Jeffrey A Miller

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Jeffrey A Miller

  • SR. PROGR/ANALYST
  • 301.614.6611 | 301.614.5558
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SGT INC
  • Brief Bio

    Mr. Jeff Miller is a scientific programmer with Wyle, Inc. at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He supports algorithm development, data product processing and evaultion, and instrument calibration in the Cryospheric Sciences Lab since 2004. From 1998 to 2004 he supported the Landsat Project Science Office at GSFC.

    Research Interests

    Sea ice melt and freeze detection

     With Dr. Thorsten Markus, I developed an algorithm to determine when sea ice in the Northern Hemisphere first begins to melt in each calendar year, and when it first begins to freeze up again. I am working to refine and improve the algorithm.

    This work is important in tracking the length of the melt season in the Arctic as a metric for climate change.

    Cryosphere data products

     Working with various Cryosphere missions (Terra / Aqua MODIS, SSM/I, AMSR-E, Landsat 2) to improve data products.

    Positions/Employment

    7/2004 - Present

    Senior Scientific Programmer

    KBRWyle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

     In this position, I support the Cryospheric Sciences Lab at GSFC. This includes algorithm development and testing, data product processing / vetting / improvement, and tracking instrument calibration and health. I interface directly with mission PIs with whatever scientific programming tasks they need both on a day to day and routine basis.

    3/1998 - 7/2004

    Senior Calibration and Validation Analyst

    Science Systems Applications Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center  In this position, I supported the Landsat Project Science office here at GSFC. I created software tools to characterize and refine the instrument calibration, as well as to monitor and report on instrument health. I reported directly to the Project Scientists on a day to day basis, and delivered talks as semiannual science team meetings.

    Education

     BS in Physics with Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park - 1994

    PhD postgraduate work, University of Maryland, College Park

    Publications

    Refereed

    Bliss, A., J. Miller, and W. Meier. 2017. "Comparison of Passive Microwave-Derived Early Melt Onset Records on Arctic Sea Ice." Remote Sensing, 9 (3): 199 [10.3390/rs9030199]

    Petty, A. A., D. Schröder, J. C. Stroeve, et al. T. Markus, J. Miller, N. T. Kurtz, D. L. Feltham, and D. Flocco. 2017. "Skillful spring forecasts of September Arctic sea ice extent using passive microwave sea ice observations." Earth's Future, 5: 254–263 [10.1002/2016EF000495]

    Ballinger, T. J., E. Hanna, R. J. Hall, et al. J. Miller, M. H. Ribergaard, and J. L. Hoyer. 2017. "Greenland coastal air temperatures linked to Baffin Bay and Greenland Sea ice conditions during autumn through regional blocking patterns." Climate Dynamics, 1--18 [10.1007/s00382-017-3583-3]

    Hall, D. K., S. V. Nghiem, I. G. Rigor, and J. A. Miller. 2015. "Uncertainties of temperature measurements on snow-covered land and sea ice from in situ and MODIS data during BROMEX." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54 (5): 966-978 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JAMC-D-114-01751.1]

    Stroeve, J., T. Markus, L. Boisvert, J. Miller, and A. Barrett. 2014. "Changes in Arctic melt season and implications for sea ice loss." Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (4): 1216-1225 [10.1002/2013GL058951]

    Dong, J., M. Ek, D. K. Hall, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Cosgrove, J. Miller, G. Riggs, and Y. Xia. 2014. "Using Air Temperature to Quantitatively Predict the MODIS Fractional Snow Cover Retrieval Errors over the Continental United States." J. Hydrometeor., 15 (2): 551-562 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-060.1]

    Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, A. Ivanoff, et al. J. A. Miller, L. Brucker, M. Sturm, J. Maslanik, J. F. Heinrichs, A. J. Gasiewski, C. Leuschen, W. B. Krabill, and J. G. Sonntag. 2012. "A Comparison of Snow Depth on Sea Ice Retrievals Using Airborne Altimeters and an AMSR-E Simulator." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 50 (8): 3027-3040 [10.1109/TGRS.2011.2180535]

