Main research interests include radiative transfer, molecular
spectroscopy, the application of estimation theory to the inverse problem
of radiative transfer, and the application of satellite data to
stratospheric and mesospheric dynamics and chemistry.
Involved in the conceptual design, data interpretation and scientific
use of measurements of atmospheric temperature and composition from the
Selective Chopper Radiometers on the Nimbus 4 and 5 satellites, the
Pressure Modulator Radiometer on Nimbus 6 and the Stratospheric and
Mesospheric Sounder on Nimbus 7, all of which were produced by
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at Oxford.
Co-Investigator for the Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric
Sounder flown on the NASA UARS Satellite in 1991, with
specific responsibilty for the data reduction algorithms, data processing
and validation. Co-Investigator for both the High Resolution
Dynamics Limb Sounder (Oxford and NCAR) and the Tropospheric Emission
Sounder (JPL), which have been operational on the Aura satellite of the
Earth Observing System since 2004. Also a Co-Investigator with the NERC
Data Assimilation Research Centre, to provide an interface between
satellite data and assimilation systems.
|Activities in education
University of Oxford, Department of Physics, University Lecturer,
University of Oxford, Jesus College, Senior Research Fellow,
Teaching atmospheric physics, optics, electronics and computing at
undergraduate level, and Inverse Methods for Remote Sounding at
|Distinctions / Membership
L. F. Richardson prize of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1967.
Awarded for Quart. J. R. Met. Soc., 93, p43-54, 1967.
Rank Prize for Opto-electronics, 1989, for the invention and
development of the Pressure Modulator Radiometer, jointly with J.T.
Houghton, F.W. Taylor and G.D. Peskett.
Member of the Royal Meteorological Society
NASA Group Achievement Awards UARS (2006) Aura (2005)
GSFC Group Achievement Award Aura (2005)
Rodgers, C. D. and C. D. Walshaw, The computation of infra-red cooling
rate in planetary in planetary atmospheres, Quart. J. R. Met. Soc., 92,
Rodgers, C. D., Remote sounding of the atmospheric temperature profile
in the presence of cloud, Quart. J. R. Met. Soc., 96, p654-666, 1970.
Rodgers, C. D., Retrieval of Atmospheric Temperature and Composition
From Remote Measurements of Thermal Radiation, Rev. Geophys. and Space
Phys., 14, p609-624, 1976.
Houghton, J. T., F. W. Taylor and C. D. Rodgers, Remote Sounding of
Atmospheres Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Rodgers, C. D., The Characterization and Error Analysis of Profiles
Retrieved from Remote Sounding Measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 95,
Marks, C. J. and C. D. Rodgers, A Retrieval Method for Atmospheric
Composition from Limb Emission Measurements, J. Geophys. Res. 98,
Rodgers, C. D. Information content and optimisation of high spectral
resolution measurements, SPIE, Vol 2830, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques
and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research II, Paul B. Hays
and Jinxue Wang, eds., p 136-147, 1996.
Rodgers, C.D., Inverse Methods for Atmospheric Sounding: Theory and
Practice, World Scientific Publishing Co. Ltd., 2000.
Rodgers, C. D. and B. J. Connor, Intercomparison of Remote Sounding
Instruments, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D3): art. no. 4116 Feb 8
Migliorini, S., Piccolo, C., Rodgers, C. D., (2008) Use of the
information content of satellite measurements in an efficient interface to
data assimilation, Mon. Wea. Rev., (In Press)