Dr. Josefino Comiso has developed techniques for using satellite data to study trends in ice extent, ice area, surface temperature, and the formation of areas of open water within the sea ice. These data have been useful in analyzing and evaluating changes in the ice cover in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The surface temperature data has also provided valuable information about the extent and scope of warming that has been observed in the Arctic during the last two decades.
Dr. Comiso has been working as a physical scientist at the Earth Sciences Directorate of the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center for more than 2 decades. He received his Ph. D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, majoring in Physics. His key research interests are the study of polar processes and the detection of climate change in the polar regions.
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