    Markus, T., J. Stroeve, and J. Miller. 2009. "Recent changes in Arctic sea ice melt onset, freezeup, and melt season length." J. Geophys. Res., 114 (C12): C12024 [10.1029/2009JC005436]

    Kurtz, N., T. Markus, D. J. Cavalieri, et al. B. Krabill, J. G. Sonntag, and J. Miller. 2008. "Comparison of ICESat Data With Airborne Laser Altimeter Measurements Over Arctic Sea Ice." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 46 (7): 1913-1924 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.916639]

    Stroeve, J., T. Markus, W. Meier, and J. Miller. 2006. "Recent changes in the Arctic melt season." Annals of Glaciology, 44 (1): 367-374 [10.3189/172756406781811583]

    Brief Bio

    Mr. Jeff Miller is a scientific programmer with Wyle, Inc. at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He supports algorithm development, data product processing and evaultion, and instrument calibration in the Cryospheric Sciences Lab since 2004. From 1998 to 2004 he supported the Landsat Project Science Office at GSFC.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Bliss, A., J. Miller, and W. Meier. 2017. "Comparison of Passive Microwave-Derived Early Melt Onset Records on Arctic Sea Ice." Remote Sensing 9 (3): 199 [10.3390/rs9030199]

    Petty, A. A., D. Schröder, J. C. Stroeve, et al. T. Markus, J. Miller, N. T. Kurtz, D. L. Feltham, and D. Flocco. 2017. "Skillful spring forecasts of September Arctic sea ice extent using passive microwave sea ice observations." Earth's Future 5 254–263 [10.1002/2016EF000495]

    Ballinger, T. J., E. Hanna, R. J. Hall, et al. J. Miller, M. H. Ribergaard, and J. L. Hoyer. 2017. "Greenland coastal air temperatures linked to Baffin Bay and Greenland Sea ice conditions during autumn through regional blocking patterns." Climate Dynamics 1--18 [10.1007/s00382-017-3583-3]

    Hall, D. K., S. V. Nghiem, I. G. Rigor, and J. A. Miller. 2015. "Uncertainties of temperature measurements on snow-covered land and sea ice from in situ and MODIS data during BROMEX." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54 (5): 966-978 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1175/JAMC-D-114-01751.1]

    Stroeve, J., T. Markus, L. Boisvert, J. Miller, and A. Barrett. 2014. "Changes in Arctic melt season and implications for sea ice loss." Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (4): 1216-1225 [10.1002/2013GL058951]

    Dong, J., M. Ek, D. K. Hall, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, B. Cosgrove, J. Miller, G. Riggs, and Y. Xia. 2014. "Using Air Temperature to Quantitatively Predict the MODIS Fractional Snow Cover Retrieval Errors over the Continental United States." J. Hydrometeor. 15 (2): 551-562 [10.1175/JHM-D-13-060.1]

    Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, A. Ivanoff, et al. J. A. Miller, L. Brucker, M. Sturm, J. Maslanik, J. F. Heinrichs, A. J. Gasiewski, C. Leuschen, W. B. Krabill, and J. G. Sonntag. 2012. "A Comparison of Snow Depth on Sea Ice Retrievals Using Airborne Altimeters and an AMSR-E Simulator." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 50 (8): 3027-3040 [10.1109/TGRS.2011.2180535]

    Markus, T., J. Stroeve, and J. Miller. 2009. "Recent changes in Arctic sea ice melt onset, freezeup, and melt season length." J. Geophys. Res. 114 (C12): C12024 [10.1029/2009JC005436]

    Kurtz, N., T. Markus, D. J. Cavalieri, et al. B. Krabill, J. G. Sonntag, and J. Miller. 2008. "Comparison of ICESat Data With Airborne Laser Altimeter Measurements Over Arctic Sea Ice." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 46 (7): 1913-1924 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.916639]

    Stroeve, J., T. Markus, W. Meier, and J. Miller. 2006. "Recent changes in the Arctic melt season." Annals of Glaciology 44 (1): 367-374 [10.3189/172756406781811583]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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