Neil White has been closely involved in both in situ and remotely sensed (especially satellite altimeter) oceanographic data since he joined the then fledgling CSIRO Division of Oceanography in 1983. He ran the data processing group for the RV Franklin Marine National Facility for 10 years and also acted as a Data Quality Expert for WOCE (the World Ocean Circulation Experiment). He started getting involved with satellite altimeter data with data from the GEOSAT Exact Repeat Mission in the late 1980s and has made significant contributions to data processing techniques and to calibration of the high quality satellites TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1. This work is ongoing and we are now gearing up for the launch of Jason-2 in 2008. He is also involved in research work using various types of sea level data, and has acted as an expert reviewer for the recent (AR4) IPCC report.
Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, GPO Box 1538, Hobart, Tas 7001.
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Private Bag 80, Hobart, Tas, 7001, Australia.