Dr. Nicholas Elmer received a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in Engineering Mathematics from Saint Louis University followed by a M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was awarded the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) and the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellowship, working with NASA MSFC and the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center on hydrological modeling and data assimilation experiments involving future Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission data. Dr. Elmer joined USRA in 2021 continuing to support NASA-MSFC and SPoRT in a number of research projects, including the limb correction of infrared satellite imagery, machine learning for airborne dust and fog detection, and applied research involving the SWOT mission. He spearheads SPoRT involvement in the SWOT Early Adopter Program to demonstrate the utility of SWOT data in operational hydrologic forecasting systems and other water resource applications.