Faculty - Dara Entekhabi

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Dara Entekhabi

Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

MIT, Room 48-216C
15 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA, 02139 USA

Telephone: 617.253.9698 Email: darae@mit.edu Research Website: http://watercycle.mit.edu Assistant: James M. Long / jmlong@mit.edu

Science Team Leader, NASA Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) satellite mission

Launch: January 29, 2015



Education

  • B.A. (1983) Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
  • M.A. (1984), M.A. (1987) Clark University
  • Ph.D. (1990) MIT

Research Interests

  • Earth remote sensing
  • Land-atmosphere interaction and boundary layer processes
  • Dynamics of winter-time extra-tropical atmosphere and its predictability
  • Data Assimilation: Techniques development and applications
  • Land evaporation retrieval using multi-platform remotely sensed data
  • Sensor network model-integration closed-loop control
  • Surface water-groundwater interaction and hillslope hydrology

Teaching Interests

  • 1.70J/12.320J Introduction to Hydrology (Undergraduate)
  • 1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory (Undergraduate)

Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Presidential Young Investigator (1991)
  • Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Cav. Arturo Parisatti Prize (1994)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Macelwane Young Scientist Medal (1996)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fellow (1996)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Fellow (2003)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member (2004)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Horton Lecture (2012)

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