land surface climatology: retrospective analysis program.  Agric. and Forest Meteorol., 52:1-4.

Myneni, R. B., G. Asrar and S. A. W. Gerstl.  1990. Radiative transfer in 3D leaf canopies.  Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, 19:205-250.

 

Asrar, G. and R. E. Murphy.  1990.  Interdisciplinary research and retrospective satellite data analysis in studying the biosphere-atmosphere coupling.  Climatic Change, 17:143-146.

 

Murphy, R. E., P. J. Sellers, F. G. Hall, G. Asrar, B. L. Blad, E. T. Kanemasu, R. D. Kelley, B. Markham, D. Strebel. J. R. Wang.  1991.  An overview of the results of the FIFE-87 and FIFE-89 Campaigns.  Adv. Space Res. 11:143-150

 

Myneni, R. B. and G. Asrar.  1991.  Photon interaction cross sections for aggregations of finite dimensional leaves.  Remote Sens. Environ., 37:219-224

 

Myneni, R. B., G. Asrar, and F. G. Hall.  1992.  A three dimensional radiative transfer method for optical remote sensing of vegetated land surfaces.  Remote Sens. Environ. 41:105-121

 

Asrar, G., R. B. Myneni, and B. J. Choudhury.  1992.  Spatial heterogeneity in vegetation canopies and remote sensing of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation: A modeling study.  Remote Sensing Environ.  41:85-103

 

Myneni, R. B., G. Asrar, D. Tanre, and B. Choudhury. 1992.  Remote sensing of solar radiation absorbed and reflected by vegetated land surfaces.  IEEE Trans. Geosci. and Remote Sens., 30:302-314.

 

Sellers, P. , F. G. Hall, G. Asrar, D. E. Strebel, and R. E. Murphy.  1992.  An overview of First ISLSCP Field Experiment.  J. Geophys. Res., 97(D17) 18,345-18,371.

 

Asrar, G., S. G. Tilford, and D. M. Butler.  1992.  Mission to Planet Earth: Earth Observing System.  Global and Planetary Change, 98:3-8.

 

Myneni, R. B., B. D. Ganapol and G. Asrar.  1992.  Remote sensing of vegetation canopy photosynthesis and stomatal conductance efficiencies.  Remote Sens. Environ.  42:217-238.

 

Myneni, R. B., I. Impens and G. Asrar.  1993.  Simulation of Space Measurements of Vegetation Canopy Bidirectional Reflectance Factors.  Remote Sens. Reviews, 7:19-41.

 

Asrar, G. and R. B. Myneni.  1993.  Space-based measurements of surface albedo, absorbed photosynthetically active radiation and solar radiation: A modeling study.  Remote Sens. Reviews.  Remote Sens. Reviews, 7:197-222.

 

Myneni, R. B. and G. Asrar.  1993.  Radiative transfer in three-dimensional atmosphere-vegetation media.  J. Qunt. Spectrscp. Radiat. Transfer, 49:585-598.

 

Lizotte, M. P. and G. Asrar.  1993. The Earth Observing System.  Earth Observation Magazine, May 1993, pp.38-43.

 

Asrar, G. and R. B. Myneni.  1993.  Atmospheric effects in the remote sensing of surface albedo and radiation absorption by vegetation canopies.  Remote Sens. Reviews, 7:19-41.

 

Myneni, R. B. and G. Asrar.  1994.  Atmospheric Effects and Spectral Vegetation Indices.  Remote Sens. Environ.  47:390-402.

 

Asrar, G.  1994.  Studying our home planet.  Educational Horizons, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1 & 4-5.

 

Myneni, R. B., S. O. Los and G. Asrar.  1995.  Potential gross primary productivity of terrestrial vegetation from 1982-1990.  Geophys. Res. Letter.  22(19):2617-2620.

 

Asrar, G.  and H. K. Ramapriyan.  1995.  Data and Information System for Mission to Planet Earth.  Remote Sens. Reviews. 13:1-25.

 

Sellers, P. J., B. W. Meeson, F. G. Hall, G. Asrar, R. E. Murphy, R. A. Schiffer, F. P. Bretherton, R. E. Dickinson, R. G. Ellingtson, C. B. Field, K. F. Hummerich, C. O. Justice, J. M. Melack, N. T. Roulet, D. S. Schimel, and P. D. Try.  1995.  Remote Sensing of the Land Surface for Studies of Global Change: Models-Algorithms-Experiments.  Remote Sens. Environ.  51:3-26.

 

Myneni, R.B., C. D. Keeling, C. J. Tucker, G. R. Asrar and R. R. Nemani.  1997.  Increased plant growth in the northern high latitudes from 1981 to 1991.  Nature, 386:698-701.

 

Myneni, R. B., C. J. Tucker, G. R. Asrar and C. D. Keeling.  1997.  Interannual variations in satellite-sensed vegetation index data from 1981-1995.  J. Geophys. Res. 103:6145-6160.

 

Asrar, G., J. Kaye and P. Morel.  2001.   NASA Research Strategy for Earth System Science: Climate Component.  Bulletin of American Meteorol. Soc.,  82(7):1309-1329.

