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About Me

I learn quickly, think critically, work carefully, read often, and never stop questioning how the world works. I’ve been coding since I was 13, when computers were beige boxes with 56.6K modems and PHP 3 was in vogue.

These days I work on ways to modernize meteorological forecasts using neural networks and other advanced statistical techniques.

personal information

Full Name
Kyle MacRitchie
e-mail
kyle "at" macritchie "dot" me
location
Washington, DC
twitter
@wxscience
github
wxscience

programming languages

MATLAB 10 yrs
Python 4 yrs
Web (HTML/CSS/Javascript) 15 yrs

Technical Skills

Basic Statistics
Regression Modeling
Fourier Analysis
Tropical Meteorology
Neural Networks/Keras

Other Noteworthy Skills

Packages
NCL, GEMPAK, GrADS
Stats
time series analysis, signal processing, clustering, significance testing, etc.
Data
netCDF, HDF, Excel, GRIB, flat binary, OPeNDAP

work experience

2016 - present

Climate Prediction Center

Long-range forecasting, statistical calibrations and consolidations of dynamical models, model verification, model database creation and management, and neural network forecasts for weeks 3/4.

2013 - 2016

EarthRisk/RiskPulse

As a consultant I spearheaded a number of projects to improve predictions using intraseasonal and interannual modes of variability for a variety of private sector clients.

2015 - 2016

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / ADNET Systems

I managed the transition of metadata for >1,000 products to new database and created multiple Python programs to interface with RESTful API for myself and others to use.

2013 - 2015

SUNY College at Oneonta

Full-time yet temporary position in which I created and taught Introduction to Meteorology, Tropical Meteorology, Physical Meteorology (Thermodynamics), Environmental Issues, and Senior Seminar.

Education

2009 - 2014

PhD Atmospheric Science

University at Albany

Specialization in tropical waves (e.g. MJO, Kelvin, etc.) and statistical big data methods.

2005 - 2009

BS Atmospheric Science & Mathematics

University at Albany