Honors and Awards

2014

Mr. Robert Black, Ms. Lisa Bucci, Dr. Hua Chen, Mr. Stanley Goldenberg, Dr. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan, Dr. Frank Marks, Dr. Thiago Quirino, and Dr. Xuejin Zhang - Scientific Employee of the Year (group)

(South Florida Federal Executive Board)

For contributions toward the development of the advanced, high-resolution Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model used operationally to provide forecast guidance to the National Hurricane Center.

 

Drs. John Gamache and Frank Marks - Banner I. Miller Award

(American Meteorological Society)

For valuable insights into incorporating real-time airborne Doppler radar measurements via ensemble data assimilation, leading to improvements in forecasts of tropical cyclone track and intensity.

 

Ms. Jennifer Calderon-Diaz - NOAA Employee of the Month (March 2014)

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For providing oustanding administrative services to the staff of AOML's Hurricane Research Division.

 

2013

Dr. Silvia Garzoli - Distinguished Career Award

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For excellence in scientific research of Atlantic Ocean dynamics and extensive service to the oceanographic community.

 

Mr. Andrew Stefanick - NOAA Employee of the Month (August 2013)

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For designing and building an enhanced CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) frame, an important and innovative piece of scientific infrastructure.

 

Ms. Shirley Murillo - Management Employee of the Year

(South Florida Federal Executive Board)

For leadership in managing the 2012 Hurricane Field Program, an effort which involved the collaboration of scientists throughout NOAA, other federal agencies, and academic partners, and the Joint Hurricane Test Bed project.

 

Dr. Chunzai Wang - Scientific Employee of the Year

(South Florida Fedeal Executive Board)

For professional excellence and exceptional productivity.

 

Dr. Xuejin Zhang - NOAA Team Member of the Month (May 2013)

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For contributions in support of NOAA's Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) high resolution computer model.

 

2012

Dr. Sang-Ki Lee - NOAA Team Member of the Month (October 2012)

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For research identifying a relationship between La Niña conditions in the tropical Pacific and increased tornadic activity in the United States.

 

Dr. Chunzai Wang - NOAA Research Employee of the Year Award (Individual category)

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For personal and professional excellence.

 

Ms. Lisa Bucci, Mr. Robert Black, Mr. Stanley Goldenberg, Dr. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan, Dr. Frank Marks, Dr. Thiago Quirino, and Dr. Xuejin Zhang - NOAA Research Employee of the Year Award (Group category)

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For innovative work on the NCEP/EMC hurricane forecast model leading to greatly improved hurricane track and intensity forecasts.

 

Dr. Siliva Garzoli - Premio RAICES a la Cooperacion Internacional en Ciencia, Tecnologia, e Innovacion

(Argentine Ministry of Science and Technology)

For Argentinean researchers living abroad of Argentina who have strengthened scientific cooperation and technological capabilities within the country.

 

Mr. Peter Dodge, Dr. John Gamache, and Dr. Frank Marks - Administrator's Award

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For outstanding management of the G-IV tail Doppler radar project, enhancing NOAA's weather forecasting and research capability

 

Drs. Kelly Goodwin and Christopher Sinigalliano - Technology Transfer Award

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

For exceptional leadership in developing and transferring Microbial Source Tracking tools to identify coastal waters contamination sources and allowing city and county managers to devise mitigation strategies to restore water quality, decrease risks to human health, and preserve coastal economies.

 

Dr. Rik Wanninkhof - John Martin Award

(Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography)

For the landmark paper entitled Relationship between wind speed and gas exchange over the ocean (Wanninkhof, 1992, JGR 97(C5):7373-7382) that has had a significant impact on subsequent research in the field of oceanography.

 

Mr. Kevin Sullivan - Antarctica Service Medal
(National Science Foundation)
For participation in the CLIVAR CO2 Repeat Hydrography Program cruise to the Southern Ocean aboard the Ice Breaker Nathaniel B. Palmer.

