Kevin Gallo received a B.S.
degree in Geography/Meteorology from Northern Illinois University and M.S. and
Ph.D. in Agricultural Climatology/Meteorology from Purdue University. Kevin is
physically located at the US Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Earth Resources
Observation and Science (EROS) where he is the lead investigator on several
collaborative research efforts between NOAA/NESDIS and USGS related to land-atmosphere
interactions. Kevin is also an Adjunct Professor within the South Dakota State
University Geospatial Science Center of Excellence.
Dr. Gallo is co-lead on development of the NOAA-USGS Land Product
Characterization System (LPCS), a member of the GOES-R Land Algorithm
Working Group, ad hoc member of the USGS-NASA/EOSDIS Land Processes Distributed
Active Archive Center's (LP DAAC) User Working Group and is the NOAA representative
to CEOS Virtual Land Surface Imaging Constellation Study Team. Kevin is a former
member American Meteorological Society Board of the Urban Environment (1999-2003)
and a former member of the Board of the International Association for
Urban Climate (2006-10).
Kevin's current research activities include:
The use of medium- and high-resolution satellite data, and in situ data, to validate NOAA operational satellite data and products;
Satellite-based analysis and assessment of urban environments and their influences on the local environment at climate observation stations;
The use of satellite-based observations to provide supplemental information to the currently available point-based observations of severe storm (wind/hail) damage;
The combined use of low Earth orbit (LEO) and geostationary (GEO) satellite data for monitoring land surface properties; and
Documentation of historical Native American observations of weather and climate.