Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Vincent Realmuto is a Principal Scientist in the Earth Surface and Interior Group (329A) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He pioneered the use of multispectral TIR image data to map volcanic SO2 plumes and developed the Plume Tracker tool kit with support from the Advanced Information System Technology Program (2012-2015) and Terra-Aqua Science Program (2004-2007 and 2011-2014). Dr. Realmuto has extensive experience with the remote sensing of volcanic phenomena, image processing and analysis, and scientific visualization. He is a Principal Investigator in the Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area, HyspIRI Preparatory Science Airborne Program, and MODIS-VIIRS Science Program, and led recent (January 2017 & 2018) airborne investigations of the gas plumes from Kilauea Volcano. Dr. Realmuto is a charter member of the HyspIRI/SBG Science Study Team and a member of the science team for the recently-selected (EVI-4) EMIT mission to map the surface mineralogy of arid-land dust source regions.