JORDAN LEE SUTTON, President
Cascade Climatology Consulting Corporation
P.O. Box 15060
Mill Creek, WA 98082-5060
Phone: (425) 338-0943
March 1975 - September 1977 University of
- Degrees: Master of Science with major in
- Area of Specialization: Planetary
- Thesis Title: "Diurnal Variations of the
Basic Surface Layer Parameters During the First 45 Sols at the Two
Viking Lander Sites"
- Thesis Presentation Date: September
October 1970 - June 1974 University of California
at Los Angeles
- Degrees: Bachelor of Arts with a major
- Date of Graduation: June 16,1974
July 1993 - Present Cascade Climatology
- Created a small business. Cascade
Climatology Consulting Corporation, to perform two different functions.
The primary function of the business is Forensic Meteorology, which is
the service of providing consultation and expert witness testimony for
attorneys and insurance claims adjusters who are in need of weather data
or meteorological information. This type of data is essential to
providing accurate facts for legal eases wherein weather conditions may
have had an affect. Such eases are automobile, marine and aircraft
accidents; property damage and personal injury losses as a result of
snow, ice, wind, lightning or
floods. Client references can be provided upon request.
- Another function of my business is to
provide scientific software development and modification, primarily
using FORTRAN programming language, to businesses in the computer
software development industry. Principal clients will be those in the
meteorological community and those who are in need of meteorological
January 1980 - August 1990 Raytheon STX
Corporation (formerly ST Systems Corporation)
- TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder
Major Accomplishment - Developed Software for the TOVS Trend Monitor
package. This package was developed to measure the daily average
temperature and water vapor content differences between measurements
taken from radiosonde observations and satellite retrievals at various
atmospheric levels in five different latitude zones. A program was
written to display the daily trend of these NOAA satellite - radiosonde
differences on a TEKTRONIX terminal.
- Sea Surface Temperature (1981 -1990)
Developed most software necessary for making multichannel sea surface
temperature (MCSST) measurements for the NOAA polar orbiting satellites
utilizing the five channel Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR).
Separate algorithms were written for daytime and nighttime retrievals as
well as algorithms using the 20 channel High Resolution Infrared Sounder
(HIRS) to be used as an alternate SST retrieval procedure. Applied the
AVHRR multichannel algorithms to produce a global SST field for the
first GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) period (1979) using data from the
TIROS-N satellite. Improved the SST software used by the Chinese
Meteorological Bureau and helped implement the system package on the
Hitachi M-360 computer in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China during June
1985. Developed mainframe software for MCSST Algorithm Evaluation System
and installed the package on a
Perkin-Elmer 3200 system at NAVOCEANO, Stennis Space Center near Bay St.
Louis, Mississippi in Septembr 1989. Provided maintenance and monitoring
support and enhancement to MCSST Products between October 1989 and
- Ozone (October 1984 - November 1985 and
Between October 1984 and November 1985, was involved in testing and
implementing software to produce ancillary data which is used in
conjunction with the Operational Ozone Processing System. The ozone data
is retrieved from the SBUV/2 instrument aboard NOAA polar orbiting
satellites. During summer, 1986, used NIMBUS-7 satellite year 6 and 7
data to study daily and orbital trends of equatorial stratospheric ozone
- Atmospheric Aerosol (October 1986 -
Worked on methods to estimate atmospheric aerosol particle size and
optical thickness from AVHRR visible channels aboard NOAA polar orbiting
satellites using radiative transfer algorithms. Also used these
algorithms to make off-nadir angle radiance estimates for Lambertian and
non-Lambertian surfaces in a study for the United States Geological
Survey. The results of the study and accompanying software were
delivered to the USGS at the EROS data center in Sioux Falls, South
Dakota in December 1988. Developed software to match and compare ground
truth aerosol optical thickness measurements with co-located satellite
July 1976 - September 1977 University of
- As Research Assistant performed studies
of the Martian Atmosphere using Mariner 9 data to study the temperature
structure of Mars. Used Viking Lander and Orbiter Meteorology data to
make boundary layer flux calculations necessary for the preparation of
my Master's thesis.
Summer, 1975 University of Washington
- Teaching Assistant for basic
undergraduate course for non-majors in atmospheric sciences. Duties
included correcting assignments, holding one hour quiz sections per week
and proctoring exams.
- IBM 360/195
- NAS 9050
- IBM/PC Graphics
- Hitachi M-360
- Perkin-Elmer 3200
- Micro VAX
- VAX 11/780
- Currently, I own an IBM/PC compatible computer with
a 20 gigabyte hard drive, 128 megabytes of RAM, and a 733 Mhz processor.
Windows 98 is the operating system. I have a Hewlett Packard ink jet
printer and can access the internet with a DSL modem.
- Job Control Language (JCL)
- Slight Knowledge of Unix
- Windows 95, 98
- VS Fortran
- MS Fortran Version 5.1
- Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
- Slight Knowledge of Visual C++
"Diurnal Variations of the Martian Surface
Layer Meteorological Parameters During the first 45 Sols at Two Viking
Lander Sites"; with Leovy and Tillman pp. 2346-2355, Vol. 35, No. 12
-December 1978 Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.
Co-authored "Multichannel Improvements to
Satellite-Derived Global Sea Surface Temperatures" with McClain, Pichel,
Walton, and Ahmad pp. 43-47, Vol. 2, No. 6 Advanced Space Research.
"Multichannel Improvements to
Satellite-Derived Global Sea Surface Temperatures" with McClain et al.
Presented by McClain at the XXIV COSPAR meeting in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
on May 28,1982.
"Sea Surface Temperature Retrievals from
the TIROS-N AVHRR Instrument for the FGGE Period (December 1978 - November
1979)" with Z. Ahmad, W. Mitchell, and A. Strong. Presented at the Oceans
'85 Conference in San Diego, California on November 14,1985.
Co-authored "Multichannel Sea Surface
Temperatures (MCSST) from the TIROS-N Advanced Very High Resolution
Radiometer (AVHRR) for the FGGE Period (December 1978 - November 1979)"
with Ahmad, Mitchell and Strong. Presented by Ahmad at the AMS conference
on the results of the First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) in Miami,
Florida on January 14,1986.
"TIROS-N Satellite Detection of Sea Surface
Temperature Anomalies Induced by hurricanes David and Frederick with Ahmad
and Strong, presented at a poster session of the 68th Annual Meeting of
the American Meteorological Society in Anaheim, California on February
"A Multispectral Approach to Remote Sensing
of Atmospheric Aerosol Properties Over Oceans" with Ahmad, Rao, and Stowe.
Displayed at poster session of Fifth Conference on Satellite Meteorology
and Oceanography in London, England on September 4,1990