Thomas Painter

Visiting Associate Researcher Department of Geography, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering

9258 Boelter Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7228

Tel: (310) 794-9832

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Dr. Thomas Painter is a Research Scientist in the Water and Carbon Cycles Group, in the Earth Sciences Section, an Adjunct Professor of Geography at UCLA, Visiting Associate Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) at UCLA, and Adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah. His principle research interests lie in snow hydrology and water resources, energy balance of snow and ice, radiative forcing by light absorbing impurities in snow and ice, imaging spectroscopy and multispectral remote sensing, and planetary ices. He joined JPL in 2010.

Dr. Painter is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the European Geosciences Union, International Glaciological Society, and Western Snow Conference. He is Chairman and organizer of the Working Group on Light-Absorbing Impurities in Snow and Ice. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Cryosphere Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union.