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flag Philip D. Hammer,
NASA Ames Research Center, CA

Last updated: October 1999
E-mail: Philip.D.Hammer [at]

Brief Biographical Information:

Staff scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Earth Science Division (Code SG), Moffett Field CA. Previously - Research associate, NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory U. of Colorado (CIRES), Atmospheric Chemical Kinetics Group, Boulder CO. Ph.D. (physics), 1981, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley CA.


  • Terrestrial remote sensing using Imaging interferometry and other hyperspectral imaging methods
  • Application of radiative transfer theory and modern analysis techniques to the interpretation of data from remote sensing instruments.
  • Experimental studies of clouds and aerosols and their roles in the earth's atmosphere and climate: radiative processes in atmosphere and on surface.
  • Radiative interaction within leaves.
  • Development of radiation remote sensing instruments.
  • Optical spectroscopy: methods and instrumentation.
  • Chemical kinetics and spectroscopy of gas phase molecular free radicals of atmospheric interest.
  • Spectroscopy of molecules of astrophysical interest
Research on Leonid MAC:

Near-IR spectral imagery of meteors. I am instrument co-PI with Bill Smith of the University of Washington for the ERAST/DASI instrument.

Related spectral imaging sensor work (ERAST/DASI)

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