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SMCD shieldJaime Daniels

Satellite Meteorology & Climatology Division

Operational Products Development Branch
Physical Scientist


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Jaime Daniels photoJaime Daniels received a B.S. degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1982 and a M.S. degree in Meteorology from the University of Maryland in 1985. He is a Physical Scientist in the Center for Satellite Applications and Research's (STAR) Operational Product Development Branch. He specializes in the development and validation of satellite applications from infrared remote sensing radiometers. From 1985-1990, he supported efforts involving the derivation of atmospheric products from the TOVS instrumentation that included the development, validation, and operational implementation of the first physical retrieval algorithm at NESDIS for the derivation of temperature and moisture soundings. Since 1990, he has worked on development and validation of numerous atmospheric product applications for the GOES sounder and imager instruments. These product applications include: atmospheric motion winds, temperature and moisture soundings, clear-sky radiances, and clouds. He has worked on the development of polar atmospheric motion wind products from the MODIS instruments aboard the Terra and Aqua Satellites. A significant amount of his time is spent in the area of technology transition that involves the transition of GOES product application systems from the research environment to the operational environment at NESDIS. A component of this effort involves establishing and maintaining close working relationships with NOAA, national, and international users of these quantitative satellite products to help them improve their use of these satellite products in their respective environments. Beginning in November 2005, he began supporting the GOES-R program where he is the winds application team chair. In this capacity he will lead the development and validation efforts for wind retrieval algorithms for the next generation of geostationary instruments that include the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Hyperspectral Environmental Suite (HES). He presently serves on a number of committees, panels, or working groups that include: research co-chair of the NESDIS winds product oversight panel; GOES-R Atmosphere, Ocean, Land (AOL)/Technical Advisory Panel (TAP), International Winds Working Group, the NOAA THORPEX science team, and the STAR IT Advisory Council.

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