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Cathleen Jones, PhD, NASA-JPL

Cathleen Jones, PhD, NASA-JPL

Radar Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Cathleen E. Jones is a radar scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where her main research is focused on using radar remote sensing for studying natural disasters and monitoring critical infrastructure using high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Her research includes measurement of subsidence and its impact on flood control and water conveyance structures, study of the impact of the Gulf oil spill on Louisiana’s wetlands, and development of methods to identify thicker oil emulsions within slicks. She is a member of the science definition team for the upcoming NASA NISAR mission and the team leader of the applications focus group. She obtained a B.S. in physics from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. in physics from the California Institute of Technology.

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