Andrew N. Joros

Staff Research Scientist Software Development Programmer
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atmospheric sciences, meteorology, statistics, monsoonal surges, climate, weather, big data, data visualization

SUMMARY

Solutions-driven big data programmer with a six-year track record of commended performance in data visualization and big data object-oriented programming. Well-versed in research and development with a strong working knowledge of statistical algorithms and various data structures. Proven success creating customized solutions for private and public sector needs.

EXPERIENCE

Staff Scientist Programmer, Desert Research Institute

Reno, NV — 2013-2015

Led and developed big data software for various hydro-meteorological research projects while additionally providing meteorological data visualization and scientific input support.

- Utilized and collaborated with Google using their Earth Engine JavaScript API to programmatically access and analyze vast amounts of geospatial data.
- Contributed to the development of the Climate and Integrated Earth Monitoring Engine dashboard web app utilizing Google Earth Engine.
- Cloud computed Landsat imagery and gridded weather data for evaluating groundwater dependent ecosystems in Nevada.
- Evaluated the performance of multiple model, satellite, and radar-derived precipitation data to 400+ Texas-wide weather stations to improve irrigation water use estimates.

Research Assistant, Desert Research Institute

Reno, NV — 2009-2013

Completed a Master’s in Atmospheric Science while providing data visualization and statistical analyses on various federal and state funded meteorological projects.

- Statistically and dynamically investigated monsoonal surges into the Northern Great Basin.
- Conditioned gridded weather datasets from NASA and NCEP to improve their representation of well watered environments associated with irrigated agriculture.
- Collaborated with the Program for Climate, Ecosystem, and Fire Applications (CEFA) to create a RAWS network nationwide density plot to improve land manager’s decision-making.

Web Developer, Desert Research Institute

Reno, NV — 2009-2010

Created web framework and infrastructure for a NOAA funded drought monitoring project and design framework for an El Nino climate risk project.

Statistical Analyst, Atmospheric Systems Corporation

Valencia, CA — Summer 2009

Statistical QA/QC quality of output data from Sonic Detection and Ranging systems.

EDUCATION

Univeristy of Nevada, Reno, NV: M.S. Atmospheric Science -- 2009-2011

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA: B.S. Meteorology -- 2006-2009

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Joros, A., J. Abatzoglou, N. Nauslar, B. Hatchett, M. Kaplan, (2015) Extratropical Control of Monsoonal Surges in the Great Basin. Monthly Weather Review (In Progress) 

Huntington, J.L., Gangopadhyay, Spears, M., Allen, R., S., King, D., Morton, D. McEvoy, C., Harrison, A. Joros.  West-Wide Climate Risk Assessments:  Irrigation Demand and Reservoir Evaporation Projections.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Technical memorandum No. 68-68210-2014-01, 196 p., 754 appx.

Joros, A., M. Kaplan, J. Abatzoglou (2011) Extratropical Control of Monsoonal Surges in the Great Basin. (Master’s Thesis)            

Joros, A., J. Abatzoglou (2009) Analysis of Monsoonal Surges into Southern California Deserts. (Senior Thesis)

CONFERENCE PAPERS/PRESENTATION

Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Allen, R., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Joros, A. N. (2014). Monitoring Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Great Basin from Space and Clouds, American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Reno, NV, May 31, 0014-July 2, 2014 

Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Joros, A. N., Peterson, S., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Allen, R. (2014). Cloud Computing of Landsat Imagery and Gridded Weather Data for Evaluating Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV, February 2, 2014-February 2, 2014 

Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Joros, A. N., Peterson, S., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Allen, R., 2013: Utilizing Cloud Computing of Landsat Imagery and Gridded Weather Data for Evaluating Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in Nevada. Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 3-6 February 2014

Richard G. Allen, University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID; and J. L. Huntington, A. Kilic, H. Debruin, and A. Joros, (2013):Conditioning of NLDAS, NARR and arid weather station data to improve their representation of well-watered (reference) environments associated with irrigated agriculture. 93rd AMS Annual Meeting, 27th Conference on Hydrology, Austin, TX, 5-10 January 2013

Kelly T. Redmond, DRI, Reno, NV; and J.T. Abatzoglou, D. McEvoy, A. Joros, D. VanSant, and L. M. Edward, (2013): The WestWide Drought Tracker: Drought Monitoring at Fine Spatial Scales 93rd AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 5-10 January 2013

