Andrew graduated from Columbia University’s Climate and Society master’s program in 2013, specializing in remote sensing and mapping of atmospheric and meteorological variables. In conjunction with the master’s program, he interned for NASA and the IRI, researching the application of satellite data to monitoring inundation in East Africa. Before attending Columbia, Andrew studied finance at Fairfield University and meteorology at Western Connecticut State University.
Kruczkiewicz is interested in the role of satellites and remote sensing technology for sector-specific applications. This includes developing algorithms to detect and map spatial and temporal patterns of precipitation, temperature and other climatic variables and analyzing their impact on agriculture and public health. He is also interested in the intersection of the social and physical sciences, especially pertaining to the integration of remote sensing into early warning systems for extreme events such as floods, storm surge from tropical cyclones, wildfires and landslides.
Role at the IRI
Kruczkiewicz is part of the Environmental Monitoring Program and aids in the development and integration of environmental remote sensing products into early warning systems for human health, agriculture and natural disasters. He also aids the IRI Data Library in the development of map rooms and supports the Climate Service Partnership.