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N. Christina Hsu
NPP Deputy Project Scientist
NASA Goddard Space flight Center

N. Christina Hsu is the Deputy Project Scientist for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP), and came to Goddard Space Flight Center in 2005 as a physical scientist in the Climate and Radiation Branch, Laboratory for Atmospheres.

Hsu has been a member of the NPP Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), EOS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Cloud and Earth Radiation Energy System (CERES), and Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Science Teams, focusing on the properties of aerosols in both the UV and visible spectra and determination of the climatic forcing due to tropospheric aerosols.

Although she as written many papers, one paper has received frequent citations since its publication in 2004 for the innovative development of the Deep Blue algorithm, and was selected to be the cover story of the March, 2004 issue of the IEEE journal Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Her Deep Blue algorithm for retrieving aerosol optical properties over bright desert surfaces and urban environments is widely recognized and is of enormous interest to NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Defense.

During her free hours, Hsu enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, reading, and tap dancing. Her goal is to visit all the National Parks around the world.

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