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His research interests include rainfall estimation from space and ground observations, assimilation of satellite observations in atmospheric and hydrologic models and short term atmospheric and hydrologic forecasting
Dr. Mircea Grecu received a B.S. degree from the Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania in 1993, and a M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Iowa in 1996, followed by a Ph.D. from the same university in 1999. After a Postdoctoral association with the University of Connecticut, he joined GEST/UMBC in 2002. In 2011, he joined GESTAR/Morgan State University. Dr. Grecu is currently involved in the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) project in progress at the Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch of NASA GSFC. His work is focused on the refinement and extension of algorithms for rain estimation from TRMM observations. Specifically, he investigates the combined use of active and passive microwave observations for rainfall estimation by employing radar and radiative transfer models in optimal estimation frameworks.