Joseph Patton is a meteorologist and research scientist specializing in lightning with Dr. Scott Rudlosky. He received his B.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and his M.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University. Before joining CISESS, Joseph worked for two years as an operational meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Goodland, Kansas. With CISESS, Joseph focuses on applications and training for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) in use with the GOES-R satellite program.