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Kevin Gallo received a
B.S. degree in Geography/Meteorology from Northern Illinois University
and M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Climatology/Meteorology from Purdue
University. Kevin is physically located at a US Geological Survey (USGS)
facility, the Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
where he is the lead investigator on several collaborative research
efforts between NOAA/NESDIS and USGS related to land-atmosphere
interactions. He is also an Adjunct Professor within the South Dakota
State University Geographic Information Science Center of
Dr. Gallo is co-lead on development of the NOAA-USGS Land Product
Characterization System (LPCS), a member of the GOES-R Land Algorithm
Working Group, the USGS-NASA/EOSDIS Land Processes Distributed Active
Archive Center's (LP DAAC) User Working Group, and is the NOAA
representative to CEOS Virtual Land Surface Imaging Constellation Study
Team. Kevin is a former member American Meteorological Society Board of
the Urban Environment (1999-2003) and a former member of the Board of the
International Association for Urban Climate (2006-10).
Kevin's current research activities include:
The use of high-resolution satellite data and in situ data to validate NOAA operational satellite data and products;
Satellite-based analysis and assessment of urban effects on the
local environment at climate observation stations, and
Documentation of historical Native American observations of weather and climate.