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Richard Wagener

Computational Scientist

Richard has been involved with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program's eXternal Data Center (XDC) since its inception in the fall of 1996. His background is in atmospheric radiative transfer and atmospheric remote sensing. From 1999 through 2009 he supervised the department's Scientific Information Systems Group, whose staff are all essential for the operation of the XDC. He serves on ARM's Problem Review Board. He is responsible for a class of automated Sun and sky photometers.


  • Stony Brook University, Ph.D. Planetary Science
  • Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm's Universit├Ąt, Bonn, Germany, M.Sc. Physics


  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Astronomical Society Division of Planetary Sciences, Associate

Areas of Interest

  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Scientific Information Systems


  • Computational Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences Division, 1998-present
  • Leader, Scientific Information Systems Group, 1999-2009
  • Associate Scientist, Analytical Sciences Division, 1995-1998
  • Assistant Scientist, Environmental Chemistry Division, 1993-1995
  • Senior Research Associate, Environment Chemistry Division, 1990-1993
  • Research Scientist, Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science, Toronto, 1988-1990
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, 1987-1988

External Service

  • DOE Review Panel 2005
  • AGU Information Technology Committee, 2008-2010


Please see the ResearchID website for a list of Richard Wagener publications.