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Kyle C. McDonald, Ph.D.
Kyle C. McDonald is Chair and Terry Elkes Professor in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at The City College of New York (CCNY), and part-time faculty at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology. Prior to his tenure at CCNY Kyle was a scientist at JPL (1991-2011). Professor McDonald’s research emphasizes the use of remote sensing for characterizing terrestrial ecosystems and the cryosphere. His current projects emphasize mapping and monitoring of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems, the characterization of terrestrial carbon, water and energy cycle processes, characterization of land surface structure and climate as related to biodiversity, and the monitoring seasonal dynamics in the cryosphere. His work in High Mountain Asia links active and passive microwave remote sensing assessments of seasonal freeze/thaw and snowmelt processes to river discharge, ecosystem diversity and hydropower generation.
Examining the complex terrestrial biological-climatologic-hydrologic systems in tropical and high-latitudes with microwave remote sensing