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Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Department of Geography
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Catherine Gautier

Mailing Address:
Geography Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060

4818 Ellison Hall

Research Interests:
Global Radiation and Water, El Niņo, Clouds, Aerosol and Climate, Global Remote Sensing, Earth System Science Education
Doctorat d'Etat, University of Paris (Physics and Meteorology), 1984
PhD, University of Paris (Doctorat 3eme cycle Physics), 1976
MS, University of Paris (DEA Geophysics), 1972
MS, University of Paris (Physics), 1970
BS, University of Paris (Physics and Chemistry), 1968
Courses Taught:
7, Oil and Water
102, Introduction to Environmental Optics in Physical Geography
133, Tropical Meteorology
134, Earth System Science
135, Mock Environmental Summit
138, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere: an Introduction
202A, Remote Sensing and Environmental Optics
202B, Seminar in Environmental Optics
235, Earth Radiation Budget and Clouds
237, El Niņo - Atmosphere Ocean Interactions
239, Earth System Science
248, Earth System Science - Energy and Radiation
253, Global warming
288, Special Topics: Complexity and Emergence
Catherine was the Director of the Institute of Computational Earth System Science, 1996-2002 and CEO of Planet Earth Science Inc., 1994-2004. She is noted for her development of award winning education software for K-12, is a member of the National Academy of Science Earth Science Committee (sub-committee of Space Science committee), a member of the National Academy Ad-hoc review committee for Triana Satellite, and a member of Principal Investigator Teams--DoE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (1990 - present) and NASA Atmospheric Infrared Remote Sensing AIRS (1990 - present).
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