James Maslanik James Maslanik
Research Professor Emeritus
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0431
Office: ECES 1B25A
Phone: (303) 492-8974

Research Interests

Remote sensing and climate change research with emphasis on the polar regions, and sea ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions in particular; development and use of unmanned aircraft systems for geophysical research; integration of field measurements, aircraft observations, and satellite-derived products.


Ph.D., Physical Geography, University of Colorado, 1988
M.E.P.C., Environmental Pollution Control, Department of Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1981
B.S., Forest Science, Pennsylvania State University, M.I.T., 1978

Professional Experience

2012-present, Research Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1993-2012, Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1988-present, Research Associate and affiliate, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
1985-1990, Co-founder and Vice President, GeoSpatial Solutions, Inc. (commercial applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing)
1982-1985, Applications Scientist, TGS Technologies, Inc.
1978-1980, Environmental Analyst (HRB-Singer, Inc.; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service contracts

Awards (selected)

Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans)
NASA Ames Research Center Honors Award

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Curriculum Vitae