Scientist Profile: Riley Duren

February 4, 2019 |  

Principal Engineer and Chief Systems Engineer
Earth Science Directorate
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

BS, Electrical Engineering, Auburn University

Mr. Riley Duren is a NASA veteran of nearly 30 years who works at the intersection of engineering and science to deliver complex systems, including seven space missions spanning earth science and astrophysics. Since 2008, Mr. Duren has applied the discipline of systems engineering to supporting societal decisionmaking
about climate change and energy with a particular research focus on carbon monitoring.

Mr. Duren can speak and advise on the following technical fields:

  • Surface and satellite observations, high resolution CO2 and methane emissions data sets, and tracer transport modeling to monitor carbon fluxes in megacities, such as Los Angeles.
  • Airborne surveys of methane point sources across California.

 

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Updated: 2019.02.04

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