Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory & University of California, Los Angeles, NASA

Mike is interested in how the various components of the Earth system are linked. In addition to studying feedbacks between fire and climate, Mike is interested in mid-latitude and tropical clouds and how various ecosystems, weather patterns and fire frequency will change in response to anthropogenic warming. Additionally, Mike is the administrator of a software program called MINX, which was designed to use MISR images to compute the height of smoke and clouds above the terrain


  • –present
    Research Scientist, JPL & UCLA, NASA