 

Asrar, G.  2002.  The contribution of environmental satellites to World Meteorological Organization programmes: past and present.  Bulletin World Meteorological Organization, 51(2): 120-129.

 

Asrar, G.  2004.  A pathway to decisions on Earth’s environmental and natural resources.

        Computing in Science and Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 13-16.

 

Asrar, G.  2006. Farm-Based Energy and Sustainable Agriculture: Twin Missions for the 21st Century.  Agricultural Research, Vol. 54, No. 8, p. 2.

 

Asrar, G.  2007.  America’s Farms: Growing Food, Fiber, Fuel, and More.  Agricultural Research, Vol. 55, No. 4, p. 2.

 

Leemans, R, G.  R. Asrar, A.  Busalacchi, J.  Canadell, J.  Ingram, A. Larigauderie, H. Mooney, C. Nobre, M. Rice, F. Schmidt, S. Seitzinger, H. Virji, C. Vorosmarty and O. Young. 2009. Developing a common strategy for integrative globalenvironmental change research and outreach: the Earth SystemScience Partnership (ESSP). Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2009, 1:110

 

Giorgi, Filippo., Colin Jones,  and Ghassem R. Asrar. 2009.  Addressing climate information needs at the regional level: the CORDEX framework. World Meteorological Organization Bulletin, Volume 58, No. 3,  pp. 175-183.

 

Busalacchi, Antonio J. and Ghassem R. Asrar. 2009. World Climate Research Programme: achievements, activities and challenges.  World Meteorological Organization Bulletin, Volume 58, No. 3,  pp. 151-161.

 

Asrar G. R., J. A. Church, and A. J. Busalacchi.  2009. The World Climate Research Programme: Climate Information for Decision Makers. Science and Technology: Public Service Review, Issue 3, pp.115-120.

 

Asrar G. R. and A. J. Busalacchi. 2009. A Sign of the Climes.  2009.  Science and Technology: Public Service Review, Issue 3, pp. 130-131.

 

Asrar, G. R. and A. J. Busalacchi.  2009. World Climate Research Programme: the scientific foundation for climate information in the 21st century.  In:  Climate Sense, Edited by G.R. Asrar, Tudor Rose Publishers, London, UK, pp.166-170.

 

Asrar, G. R.  2010. World Climate Research Program. International Innovation, Special Issue: Focus on Environment and Climate, March 2010, pp 9-11.

 

Moncrieff,  M. W., D. E. Waliser,  M. . A. Shapiro, G. R. Asrar and

L.  A. Barrie.  2010.  The Multi-scale Organization of Tropical Convection and its Interaction with the Global Circulation: Year of Tropical Convection (YOTC).  Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, (In print).

 

Shapiro, M,  J. Shukla, M. Béland, J. Church, K. Trenberth, R. Dole, R. Anthes, B.

 Hoskins, G. Brasseur, M. Wallace, G. McBean, A. Busalacchi, G. Asrar, D. Rogers, G. Brunet, L. Barrie, D. Parsons, D. Burridge, T.  Nakazawa, M.  Miller,  P. Bougeault, Z. Toth,  J. Meehl, M. Moncrieff, H. Le Treut, A. Troccoli, T. Palmer, J. Marotzke, J. Mitchell, A. Simmons, B. Mills, Ø. Hov, H. Olafsson, T. Enomoto,  J. Caughey , L. Uccellini and A. Lang.  2010.  An Earth-System Prediction Initiative for the 21st Century.  Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, (In print).

 

Church, J. A., G. R. Asrar, A. J. Busalacchi, and C. Arndt.  2010.  Meeting Societal Needs for Climate Infor­mation: Achievements of and Challenges for the World Climate Research Programme.  In: Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks, Hans Günter Brauch et al. (Eds.):Hexagon Series, Springer-Verlag, Amesterdam, Holland, (In print).

 

 

Scientific and Technical Reports and Presentations:

 

A list of more than 100 publications in proceedings of scientific and technical conferences, special reports and technical reports are also available upon request.

 

A list of more than 300 scientific and technical lectures, keynote speeches and invited talks is also available upon request.

 


Dr. Ghassem Asrar / Awards

Sixma Xi, 1986

Scientific Achievement, American Institute of Aeronautic and Astronautics, 1989

NASA Group Achievement Awards, 1990, 1993

NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Initiative Award, 1994

NASA Acquisition Streamlining Award, 1995

U.S. Presidential Education Posters Design Award, 1996

NASA Exceptional Performance Award, 1997

NASA Mission to Planet Earth Fast Award, 1997

NASA Exceptional Performance Award, 1997

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Lecture Series Medal, 1998

NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 1999

NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, 2000

IEEE Fellow, 2000

American Meteorological Society Fellow, 2001

U.S. Presidential Distinguished Senior Executive Service Award, 2002

NASA Group Achievement Awards, 2001, 2003, 2004

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Space Systems Award 2006

Michigan State University, Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni Awards, 2007