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Email: bill.grose@hamptonu.edu
Phone: 757-728-6219
Office Location: 119-B Phenix Hall, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Hampton VA, 23668
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Dr. William Grose

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Grose received his B.Sc. degree from Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in 1961 and his Ph.D from Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in 1969. He received his M.Sc. degree in Physics at the College of William and Mary, in 1966. Dr. Grose retired from NASA at the end of 2004 after more than 43 years of service. He is presently a Visiting Scholar at Hampton University where he teaches graduate courses in atmospheric science and mentors students conducting research.

Dr. Grose conducted theoretical and experimental research in the field of reentry physics for the first 11 years of his tenure with NASA. During this period, he developed techniques for simulating three-dimensional non-equilibrium flow-fields about the Apollo, Viking, and Pioneer Venus entry vehicles. Since 1972, Dr. Grose has conducted research in the areas of atmospheric dynamics and transport. He was a key science advisor to the NASA High Speed Research Program concerning effects of high-altitude aircraft flights on stratospheric ozone levels.

He has conducted collaborative studies and published papers with scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory, the British Meteorological Office, the Free University of Berlin, Oxford University, the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Reading University. Dr. Grose retired from NASA at the end of 2004 after more than 43 years of service. He is presently a Visiting Scholar at Hampton University where he teaches graduate courses in atmospheric science and mentors students conducting research.

Research Interests: Dr. Grose’s research includes observational studies of dynamics and transport phenomena utilizing data from meteorological analysis and from instruments on balloon, aircraft, and satellite platforms.  His research efforts include leading a team of scientists in developing a three-dimensional atmospheric simulation model with coupled radiation, chemistry, and dynamics.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF File)

Publications:

  • Lingenfelser, G.; W. L. Grose: Use of Long-lived Tracer Observations to Examine Transport Characteristics in the Lower Stratosphere.  J. Geophys. Res.- Atmospheres, 107, D15, August 16, 2002.
  • Pierce, R. B.; J. Al-Saadi; T. D. Fairlie; M. Natarajan; V. L. Harvey; W. L. Grose; J. M. Russell; R. Bevilacqua; S. D. Eckermann; D. Fahey; P. Popp; E. Richard; R. Stimpfle; G. C. Toon; Webster, C. R.; Elkins, J. : Large-Scale Chemical Evolution of the Arctic Vortex During the 1999-2000 Winter: HALOE/POAM III Lagrangian Photochemical Modeling for the SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE) Campaign.  J. Geophys. Res.- Atmos., December 18, 2002.
  • Grose, W. L.: Large-scale Circulation of the Stratosphere.  Handbook of Weather, Climate, and Water. T D. Potter and B. R. Colman, Editors.  John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, N. J.  2003.
  • Remsberg, E., G. Lingenfelser, V. L. Harvey, W. Grose, J. Russell III, M. Mlynczak, L. Gordley, and B. T. Marshall, On the verification of the quality of SABER temperature, geopotential height, and wind fields by comparison with Met Office assimilated analyses, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D20), 4628, doi:10.1029/2003JD003720, 2003.
  • Al-Saadi, J. A.; Pierce, R. B. .; Natarajan, M.; Fairlie, T. D.; Grose, W. LChemical climatology of the middle atmosphere simulated by the NASA Langley research Center Interactive Modeling Project for Atmospheric Chemistry and Transport (IMPACT) model. J. Geophys. Res.- Atmos., 109, D17301, doi:10.1029/2003JD004354, 2004.