Joseph V Ardizzone

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Joseph V Ardizzone

  • SR. PROGRAMMER/ANALY
  • 301.614.6167 | 301.614.6297
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    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.

    Current Projects

    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).

    Positions/Employment

    1/2015 - Present

    Lead Software Engineer

    SSAI, NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

    Responsible for the mainteneance and operations of the SMAP Level-4 operational system. Software developer for the GMAO data services project.

    3/2012 - 12/2014

    Lead Programmer/Analyst

    SSAI, NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

    Cognizant Design Engineer for the SMAP Level-4 operational system for producing land and carbon products.

    3/2005 - 2/2012

    Software Engineer/Research Assistant

    SAIC, NASA Software Integration and Visualization Office (SIVO)

    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).

    3/2000 - 2/2005

    Senior Graphics System Specialist / Group Leader

    SAIC, NASA Data Impact and Modeling Group

    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.

    3/1991 - 2/2000

    Senior Scientific Programmer/Analyst

    SAIC, NASA Satellite Data Utilization Office (SDUO)

    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.

    1/1985 - 2/1991

    Scientific Programmer/Analyst

    Centel, NASA Global Modeling and Simulation Branch (GMSB)

    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).

    Education

    B.S., Physical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1984

    Awards

    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

    Publications

    Refereed

    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]

    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. 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]

    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]

    Atlas, R., J. Ardizzone, and R. N. Hoffman. 2008. "Application of satellite surface wind data to ocean wind analysis." Remote Sensing System Engineering, [10.1117/12.795371]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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.

    Atlas, R., R. N. Hoffman, S. C. Bloom, J. C. Jusem, and J. Ardizzone. 1996. "A Multiyear Global Surface Wind Velocity Dataset Using SSM/I Wind Observations." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77 (5): 869-882 [10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<0869:amgswv>2.0.co;2]

    Non-Refereed

    Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, and J. V. Ardizzone. 2016. "SMAP Data Assimilation at the GMAO." Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) Quarterly 53: 1-5 [10.7289/V50C4SS7]

    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.

    Seablom, M. S., S. J. Talabac, G. McConaughy, et al. R. W. Burns, J. V. Ardizzone, E. Brin, D. Emmit, and S. Wood. 2008. "A Model-Driven Sensor Web Simulator." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Poster San Francisco, CA.

    Brief Bio

    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.

    Publications

    Refereed

    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]

    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. 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]

    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]

    Atlas, R., J. Ardizzone, and R. N. Hoffman. 2008. "Application of satellite surface wind data to ocean wind analysis." Remote Sensing System Engineering [10.1117/12.795371]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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

    Atlas, R., R. N. Hoffman, S. C. Bloom, J. C. Jusem, and J. Ardizzone. 1996. "A Multiyear Global Surface Wind Velocity Dataset Using SSM/I Wind Observations." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 77 (5): 869-882 [10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<0869:amgswv>2.0.co;2]

    Non-Refereed

    Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, and J. V. Ardizzone. 2016. "SMAP Data Assimilation at the GMAO." Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) Quarterly 53 1-5 [10.7289/V50C4SS7]

    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

    Seablom, M. S., S. J. Talabac, G. McConaughy, et al. R. W. Burns, J. V. Ardizzone, E. Brin, D. Emmit, and S. Wood. 2008. "A Model-Driven Sensor Web Simulator." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Poster

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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