We are saddened to announce the death of one of the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory’s renowned scientists who made significant and revolutionary contributions to thunderstorm science. David “Dave” Rust, NSSL scientist emeritus, passed away…
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Dave Rust elected AGU Fellow
NSSL retiree W. David Rust has been elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the first NSSL scientist to receive the honor. He joins three other NOAA scientists who will be celebrated during the Honors…
What’s it like to work at a museum?
NSSL’s Dave Rust, Sean Waugh, and Susan Cobb spent two weeks at the San Francisco Exploratorium science museum as part of a NOAA Education grant to introduce staff and visitors to weather science.
Reasons to celebrate!
NSSL staff were honored with significant NOAA awards!
NOAA researchers share science of storms at San Francisco Exploratorium
A team from NSSL will be NOAA Scientists in Residence at the world-renowned San Francisco Exploratorium science museum from March 8-25, 2012.
NSSL partners with San Francisco’s Exploratorium
A team from NSSL spent a week at the world-renowned San Francisco Exploratorium to work with staff as part of the NOAA Scientist in Residence program.
Dave’s most significant awards
There is a long list of awards Dave has received, but the following he considers the most significant.
An office and a workbench
With calls for his launch teams to report to the vehicle bay late at night to intercept approaching storms, it has been hard to tell Dave is trying to retire.
Helping with NASA’s lightning issues
Dave was NOAA Advisor during the launches of two Viking spacecraft, using surface and airborne electric field measurements to determine the risk of lightning during launches, and declaring “go,” or “no-go” for launch.
Observations test theories
NSSL’s fleet of mobile research facilities (excluding mobile radars) have been under Dave’s watchful eye and direction for decades.