Nadya Vinogradova-Shiffer, Physical Oceanography Program

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Dr. Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer is a Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, where she provides scientific expertise and management of the physical oceanography program.

Dr. Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer

Prior to her appointment at NASA HQ, Nadya served as a Principal Investigator and member of several NASA Science Teams (OSTST, OSST, GRACE, N-SLCT), examining the role of ocean in climate variability. As an ocean physicist and climate scientist, she specializes in the applications of satellite oceanography and computational modeling, and has lead multi-disciplinary research on a variety of topics, including changes in the Earth water cycle in the warming climate; contemporary and future changes in sea level; variability in the ocean heat and salt contents; and error budgets in satellite measurements for global and regional applications. She gained recognition for her work on gravitational effects on sea level and ocean mass, as well as for promoting the use of salinity in estimating the exchange of freshwater within the ocean-land-atmosphere system.

Nadya is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that promotes research in Earth science, public education, and informing policy with science. She holds as PhD in Physical Oceanography, and an MS in Applied Mathematics.