NorthWest Research Associates

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Farewell to Dave Ortland, Senior Research Scientist in Redmond.

December 2020

Dave joined NWRA in August 1998 from the University of Michigan where he received his PhD in Mathematics in 1984.

Dave is best known as one of the Fathers of TIMED (TIDI –wind and temp profiles) mission data with broad expertise in satellite analyses and global modeling, and specific interests in tides and other atmospheric waves.

The TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) mission launched in 2001 to study influences, energetics, and dynamics of the Sun and humans on the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere.

Happy Retirement Dave!