Dale P. Kaiser

Scientist, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Dale P. Kaiser

Dale P. Kaiser is a research staff member in the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at ORNL.  Since 1990, most of his work has involved compilation, quality assurance, documentation, and analysis of climate datasets. This work has primarily involved U.S., Russian, and Chinese surface, instrumental climate data, and he has been a longtime delegate of the DOE-Chinese Academy of Science joint project on the "Study of the Greenhouse Effect", the DOE-China Meteorological Administration joint project on the "Study of Regional Climate”, and the U.S.-Russia Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources, Working Group VIII: The Influence of Environmental Changes on Climate. He has also been involved in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including being a lead author on the North American chapter in 1997’s IPCC Special Report, Regional Impacts of Climate Change.

Kaiser’s other work at ORNL includes managing the development of the Wind ENergy Data and Information (WENDI) Gateway in support of DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office and supporting DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive by developing and managing metadata for the many data streams generated by ARM sites around the world.

Before coming to ORNL, Kaiser worked as a programmer and analyst for several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration-related projects in the Washington, DC area, including the Satellite Research Laboratory at the National Meteorological Center and the Laboratory for Atmospheres at Goddard Space Flight Center. Prior to this work, he received his MS in meteorology from the University of Maryland, College Park.  He also holds a BS in secondary education with a concentration in the Earth sciences from the State University of New York at Oswego.