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Dara Entekhabi

Dara Entekhabi
  • Title Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
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  • Faculties Climate, Environment & Life Science, Food & Water Security
  • Address Room 48-216C
  • Telephone 617.253.9698
  • Assistant Sal Netherton /


  • 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

Research Projects

Science Team Lead: NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite mission

Teaching Interests

  • 1.070AJ/12.320AJ Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources (Undergraduate)
  • 1.070BJ/12.320BJ Introduction to Hydrologic Modeling (Undergraduate)
  • 1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory (Undergraduate)
  • 1.S980 Land-Atmosphere Interactions (Graduate)

Awards and Honors

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fellow
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Fellow
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Member
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Presidential Young Investigator
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Macelwane Young Scientist Medal
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Robert E. Horton Lecture
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Hydrologic Sciences Award
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Outstanding Public Leadership Medal
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS) Dave & Lucille Atlas Remote Sensing Prize
  • National Academy of Engineering, Member

Selected Publications

Curriculum vitae