GSD Scientists Recognized with Awards

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August 1, 2017

NOAA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD
NOAA researchers were honored with the 2017 NOAA Technology Transfer Award for "improving forecasts of turbine-height winds and solar irradiance from the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) weather model to improve usage of renewable power by industry."

The team successfully leveraged resources, instruments, and researchers across NOAA, other federal agencies, private companies, and universities to collect an unprecedented and valuable dataset that is now being used to develop foundational improvements in NOAA’s models for wind and solar forecasts. These improvements will benefit all users of NOAA’s weather models and support decision-makers in weather-dependent industries.

The awards will be presented in November at a ceremony in Silver Spring, Maryland. CIRES and CIRA scientists were integral to the award winning team, and will receive recognition at a Spring 2018 event.

Melinda Marquis, ESRL/GSD
Curtis Alexander, ESRL/GSD
Stan Benjamin, ESRL/GSD
John M. Brown, ESRL/GSD

CIRES Employees
Joe Olson
James Kenyon
Eric James
Terra Ladwig
Wayne Angevine
Yelena Pichugina
Aditya Choukulkar
Tim Bonin
Laura Bianco
Irina Djalalova
Katie McCaffrey
Kathy Lantz
Chuck Long
Jeff Hamilton
Tanya Smirnova

CIRA Employee
Brian Jamison

 

AMS KENNETH C. SPENGLER AWARD
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Elizabeth C. Weatherhead
For creating linkages and fostering open communication about forecast improvements among the public, private, and academic sectors of the weather enterprise.

AMS EDITOR’S AWARD WINNERS
Brian Etherton, ESRL/GSD for Weather and Forecasting
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AMS FELLOWS
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Georg A. Grell, ESRL/GSD

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Elizabeth C. Weatherhead, ESRL/GSD

For more information contact: Susan Cobb 303-497-5093