Dr. Michael J. Wolff
SSI Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Michael (Mike) Wolff is an astronomer whose research relates to the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with solid material (dust, aerosols) and gas in environments which range from planetary atmospheres to the interstellar medium. His current work focuses on the "retrieval" or characterization of the physical properties from such environments, as well as on the detailed calculation of the radiative properties of dust and aerosol particles.
His current research related to CEPS focuses on the development and the use of radiative transfer (RT) tools to characterize the atmospheres of exoplanets, with a particular emphasis on molecular opacity and aerosol radiative properties. He currently employs several RT algorithms -