Dr. Thomas Woods is the Associate Director of Technical Divisions of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He obtained his BS in Physics in 1981 from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and his PhD in Physics in 1985 from the Johns Hopkins University. His research is focused primarily on the solar irradiance and how the solar variability affects Earth's atmosphere and climate. For this research, Dr. Woods is involved with several NASA and NOAA satellite programs that observe the solar irradiance. For example, he is the PI of the TIMED SEE and SDO EVE satellite instrument programs that observe the solar ultraviolet irradiance important for upper atmosphere research and space weather operations and is the PI of the SORCE mission that is studying the solar forcing on climate change.
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