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Jordan Gerth, Ph.D.
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Jordan Gerth

Presentations (Talks and Posters)

  • MODIS Imagery and Products in an Operational Forecasting Environment (pdf) (ppt)
    Talk, MODIS Science Team Meeting, University of Maryland University College (Adelphi, Maryland)
    November 1, 2006 (Web site)
  • Using AWIPS for Transitioning Research to Operations (pdf) (ppt)
    Talk, CIMSS/SSEC Seminar, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin) - Abstract
    July 12, 2007 (Web site)
  • Transitioning Satellite Imagery from Research to Operations
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session 8 (Reno, Nevada)
    October 17, 2007 (Web site)
  • A comparison of GOES and MODIS imagery in operational forecasting (pdf) (ppt)
    Poster, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—Student Session (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    January 20, 2008 (Web site)
  • Enhancing Numerical Weather Prediction Initial Conditions with MODIS (pdf) (ppt)
    Poster, Wisconsin Space Conference, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley (Menasha, Wisconsin)
    August 14, 2008 (Web site)
    Poster, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Future Forum, Adler Planetarium (Chicago, Illinois)
    October 10, 2008 (Web site)
  • An Evaluation of Transitioning New Satellite Products to Operations, and Future Directions (pdf) (ppt)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session 5B (Louisville, Kentucky)
    October 14, 2008 (Web site)
  • How Integrating MODIS Data Enhances Numerical Predictions of Sea Breezes (pdf) (ppt)
    Poster, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—Student Session (Phoenix, Arizona) - Abstract
    January 11, 2009 (Web site)
  • Transitioning Satellite Products to National Weather Service Operations, and Future Directions for the GOES-R Era (pdf) (ppt)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—16th SATMET Conference (Phoenix, Arizona) - Abstract
    January 14, 2009 (Web site)
  • How CIMSS Contributes to the GOES-R Proving Ground, and Possible Implications for Alaska (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, High Latitude and Arctic Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Fairbanks/Anchorage, Alaska)
    August 18, 2009 (Web site)
  • A New Numerical Weather Prediction Approach to the NDFD's Sky Cover Grid (pdf) (ppt)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session WAF I (Norfolk, Virginia)
    October 20, 2009 (Web site)
  • The Great Lakes Pneumonia Front:  A New Study of Land-Sea Interactions (pdf) (ppt)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session Marine (Norfolk, Virginia)
    October 22, 2009 (Web site)
  • Best Practices for NWP: The Nexus of Satellite Observations and Initial Conditions (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session VII (Tucson, Arizona)
    October 5, 2010 (Web site)
  • AWIPS-II and GOES-R: When Updated Information Processing Systems and New Satellites Meet (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session XI (Tucson, Arizona)
    October 6, 2010 (Web site)
  • An Outline in Transferring Satellite Research Products to National Weather Service Operations (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—1st R2O Conference (Seattle, Washington) - Abstract
    January 27, 2011 (Web site)
  • The Magic of Moisture in Numerical Weather Prediction (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session V (Birmingham, Alabama)
    October 18, 2011 (Web site)
  • How AWIPS II will bring GOES-R Capabilities and Science to the Field, both Pre- and Post-Launch (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—Joint NWA/GUC Session I (Birmingham, Alabama)
    October 20, 2011 (Web site)
  • The Reemergence of Satellite Imagery and Products in Weather Forecasting and Warning (pptx)
    Talk, AOS Department Seminar, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin) - Abstract
    December 7, 2011 (Web site)
  • Improving Cloud and Moisture Representation by Assimilating GOES Sounder Products into Analyses for NWP (pdf) (pptx)
    M.S. Thesis Oral Defense, CIMSS/SSEC Seminar, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin) - Abstract
    December 14, 2011 (Web site)
  • How AWIPS II Is a Tool to Further R2O in the GOES-R Era (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—18th SATMET Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana) - Abstract
    January 26, 2012 (Web site)
  • CIMSS AWIPS II Activities (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, 2012 NOAA Satellite Science Week (Kansas City, Missouri)
    May 3, 2012 (Web site)
  • Envisioning RGBA Capabilities in AWIPS II and Initial Successes (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, 2012 NOAA Satellite Science Week (Kansas City, Missouri)
    May 4, 2012 (Web site)
  • Improving Cloud and Moisture Representation by Assimilating GOES Sounder Products into Analyses for NWP (pdf) (ppt)
    Poster, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographical Society 2012 Congress (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - Abstract
