Andrew Jones received the B.S. in Physics (minor in Mathematics), summa cum laude with University Honors, at Eastern Illinois Univ.; and M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, at Colorado State University. In the past, he has received 6 academic merit scholarships/fellowships from various organizations including the State of Illinois and the State of Colorado. He has more than 570 publications, reports, and presentations in the areas of:
- satellite data assimilation
- multisensor satellite data merger techniques
- satellite spatial filters
- 1DVAR soil moisture and water vapor profile retrievals
- measurement of microwave surface emissivity for determining surface wetness and radiometric boundary conditions
- microwave detection of cloud liquid water and surface properties over land
- satellite limb radiance
- radar and satellite intercomparison studies
Food security and Big Data Analytics are important areas of interest, especially in scaling research capabilities to make an impact globally.
He works closely with many CSU colleges and departments in transdisciplinary activities related to one health and food security.
He serves as a Senior Editor of the APS Phytobiome Journal and is a former Editor of the AMS Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. He is a member of the Science Coordination Group of the International Phytobiome Initiative. Dr. Jones works closely with the DoD, USDA, and NOAA as a subject matter expert in remote sensing, satellite data assimilation, operational transitions, and large-scale satellite data architecture and infrastructure studies involving big-data, serves on the CSU Office of Defense Engagement and CSU Research Data Management Committees.
Coordinating, communicating, and implementing new technologies using innovative remote sensing and data assimilation methodologies, focusing on application areas of high impact to our sponsors. This includes cross-sensor remote sensing techniques, satellite/model data assimilation for analysis of hydrological processes, microwave emissivity analysis, land surface characterization, remote sensing of soil moisture, inversion theory, error propagation analysis, spatial filter analysis, and cross-sensor data fusion techniques. Aerosols, clouds, coupling of land/atmospheric processes, and atmospheric profile estimates are also broad scientific interests.
Current Research Projects:
One Health Institute, onehealth.colostate.edu
Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project (OWCAP), www.ogallalawater.org
NESDIS Blended Total Precipitable Water and Blended Rainfall Rate project, cat.cira.colostate.edu
NSF Non-Gaussian Data Assimilation projects, cdat.cira.colostate.edu
Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships: Rural Wealth Creation, foodsystems.colostate.edu
Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships: Terraforma
Army Soil Moisture and Soil Strength projects