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JCSDA SealKevin Garrett

JCSDA Associate Director / STAR Physical Scientist




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photo: Kevin GarrettKevin Garrett received the M.S. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 2007. He currently is a Physical Scientist with the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), College Park, MD, and is the Federal Manager for the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM). Additionally Mr. Garrett serves as NESDIS representative to the U.S. Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) Executive Team. His primary interests are all-sky radiative transfer and applications in passive microwave remote sensing, data fusion, and data assimilation. Previously he worked as contractor task lead on the NOAA Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS) and supported the JCSDA, leading the optimization of SNPP ATMS and DMSP SSMI/S data assimilation, and implementation of new passive microwave satellite data including GPM GMI, GCOM-W1 AMSR2, and Megha-Tropiques SAPHIR into the NOAA Global Data Assimilation System / Global Forecast System (GDAS/GFS).