Tom Schmugge

I am currently volunteering in the Water Resources Research Institute at NMSU, working on the problem of a state wide water budget.  Remote sensing, which has been at the center of my career, is a big part of the work.  I received a PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1965, taught physics at Trinity College in Connecticut for 6 years.  In 1970 started working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight in Greenbelt, MD on  the problem of understanding what we can learn about the earth’s surface from satellite observations.  In 1986 I moved to the USDA/ARS Hydrology lab in Beltsville, MD and continued that work with emphasis on hydrological problems.  I retired in 2004 and was invited to be the Gerald Thomas Chair for Water Resources in the NMSU College of Agriculture (2005-2008).  I am a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).