Cooperative Institute for Climate & Satellites - Maryland


Sheekela Baker-Yeboah

Sheekela Baker-Yeboah is Physical Oceanographer/Research Scientist at the University of Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center and Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies. She currently focuses on Physical and Biological Implications of Ocean Eddies and product development using Ocean Color, Altimetry, and Sea Surface Temperature data in collaboration with the Oceanography and Climate Division (SOCD) at NOAA/NESIDS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research. Dr. Baker-Yeboah previously held the position of Satellite Team Lead at NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI in collaboration with the University of Maryland and is a recipient of the 2018 NOAA Bronze Medal Career Award for early deployment of the NOAA Jason-3 Satellite Ground System. She received her Ph. D. in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island and went on to do her Post Doctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her previous professional appointments include Research Scientist at MIT, a visiting Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Massachusetts, and visiting Professor at Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her background experiences include training in Remote Sensing Oceanography (satellite data processing and analysis using SAR, AVHRR SST, Altimeter SSH, Ocean Color/SeaWifs), as well as seagoing, teaching, modeling, and laboratory experience. She also has training in situ oceanographic data (with training in statistics, ship CTD, oxygen titration, ADCP and XBT data, data analysis, training in and consulting on field research techniques for Pressure Inverted Echo Sounders, and recently Ocean Color in situ data). Dr. Baker-Yeboah has ongoing collaborations (1) with the SOCD Altimeter Sea Surface Height Laboratory, (2) as Co-PI on a multi-million dollar NSF Arctic Data Center Project in collaboration with the University of California Santa Barbara PI-Matt Jones, Co-PI Jeffrey Dozeir, and others (as an Affiliate with NOAA), and (3) international collaborations (France, South Africa, Germany, Russia, and the US) on the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (SAMOC) program in the South Atlantic using Pressure Inverted Echo Sounders developed at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Laboratory (as an Affiliate with MIT).

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