Compton J. Tucker

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Physical Scientist
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Compton Tucker is a Senior Earth Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Biospheric Sciences Branch Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics. He completed his Masters in Forest Science from Colorado State University in 1973 and a PhD also from Colorado State University in 1975. He has broad experience in remote sensing research and applications and has won a number of prestigious national and international awards. His research interests are focused on Earth Systems Research through the use of satellite remote sensing. He is Director of the Global Monitoring and Modeling Studies group at GSFC. He has on-going projects on tropical forest monitoring, remote sensing of disease vectors and famine early warning. He has a broad interest in environmental issues, remote sensing archaeology, the monarch butterfly and oriental rugs. He is currently seconded to the US Climate Change Science Program Office.