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SOCD shieldEric Leuliette

Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division

Ocean Physics Branch
Acting Branch Chief


Publications and Research Identifiers

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photo of Eric LeulietteEric Leuliette 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.

Research Interests

  • Satellite altimetry and geodesy
  • Sea level rise
  • Time variations of Earth's gravity field and Earth orientation
  • Geophysical applications of the Global Positioning System

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