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Paget, Aaron
Aaron Paget
Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
College: College of Science, Mathematics, and Health
Department: Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
Phone: 304-384-6006
Discipline: Physics
Room: 4002c
Box: F-19

Aaron Paget


Aaron Paget is an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences. He came to Concord in 2018. His diverse background includes interdisciplinary studies that incorporate physics, meteorology, oceanography, satellite remote sensing, instrumentation, and electrical and computer engineering. Before coming to Concord, he taught at the University of Connecticut and the US Coast Guard Academy.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Connecticut
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brigham Young University
Ph.D., Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Florida State University
M.S., Meteorology, Florida State University
B.S., Physics, Brigham Young University


Dr. Paget studies earth systems through in situ instrumentation, satellite remote sensing, and computational modeling. Dr. Paget focus on the physical interactions and exchanges between interfaces such as air-sea interactions, land-sea interactions, and air-land interactions. He also works with students to develop instrumentation that can be deployed in the local region to study physical properties of the changing environment. 

Dr. Paget's courses integrate theory with applied laboratory analysis skills. He teaches PHYS 101-102 CU’s introductory physics sequence with trigonometry, PHYS 301 Optics and Waves, PHYS 319 Digital Electronics, PHYS 320 Fluid Dynamics, and PHYS 420 Computational Physics.

Some Representative Publications

Clayson, C. A., J. B. Edson, A. C. Paget, R. Graham, B. Greenwood (2019), The effects of rainfall on the atmosphere and ocean during SPURS-2, Oceanography, 32, 2, 86-97,

Fogarty, M. C., M. R. Fewings, A. C. Paget, H.M. Dierssen (2017), The influence of a sandy substrate, seagrass, or highly turbid water on albedo and surface heat flux, J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 123, 53-73,

van Emmerik, T., S. Steele-Dunne, A. Paget, R. S. Oliveira, P. R. L. Bittencourt, F. de V. Barros, and N. van de Giesen (2017), Water stress detection in the Amazon using radar, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 6841–6849,

Paget, A. C., M. J. Brodzik, D. G. Long, and M. Hardman, 2016, Bringing Earth’s Microwave Maps into Sharper Focus, Eos , 97, Published on 21 December 2016.

Paget, A. C., D. G. Long, and N. M. Madsen, 2016, RapidSCAT diurnal changes over land, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 54, No. 6, 3336-3344,

Paget, A. C., M. A. Bourassa, and M. D. Anguelova, 2015, Comparing in situ and satellite-based parameterizations of oceanic whitecaps, J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 120, 2826-2843,

Paget, A. C., S. Frolking, D. G. Long, and T. Milliman, 2015, Radar anisotropy observed in urban areas, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 36, No. 2, 665-679,

Long, D. G., M. J. Brodzik, A. C. Paget, and M. Hardman, Enhanced resolution image reconstruction of brightness temperature for spaceborne microwave radiometers, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in preparation.