Dr. Christopher Hain

Christopher is interested in thermal infrared remote sensing with applications in surface energy balance modeling, soil moisture retrieval, hydrologic data assimilation and drought monitoring. He has played a significant role in the development of the Atmosphere Land Exchange Inverse (ALEXI) model in ongoing collaboration with scientists at the USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab; ALEXI is currently used to monitor continental evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and drought. Before joining NASA, he was an Assistant Research Scientist for the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of Maryland, College Park. (Ph.D., Atmospheric Science; M.S., University of Alabama Huntsville; B.S., Meteorology, Millersville University).