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
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.