Jordan Gerth is a physical scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Observations, and an honorary fellow for the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My primary area of interest is the development and transition of meteorological observations and research, particularly involving remote sensing, into the operational weather forecasting environment.
I am currently developing NWS requirements and a mission concept for the next generation of geostationary weather satellites under the GeoXO program. I also lead a team of government contractors conducting meteorological research, user engagement, and software development for operational users. I have previously developed atmospheric science software applications and stakeholder communications related to weather satellites.
2013, Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2011, M.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2009, B.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Comprehensive Honors), Mathematics and Political Science (Honors in the Liberal Arts), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professional Development Certificates
2021, Strategic Program Management Cohort, Treasury Executive Institute
2021, Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR), Level II, Federal Acquisition Institute
2020, Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR), Level I, Federal Acquisition Institute
2018, Federal Spectrum Management Training Course, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
2017, Advanced Management and Leadership, Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development
2015, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITSM)
2013, Technical Leadership, Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development, UW-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development
20 July 2021, Spectrum Needs for Observations in Earth and Space Sciences, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
27 September 2022, As Hurricane Ian threatens Florida, the National Weather Service shines, The Hill
1 July 2019, Mixing 5G and weather satellites could skew forecasts of next major storm, The Hill
31 December 2018, How a little-known law makes shutdowns such a headache, The Hill
8 October 2018, Wireless frequency sharing may impede weather satellite signals, AGU Eos (printed in December 2018 issue)
13 September 2018, Trust the weather forecast and heed the warnings, The Hill
19 March 2018, Losing access to weather data means the next storm could be a lot more deadly, The Hill
3 January 2018, Weather satellite and scientists may face funding drought despite devastating hurricanes, The Hill
31 October 2016, As GOES-R launches into space, will its data make it back to Earth?, AGU The Bridge
My CIMSS/SSEC web page details information about my professional work.