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Current Working Groups:



CMS WG Biomass: (21 Participants)

(2020-present)
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Participant NameOrganization
Duncanson, Laura (WG Lead) University of Maryland 
Hudak, Andrew (Andy) (WG Lead) USDA Forest Service 
Armston, JohnUniversity of Maryland 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Cochrane, MarkUniversity of Maryland 
Fatoyinbo, Temilola (Lola)NASA GSFC 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Healey, SeanUSDA Forest Service 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Kennedy, RobertOregon State University 
McGroddy, MeganNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Moskal, L. Monika (Monika)University of Washington 
Park, TaejinNASA Ames Research Center / BAERI 
Raczka, BrettUniversity of Utah 
Sahajpal, RitvikUniversity of Maryland 
Schimel, David (Dave)JPL 
Sedano, Fernando (Fernando)University of Maryland 
Serbin, ShawnBrookhaven National Laboratory 
Tang, HaoUniversity of Maryland 
Yadav, Vineet (Yadav)JPL 
Zhang, XiaoyangSouth Dakota State University 






CMS WG Flux: (22 Participants)

(2020-present)
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Participant NameOrganization
Chatterjee, Abhishek (WG Lead) NASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Alden, CarolineUniversity of Colorado 
Andrews, ArlynNOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 
Bloom, A. AnthonyJPL 
Bowman, KevinJPL 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Guan, KaiyuUniversity of Illinois 
Hearty, ThomasNASA GSFC / SGT 
Hu, LeiNOAA / CIRES 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Lin, JohnUniversity of Utah 
Liu, JunjieJPL 
Miller, JohnNOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory 
Ott, LesleyNASA GSFC 
Peng, BinUniversity of Illinois 
Poulter, Benjamin (Ben)NASA GSFC 
Raczka, BrettUniversity of Utah 
Sahajpal, RitvikUniversity of Maryland 
Schimel, David (Dave)JPL 
Thorpe, AndrewJPL 
Worden, JohnJPL 
Yadav, Vineet (Yadav)JPL 






CMS WG Methane: (19 Participants)

(2020-present)
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Participant NameOrganization
Jacob, Daniel (WG Lead) Harvard University 
Bloom, A. AnthonyJPL 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Cusworth, DanielJPL 
Dennison, Philip (Phil)University of Utah 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Frankenberg, ChristianCaltech 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Hearty, ThomasNASA GSFC / SGT 
Hu, LeiNOAA / CIRES 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Lin, JohnUniversity of Utah 
Megonigal, PatrickSmithsonian Environmental Research Center 
Oikawa, PattyCalifornia State University 
Ott, LesleyNASA GSFC 
Sahajpal, RitvikUniversity of Maryland 
Thorpe, AndrewJPL 
Worden, JohnJPL 
Yadav, Vineet (Yadav)JPL 






CMS WG MRV: (11 Participants)

(2020-present)
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Participant NameOrganization
Olofsson, Pontus (WG Lead) Boston University 
Brown, MollyUniversity of Maryland 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Hu, LeiNOAA / CIRES 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Oikawa, PattyCalifornia State University 
Sahajpal, RitvikUniversity of Maryland 
Sedano, Fernando (Fernando)University of Maryland 
Sepulveda Carlo, Edil (Edil Antonio)NASA GSFC / SSAI 
Vargas, RodrigoUniversity of Delaware 
Zhang, XiaoyangSouth Dakota State University 






CMS WG Stakeholder: (12 Participants)

(2020-present)
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Participant NameOrganization
Sepulveda Carlo, Edil (Edil Antonio) (WG Lead) NASA GSFC / SSAI 
Brown, MollyUniversity of Maryland 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Delgado Arias, SabrinaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Gos, JoaquimLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Guan, KaiyuUniversity of Illinois 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
McGroddy, MeganNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Moskal, L. Monika (Monika)University of Washington 
Peng, BinUniversity of Illinois 
Sahajpal, RitvikUniversity of Maryland 






