joined NOAA in 2007 as a research oceanographer at the Laboratory for
Satellite Altimetry in College Park, Maryland, USA. Prior to joining
NOAA, he was an assistant research professor at the Colorado Center for
Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado.
Eric is a member of the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team and the
GRACE Science Team. As a member of Working Group 1 of the IPCC, Eric was a
contributing author and reviewer for the chapter "Observations: Oceanic
Climate Change and Sea Level" (PDF, 15.4MB) of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report
Climate Change 2007: the Physical Science Basis.
He received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and an
M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He
was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas's Center for Space
Research in Austin. He was assistant director of National Youth Science
Camp for one year.