Kevin C Vermeesch

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Kevin C Vermeesch

  • SUPPORT SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6224 | 301.614.5492
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 612
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Positions/Employment

    4 / 2008 - Present

    Staff Research Scientist

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD
    • comparison of satellite to ground-based water vapor measurements
    • analysis of wind lidar, wind profiler, ceilometer, radiosonde, and surface observation data
    • analysis of observational time series data for trend detection
    • assisting with radiosonde launch preparations
    • presenting research at conferences
    8 / 2005 - 5 / 2007

    Teaching Assistant

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    • class instructor and grader for classes in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department
    • held regular office hours and class in the absence of teaching professors
    6 / 2004 - 8 / 2004

    Undergraduate Research Student

    University of Michigan, University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI
    • conducted research as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduate program
    • programmed data mining procedure to analyze archived meteorological data
    • produced oral and written presentations of results

    Teaching Experience

    August 2005 - May 2007
    Graduate student teaching assistant
    Purdue University Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

    Education

    2007
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    M.S. Atmospheric Science

    2005
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    B.S. Atmospheric Science

    Professional Societies

    American Meteorological Society, 2006 - Present

    Other Professional Information

    • proficient programming in MATLAB and Python
    • limited programming experience in NCL, Mathematica, C, Perl, and Java
    • currently taking classes from the University of Maryland University College Computer Science Department

    Publications

    Refereed

    Emory, A. E., B. Demoz, K. C. Vermeesch, and M. Hicks. 2014. "Double bright band observations with high-resolution vertically pointing radar, lidar, and profilers." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (13): 8201-8211 [10.1002/2013JD020063]

    Whiteman, D. N., M. P. Cadirola, D. D. Venable, et al. M. N. Walker, L. Miloshevich, K. C. Vermeesch, A. Dirisu, D. Hurst, E. Hall, and H. Vomel. 2012. "Correction technique for Raman water vapor lidar signal-dependent bias and suitability for water vapor trend monitoring in the upper troposphere." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 5 (11): 2893-2916 [10.5194/amt-5-2893-2012]

    Whiteman, D. N., K. C. Vermeesch, L. D. Oman, and E. Weatherhead. 2011. "The relative importance of random error and observation frequency in detecting trends in upper tropospheric water vapor." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D21): D03206 [10.1029/2011JD016610]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Comparison of wind measurements at the Howard University Beltsville Research Campus 2011
    ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Manuscript/Paper181653/Vermeesch_et_al_2011_91AMS_extended_FINAL.pdf
    Mesoscale analysis and WRF model verification of a low-level jet, bay breeze, and undular bore at the Howard University Beltsville Research Campus 2009
    ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/154953.pdf

    Refereed

    Emory, A. E., B. Demoz, K. C. Vermeesch, and M. Hicks. 2014. "Double bright band observations with high-resolution vertically pointing radar, lidar, and profilers." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (13): 8201-8211 [10.1002/2013JD020063]

    Whiteman, D. N., M. P. Cadirola, D. D. Venable, et al. M. N. Walker, L. Miloshevich, K. C. Vermeesch, A. Dirisu, D. Hurst, E. Hall, and H. Vomel. 2012. "Correction technique for Raman water vapor lidar signal-dependent bias and suitability for water vapor trend monitoring in the upper troposphere." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 5 (11): 2893-2916 [10.5194/amt-5-2893-2012]

    Whiteman, D. N., K. C. Vermeesch, L. D. Oman, and E. Weatherhead. 2011. "The relative importance of random error and observation frequency in detecting trends in upper tropospheric water vapor." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D21): D03206 [10.1029/2011JD016610]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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