Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Frederick S Patt

(PROJECT MANAGER)

 frederick.s.patt@nasa.gov

 301.286.5723

Org Code: 616

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 616.2
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: Science Application International Corp.

Brief Bio


40+ years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; 26+ of those with SAIC. I've been supporting the NASA Ocean Color program since 1992, and have been SAIC Program Manager since 1998.

Prior to that, I worked on the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) mission from 1986 through 1991, and in the Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF) from 1978 to 1986.

Current Projects


Ocean Biology Processing Group

Remote Sensing

Satellite remote sensing data collection, calibration, processing, archiving and distribution of Ocean Color and SST data products from NASA missions and international collaborations.  Supported sensors include SeaWiFS, MODIS, VIIRS, CZCS, OCTS, MERIS, HICO, OCI and Hawkeye.


PACE Project

Remote Sensing

Systems Engineer and Operations Lead for the Science Data Segment; support Project Science in the areas of mission operations, calibration maneuever modeling, GNC systems, and mission data formats.

Education


B.S., Physics, Moravian College, Bethlehem PA, 1977

Awards


NASA HBG Award for Scientific/Technical Support to the SeaHawk/Hawkeye Science Operations Center, September 2019

NASA Group Achievement Award to the VIIRS Level-1 Algorithm/Software Working Group, June 2016

NASA Group Achievement Award to the SAC-D/Aquarius Star Tracker Tiger Team, August 2014

NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal, August 2013

NASA Group Achievement Award to the Aquarius Science Calibration and Validation Team, 2013

NASA Group Achievement Award to the Suomi NPP Mission Development Team, 2012

NASA Group Achievement Award to the Aquarius Launch, Early Orbit Ops, and Commissioning Team, 2012

NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Annual Award for Scientific Support, 2011

NASA Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Science to the Ocean Biology Processing Group, 2011

NASA Earth Science Data Systems Working Group (EDSWG) Software Reuse Award to the SeaDAS Development Team, 2009

NASA Robert H. Goddard Quality and Process Improvement Award to the MODIS Ocean Team, 2008

NASA GSFC Quality and Process Improvement Award to Ocean Biology Processing Team, 2005

NASA Group Achievement Award to SIMBIOS Project, 2005

William T. Pecora Award to the SeaWiFS Team, 2002

NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award to SeaWiFS/ SIMBIOS/SeaDAS Support Team, 200

NASA Group Achievement Award to SeaWiFS Project, 1999

NASA Group Achievement Award to COBE Project, 1990

NASA Manned Flight Awareness Program launch honoree, 1985

Publications


Refereed

Gao, M., B. A. Franz, P.-W. Zhai, et al. K. D. Knobelspiesse, A. M. Sayer, X. Xu, V. Martins, B. Cairns, P. Castellanos, G. Fu, N. Hannadige, O. Hasekamp, Y. Hu, A. Ibrahim, F. S. Patt, A. Puthukkudy, and P. J. Werdell. 2023. Simultaneous retrieval of aerosol and ocean properties from PACE HARP2 with uncertainty assessment using cascading neural network radiative transfer models Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 16 (23): [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-5863-2023]

Meister, G., J. J. Knuble, L. H. Chemerys, et al. H. Choi, N. R. Collins, R. E. Eplee, U. Gliese, E. T. Gorman, K. Jepsen, S. Kitchen-McKinley, S. Lee, J. W. Mcintire, F. S. Patt, B. C. Tse, E. Waluschka, and P. J. Werdell. 2022. Test Results From the Prelaunch Characterization Campaign of the Engineering Test Unit of the Ocean Color Instrument of NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud and Ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Mission Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3 [10.3389/frsen.2022.875863]

Lee, S., G. Meister, F. S. Patt, and R. E. Eplee. 2019. Estimating residual uncertainties for lunar irradiance measurements due to imaging acquisition parameters Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 13 (01): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.13.014508]

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. Meister, et al. F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, and S. W. Bailey. 2015. On-orbit calibration of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite for ocean color applications Applied Optics 54 (8): 1984-2006 [10.1364/AO.54.001984]

Siegel, D. A., B. Behrenfeld, S. Maritorena, et al. C. McClain, D. Antoine, S. Bailey, P. Bontempi, E. Boss, H. Dierssen, S. Doney, R. Eplee, R. Evans, G. Feldman, E. Fields, B. Franz, N. Kuring, C. Mengelt, R. Nelson, F. Patt, W. Robinson, J. Sarmiento, C. Swan, P. Werdell, T. Westberry, J. Wilding, and J. Yoder. 2013. Regional to global assessments of phytoplankton dynamics from the SeaWiFS mission Remote Sensing of Environment 135 77-91 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.025]

