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John M. Haynes

Dr. John M. Haynes

Research Scientist III

Mailing Address:
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523 USA
  • Office Location:
    ACRC 103
  • 970-491-8535
About Me:

  • Ph.D. and M.S. in Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • B.S. in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University

My research interests include clouds and precipitation, and using remote sensing to better observe these quantities and ultimately improve their representation in satellite products and models. I am also interested in the application of machine learning to atmospheric science problems.

I develop algorithms and products for the NOAA/NASA Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on the GOES satellite series, JPSS VIIRS, and the NASA CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar. I also lead NOAA’s GeoXO research and exploratory project at CIRA, and am the Project Manager and co-PI of the CIRA OVERCAST project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.

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My Work/Projects:

Clouds and precipitation / Remote sensing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • Using multispectral and data fusion approaches to improve our ability to detect and quantify cloud height with passive satellite sensors (GOES ABI, VIIRS, GeoXO); improving detection of multiple layered cloud systems and cloud base for aviation applications
  • Improving our understanding of global precipitation processes; development of the CloudSat precipitation retrieval (2C-PRECIP-COLUMN)
  • Cloud and precipitation remote sensing; millimeter wavelength radar and lidar systems (the spaceborne CloudSat and CALIPSO platforms)
  • Evaluation and improvement of numerical forecast model representations of clouds and precipitation; development of a radar forward model software package to simulate radar reflectivity profiles at microwave frequencies