David J. Delene, Ph.D
Dr. David J. Delene received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Wyoming in December 1998, a M.S. in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University in August 1995, and a B.S. in Applied Physics from Michigan Technological University in May 1993. He was a research assistant at both Michigan Technological University and the University of Wyoming. Before coming to the University of North Dakota in 2001, he spent two years as a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences in Boulder Colorado where he worked with the aerosol group of NOAA's Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory to evaluate uncertainties in satellite retrievals of aerosol optical depth due to assumptions made in the aerosol retrieval algorithm. Past research includes surface, balloon, aircraft and rocket based measurements of atmospheric particles and cloud microphysics. Field research has taken Dr. Delene to such interesting places as Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, West Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Atmospheric aerosols, cloud physics, weather modification, satellite remote sensing of aerosols and clouds, climate change.