About the Author

The author of this web site hold degrees in: Surveying and Photogrammetry (B.S. from California State University, Fresno); Geodetic Science and Surveying (M. S. from The Ohio State University); and Theology (M.Div. from Blessed John XXIII National Seminary).

He has accumulated 25 years of scientific experience at The Ohio State University and NASA.

His research is in the sub-disciplines of satellite geodesy, planetary gravimetric geodesy, geometric geodesy, tectonophysics, physical oceanography and currently he is engaged in cryospheric studies involving ice sheet studies based on data from NASA's ICESat satellite.

He has helped to author more than 30 scientific papers and co-translated a text in Potential Theory from German into English.

He currently works under contract at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Publications

Co-authored by the author of this web site (in time order and in PDF form):

Introduction to Hilbert Space Methods in Physical Geodesy, 1984, 19pp. (1 MB)
A term paper submitted for a course in Advanced Gravimetric Geodesy at The Ohio State University.

Least Squares Collocation Applied to Local Gravimetric Solutions from Satellite Gravity Gradiometry Data, 1985, 104pp. (4.1 MB)
The author's master's thesis. Issued as Report No. 368 by the Department of Geodetic Science and Surveying at The Ohio State University.

A New Gravitational Model for the Earth from Satellite Tracking Data: GEM-T1, 1988, J. Geophys. Res. (3.1 MB)

Regional Deformation and Global Tectonics using Space Geodetic Techniques, 1990, Physics News in 1990, AIP (72 KB)

Dynamic Sea Surface Topography, Gravity, and Improved Orbit Accuracies from the Direct Evaluation of SEASAT Altimeter Data, 1990, J. Geophys Res. (3.5 MB)

Geoid Determination ove Basin-Wide Scales using a combination of Satellite Tracking, Surface Gravity and Altimeter Observations, 1990, IAG Symposia (550 KB)

Tectonic Motion and Deformation from Satellite Laser Ranging to LAGEOS, 1990, J. Geophys Res. (2 MB)

Horizontal Crustal Deformation and Large Scale Plate Motions Inferred from Space Geodetic Techniques, 1993, Crustal Dynmics Final Report, AGU. (1.1 MB)

Gravity Model Improvement using the DORIS Tracking System on the SPOT2 Satellite, 1994, J. Geophys. Res. (2.2 MB)

Horizontal Crustal Motion in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Inferred from Satellite Laser Ranging Measurements, 1994, Geophys Res. Lett. (460 KB)

Contemporary Global Horizontal Crustal Motion, 1994, Geophys. J. Int. (1.7 MB)

A Global Solution for Plate Kinematics, 1994, 1st Symp. for Mediterranean Crustal Deformation, Istanbul (700 KB)

Deformation in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1994, 1st Symp. for Mediterranean Crustal Deformation, Istanbul (450 KB)

Crustal Deformation around the Gulf of California, 1996, Geophys Res. Lett. (600 KB)

LAGEOS I Once-per-Revolution Force Due to Solar Heating, 1997, J. Geophys. Res. (910 KB)

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