HRD scientists win Department of Commerce Gold Medal

sealThree HRD scientists (Drs. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan, Thiago Quirino, and Frank Marks) along with several National Weather Service (NWS) colleagues won a Department of Commerce Gold Medal for developing and implementing the high-resolution Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast System (HWRF) model, a major advance in operational hurricane intensity prediction. The highest honor bestowed by the Secretary of Commerce, a Gold Medal recognizes distinguished performance characterized by extraordinary, notable, or prestigious contributions that impact the mission of the Department and/or one operating unit and reflects favorably on the Department. Congratulations to the HWRF team on a well-deserved honor.

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