Nauslar, Nick, J. Abatzoglou, A. Joros (2011): Development of an objective methodology for diagnosing Santa Ana winds. Ninth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Palm Springs, CA, 18-20 October 2011

Joros, A., J. F. Mejia (2011): Impact of Eastern and Central Pacific ENSO events over the Continental United States. AMS Applied Climatology Conference 2011, Asheville, North Carolina, 18–20 July 2011

King, K. C., M. L. Kaplan, A. Joros, M. Liddle and E. Uher, (2011): Evaluation of the Operational Multi-scale Environment model with Grid Adaptivity (OMEGA) for use in Wind Energy Potential Assessment in the Great Basin of Nevada. Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy - Observations, Modeling, and Data for the Energy Sector. 91st AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, 23-27 January 2010.

Abatzoglou, J.T., K.T. Redmond, L.M. Edwards and A. Joros (2011): Monitoring of drought in the western United States: metrics suitable for tracking drought historically and throughout the 21st century. 91st AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, 23-27 January 2010.

Joros, A., J. Abatzoglou, J. Favors, B. Tan, M. Kaplan (2010): Extratropical Control of Monsoonal Surges into the Great Basin. AMS Mountain Meteorology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, 30 August – 3 September 2010.

Tan, B., A. Joros, and M. L. Kaplan, (2010): The Role of Midlatitude Circulations in Triggering

Extratropical Convection during the 2004 North American Monsoon. 90th AMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 17-22 January 2010.

King, K.C., M. Kaplan, A. Joros,  M. Liddle, E. Uher (2010): Evaluation of the Operation Multiscale Model with Grid Adaptivity (OMEGA) for use in Wind Energy Potential Assessment in the Great Basin of Nevada.  AMS Mountain Meteorology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, 30 August – 3 September 2010.

Uher, Erich, M. Kaplan, A. Joros, D. Decker (2010) Air Pollution Dispersion Forecasting: A Climatological Study of Cape Canaveral Tropospheric Wind Patterns. 90th AMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 17-22 January 2010.

Publications & Presentations

2015

Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., Peterson, A., Joros, A. N., McEvoy, D. J., Erickson, T., Huntington, J. L., Abatzoglou, J. T. (2015). Google Drought Monitoring Through Cloud Computing and Visualization of Remote Sensing and Meteorological Datasets: Examples for California, American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference: Irvine, CA, April 20, 2015-April 22, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Daudert, B., Morton, C. G., McEvoy, D. J., Joros, A. N., Abatzoglou, J. T., Hegewisch, K., Peterson, A., Vansant, D. S., Allen, R., Kilic, A., Hobbins, M., Verdin, J. (2015). Cloud Computing for Drought Monitoring with Google Earth Engine, (Invited) U.S. Drought Monitor Forum: Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, April 14, 2015-April 16, 2015
Huntington, J. L., Gangopadhyay, S., Spears, M., Allen, R., King, D. L., Morton, C. G., Harrison, A., McEvoy, D. J., Joros, A. N. (2015). West-Wide Climate Risk Assessments: Irrigation Demand and Reservoir Evaporation Projections, Technical memorandum No. 68-68210-2014-01, 218 p, 754 appx, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L., Allen, R. G., Kilic, A., Joros, A. N. (2015). More Landsat Satellites Equates to More Reliable Monitoring of Water Consumption, Remote Sensing, Submitted

2014

Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Allen, R., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Joros, A. N. (2014). Monitoring Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Great Basin from Space and Clouds, American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Reno, NV, May 31, 0014-July 2, 2014
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Joros, A. N., Peterson, S., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Allen, R. (2014). Cloud Computing of Landsat Imagery and Gridded Weather Data for Evaluating Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV, February 2, 2014-February 2, 2014

2013

Allen, R., Huntington, J. L., Debruin, H., Joros, A. N., Kilic, A. (2013). Conditioning of NLDAS, NARR and arid weather station data to improve their representation of well watered (reference) environments associated with irrigated agriculture
Huntington, J. L., Morton, C. G., McGwire, K. C., Joros, A. N., Peterson, S., Gorelick, N., Thau, D., Allen, R. (2013). Utilizing Cloud Computing of Landsat Imagery and Gridded Weather Data for Evaluating Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in Nevada

2011

Uher, E., Kaplan, M. L., Joros, A. N., Decker, D. L. (2011). Air pollution dispersion forecasting: A climatological study of Cape Canaveral tropospheric wind patterns., American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA

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