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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact Info

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dept of Atmospheric Sciences
Urbana, IL 61801

Dr Larry Di Girolamo

Phone: (217) 333-3080
Fax: 217-244-4393
Email: larry@atmos.uiuc.edu
Website: atmos.uiuc.edu/go/larry

Fields of Interest

Satellite Remote Sensing and Radiative Transfer

Description of Scientific Projects

My research interests deal with a wide range of radiative transfer and satellite remote sensing problems, but revolves around gaining a better understanding of cloud-radiation interactions and their role in climate. Current focus is on (1) cloud detection and classification using the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on board the EOS-Terra platform; (2) developing new methods in constructing cloud climatologies, which are critically needed for climate modeling research, such that they contain more information about cloudiness compared to current climatologies; (3) sampling issues found when comparing point measurements to area averaged measurements; (4) how to properly account for the three-dimensional radiative transfer effects in real clouds in the remote sensing of cloud properties.

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