Staff Profiles



Stepehn Merkowitz, Project Manager for the Space Geodesy Project

Stephen Merkowitz, Project Manager
07/05/2012
Project manager Stephen Merkowitz talks about his work with NASA's Space Geodesy Project, including a brief overview of the four fundamental techniques of space geodesy: GPS, VLBI, SLR, and DORIS.

Jan McGarry - Mathematician

Jan McGarry, Mathematician
08/16/2012
Mathematician Jan McGarry discusses the science and history of Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), her role in developing the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging system, and her career at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Chopo Ma, Space Geodesist for the Space Geodesy Project

Chopo Ma, Space Geodesist (retired)
07/12/2012
Space geodesist Chopo Ma explains the science of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI): using radio emissions from distant galaxies to create a precise reference frame for the Earth.

Carey Noll, Manager of the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS)

Carey Noll, Computer Scientist
08/02/2012
Computer scientist Carey Noll talks about her job as manager of the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS), the applications of her work for various space geodesy techniques such as GPS, and her career at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.