I received my Master’s Degree in Applied Physics with a concentration in Sciences, Technology and Environment from the University of Toulon-Var in France.  I started my career as a Research Engineer at the LSCE (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environment) in the suburb of Paris.  At LSCE, I worked mainly with PARASOL-POLDER satellite data to develop a database of Land Surface Directional Signatures for Climate Change and Vegetation Cycle studies. Then, in 2009, I had the opportunity to work on MODIS satellite data processing in support of scientific studies at the Department on the team of Professor Eric Vermote.  Currently, I still work with Dr. Eric Vermote on the development of the surface reflectance climate data record from MODIS and the satellite AVHRR-NOAA as a science collaborator in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Areas of Interest

  • Land Surface Reflectances
  • MODIS and AVHRR-NOAA Maintenance and Validation


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Sciences, Technology and Environment Systems, University of Toulon-Var, France
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    Degree Details
Emilie Murphy
NASA GSFC - Code 619 - Bldg 32/Room N148A
Department of Geographical Sciences
emilie.murphy [at] nasa.gov