Data Assimilation Consortium Manager
Jan Ising is a Data Assimilation Consortium Manager supporting data assimilation projects in WPO’s Earth System Research and Modeling division. Prior to joining the WPO, Jan worked in the private sector as a Lead Numerical Modeling Scientist. His expertise lies in numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, model verification, fire weather and GIS.
Jan holds a B.S in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a M.S in Physics with a focus on Atmospheric Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems from North Carolina State University. For his Masters thesis, Jan investigated the Effects of Density Current, Diurnal Heating, and Local Terrain on the Mesoscale Environment Conducive to the Yarnell Hill Fire out of which came 2 publications in peer reviewed journals. In his previous role, Jan worked with a GPU-accelerated numerical weather prediction model. Jan led, developed and investigated workflows and customer projects for fire weather, data assimilation and model verification. In his free time Jan enjoys snowboarding, amateur weather photography and spending time with family.