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Bill Barnes

Sr Res Sci

Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
Off Campus
Ph D, Florida State University (1970)
MS, North Texas State University (1961)
BS, North Texas State University (1960)

Dr. William Barnes is a senior research scientist with the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an emeritus research scientist with the Earth Sciences Directorate of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He served as the MODIS Sensor Scientist, and a member of the MODIS Science Team for more than 12 years. He led the MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST) for more than two years and was NASA’s member on the National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System’s Joint Agency Requirements Group (NPOESS/JARG) for more than five years. He has over thirty years experience in the development and radiometric calibration of Earth-observing imaging radiometers including TIROS/AVHRR, AEM-1/HCMR, NOSS/CZCS-2, OrbView-1/SeaWiFS, TRMM/VIRS, EOS/MODIS and NPP/VIIRS.

Research Interests

Dr. Barnes has over thirty years experience in the development of space-borne, Earth-viewing sensors. His interests include the characterization, calibration and scientific support of imaging optical systems capable of mapping the Earth's surface in the visible and infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.