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Christopher Velden

Expert on hurricane research, and environmental satellite techniques/applications to tropical cyclones

Senior researcher, Space Science and Engineering Center Work: 608-262-9168 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Techniques and algorithms to monitor hurricanes, and transition to operational applications (i.e. National Hurricane Center)
  • Hurricane behavior and improving forecasts
  • Remote-sensing techniques to extract wind information from environmental satellites


  • Transition of new satellite-derived methods to derive winds and monitor hurricanes into National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration operations
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society, winner of two prestigious AMS awards
  • Author on more than 50 scientific journal articles and more than 200 conference presentations
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences committees/panels on atmospheric sciences
  • 2012 UW–Madison Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research