    May 31, 2012 (Web site)
  • Linear Optimization as a Solution to Improve the Sky Cover Guess, Forecast (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session E14 (Madison, Wisconsin)
    October 10, 2012 (Web site)
  • The ingredients for sustaining success in NOAA R2O for GOES-R (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—3rd R2O Conference (Austin, Texas) - Abstract
    January 10, 2013 (Web site)
  • The ingredients for sustaining success in NOAA R2O for GOES-R (pdf) (pptx)
    Poster, 2013 NOAA Satellite Conference (College Park, Maryland)
    April 9, 2013 (Web site)
  • Sky Cover: Shining Light on a Gloomy Problem (pdf)
    Talk, CoRP Symposium, Toward a Weather-Ready Nation and Resilient Coastal Communities (Madison, Wisconsin)
    July 23, 2013 (Web site)
  • Toward an operational sky cover analysis from geostationary satellite cloud products via a linear optimization methodology
    Talk, AMS/EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference—Cloud observations from satellites, including 30 years ISCCP (Vienna, Austria)
    September 19, 2013 (Web site)
  • Sky Cover: Shining Light on a Gloomy Problem (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session VIIb (Charleston, South Carolina)
    October 15, 2013 (Web site)
  • Sky Cover (pdf) (pptx)
    Ph.D. Dissertation Oral Defense, CIMSS/SSEC Seminar, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin) - Abstract
    December 18, 2013 (Web site)
  • Sky Cover: Shining Light on a Gloomy Problem (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—10th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems (Atlanta, Georgia) - Abstract, Manuscript
    February 5, 2014 (Web site)
  • Future Geostationary Weather Satellites (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—General Session B3 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    October 21, 2014 (Web site)
  • R2-Whoa: Challenges and solutions for executing best practices in transferring NOAA's research to NWS operations (pdf) (pptx)
    Poster, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations (Phoenix, Arizona) - Abstract
    January 7, 2015 (Web site)
  • Why the OCONUS is ready for the new generation of environmental satellites (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, Joint JPSS/GOES-R Science Seminar (Remote) - Abstract
    June 29, 2015 (Web site)
  • Nowcasting Applications (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, JPSS Science Team Meeting (College Park, Maryland)
    August 25, 2015 (Web site)
  • GOES-R: The New Generation Begins with Himawari-8
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—Plenary Session II (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
    October 19, 2015 (Web site)
  • The Himawari training program for NWS Pacific Region meteorologists
    Talk, Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference—Capacity development and training activities (Tokyo, Japan) - Abstract
    November 12, 2015 (Web site)
  • Developing AWIPS to support forecaster demands in the new generation of satellites (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (New Orleans, Louisiana) - Abstract
    January 11, 2016 (Web site)
  • Increased Satellite Reception and Utilization Capabilities in NWS Pacific Region (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—12th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems (New Orleans, Louisiana) - Abstract
    January 12, 2016 (Web site)
  • New Generation Satellite Readiness: Marine and Arctic Applications (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, 2016 NOAA-EC Bi-Lateral Marine Focus Area Workshop (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
    May 5, 2016 (Web site)
  • SIFTing through imagery with the Satellite Information Familiarization Tool (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, 2016 NOAA Satellite Proving Ground / User Readiness Meeting (Norman, Oklahoma)
    May 10, 2016 (Web site)
  • The Success Story of Himawari-8: Does R2O Really Mean "Risks to Overcome"? (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, 2016 NOAA Satellite Proving Ground / User Readiness Meeting (Norman, Oklahoma)
    May 12, 2016 (Web site)
  • Visualizing new-generation geostationary satellite imagery with SIFT (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference—Application of satellite data to weather analysis and disaster monitoring (Incheon, South Korea) - Abstract, Photos
    October 26, 2016 (Web site)
  • Visualizing new-generation geostationary satellite imagery with SIFT (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—13th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems (Seattle, Washington) - Abstract
    January 23, 2017 (Web site)
  • Evolving R2O in the Era of "Big Data" Meteorology (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting—Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations (Seattle, Washington) - Abstract
    January 24, 2017 (Web site)
  • New satellites, new applications, and future expectations for GOES-R and JPSS (pdf) (pptx)
    Talk, National Weather Association Annual Meeting—State of the Science (Garden Grove, California)
    September 18, 2017 (Web site)

