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Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Scientific Programming, Data Management
Office: 4718 Ellison Hall

Pete earned his BS in Math in 1987 and his MA in Geography in 1991, both from UCSB. Starting with navigating/processing CZCS satellite images of chlorophyll data for Geography Professor Ray Smith in 1984, Pete has worked on a number of projects, including: Effect of Antarctic ozone hole on phytoplankton populations; Automatic cloud classification of satellite images; estimating latent heat flux over oceans; using artificial neural networks and satellite data to estimate air temperature and specific humidity over the oceans; effect of ocean eddies on surrounding biology; detecting aerosols from satellite IR data; processing satellite data for decision support tools; developing new precipitation estimate, FTIP; managing large and disparate data sets.

Pete started working for Computer System's Lab (CSL), an outgrowth of the Geography Department, which morphed into Center for Remote Sensing and Environmental Optics (CRSEO crazy-O) which became The Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS pr: Isis) which recently merged with the Institute for Crustal Studies to form Earth Research Institute (ERI, pr: eerie). Now, finding himself back in the Geography Department, he wagers there must be something pithy and clever to say about that.