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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Arvydas Kliore

  • B.S.E.E. University of Illinois, 1956 (with high honors).
  • M.S.E. University of Michigan, 1957 (Henry Earle Riggs Fellow, 1956-1957).
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1962 (Bendix Corporation Fellow,1959 1961).

Professional Experience
  • 1989-Present JPL Senior Research Scientist
  • 1981-1989 Research Scientist, JPL
  • 1966-1981 Member of the Technical Staff, JPL
  • 1962-1966 Senior Engineer, JPL
  • 1961-1962 Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University
  • 1956-1959 Engineer, Armour Research Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.

Selected Awards
  • Full Member, International Academy of Astronautics, (1998)
  • Foreign Member, Academy of Sciences of Lithuania, (1994)
  • Corresponding Member, International Academy of Astronautics (1993-1998)
  • NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, (1972): “For outstanding scientific contributions to our knowledge of the atmospheric properties of Mars and Venus from Mariner Occultation Experiments.”
  • NASA Group Achievement Awards:
    • Mariner Occultation Experiment team (1968)
    • Mariner Mars ’69 Team (1969)
    • Pioneer 10 Radio Science Team (1974)
    • Pioneer 11 Saturn Mission Team (1975)
    • Pioneer Venus Orbiter Science Team, (1980)
    • Galileo Flight Team (1993)
Offices Held
  • Editor, COSPAR Mars Reference Atmosphere, 1982.
  • Executive Member, COSPAR Interdisciplinary Commission C (Model Atmospheres and Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets), 1979-1990 Ordinary member, 1990.
  • Chairman, COSPAR Sub Commission C3, 1984 1990.
  • Vice Chairman, COSPAR Venus International Reference Atmosphere Task Group (VIRA), 1982 1990.
  • Chairman, COSPAR Venus International Reference Atmosphere Task Group (VIRA), 1992 present.
  • Chief Editor, COSPAR Venus International Reference Atmosphere (1985-present)
  • Chairman, COSPAR Task Group on Reference Atmospheres of Planets and Satellites (RAPS)
  • Member of the following professional societies:
    • International Astronomical Union, Div. III
    • American Geophysical Union
    • American Astronomical Society (member of the organizing committee, Division for Planetary Sciences)
    • American Association for the Advances of Science
    • Sigma Xi
    • Listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who on the Frontiers of Science and Technology, Who’s Who in the West, American Men and Women of Science.

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