Dr. Minnett’s research interests include remote sensing of oceanic and atmospheric variables from satellite-borne and ship-borne sensors, primarily in the infrared. In particular, the retrieval of accurate sea-surface temperatures from space - this involves careful compensation of the effects of the intervening atmosphere. His interests in the sea surface temperature extend to the study of the small scale physical processes at the interface, including laboratory experiments in the ASIST facility.
Dr. Minnett is active in Arctic research, particularly in the multi-disciplinary study of Arctic polynyas, such as the North Water, the applications of satellite data, and in cloud radiative forcing at the surface.
Dr. Minnett's teaching specialization includes Satellite Oceanography and Advanced Topics in Satellite Oceanography.
1999-present Professor, University of Miami
1995-1999 Research Professor, University of Miami
1995-present Visiting Fellow in Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
1994-1999 Adjunct professor, North Carolina State University
1994-1999 Adjunct Associate Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1990-1995 Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory
1985-1990 Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, NATO Saclant Undersea Research Centre
1981-1985 Higher Scientific Officer and Senior Scientific Officer, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
1977-1981 Scientist, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, FRG