Patrick Meyers came to CICS/ESSIC in the fall of 2011 to work with Ralph Ferraro (STAR/NESDIS/NOAA) on improving satellite rainfall retrievals for GPM in advance of the deployment of the AMSR2 sensor. Patrick received his B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in 2008 and his M.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami in 2011 improving a satellite altimetry technique for estimating ocean thermal structure for hurricane intensity forecasting. At ESSIC, Patrick evaluates and develops algorithms for passive microwave retrievals of geophysical parameters, particularly precipitation rates over land. Latest efforts focus on creating and validating the precipitation product for the AMSR2 sensor.