Dr. Maribeth Gidley - NOAA Team Member of the Month (March 2012)
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
For outstanding efforts in mentoring graduate and summer student interns.

Ms. Shirley T. Murillo - Dr. Charles E. Anderson Award
(American Meteorological Society)
For outstanding support of minorities and women to promote a more diverse workforce through mentoring, education, and community service.

Dr. Mark D. Powell - Fellow
(American Meteorological Society)
For more than 30 years of research that has advanced the state of tropical cyclone knowledge through improvements in real-time wind field monitoring and analysis, rain band structure and dynamics, and hurricane boundary layer structure.


2011

Dr. Derek P. Manzello - Outstanding Scientific Paper Award

(NOAA/Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research)

Manzello, D.P., 2010: Coral growth with thermal stress and ocean acidification: Lessons from the eastern tropical Pacific. Coral Reefs, 29(3):749-758.

 

John Kaplan - Bronze Medal
(U.S. Department of Commerce)
For providing skillful operational hurricane intensity models as demonstrated by the National Hurricane Center forecast verifications for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Dr. Sim Aberson, Dr. Altug Aksoy, Mr. Michael Black, Mr. Neal Dorst, Mr. Jason Dunion, Mr. John Kaplan, Dr. Frank Marks, Ms. Shirley Murillo, Dr. Robert Rogers, Ms. Kathryn Sellwood, Dr. Eric Uhlhorn, and Mr. Paul Willis - Group Achievement Award
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
For outstanding contributions to the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) field science missions during the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.

Mr. Evan Forde - Administrator's Award
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
For outstanding communication of NOAA science, sharing the joy of science with students, and helping to foster a science literate society.

Dr. Robert Rogers - Scientific Employee of the Year
(South Florida Federal Executive Board)
For leadership during NOAA's 2010 Hurricane Field Program and for research that has contributed to a greater understanding of hurricane structure and intensity.

Dr. Robert Rogers - Employee of the Month (April 2011)
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
In recognition of leadership during NOAA's 2010 Hurricane Field Program.

Dr. Frank Marks-Verner E. Suomi Award
(American Meteorological Society)
For creative use of airborne Doppler radar and other technologies to advance understanding of the dynamics of tropical cyclones.

Dr. Altug Aksoy-Editor's Award
(American Meteorological Society)
For providing a large number of high-quality reviews to several of the editors.

Dr. Rik Wanninkhof - Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing Award
(American Geophysical Union)
For conscientious reviews of submitted papers to the Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans) that have enabled AGU to maintain its high standards of quality.


2010

Drs. Peter G. Black, Robert W. Burpee, Frank D. Marks, and Michael T. Montgomery - Outstanding Scientific Paper Award

(NOAA/Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research)

Marks, F.D., P.G. Black, M.T. Montgomery, and R.W. Burpee, 2008: Structure of the eye and eyewall of Hurricane Hugo (1989). Monthly Weather Review, 136(4):1237-1259.

 

Ms. Judith Gray - Distinguished Career Award
(U.S. Department of Commerce)
For exceptional management, leadership, and service to NOAA employees throughout 30 years of service.

Dr. Alan Leonardi-Silver Medal
(U.S. Department of Commerce)
For exemplary leadership in building a first-of-its-kind partnership with Google to disseminate NOAA ocean data and information through Google Earth.

Dr. Robert Atlas and Mr. Jason Dunion-Group Achievement Award
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
For outstanding contributions in improving weather forecasting using data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and for production of its key climate data products.

Dr. Silvia Garzoli-Scientific Employee of the Year
(South Florida Federal Executive Board)
For outstanding research and leadership.

Drs. Eric Uhlhorn and Peter Black (retired)-Special Award
(American Meteorological Society)
For sustaining over 30 years an exceptional, interdisciplinary project resulting in continuous operational monitoring of hurricane surface winds, improved hurricane intensity advisories, and saving countless lives.

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