Joe Alfieri is a Ph.D. in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue university. He received his Masters degree in Geography in 2005 at the University of Colorado where his research focused on the linkages between the land-surface and atmospheric processes. Specifically, his thesis research investigated the factors driving evapotranspiration during drought conditions utilizing data collected during the International H2O Project 2002. Additionally, he collaborated on several projects with researchers at CoRA, NCAR, and the USDA to measure, model, and analyze energy and chemical fluxes.
Joe's current research interests include investigating techniques to integrate both remotely-sensed data and surface observations with model simulations to explain land-surface/atmosphere interactions.