NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research banner

SOCD shieldRon Vogel

Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division

CoastWatch / OceanWatch
Contract Scientist


To view Mr. Vogel's publications, visit:


Ron Vogel photoRonald L. Vogel is a satellite remote sensing scientist and environmental applications developer supporting decision-making for ocean, coastal and land environmental issues. He currently develops decision-support tools for water quality, fisheries and ecological modeling in coastal areas. Other projects have included real-time hourly surface solar radiation for coral reef health and hydrological modeling, infrared surface emissivity comparisons for satellite data assimilation in numerical weather prediction systems, and validation of satellite observations with in- situ measurements. Other interests include vegetation and land surface monitoring by satellite. He has expertise in both visible and infrared satellite remote sensing. Ron received a BA in environmental science with honors from Wesleyan University and an MS in marine science from University of South Carolina with an emphasis in coastal and estuarine processes.