Dr. Mitch Goldberg

Senior Scientist

Dr. Mitch Goldberg is the NOAA-NESDIS Chief Scientist. Dr. Goldberg serves as an expert and lead representative of the NOAA-NESDIS science and user communities and coordinates NESDIS applied science.   He leads the NESDIS Satellite Proving Ground program to improve NOAA services by facilitating collaboration between users and product developers to optimize the use of satellite data.  Dr. Goldberg is involved in a number of international coordinating groups including the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS).  Dr. Goldberg is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the  chair emeritus  of the AMS Satellite Meteorological, Oceanography, and Climatology Committee.

Dr. Goldberg has received three Gold Medals, one Silver Medal, and ten Bronze Medals from the Department of Commerce including the 2010 NOAA Administrator’s Award for leadership in developing the international Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS).  He received the University of Maryland Most Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science in 2004.

Dr. Goldberg earned his B.S. from Rutgers University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland.  His scientific expertise is in developing scientific algorithms to derive atmospheric soundings of temperature and water vapor from satellite platform microwave and infrared sounders.