Awards and Honors

  • 2007 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Award
  • 2007 National Weather Association Meteorological Satellite Applications Award
    with Transitioning Satellite Imagery from Research to Operations
  • 2008 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Award
  • 2009 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 2010 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 2011 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 2012 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Award

Conferences, Meetings, and Workshops

Presentations from the CIMSS-NWS MKX meeting on 27 January 2009 are available via FTP.
Presentations from the CIMSS-NWS MKX meeting on 17 February 2009 are available via FTP.
Presentations from the CIMSS-NWS SLC meeting on 16 February 2011 are available via FTP.

I have attended the following professional forums:
  • 2006 MODIS Science Team Meeting (Adelphi, Maryland)
  • 2007 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Annual Conference (Superior, Wisconsin)
  • 2007 Great Lakes Operational Meteorology Workshop (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 2007 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Reno, Nevada)
  • 2008 American Meteorological Society Student Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • 2008 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • 2008 GOES-R Proving Ground Kickoff Meeting (Boulder, Colorado)
  • 2008 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Annual Conference (Menasha, Wisconsin)
  • 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Future Forum (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 2008 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • 2008 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Direct Readout Meeting (Miami, Florida)
  • 2009 American Meteorological Society Student Conference (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • 2009 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • 2009 GOES-R Proving Ground Status Meeting (Boulder, Colorado)
  • 2009 AMS/NWA Weather and Forecasting/Numerical Weather Prediction Meeting (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 2009 College of Engineering Multisensor Measurement of Precipitation Workshop (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2009 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Annual Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 2009 High Latitude and Arctic Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Fairbanks/Anchorage, Alaska)
  • 2009 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • 2009 50th Anniversary Meteorological Satellite Experiment Symposium (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2009 GOES Users' Conference (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2010 American Meteorological Society Student Conference (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2010 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2010 Great Lakes Operational Meteorology Workshop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • 2010 GOES-R Proving Ground Review and Satellite Training Meeting (Boulder, Colorado)
  • 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • 2010 Pacific Region Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • 2010 American Meteorological Society Satellite Meteorology Conference (Annapolis, Maryland)
  • 2010 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Tucson, Arizona)
  • 2011 American Meteorological Society Student Conference (Seattle, Washington)
  • 2011 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Seattle, Washington)
  • 2011 National Severe Weather Workshop (Norman, Oklahoma)
  • 2011 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Direct Readout Meeting (Miami, Florida)
  • 2011 GOES-R Proving Ground Review and Satellite Training Meeting (Boulder, Colorado)
  • 2011 High Latitude and Arctic Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Juneau, Alaska)
  • 2011 GOES-R Proving Ground AWIPS II Technical Interchange Meeting (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • 2011 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • 2011 GOES Users' Conference (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • 2012 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • 2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Science Week (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • 2012 AMS/CMOS Weather and Forecasting/Numerical Weather Prediction Meeting (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 2012 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Annual Conference (Whitewater, Wisconsin)
  • 2012 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2013 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Austin, Texas)
  • 2013 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference (College Park, Maryland)
  • 2013 GOES-R/JPSS OCONUS Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Fairbanks/Anchorage, Alaska)
  • 2013 Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Symposium (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2013 AMS/EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference (Vienna, Austria)
    • Invited panelist, Societal benefits of user-focused communication of satellite data, products and services, "Are we meeting user needs?"
  • 2013 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • 2014 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 2014 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Science Week (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2014 GOES-R/JPSS OCONUS Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • 2014 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • 2014 American Meteorological Society Severe Local Storms Conference (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2015 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Science Week (Boulder, Colorado)
  • 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference (College Park, Maryland)
  • 2015 GOES-R/JPSS OCONUS Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • 2015 JPSS Science Team Meeting (College Park, Maryland)
  • 2015 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  • 2015 Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2016 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • 2016 GOES-R/JPSS OCONUS Proving Ground Annual Meeting (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • 2016 American Meteorological Society Summer Community Meeting (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
    • Invited panelist, Current Radio Frequency Spectrum Challenges for the Weather, Water, Climate Enterprise
  • 2016 American Meteorological Society Satellite Meteorology Conference (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2016 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • 2016 Asia/Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users' Conference (Incheon, South Korea)
  • 2016 American Meteorological Society Board for Operational Government Meteorologists Webinar (Virtual)
  • 2017 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (Seattle, Washington)
    • Invited panelist, Current Radio Frequency Spectrum Challenges for the Weather, Water, Climate Enterprise
  • 2017 American Meteorological Society Washington Forum (Washington, District of Columbia)
  • 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference (New York City, New York)
  • 2017 American Meteorological Society Summer Community Meeting (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 2017 National Weather Association Annual Meeting (Garden Grove, California)

