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Timothy Kane



  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

121 Electrical Engineering East


Research Areas:

Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Interest Areas:

Optical Remote Sensing, Laser Radar, Lidar, Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics and Chemistry, Space Weather and Science





Journal Articles

  • T.-Y. Huang and Timothy J Kane, 2013, "Examining methods used in extracting long-term thermospheric density trends", Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 97, pp. 115-124
  • M. E. Zugger, J. F. Kasting, D. M. Williams, Timothy J Kane and C. R. Philbrick, 2011, "Searching for water earths in the near-infrared", The Astrophysical Journal, 739, (1)
  • J. S. Kim, D. Spencer, Timothy J Kane and J. Urbina, 2011, "Improvement of numerical TIE-GCM by incorporating Helium data from the empirical NRLMSISE-00 model", JASTP, 77, pp. 19-25
  • M. E. Zugger, J. F. Kasting, D. M. Williams, Timothy J Kane and C. R. Philbrick, 2010, "Light Scattering from Exoplanet Oceans and Atmospheres", The Astrophysical Journal, 723, pp. 1168-1179
  • L. Qian, S. C. Solomon and Timothy J Kane, 2009, "Seasonal variation of thermospheric density and composition", J. Geophys. Res., 114, pp. A01312
  • M. E. Zugger, A. M. Messner, Timothy J Kane, J. Prentice and L. Mullen, 2008, "Volume scattering function of phytoplankton: measurements and comparison of species at scattering angles between 1 and 170 degrees", Limnol. Oceanogr., 53, pp. 381-386
  • L. Qian, Timothy J Kane, R. Roble and S. Solomon, 2006, "Calculated and observed climate change in the thermosphere, and a prediction for solar cycle 24", Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, pp. L23705

Research Projects

  • September 2015 - August 2019, "NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Flexible All-Wireless Inter-Rack Fabric for Datacenters Using Free-Space Optics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

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