CMS WG Uncertainties: (19 Participants)

(2020-present)
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Participant NameOrganization
Kennedy, Robert (WG Lead) Oregon State University 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Cochrane, MarkUniversity of Maryland 
Cook, BruceNASA GSFC 
Dietze, MichaelBoston University 
Duncanson, LauraUniversity of Maryland 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Hearty, ThomasNASA GSFC / SGT 
Hu, LeiNOAA / CIRES 
Hudak, Andrew (Andy)USDA Forest Service 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Park, TaejinNASA Ames Research Center / BAERI 
Patterson, PaulUSDA Forest Service 
Raczka, BrettUniversity of Utah 
Sahajpal, RitvikUniversity of Maryland 
Sedano, Fernando (Fernando)University of Maryland 
Serbin, ShawnBrookhaven National Laboratory 
Vargas, RodrigoUniversity of Delaware 
Yadav, Vineet (Yadav)JPL 






CMS WG Wet Carbon: (14 Participants)

(2020-present)
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Participant NameOrganization
Fatoyinbo, Temilola (Lola) (WG Lead) NASA GSFC 
Eshleman, KeithUniversity of Maryland 
Gos, JoaquimLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Halabisky, MeghanUniversity Of Washington 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Mitchell, CatherineBigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences 
Sahajpal, RitvikUniversity of Maryland 
Sayers, Michael (Mike)Michigan Tech Research Institute 
Singh, DebjaniOak Ridge National Laboratory 
Vargas, RodrigoUniversity of Delaware 
Wei, JianweiNOAA / STAR 
Wickland, Kimberly (Kim)United States Geological Survey 
Zhang, XuesongUniversity of Maryland 









Past Working Groups:



CMS WG (Past) Data/ Data Management: (15 Participants)

(2013-2019)
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Participant NameOrganization
Schaaf, Crystal (WG Lead) University of Massachusetts Boston 
Andrews, ArlynNOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Fatoyinbo, Temilola (Lola)NASA GSFC 
Fischer, MarcLawrence Berkeley National Lab 
Greenberg, JonathanUniversity of Nevada 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Hearty, ThomasNASA GSFC / SGT 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Keller, MichaelUSDA Forest Service 
McGroddy, MeganNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Sepulveda Carlo, Edil (Edil Antonio)NASA GSFC / SSAI 
Singh, DebjaniOak Ridge National Laboratory 
Vannan, Suresh (Suresh)Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
Wei, JenniferNASA GES DISC / ADNET 






CMS WG (Past) Atmospheric Validation: (31 Participants)

(2013-2019)
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List of Atmospheric Validation Data Useful to CMS
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Participant NameOrganization
Nehrkorn, Thomas (WG Lead) AER, Inc 
Alden, CarolineUniversity of Colorado 
Andrews, ArlynNOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 
Baker, DavidColorado State University 
Basu, SourishNASA GSFC / GMAO 
Bowman, KevinJPL 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Collatz, George (Jim)NASA GSFC 
Davis, Kenneth (Ken)Pennsylvania State University 
Dubey, Manvendra (Dubey)Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Fischer, MarcLawrence Berkeley National Lab 
Gately, ConorBoston Metropolitan Planning Council 
Graven, HeatherImperial College London 
Hu, LeiNOAA / CIRES 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Hutyra, LucyBoston University 
Jacob, DanielHarvard University 
Kawa, Stephan (Randy)NASA GSFC 
Keeling, RalphUCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
Lauvaux, ThomasPennsylvania State University 
Lin, JohnUniversity of Utah 
Liu, JunjieJPL 
Miller, JohnNOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory 
Miller, Charles (Chip)NASA JPL 
Oda, Tomohiro (Tom)NASA GSFC / USRA 
Ott, LesleyNASA GSFC 
Parazoo, Nicholas (Nick)JPL 
Poulter, Benjamin (Ben)NASA GSFC 
Schaaf, CrystalUniversity of Massachusetts Boston 
Wofsy, Steven (Steve)Harvard University 






