Howie Friedman wins first-ever Order of Sherman’s Lagoon award for exemplary service

HRD Deputy Director Howie Friedman has  been awarded the first-ever Order of Sherman's Lagoon Award in honor of his exemplary service to NOAA's mission.  The award recognizes Howie’s long-term efforts to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity, and educational and outreach activities at AOML.  Howie was also recognized for his 55 years of dedicated federal service. The award …

HRD employees recognized at AOML Awards ceremony

At a recent awards ceremony, HRD Director Frank Marks and AOML Deputy Director Molly Beringer presented recognitions to several employees whose service went above-and-beyond during the past year. Bachir Annane was recognized for comprehensive and timely analyses using the OSSE framework to evaluate the impact of the CYGNSS scatterometer data set on tropical cyclone forecasts. Jun …

‘Doc’ McFadden nominated for a Sammie

James 'Doc' McFadden, Programs and Projects director for NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center (AOC), has been nominated for the People's Choice Award of the Partnership for Public Service organization.  The Partnership for Public Service is a "nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that believes good government starts with good people."  It offers annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America …

Lisa Bucci and AOML Director Bob Atlas share in Banner I. Miller Award

  Nolan, D. S., R. Atlas, K. T. Bhatia, and L. R. Bucci, 2013:  Development and validation of a hurricane nature run using the Joint OSSE nature run and the WRF model.  Journ. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, 382-405. has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Banner I. Miller Award from the American meteorological Society.  The …

Howie Friedman wins the 2016 NOAA Research EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service

  Howie Friedman, HRD's Deputy Director, was awarded the 2016 NOAA Research EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service for his consistent efforts promoting EEO, Diversity, Education and Outreach activities at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, as well as his interaction with the NOAA Office of Education (Hollings, Education Partnership Program and GradSci programs), and activities …

HRD employees honored at awards ceremony

A number of HRD employees were honored at an awards ceremony at AOML earlier in December.  Among the honorees: Jun Zhang earned a CIMAS Gold Medal for efforts to improve the surface layer and vertical-diffusion parameterization within the HWRF model to better match the observed surface flux and diffusion.  These factors were essential for HWRF to …

Hollings Scholar Joshua Wadler wins Outstanding Oral Presentation Award at the NOAA Science and Education Symposium

NOAA Hollings Scholarship recipient Joshua Wadler from the University of Oklahoma won the award for Outstanding Oral Presentation in NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation Goal at the recent NOAA Science and Education Symposium in Silver Spring Maryland on 30 July.  The Hollings Scholarship Program provides recipients with awards that include a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) plus a …