Prof. Barry M. Gross

Barry Gross is currently a Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, City College of New York, New York. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at City College where he focused on femtosecond optical communications. More recently, he has worked in the area of active and passive optical remote sensing. Topics of interest includes the analysis of multispectral reflectance data from both geostationary and polar orbiting satellites for the analysis of aerosols, the use of combined active and passive sensors for the improved detection and quantification of trace gases, aerosols and clouds and there interactions and the improved retrieval of ocean colour properties in coastal areas through improved atmospheric correction procedures. He has served on a number of national and international committees including the NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) Senior Review Panel and the AMS sponsored Coordination-group on Laser Atmospheric Studies (CLAS) and a member of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Aerosol Lidar Observation Network (GALION) Quality Assessment / Quality Control working group. He is currently is affiliated with the NOAA–CREST Cooperative Research Center and the NSF–MIRTHE center. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles and is a member of ASEE, SPIE and IEEE.


Special Contribution: Guest Editor of the Special Issue of BJECC on The integrated use of passive and active remote sensing to address problems in atmospheric environmental and/or climate studies.