CMS WG (Past) External Communications: (15 Participants)

(2012-2019)
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Participant NameOrganization
Lagomasino, David (David) (WG Lead) East Carolina University 
Bowman, KevinJPL 
Delgado Arias, SabrinaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Dolan, KatelynUniversity of Maryland 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Gurney, KevinNorthern Arizona University 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Jacob, DanielHarvard University 
Kendig, LeanneNASA GSFC / GST 
Larson, Elisabeth (Libby)NASA GSFC / SSAI 
McGroddy, MeganNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Sepulveda Carlo, Edil (Edil Antonio)NASA GSFC / SSAI 
Stroud, DavidNASA GSFC 






CMS WG (Past) Methane: (16 Participants)

(2015-2019)
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Participant NameOrganization
Jacob, Daniel (WG Lead) Harvard University 
Andrews, ArlynNOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 
Baker, DavidColorado State University 
Bloom, A. AnthonyJPL 
Bowman, KevinJPL 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Griffith, PeterNASA GSFC 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Lan, Xin (Lindsay)NOAA 
Lin, JohnUniversity of Utah 
Matthews, ElaineNASA ARC 
Ott, LesleyNASA GSFC 
Poulter, Benjamin (Ben)NASA GSFC 
Trettin, CarlUSDA Forest Service 
Windham-Myers, LisamarieUnited States Geological Survey 






CMS WG (Past) MRV: (20 Participants)

(2013-2019)
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Participant NameOrganization
Olofsson, Pontus (WG Lead) Boston University 
Birdsey, RichardWoods Hole Research Center 
Delgado Arias, SabrinaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Dolan, KatelynUniversity of Maryland 
Domke, GrantUSDA Forest Service 
Duncanson, LauraUniversity of Maryland 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Fatoyinbo, Temilola (Lola)NASA GSFC 
Greenberg, JonathanUniversity of Nevada 
Hagen, Stephen (Steve)Applied Geosolutions 
Houghton, Richard (Skee)Woods Hole Research Center 
Hudak, Andrew (Andy)USDA Forest Service 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Keller, MichaelUSDA Forest Service 
Kellndorfer, JosefEarth Big Data, LLC 
Oda, Tomohiro (Tom)NASA GSFC / USRA 
Sepulveda Carlo, Edil (Edil Antonio)NASA GSFC / SSAI 
Stehman, Stephen (Steve)State University of New York 
Vargas, RodrigoUniversity of Delaware 
Williams, Christopher (Chris)Clark University 






CMS WG (Past) Uncertainties/Algorithm Assessment/Inter-comparisons: (36 Participants)

(2015-2019)
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Participant NameOrganization
Kennedy, Robert (WG Lead) Oregon State University 
Andersen, HansUSDA Forest Service 
Andrews, ArlynNOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 
Baccini, Alessandro (Ale)Boston University 
Baker, DavidColorado State University 
Basu, SourishNASA GSFC / GMAO 
Byrd, KristinUSGS 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Cohen, WarrenUSDA Forest Service 
Collatz, George (Jim)NASA GSFC 
Cooke, RogerResources For The Future, Inc. 
Dolan, KatelynUniversity of Maryland 
Duffy, PaulNeptune, Inc. 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Greenberg, JonathanUniversity of Nevada 
Gu, HuanClark University 
Hagen, Stephen (Steve)Applied Geosolutions 
Holden, ChrisBoston University 
Holmquist, JamesSmithsonian Environmental Research Center 
Hudak, Andrew (Andy)USDA Forest Service 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Kalia, SubodhBay Area Environmental Research Institute 
Kellndorfer, JosefEarth Big Data, LLC 
Liu, JunjieJPL 
Lohrenz, Steven (Steve)University of Massachusetts 
Menemenlis, DimitrisJet Propulsion Laboratory 
Miller, JohnNOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory 
Neuenschwander, AmyUniversity of Texas 
Olofsson, PontusBoston University 
Saatchi, Sassan (Sassan)Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech 
Sepulveda Carlo, Edil (Edil Antonio)NASA GSFC / SSAI 
Swatantran, Anuradha (Anu)University of Maryland 
Vargas, RodrigoUniversity of Delaware 
Windham-Myers, LisamarieUnited States Geological Survey 
Yu, YifanJPL 