Eplee, R., G. Meister, F. S. Patt, et al. R. A. Barnes, S. W. Bailey, B. A. Franz, and C. R. McClain. 2012. On-orbit calibration of SeaWiFS Applied Optics 51 (36): 8702-8730 [10.1364/AO.51.008702]

Patt, F. S. 2011. SeaWiFS operational geolocation assessment system Image Registration for Remote Sensing 456-472 [10.1017/cbo9780511777684.023]

Patt, F., and C. Gene. 2010. VIIRS Product Evaluation at the Ocean PEATE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International 300 - 303 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652551]

Eplee, R. E., F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, et al. S. W. Bailey, G. Meister, and C. R. McClain. 2007. SeaWiFS on-orbit gain and detector calibrations: effect on ocean products Applied Optics 46 6733-6750 [10.1364/AO.46.006733]

Eplee Jr, R. E., F. Patt, R. Barnes, and C. R. McClain. 2007. SeaWiFS long-term solar diffuser reflectance and sensor noise analyses Appl Opt 46 (5): 762-773

Meister, G., E. Kwiatkowska, B. A. Franz, et al. F. Patt, G. Feldman, and C. R. McClain. 2005. Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ocean color polarization correction Appl Opt 44 (26): 5524-5535

Eplee, R. E., F. S. Patt, H. Kieffer, et al. T. Stone, G. Meister, J. J. Butler, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2004. Comparison of SeaWiFS Measurements of the Moon with the U.S. Geological Survey Lunar Model Applied Optics 43 (31): 5838 [10.1364/AO.43.005838]

Patt, F., B. A. Franz, W. Robinson, and J. Gales. 2003. Level-1a and Level-3 Processing Changes NASA/TM 2003-206892, Vol 22 41-45

Eplee, R., R. A. Barnes, and F. Patt. 2003. Changes to the On-Orbit Calibration of SeaWiFS NASA/TM 2003-206892 40531

Wolfe, R. E., M. Nishihama, A. J. Fleig, et al. J. R. Kuyper, D. P. Roy, J. C. Storey, and F. S. Patt. 2002. Achieving sub-pixel geolocation accuracy in support of MODIS land science Remote Sensing of Environment 83 (1-2): 31-49 [10.1016/S0034-4257(02)00085-8]

Gregg, W. W., M. E. Conkright, J. E. O.Reilly, et al. F. Patt, M. H. Wang, J. A. Yoder, and N. W. Casey. 2002. NOAA-NASA Coastal Zone Color Scanner Reanalysis Effort Appl Opt 41 (9): 1615-1628

Masuoka, E. J., A. J. Fleig, R. E. Wolfe, and F. S. Patt. 1998. Key characteristics of MODIS data products IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 36 (4): 1313-1323 [10.1109/36.701081]

Non-Refereed

Eplee, R. E., G. Meister, F. S. Patt, et al. K. R. Turpie, S. W. Bailey, and B. A. Franz. 2019. The NASA OBPG 2020 on-orbit calibration of SNPP VIIRS for ocean color applications Earth Observing Systems XXIV [10.1117/12.2528769]

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. Meister, F. S. Patt, and B. A. Franz. 2015. Updates to the on-orbit calibration of SNPP VIIRS for ocean color applications Earth Observing Systems XX 9607 [10.1117/12.2185940]

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. Meister, et al. F. S. Patt, G. F. Fireman, B. A. Franz, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2013. A synthesis of VIIRS solar and lunar calibrations Proc. SPIE 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII 8866 88661L [10.1117/12.2024069]

Turpie, K. R., B. A. Franz, W. D. Robinson, et al. R. E. Eplee, G. Meister, G. F. Fireman, F. S. Patt, R. A. Barnes, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2012. Suomi NPP VIIRS ocean color data product early mission assessment Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII 8510 85101H [10.1117/12.931113]

Eplee, R. E., K. R. Turpie, G. F. Fireman, et al. G. Meister, T. C. Stone, F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, W. D. Robinson, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2012. VIIRS on-orbit calibration for ocean color data processing Proc. SPIE 8510, Earth Observing Systems XVII 8510 85101G [10.1117/12.930483]

Turpie, K. R., G. Meister, R. E. Eplee, et al. R. A. Barnes, B. A. Franz, F. S. Patt, W. D. Robinson, and C. R. McClain. 2011. Assessment of NPP VIIRS Ocean Color Data Products: Hope and Risk Proc. of SPIE 8153 9 pp. [10.1117/12.893945]

Robinson, W. D., F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, K. R. Turpie, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2011. The VIIRS ocean data simulator enhancements and results Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI 8153 81531P [10.1117/12.892936]

