Software Engineer and assistant researcher for satellite data utilization with emphasis on remotely sensed ocean surface winds and observing system simulation studies. Over 25 years of experience in geophysical validation, assimilation and evaluation of satellite Earth observations for climate studies and improved weather prediction. Multi-disciplined software developer with expertise in data visualization and analysis, object oriented design and advanced information systems technology.
Cognizant Design Engineer for the SMAP Level-4 Operational System
Responsible for the design and implementation of the operational level-4 processing system for producing land and carbon products for the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission.
Software Engineer for GMAO Data Services Project
Responsible for the design and implementation of a generalized service for accessing multiple gridded data sources and delivering images and/or data upon request. The primary goal is to develop the back-end service for a Web Map Viewer, Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS).
Lead Software Engineer
SSAI - NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)
February 2015 - Present
Responsible for the mainteneance and operations of the SMAP Level-4 operational system. Software developer for the GMAO data services project.
SSAI - NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)
April 2012 - 2014
Cognizant Design Engineer for the SMAP Level-4 operational system for producing land and carbon products.
Software Engineer/Research Assistant
SAIC - NASA Software Integration and Visualization Office (SIVO)
April 2005 - March 2012
Provided software and scientific support for ocean surface wind assimilation and the development of a sensor web simulator - a tool designed to assess the impact of future observing systems with intelligent adaptable targeting capabilities. Designed and developed the data-processing infrastructure for the creation of a 25-year Cross-calibrated Multi-platform (CCMP) ocean surface wind data set using a Variational Analysis Method (VAM).
Senior Graphics System Specialist / Group Leader
SAIC - NASA Data Impact and Modeling Group
April 2000 - March 2005
Provided software and scientific support for observing system experiments (OSEs) and observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) to assess the impact of ocean surface wind observations for current and planned missions. Developed visualization and analysis tools to support this effort.
Senior Scientific Programmer/Analyst
SAIC - NASA Satellite Data Utilization Office (SDUO)
April 1991 - March 2000
Provided software and research support for assessing the impact of satellite observations on NWP with emphasis on ocean surface winds. Conceived, designed and developed a GUI for the visualization and analysis of meteorological data including gridded and observational data types.
Centel - NASA Global Modeling and Simulation Branch (GMSB)
February 1985 - March 1991
Software developer in support of atmospheric research including reanalysis and observing system impact studies. Conceived, designed and developed a self-describing database system capable of representing gridded and non-gridded meteorological data. This preceded the release of the industry standard Hierarchical Data Format (HDF).
B.S., Physical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1984
NASA Group Achievement Award, SMAP Science Data System Team, 2016
GMAO/SSAI Outstanding Technical Contribution, 2015
GMAO/SSAI Science and Technical Support Team Award, 2015
GMAO/SSAI Outstanding Technical Contribution, 2013
NASA Software Development Award, 2005
Reichle, R. H., Q. Liu, J. V. Ardizzone, et al. W. T. Crow, G. J. De Lannoy, J. S. Kimball, and R. D. Koster. 2023. IMERG Precipitation Improves the SMAP Level-4 Soil Moisture Product Journal of Hydrometeorology 24 1699-1723 [10.1175/jhm-d-23-0063.1]
Reichle, R. H., Q. Liu, J. V. Ardizzone, et al. W. T. Crow, G. J. De Lannoy, J. Dong, J. S. Kimball, and R. D. Koster. 2021. The Contributions of Gauge-Based Precipitation and SMAP Brightness Temperature Observations to the Skill of the SMAP Level-4 Soil Moisture Product Journal of Hydrometeorology 22 (2): 405-424 [10.1175/jhm-d-20-0217.1]
Reichle, R. H., Q. Liu, R. D. Koster, et al. W. T. Crow, G. J. De Lannoy, J. S. Kimball, J. V. Ardizzone, D. Bosch, A. Colliander, M. Cosh, J. Kolassa, S. P. Mahanama, J. Prueger, P. Starks, and J. P. Walker. 2019. Version 4 of the SMAP Level‐4 Soil Moisture Algorithm and Data Product Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 11 (10): 3106-3130 [10.1029/2019ms001729]
Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, et al. R. D. Koster, J. Kimball, W. Crow, J. V. Ardizzone, P. Chakraborty, D. W. Collins, A. L. Conaty, M. Girotto, L. Jones, J. Kolassa, H. P. Lievens, R. A. Lucchesi, and E. B. Smith. 2017. Global Assessment of the SMAP Level-4 Surface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product Using Assimilation Diagnostics Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 3217-3237 [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0130.1]
Jones, L. A., J. S. Kimball, R. H. Reichle, et al. N. Madani, J. Glassy, J. V. Ardizzone, A. Colliander, J. Cleverly, A. R. Desai, D. Eamus, E. S. Euskirchen, L. Hutley, C. Macfarlane, and R. L. Scott. 2017. The SMAP Level 4 Carbon Product for Monitoring Ecosystem Land–Atmosphere CO2 Exchange IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (11): 6517-6532 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2729343]
Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, et al. J. V. Ardizzone, A. Colliander, A. Conaty, W. Crow, T. J. Jackson, L. A. Jones, J. S. Kimball, R. D. Koster, S. P. Mahanama, E. B. Smith, A. Berg, S. Bircher, D. Bosch, T. G. Caldwell, M. Cosh, C. D. Holifield Collins, K. H. Jensen, S. Livingston, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martínez-Fernández, H. McNairn, M. Moghaddam, A. Pacheco, T. Pellarin, J. Prueger, T. Rowlandson, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, Z. Su, M. Thibeault, R. van der Velde, J. Walker, X. Wu, and Y. Zeng. 2017. Assessment of the SMAP Level-4 Surface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product Using In Situ Measurements Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (10): 2621-2645 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0063.1]
Atlas, R., R. N. Hoffman, J. Ardizzone, et al. S. M. Leidner, J. C. Jusem, D. K. Smith, and D. Gombos. 2011. A Cross-calibrated, Multiplatform Ocean Surface Wind Velocity Product for Meteorological and Oceanographic Applications Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92 (2): 157-174 [10.1175/2010bams2946.1]
Ardizzone, J., R. Atlas, R. N. Hoffman, et al. J. C. Jusem, S. M. Leidner, and D. F. Moroni. 2009. New Multiplatform Ocean Surface Wind Product Available Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 90 (27): 231 [10.1029/2009eo270003]
Chou, S., E. J. Nelkin, J. V. Ardizzone, and R. Atlas. 2004. A Comparison of Latent Heat Fluxes over Global Oceans for Four Flux Products J. Climate 17 (20): 3973-3989 [10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<3973:ACOLHF>2.0.CO;2]
Hoffman, R. N., S. M. Leidner, J. M. Henderson, et al. R. Atlas, J. V. Ardizzone, and S. C. Bloom. 2003. A Two-Dimensional Variational Analysis Method for NSCAT Ambiguity Removal: Methodology, Sensitivity, and Tuning Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 20 (5): 585-605 [10.1175/1520-0426(2003)20<585:atdvam>2.0.co;2]
Chou, S.-H., E. J. Nelkin, J. V. Ardizzone, R. M. Atlas, and C.-L. Shie. 2003. Surface Turbulent Heat and Momentum Fluxes over Global Oceans Based on the Goddard Satellite Retrievals, Version 2 (GSSTF2) J. Climate 16 (20): 3256-3273 [10.1175/1520-0442(2003)016<3256:STHAMF>2.0.CO;2]
Otterman, J., K. J. Angell, J. Ardizzone, et al. R. Atlas, S. Schubert, D. Starr, and M. Wu. 2002. North-Atlantic surface winds examined as the source of winter warming in Europe Geophys Res Lett 29 (19): 1912 [10.1029/2002GL015256]
Otterman, J., J. Ardizzone, R. Atlas, et al. D. Bungato, J. Cierniewski, J. Jusem, R. Przybylak, S. Schubert, D. Starr, J. Walczewski, and A. Wos. 2001. The variability of winter air temperature in mid-latitude Europe Geogr Polonica 74 67-77
Otterman, J., R. Atlas, J. Ardizzone, et al. D. Starr, J. Jusem, and J. Terry. 2000. Relationship of Late-Winter Temperatures in Europe and Western Asia to North Atlantic Surface Winds: A Correlation Analysis Theor Appl Clim 64 201-211
Chin, M., R. B. Rood, D. J. Allen, et al. M. O. Andreae, A. M. Thompson, S.-J. Lin, R. M. Atlas, and J. V. Ardizzone. 1998. Processes controlling dimethyl sulfide over the ocean: Case studies using a 3-D model driven by assimilated meteorological fields J. Geophys. Res. 103 8341-8353
Shie, C.-L., L. S. Chiu, R. F. Adler, et al. S. Gao, R. Chokngamwong, I.-I. Lin, E. J. Nelkin, J. V. Ardizzone, P. Xie, and F.-C. Wang. 2010. A Recently Revived and Produced Global Air-Sea Surface Turbulent Fluxes Dataset - GSSTF2b: Validation and Findings Joint 2010 CWB Weather Analysis and Forecasting & COAA 5th International Ocean-Atmosphere Conference, Taipei, Taiwan 307-312