Image from TERRA
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:33 EDT

NASA's MISR instrument captures Hurricane Florence just off the East Coast. Data from two of its nine cameras is combined to show the storm in 3D

Image from TERRA
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:33 EDT

For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are targeting areas identified by a NASA-supported project that precisely forecasts high-risk regions based on environmental conditions observed from space.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:50 EDT

Instruments on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites were watching as Hurricane Lane -- a category 2 storm as of Friday, Aug. 24 -- made its way toward Hawaii.

Dr. David J. Diner

DinercroppedMISR Principal Investigator

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 169-237
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818-354-6319
Email: david.diner at jpl.nasa.gov


Dr. David Diner is the principal investigator for the MISR instrument at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Diner came to JPL in 1981 as a member of the technical staff. He became the MISR principal investigator in 1989. Since that time, he has also led the Multi-angle Imaging Science Element and served as principal investigator for the Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer and the NASA Instrument Incubator Program. Diner is also a senior research scientist with an interest in remote sensing instrument development, atmospheric optics, aerosol climate and environmental impacts, and planetary atmospheres.

Awards received include the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal for aerosol scientific leadership, the One NASA Peer Award, the NASA Space Act Award, the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for MISR, a citation from the Editor of Icarus for excellence in reviewing, and the AIAA Achievement Award in Atmospheric Science.

Diner has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook and advanced degrees (Master of Science and Ph.D.) in planetary science and geology from California Institute of Technology.