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Dorothy Hall

Title: Ph.D., University of Maryland
Department: Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
Phone: 517-355-4649
Email: halldoro(at)

Dorothy Hall is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography, and a Senior Scientist Emeritus at NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland where she retired as Associate Chief of the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory.  Currently she leads the NASA Snow Office located at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and is on the organizing committee of NASA’s multi-year SnowEx aircraft mission (2016-2021) for testing sensors to measure snow-water equivalent remotely. She has focused her research on the remote sensing of sea ice, lake and river ice, small glaciers, snow cover and the Greenland Ice Sheet. In recent years she has been focusing on snow-cover mapping and measuring the surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet using Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data. While at NASA she led a team in the development and production of algorithms to map snow cover and sea ice using MODIS data. She also led the development of daily ice-surface temperature maps of the Greenland Ice Sheet.