Dr. Patrick Duran

Dr. Patrick Duran

Dr. Patrick Duran

Dr. Duran is a Research Scientist specializing in tropical cyclone dynamics and remote sensing. He is especially interested in the synthesis of satellite observations with idealized modeling to explore the processes that drive tropical cyclone intensification. As the leader of SPoRT's Tropical Meteorology research and applications team, he also works with other SPoRT scientists to develop unique hurricane analysis and forecasting products to be transitioned to operational forecasting centers like the National Hurricane Center. He also serves as the Deputy Program Applications Lead for the Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission, helping to prepare for the launch of the satellite constellation in 2022.

Contact at: patrick.t.duran@nasa.gov


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Science (2018), University at Albany, State University of New York, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology (2012), Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences


  • Research Scientist, September 2019 - Present, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Research Associate III, July 2018 - September 2019, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • Graduate Research Assistant, August 2012 - May 2018, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, Albany, NY


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