Vincent V. Salomonson
Former MODIS Team Leader
Dr. Salomonson brings substantial experience to his role as Team Leader of MODIS. He has functioned as the MODIS Team Leader for the past 11 years. He also served for 12 years as the Landsat 4 and 5 Project Scientist, including leadership and management of the Landsat Image Data Quality and Analysis (LIDQA) Investigator Team and Thematic Mapper Research in the Earth Sciences Investigator Team. Additional experience includes over 25 years as a line manager of research groups at Goddard Space Flight Center and leadership of the NASA Water Resources Subdiscipline Panel and Program for several years in the 1970s. He has published research materials directly relevant to the investigation, and has over 120 refereed publications, conference proceedings, and NASA reports to his credit.
Cited on numerous occasions for his outstanding research and scientific achievement, Dr. Salomonson is the achievement, service, and performance; the Distinguished Achievement Award of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society; the William T. Pecora Award; and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Colorado State University. In addition to his present duties as Director of Earth Sciences at Goddard, he served as President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) in 1992. He was made a Fellow of ASPRS in 1994, and was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 1998.