Assistant Scientist
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706

E-mail Jason Otkin
Phone: (608) 265-2476
Fax: (608) 262-5974

 

Research Interests

  • Using satellite observations to improve drought analysis and prediction
  • Assimilating satellite observations into high-resolution numerical models
  • Cloudy satellite radiance assimilation using ensemble data assimilation systems
  • Using satellite radiances and cloud products to validate numerical model output
  • Enhancing our understanding of atmospheric processes using model simulations
  • Investigating the societal impacts of moderate-to-extreme drought events

Education

  • PhD, Mathematics, University of Reading, Reading, UK, 2018 (est)
  • M.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, May 2003
  • B.S., Meteorology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, May 2000

Experience

  • Associate Scientist, SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 2015-present
  • Assistant Scientist, SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, September 2013 - September 2015
  • Researcher, SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, January 2010 - August 2013
  • Associate Researcher, SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, July 2006 - December 2009
  • Assistant Researcher, SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, July 2004 - June 2006
  • Research Intern, SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, May 2003 - June 2004
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2000-2003
  • Research Assistant, Nastrom Consulting, LLC, Sauk Rapids, MN, 1999-2000

Professional Society Affiliations

  • Member, American Meteorological Society
  • Member, American Geophysical Union

Publications

Author or co-author of 50 published, peer-reviewed scientific articles covering diverse topics such as drought monitoring, rapid onset flash droughts, ensemble data assimilation, validation of numerical model output using satellite observations, synthetic satellite dataset generation, subtropical cyclogenesis, atmospheric bores, and land surface flux modeling.


Journal Referee

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Monthly Weather Review
  • Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres
  • Agriculture and Forest Meteorology
  • Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
  • Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Journal of Hydrology
  • National Hazards Earth System Science
  • Atmospheric Research
  • Elsevier (book)
  • Rangelands
  • Climate

 

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