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SMCD shieldIvan Csiszar

Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division

Environmental Monitoring Branch
Branch Chief

Recent Publications

To see Dr. Csiszar's complete list of publications, abstracts, and citation metrics, visit his ResearcherID page.

photo of Ivan CsiszarIvan Csiszar received his Ph.D. in 1996 in Earth Sciences from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. From 1988 until 1997 he worked at the Hungarian Meteorological Service, during which time he also visited the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie in Hamburg, Germany, and the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique in Palaiseau, France. He was a visiting scientist at NOAA/NESDIS between 1997 and 2001. From 2002 to 2008 he was an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Geography of the University of Maryland, where he is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty. He joined NOAA/NESDIS/STAR in 2008.

Ivan Csiszar's early research focused on atmospheric sounding and on the retrieval of cloud optical and microphysical properties. He has also worked on various issues related to the retrieval of land surface properties. His current primary research interest is satellite-based fire detection and monitoring. He has led several NASA-funded research projects aimed at fire mapping and evaluating fire products and impacts, including products from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).

Dr. Csiszar has been an active contributor to the Fire Mapping and Monitoring thematic area of the Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) program and Group on Earth Observations (GEO). He has led the evaluation and specification process of the Fire Disturbance Essential Climate Variable for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). He has also been serving as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Ivan Csiszar has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, five book chapters and has given numerous invited and contributing presentations at scientific conferences. He has taught full courses on dynamic meteorology and climatology, and has been a lecturer on weather, climate and satellite-based environmental monitoring for courses at domestic and international institutions. He has organized and chaired international scientific workshops and conference sessions related to fire monitoring. He has also served on scientific advisory and review panels for NOAA and NASA. He is the recipient of the Zeldovich Award from the Scientific Commission A of the Committee on Space Research, the World Meteorological Organization Research Award for Young Scientists, and awards from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Meteorological Society.


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