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Mark Kulie

Cooperative Research Program

Advanced Satellite Products Branch, in Madison, Wisconsin
Research Scientist


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photo of Mark KulieMark Kulie received a B.S.E. in Meteorology from the University of Michigan (1993) and an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University (1996). After his Master’s degree, he worked as a NESDIS programmer/analyst, then as a Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission research scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (1996-2001). After a brief stint as a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003-2004), he obtained a Ph.D. (2010) in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His doctoral dissertation focused on developing remote sensing retrievals of falling snow using spaceborne radar and microwave radiometer observations. After completing his doctoral work, he transitioned to postdoctoral and research scientist positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center and Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (2010-2017), then as an Associate Professor at Michigan Technological University (2017-2018).

Mark joined NESDIS/STAR in December 2018 as a scientist within the Advanced Satellite Products Branch stationed in Madison, WI. Over the course of his career, he has served as a Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, and Collaborator on numerous NOAA, NASA, and NSF projects, including stints on the NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions and CloudSat/CALIPSO science teams. His primary scientific research interests include developing and improving quantitative precipitation estimates of falling snow using ground-based and satellite remote sensing observations, creating satellite-based snowfall nowcasting tools, and Great Lakes snowfall.

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