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Kevin Gallo

Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division

Environmental Monitoring Branch
Research Scientist


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photo: Kevin GalloKevin 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 the US Geological Survey (USGS) 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. Kevin is also an Adjunct Professor within the South Dakota State University Geospatial Science Center of Excellence.

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, ad hoc member of 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 medium- and high-resolution satellite data, and in situ data, to validate NOAA operational satellite data and products;
  • Satellite-based analysis and assessment of urban environments and their influences on the local environment at climate observation stations;
  • The use of satellite-based observations to provide supplemental information to the currently available point-based observations of severe storm (wind/hail) damage;
  • The combined use of low Earth orbit (LEO) and geostationary (GEO) satellite data for monitoring land surface properties; and
  • Documentation of historical Native American observations of weather and climate.