NSSL researchers receive honors

NSSL Staff have received recognition for their achievements over the past few months.

Carl Hane, retired NSSL scientist, was honored by NOAA with a Distinguished Career Award for scientific achievement in the application of Doppler weather radar to the understanding of the dynamics of convective storms. The Distinguished Career Award is designed to recognize long-term achievement in advancing the goals and mission of NOAA.

Rodger Brown, NSSL scientist received the “T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award” from the National Weather Association. The award recognizes more than 30 years of applied research and development activities that have led to improved WSR-88D detection of tornadoes and other hazardous weather events and that have resulted in forecasters issuing warnings that have increased lead times. Rodger received his M.S. degree from the University of Chicago under Dr. Fujita, and was the first of his graduate students to receive a degree.

Kevin Manross, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL scientist received the “Best Poster” award at the 2008 American Meteorological Society meeting in New Orleans, LA. His poster was titled, “An on-demand user interface for requesting multi-radar, multi-sensor time accumulated products to support severe weather verification.”

Bob Staples, CIMMS, was selected NOAA Team Member of the Month for February 2008. Bob was honored for his expertise in project management as he oversaw construction of the National Weather Radar Testbed. He has proven invaluable to NSSL over the past few years.

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