Meister, G., C. R. Mc Clain, Z. Ahmad, et al. S. W. Bailey, R. A. Barnes, S. Brown, G. E. Eplee, B. A. Franz, A. Holmes, W. B. Monosmith, F. S. Patt, R. P. Stumpf, K. R. Turpie, and P. J. Werdell. 2011. Requirements for an Advanced Ocean Radiometer NASA Tech Memo 37

Eplee, R. E., G. Meister, F. S. Patt, B. A. Franz, and C. R. Mc Clain. 2011. Uncertainty Assessment of the SeaWiFS On-Orbit Calibration Earth Observing Systems XVI

Robinson, W., F. Patt, B. A. Franz, K. Turpie, and C. R. Mcclain. 2009. A VIIRS ocean data simulator Proc. SPIE 7452, Earth Observing Systems XIV 7452 75420A [10.1117/12.827058]

Meister, G., J. Sun, R. Eplee, et al. F. Patt, X. Xiong, and C. R. McClain. 2008. Sun beta angle residuals in solar diffuser measurements of the MODIS ocean bands Proc. SPIE 7081, Earth Observing Systems XIII 7081 70810D [10.1117/12.796291]

Meister, G., C. Pan, F. Patt, et al. B. A. Franz, X. Xiong, and C. R. Mcclain. 2007. Correction of sub-frame striping in high-resolution MODIS ocean color products Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 6677 12 pp [10.1117/12.732191]

Elpee Jr, R. E., F. Patt, G. Meister, et al. B. A. Franz, S. W. Bailey, and C. R. Mcclain. 2007. On-orbit calibration of SeaWiFS: revised temperature and gain corrections Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 6677 15 pp

Elpee Jr, R. E., F. Patt, R. A. Barnes, and C. R. Mcclain. 2006. SeaWiFS long-term solar diffuser reflectance trend analysis Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 6296 10 pp

Franz, B. A., P. Werdell, G. Meister, et al. S. W. Bailey, R. E. Eplee Jr, G. C. Feldman, E. Kwiatkowska, C. R. Mcclain, F. Patt, and D. Thomas. 2005. The continuity of ocean color measurements from SeaWiFS to MODIS Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 5882 304-316

Meister, G., F. Patt, X. Xiong, et al. J. Sun, X. Xie, and C. R. Mcclain. 2005. Residual correlations in the solar diffuser measurements of the MODIS Aqua ocean color bands to the Sun yaw angle Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 5882 292-303

Patt, F., R. Eplee, R. A. Barnes, G. Meister, and J. J. Butler. 2005. Use of the moon as a calibration reference for NPP VIIRS Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 5882 385-396

Butler, J. J., G. Meister, F. Patt, and R. A. Barnes. 2004. Use of the Moon as a reference for satellite-based climate change measurements Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 5570 328-341

Bilanow, S., and F. Patt. 2004. Pointing Performance for the SeaWiFS Mission NASA Tech Memo 2004-206892, Vol 28 63 pp

Elpee Jr, R. E., R. A. Barnes, F. Patt, G. Meister, and C. R. Mcclain. 2004. SeaWiFS lunar calibration methodology after six years on orbit Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 5542 40191

Franz, B. A., F. Patt, R. A. Barnes, et al. R. E. Eplee Jr, J. E. O'Reilly, W. Robinson, G. C. Feldman, S. W. Bailey, J. Gales, J. Werdell, M. Wang, R. Frouin, R. P. Stumpf, R. A. Arnone, R. W. Gould Jr, P. M. Martinolich, V. Ransibrahmanakul, and J. A. Yoder. 2003. Algorithm Updates for the Fourth SeaWiFS Data Reprocessing NASA/TM 2003-206892 22 74 pp

Feldman, G., and F. Patt. 2003. Introduction to the Fourth SeaWiFS Reprocessing NASA/TM 2003-206892, Vol 22 40279

Robinson, W., B. A. Franz, F. Patt, S. W. Bailey, and P. J. Werdell. 2003. Masks and Flags Updates NASA/TM 2003--206892, Vol 22 34-40

Patt, F. 2002. Navigation Algorithms for the SeaWiFS Mission, Abstract NASA Tech Memo 2002- 206892, Vol 16 117-121

McClain, C. R., R. S. Fraser, J. T. McLean, et al. M. Darzi, J. K. Firestone, F. S. Patt, B. D. Schieber, R. H. Woodward, E. Yeh, S. Mattoo, S. F. Biggar, P. N. Slater, K. J. Thome, A. W. Holmes, R. A. Barnes, and K. J. Voss. 1994. Case studies for SeaWiFS calibration and validation, Part 2 NASA Technical Memorandum 104566 19 1-69