Staff Research Scientist
Science System and Applications, Inc. - Hampton, VA

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SSAI seeks an individual to fill our Research Scientist position in Hampton, VA. The position supports investigation of atmospheric phenomenon through analysis of historical climate measurements, including meteorological data reduction and analysis, and data interpretation, as well as developing algorithms for detecting climate change. This involves work with atmospheric data such as wind, atmospheric temperature, humidity, cloud, aerosol, and broadband radiances observed by operational satellite instruments as well as surface and air stations, and compares radiances against specialized satellite-borne instruments. Work will include comparing instrument data gathered from existing multi-spectral and satellite instruments, and use and develop mathematical or computer models to increase its data accuracy as well as improve stability and provide better understanding of atmospheric behavior, weather, and climate.

Required Qualifications:

Requires M.S. degree in Atmospheric Science or Electrical Engineering with six months of related experience. Position also requires advanced college level coursework comparing the remotely sensing instruments and satellite meteorological data with the necessary mathematical and computer skills to perform analyses in those areas. Must also possess knowledge of cloud coverage effects, including effects of instrument spatial and radiometric resolution and mis-registration while comparing different satellite sensors and observed atmospheric data. Must have knowledge and work experience in developing and implementing algorithms for the characterization of satellite sensors, including analysis of sensor stability and calibration, using statistical approaches including data filtering techniques. Requires advanced knowledge and experience in the use of statistical and numerical analysis methods for applications to signal and digital image processing.

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