an AMS Member, and a member of the
AMS Board on Enterprise Economic Development,
is the program manager for the Atmospheric Composition Modeling and
Analysis Program of the Earth Science Division of the Science Mission
directorate at NASA Headquarters,
in Washington, D.C.
He has been detailed from NASA Langley since 2009.
Before running this program, Dr. Eckman was the Assistant Branch Head of
the Chemistry and Dynamics branch at Langley, and during this time
(2005-2008), he was also the Acting Program Manager for the Energy
Management Element of the Applied Sciences Program at NASA Headquarters,
responsible for advancing the use of NASA Earth observations and model
predictions to inform decision making in the energy sector.
Dr. Eckman has a B.A. degree in Physics and Astronomy, cum laude, from
the University of Pennsylvania (1980), and a Ph.D. degree in
Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences from the University
of Colorado (1985).
His post-doctoral research at Cambridge University used atmospheric
models to study future trends in stratospheric ozone. This work was used
by the UK Department of Environment for the Montreal Protocol
From 1993 until 1999 Dr. Eckman was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at
the College of William and Mary in the Applied Science Program.
In 1988 he joined NASA, initially working in Atmospheric Sciences at
Since then he has been involved with theoretical atmospheric modeling,
the interpretation of measurements of trace species in the middle
atmosphere, and the utilization of NASA observations in the energy
Dr. Eckman has been a co-investigator in theoretical investigations for
both the Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite and Earth Observing System
He has actively participated in NASA-sponsored atmospheric model
intercomparisons, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the
NASA High Speed Research Program assessments of the atmospheric effects
Dr. Eckman is an active member of the Group on Earth Observations Energy
community of practice.
He is the co-leader of the Atmospheric Composition Constellation of the
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and also serves as
coordinator of the CEOS Energy societal benefit area.
Dr. Eckman is the coordinator of the U.S. Global Change Research
Program's Atmospheric Composition Interagency Working Group.
In addition to AMS, he is a member of the American Geophysical Union and
the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.
He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in
Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.