As the GOES-R program scientist, Dan Lindsey serves as the primary science authority for the program. Lindsey is a research meteorologist who worked for the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research for 15 years before moving to the GOES-R Program in March 2020. In this capacity, he manages the GOES-R science portfolio. Dan also serves as the GeoXO deputy program scientist and the GeoXO Imager instrument scientist.
His research interests include remote sensing of mesoscale phenomena, especially convective storms, cloud physics, and algorithm development. Prior to the launch of GOES-R, he helped lead an evaluation of the utility of one-minute imagery from GOES-14 by the National Weather Service.
Dan began his NOAA career in 2004. He is a 2016 recipient of the NOAA David Johnson Award for his work in preparing for the optimal use of data and imagery from GOES-R's Advanced Baseline Imager prior to launch. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Georgia, a Master of Science in atmospheric science from Colorado State University, and a doctorate in atmospheric science from Colorado State University.