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Tangborn, Andrew

Research Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation:  Mathematics and Statistics

JCET Research Group:  Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory

GSFC Code:  698

Mailing Address:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 698
Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA

Phone:  (301) 614-5918
Fax:  (301) 614-6522


Andrew Tangborn

Research Interests:

Data Assimilation, Atmospheric Trace Gases, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics


Dr. Andrew Tangborn received undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.  Since coming to JCET, he has been involved in research projects in the field of data assimilation, with a variety of geophysical applications.  These include atmospheric constituent data assimilation for the carbon cycle (SCIAMACHY and MOPITT), assimilation of polar wind observations using data from the VORCORE balloon experiments and solid earth data assimilation in which geomagnetic field observations are assimilated into a geodynamo model.

He is currently a Research Associate Professor and is affiliated with the Department of Mathematics at UMBC, where he teaches graduate courses in data assimilation, computational fluid dynamics and wavelet transform methods.