CMS WG (Past) System Framework: (7 Participants)

(2012-2015)
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Participant NameOrganization
Bowman, Kevin (WG Lead) JPL 
Collatz, George (Jim)NASA GSFC 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Lohrenz, Steven (Steve)University of Massachusetts 
Ott, LesleyNASA GSFC 
West, Tristram (Tris)DOE 






CMS WG (Past) Algorithm Assessment/Inter-comparisons: (15 Participants)

(2012-2014)
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Participant NameOrganization
Ganguly, Sangram (WG Lead) Rhombus Power Inc. 
Baker, DavidColorado State University 
Brown, MollyUniversity of Maryland 
Collatz, George (Jim)NASA GSFC 
Duncanson, LauraUniversity of Maryland 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
French, NancyMichigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) 
Henze, DavenUniversity of Colorado 
Hill, Christopher (Chris)MIT 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Kennedy, RobertOregon State University 
Liu, JunjieJPL 
Pawson, StevenNASA GSFC 
Powell, ScottMontana State University 
Vargas, RodrigoUniversity of Delaware 






CMS WG (Past) Biomass-Flux: (13 Participants)

(2012-2014)
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Participant NameOrganization
Collatz, George (Jim) (WG Lead) NASA GSFC 
Brown, MollyUniversity of Maryland 
Denning, ScottColorado State University 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
French, NancyMichigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) 
Houghton, Richard (Skee)Woods Hole Research Center 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
McKenzie, Donald (Don)USDA Forest Service 
Schaaf, CrystalUniversity of Massachusetts Boston 
Schwalm, ChristopherWoods Hole Research Center 
Vargas, RodrigoUniversity of Delaware 
West, Tristram (Tris)DOE 
Woodall, Christopher (Chris)USDA Forest Service 






CMS WG (Past) Capability Risk: (5 Participants)

(2012-2014)
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Participant NameOrganization
Brown, MollyUniversity of Maryland 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Fisher, JoshuaNASA JPL 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Key, Robert (Bob)Princeton University 






CMS WG (Past) Responsiveness: (10 Participants)

(2012-2014)
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Participant NameOrganization
Healey, Sean (WG Lead) USDA Forest Service 
Baker, DavidColorado State University 
Brix, HolgerUCLA 
Brown, MollyUniversity of Maryland 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
Gurney, KevinNorthern Arizona University 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Jacob, DanielHarvard University 
West, Tristram (Tris)DOE 






CMS WG (Past) Uncertainties: (21 Participants)

(2012-2014)
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Participant NameOrganization
Andrews, ArlynNOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 
Baccini, Alessandro (Ale)Boston University 
Baker, DavidColorado State University 
Bousserez, NicolasUniversity of Colorado 
Brown, MollyUniversity of Maryland 
Chatterjee, AbhishekNASA GSFC / USRA GESTAR 
Cohen, WarrenUSDA Forest Service 
Collatz, George (Jim)NASA GSFC 
Cooke, RogerResources For The Future, Inc. 
Duffy, PaulNeptune, Inc. 
Duren, RileyUniversity of Arizona 
Escobar, VanessaNASA GSFC / SSAI 
French, NancyMichigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) 
Ganguly, SangramRhombus Power Inc. 
Hagen, Stephen (Steve)Applied Geosolutions 
Hurtt, GeorgeUniversity of Maryland 
Lohrenz, Steven (Steve)University of Massachusetts 
Menemenlis, DimitrisJet Propulsion Laboratory 
Miller, JohnNOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory 
Pawson, StevenNASA GSFC 
Swatantran, Anuradha (Anu)University of Maryland