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John Knaff
Federal Employee

Dr. John A. Knaff

Physical Scientist NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch Fort Collins, CO

Mailing Address:
John Knaff
CIRA/Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 1375
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
  • Office Location:
    CIRA Room 05
  • 970-491-8881
About Me:

John Knaff earned a B.S. in Meteorology (1989) from Texas A&M University, and a MS (1992) and PhD (1997) in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He is a subject matter expert on satellite meteorology, tropical meteorology and global tropical cyclone data.    His primary job functions are improving the use of satellite data and satellite applications to improve tropical cyclone forecasting, developing satellite-based/infused analysis techniques and simple forecast aids for tropical cyclone problems,  increasing the utility of remotely sensed observations, and interacting with operational forecasters to better understand their needs in operations.  This work is often collaborative with NOAA cooperative institutes, and most often with CIRA, a relationship that helps  achieve NOAA’s goals and priorities.  Another part of his work is documenting his work via scientific written and oral communications and refereed publications, and educating and advising future scientist.   An  Up-to-date publication information can be found at the following web locations: