KU News Release


Feb. 8, 2011
Contact: Jenna Collins, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, 785-864-4787

NASA scientist to discuss climate change in KU lecture

Jack Kaye


LAWRENCE — The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets and the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas are sponsoring an upcoming lecture by NASA scientist Jack Kaye.

The event will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Dole Institute of Politics. Kaye’s lecture is titled “Space-Based View of a Changing Climate and its Implications.”

In his talk, Kaye will discuss the results of NASA’s space-based observation of the Earth’s system and how those findings could advance knowledge of climate change.

Kaye is associate director for research for the Earth Science Division within NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. He has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 1999, managing NASA’s Earth Science Research Program. In his nearly 30-year career at NASA, he also has been a space scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center and manager of the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program.

Kaye has been a participant in the U.S. Global Change Research Program, serving for several years as NASA principal and vice chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. He also is NASA’s representative to the Senior Users’ Advisory Group for the National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System and to the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology.

He has received numerous NASA awards and been named a fellow by the American Meteorological Society. He has published more than 50 refereed papers, contributed to numerous reports, books and encyclopedias, and edited the book “Isotope Effects in Gas-Phase Chemistry” for the American Chemical Society.

Kaye has a bachelor’s in chemistry from Adelphi University and a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. He also held a postdoctoral research associateship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.


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