David B. Considine, Ph.D., Modeling, Analysis and Prediction Program, and the Earth System Modeling Program



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David B. Considine is the NASA program manager for the Modeling, Analysis and Prediction (MAP) program. His current responsibilities also include acting as program scientist for the CALIPSO, CloudSat and SORCE satellites, as well as the CERES instruments on the Terra, Aqua, and NPP-Suomi satellites. As MAP program manager, he is responsible for the overall scientific definition, prioritization, organization, management, and direction of the program. He also provides expert guidance to upper-level management at NASA HQ in areas relating to numerical modeling of the Earth system, data assimilation and utilization. In addition he oversees the CALIPSO/CloudSat, CERES, and Solar Irradiance Science Teams.

Dr. Considine grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Boston University in 1990 and 1991, respectively. He was a National Research Council postdoctoral associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from 1990 to 1992. He continued at Goddard as a contract employee until 1997 and was a member of the University of Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center and Department of Meteorology from 1997 to 2001. He moved to NASA Langley Research Center from 2002 to 2011, and has been employed by NASA Headquarters since then. His research activities involved global modeling of atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, including stratospheric and tropospheric ozone, the representation of polar stratospheric clouds in global atmospheric chemistry models, and the use of radionuclides to evaluate model transport and scavenging properties.