PSD staff members receive CIRES awards

Congratulations to CIRES staff at PSD who were honored for their accomplishments at the annual CIRES Rendezvous event held on May 18, 2018 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Katie McCaffrey, Irina Djalalova, and Laura Bianco Paul Johnston and David Costa Philip Pegion David Reynolds

Katie McCaffrey, Irina Djalalova, and Laura Bianco

CIRES Technology Transfer Award

Katie, Irina and Laura were part of a team that won a NOAA Technology Transfer Award from NOAA for improving forecasts of turbine-height winds and solar irradiance from the HRRR weather model to improve usage of renewable power by industry in summer 2017.

Paul Johnston and David Costa

CIRES Technology Transfer Award

Paul and David were part of a team that won a NOAA Technology Transfer Award for designing, implementing, and operating a 21st-Century observing network to address water resource and flood protection issues in the Western United States.

Philip Pegion

CIRES Administrator’s Award

Philip was part of a team that won a NOAA Administrator’s Award for leading and executing the selection of the new dynamical core, the engine of a numerical weather prediction model, two years ahead of schedule.

David Reynolds

CIRES Administrator’s Award

David was part of a team that won a NOAA Administrator’s Award for advancing weather and climate models to balance flood and drought risks while providing water reliability for fish and people in the Western U.S. Reynolds and colleagues worked on improving both precipitation and frost forecasts for vineyard owners in CA’s Russian River valley, as a way to ensure that when water wasn’t needed, it could be kept in rivers for fish.