In addition, I have participated in on-site collaboration activities with the National Weather Service Forecast Offices in the following locations: Milwaukee/Sullivan, Wisconsin (MKX, January 2007 and July/August 2017), La Crosse, Wisconsin (ARX, March 2007), Nashville, Tennessee (OHX, May 2007), Duluth, Minnesota (DLH, August 2007), Green Bay, Wisconsin (GRB, January 2008 and February 2016), Huntsville, Alabama (HUN, August 2008), Boulder, Colorado (BOU, May 2010), Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL, August 2010), Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC, February 2011), and Peachtree City, Georgia (FFC, March 2013).

Other Professional Trips

  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado; 2008, 2014)
  • Central Region Headquarters (Kansas City, Missouri; 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017)
  • Aviation Weather Center (Kansas City, Missouri; 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • University of Alabama (Huntsville, Alabama; 2008)
  • National Hurricane Center (Miami, Florida; 2008, 2015)
  • Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (Miami, Florida; 2008)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Miami, Florida; 2008)
  • Storm Prediction Center (Norman, Oklahoma; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Norman, Oklahoma; 2009, 2012, 2013)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Anchorage, Alaska; 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Alaska Aviation Weather Unit and Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (Anchorage, Alaska; 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center (Anchorage, Alaska; 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Bonneville Power Administration (Portland, Oregon; 2010)
  • Pacific Region Headquarters (Honolulu, Hawaii; 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (Ewa Beach, Hawaii; 2010)
  • Western Region Headquarters (Salt Lake City, Utah; 2011)
  • ZLC Center Weather Service Unit (Salt Lake City, Utah; 2011)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Juneau, Alaska; 2011, 2017)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Valley, Nebraska; 2011)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii; 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • University of Alaska (Fairbanks, Alaska; 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Fairbanks, Alaska; 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • ZTL Center Weather Service Unit (Hampton, Georgia; 2013)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Pago Pago, American Samoa; 2013, 2017)
  • National Weather Service Forecast Office (Barrigada, Guam; 2015, 2017)
  • Alaska Region Headquarters (Anchorage, Alaska; 2016, 2017)
  • National Weather Service Training Center (Kansas City, Missouri; 2016, 2017)
  • ZAN Center Weather Service Unit (Anchorage, Alaska; 2017)

Interesting Images

June 30, 2012: VIIRS Day/Night Band difference shows lights off in rural West Virginia

April 11, 2007: Late Season Southern Wisconsin Blizzard

Heavy Snow falls across Wisconsin; squall line South, Snow and Blowing Snow highlight the initial band, Models and forecasts anticipate up to twelve inches, Time-height section from wind profiler in Blue River, CIMSS/SSEC experimental mesoscale satellite winds

July 27, 2006: Flash flooding hits downtown Madison following slow-moving storm

February 16, 2006: Madison experiences heavy snow and strong thunderstorms

January 20, 2006: Period of heavy snowfall lowers evening visibilities in Madison

September 23, 2005: Several flocks of birds caught by radars on a cool morning



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