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Zhengming Wan
University of California/Santa Barbara

Zhengming Wan was awarded a Ph.D. in Geography from University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1985. He joined UCSB in 1989 and has been a member of the MODIS Science Team for the past 10 years. He was a Guest Computational Investigator of the NASA High Performance Computing and Communications Science Team from 1993 to 1997. He has published research materials directly relevant to the thermal infrared remote sensing, and has over 20 refereed publications.

Research Area:
"Land Surface Temperature Measurements from EOS MODIS Data"

MODIS data will be used for providing global daytime and nighttime land surface temperatures (LST) and emissivities averaged in seven MODIS TIR bands. Key research issues involve the development of MODIS LST algorithms through surface TIR modeling and accurate atmospheric radiative transfer simulations, assessment of its quality, and validation of the LST accuracy with ground-based and airborne measurement data.

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