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Richard Cirone

/ARSUserFiles/57976/Richard_Cirone_web.jpg Richard Cirone, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate

USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
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Research Interests:

  • Forecasting and monitoring crop development and condition.
  • Remote sensing of Earth's surface moisture and temperature.
  • Meteorological instrumentation.


  • 2023 Ph.D. (Agricultural Meteorology) Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 2019 M.S. (Agricultural Meteorology) Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 2017 B.S. (Atmospheric Science) George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Teaching Experience:

  • Science Communication Fellow Reiman Gardens, Ames, IA, Spring 2023.
  • Preparing Future Faculty Associate, 2021.
  • Teaching Assistant at Iowa State University: Introduction to Weather and Climate, 2017 - 2020.

Research Experience:

  • Climate Research Intern for Center for Ocean, Land, and Atmospheric Studies, Fairfax, VA, 2014 - 2015.

Professional Service:

  • Agronomy and NASA? - Iowa State University Youth Outreach, 2018 - 2023
  • IGARSS session co-chair, 2021 and 2023
  • Graduate Meteorology Club at Iowa State University President, 2020 - 2022
  • Paper review: Global-scale assessment and inter-comparison of recently developed/reprocessed microwave satellite vegetation optical depth products
    • Remote Sensing of Environment, 2020

Publication Databases: 

Selected Publications: 

Cirone, R. and Hornbuckle, B., 2021: Corn water stress observed by reduced moisture content.

Hornbuckle, B., Togliatti, K., Cirone, R., and Schares, E., 2020: Be a more productive writer with online latex. CSA News, 65 (6), 35–38,


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