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Tristan L'Ecuyer

Expert on satellite remote sensing, climate change, and the global energy and water cycles.

Assistant professor, atmospheric and oceanic sciences College of Letters and Science Work: 608-890-2107 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Satellite remote sensing of clouds and precipitation
  • Global energy budget
  • Climate feedbacks and climate change


  • PI NASA CloudSat- and Global Precipitation Mission-sponsored Light Precipitation Validation Experiment (LPVEx)
  • Lead developer NASA CloudSat radiative heating rate, rainfall, and snowfall datasets. NASA group achievement award for algorithm development in 2008.
  • Co-chair NASA Energy and Water cycle Study (NEWS) energy and water cycle climatology working group
  • Author: "Touring the Atmosphere Aboard the A-Train", Physics Today 63, 36-41.
  • Member: American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society.