HRD scientist Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan has been named to the Science Advisory Board of the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC). DTC is facilitates the testing and evaluation of new models and techniques in numerical weather prediction (NWP). It serves as a bridge between research and operations to facilitate the activities of both parts of the NWP Community. The Science Advisory Board assists the DTC Director in shaping the strategic direction and objectives for the DTC. Congratulations to Gopal in being named to this prestigious position.
Xuejin Zhang, a CIMAS affiliate, has been selected as NOAA Research Team Member of the Month for May 2013. He was honored for his role in developing the HWRF (Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting) model. The award is in recognition and appreciation of a NOAA team member who has made significant contributions to the agency, and has demonstrated exceptional and sustained effort toward accomplishing our mission. Congratulations, Xuejin, for all you do to improve hurricane forecasts!
Shirley Murillo was recognized by the South Florida Federal Executive Board with the Management Employee of the Year award at their annual May meeting. She was praised for her leadership of AOML/Hurricane Research Division’s annual Hurricane Field Program in 2011 and 2012 as well as for overseeing the Joint Hurricane Testbed. Her contributions in outreach activity and mentoring of students and young scientists was also noted. Congratulations, Shirley, for all that you do to promote hurricane science!
HRD Director Dr. Frank Marks discussed advancements in Hurricane Research at NOAA at a training session on Tropical Meteorology during the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on 7 May 2013. His presentation is available at:
The 2 presentations from May’s Modeling meeting are available on the anonymous ftp site as a zip archive at:
The paper can be accessed at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-12-00349.1
The paper can be accessed here.
NOAA participated in the South Florida Aviation Fly-In & Educational Expo (SAFEE Flight) in Opa Locka, FL, May 3 & 4. AOML co-hosted a NOAA booth with the National Weather Service Miami Forecast Office and the Miami Center Weather Service Unit.
The event drew aviation enthusiasts as well as thousands of local school children who also tour the U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami.
Pictured at the NOAA booth are Kim Brabander (Miami Weather Forecast Office), Erica Rule (Communications and Outreach for AOML), and HRD Deputy DIrector Howie Friedman.
In addition, there is a profile of AOC scientist Jack Parrish which details the work of HRD scientists that made the NOAA G-IV synoptic surveillance program possible. The full issue can be accessed here.
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