• bdemoz@umbc.edu
  • UMBC


Dr. Demoz holds a doctoral degree in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Nevada and Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. Prior to joining UMBC/JCET he was Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard University, where he was Director of Graduate Studies for the Physics Department; and also one of the Principal PI’s at the Beltsville Research Campus. Before joining academia, Dr. Demoz has worked for the private industry as a NASA contractor, followed by some time as a Civil Servant at NASA/GSFC in the Mesoscale Dynamics Branch.. He is the current Director of the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology.

Research Interests

Dr. Demoz’s research interests include mesoscale observation and instrumentation in atmospheric physics and climate as well as atmospheric science influence in climate policy. He has organized national and international conferences and workshops and serves in a number of working groups and international organization and also serves as an adjunct Professor at University of Utah. He is also active in organizing national and international research field observations (e.g. WAVES 2007, IHOP2002, PECAN 2015 for example).



Rabenhorst, S., D. N. Whiteman, D. Zhang, D. Demoz (2014): A Case Study of Mid-Atlantic Nocturnal Boundary-Layer Events During WAVES 2006. Part I: Observational Detection of Fine Scale Phenomena. Submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres.

Emory, A. E, B. Demoz, K. Vermeesch, and M. Hicks (2014): Double Bright Band Observations with High-Resolution Vertically Pointing Radar, Lidar, and Radiometer. Accepted (With Revision) JGR- Atmospheres.

Okonkwo, C.O., Demoz, B.B. Tesfai, S., 2014. Characterization of West African jet streams and its association to ENSO events and rainfall in ERA- Interim 1979 – 2011. Advances in Meteorology, vol. 2014, Article ID 405617, 12 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/405617

Okonkwo, C.O., and Demoz , B., 2014. The relationship between El Niño-southern oscillations on cereal production in Sahel. Environmental Hazards DOI:10.1080/17477891.2014.940826

Okonkwo, C.O., and Demoz , B., 2014. Identifying anthropogenic ‘hotspots’ and management of water resources in Lake Chad Basin. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, vol. 6(2-3), p. 135-149

Delgado, R., S. D. Rabenhorst, B. B. Demoz, R. M. Hoff (2014): Elastic Lidar Measurements of Summer Nocturnal Low Level Jet Events over Baltimore, Maryland. Accepted. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry. DOI:10.1007/s10874-013-9277-2

Fassò, A., Ignaccolo, R., Madonna, F., and Demoz, B. B. (2014): Statistical modelling of collocation uncertainty in atmospheric thermodynamic profiles, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 7505-7533, doi:10.5194/amtd-6-7505-2013, 2013.

Okonkwo, C.l, B. Demoz, and K. Onyeukwu (2013) Characteristics of drought indices and rainfall in Lake Chad Basin, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34:22, 7945-7961, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2013.827813.

Jenkins, G, S.,M. L. Robjhon*, B. Demoz, W. R. Stockwell, S. A. Ndiaye, M. S. Drame, M. Gueye, J. W. Smith*, Y. Luna-Cruz*, J. Clark*, J. Holt#, C. Paulin#, A. Brickhouse#, A. Williams#, A. Abdullah#, A. Reyes*, L. Mendes, A. Valentine, M. Camara (2013): Multi-site tropospheric ozone measurements across the north Tropical Atlantic during the summer of 2010. Atmospheric Environment.70 131-148.

Stockwell, W, V. Morris, E. Joseph, B. Demoz, D. Venable, G. S. Jenkins and T. Yu (2012): Experiential Teaching and Research in the Atmospheric Sciences for Minority Students. Accepted. Environment Manager (EM) Magazine, Published by the Air and Waste Management Association.

Fuentes J. D. and D. Doughty, B. Demoz, and I. Mitrea (2012): Increasing Diversity in Geosciences Through Experiential Learning. Eos, Vol. 93, No. 51, 18 December 2012.

Thorne, P. et al, (2012): GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN): Steps Towards Assuring Future Climate Records. Proceedings of the 9th International Temperature Symposium Los Angeles, CA on March 19 – 23, 2012. Published by the American Institute of Physics Volume 8 of Temperature: Its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry.


Dr. Demoz has chaired the Committee for Atmospheric LIDAR Application Studies (CLAS) for the American Meteorological Society; is a member of the Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate (AOPC) Working Group on GRUAN (WG-GRUAN); and has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research, the web magazine Earthzine –
(http://www.earthzine.org/) and many other editorial boards.