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NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Professional Interests

Howard A. Friedman is a meteorologist and deputy director of the Hurricane Research Division/AOML, Miami, Florida.  Mr. Friedman studied at: New York University, where he received his B.A. (Meteorology) from the University College of Arts and Science (1960) and his M.S. (Meteorology) from the Graduate School of Engineering and Science (1967); and at Florida Atlantic University, where he was a member of the Ed.D. Traveling Scholars Program.  From 1960-72, Mr. Friedman was a meteorologist and project coordinator for the Research Flight Facility (now called the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center). He later joined the National Hurricane Center as a tropical analyst and forecaster until 1981, when he returned to the National Hurricane Research Laboratory (currently Hurricane Research Division/AOML).  While at NHC, he served as the focal point for training WMO fellows.  His interest in education continued; he participated in the Ed.D. Traveling Scholars Program at FAU and, has taught aviation meteorology at Miami-Dade Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Broward College/Aviation Institute, where he is an adjunct professor.  In 1983, Mr. Friedman became a seconded expert to the WMO’s Tropical Cyclone Programme, where he began working on a reference guide for tropical cyclone prone nations.  He is the director of AOML’s Office for Equal Employment Opportunity, a former member of the NOAA EEO and Diversity Councils, the Science Advisory Panel of the Museum of Science and Discovery (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), past chairperson of the AMS Board on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education and, the AMS Board on Women and Minorities. Mr. Friedman is the treasurer of the South Florida Federal Executive Board (FEB), a member of the FEB’s Board of Directors and, a founding member of the FEB’s Interagency Mediation Council. He is an active member of the FEB’s SNAP (Shared Neutrals ADR Program) and, a member of NOAA’s ADR and facilitator’s cadres.

Current Research Projects

    Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

    1. Androulidakis, Y., V. Kourafalou, T. Ozgokmen, O. Garcia-Pineda, B. Lund, M. Le Henaff, C. Hu, B.K. Haus, G. Novelli, C. Guigand, H.-S. Kang, L. Hole, and J. Horstmann. Influence of river-induced fronts on hydrocarbon transport: A multiplatform observational study. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 123(5):3259-3285, doi:10.1029/2017JC013514 2018
    2. Annane, B., B. McNoldy, S.M. Leidner, R. Hoffman, R. Atlas, and S.J. Majumdar. A study of the HWRF analysis and forecast impact of realistically simulated CYGNSS observations assimilated as scalar wind speeds and as VAM wind vectors. Monthly Weather Review, 146(7):2221-2236, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0240.1 2018
    3. Archer, M.R., S.R. Keating, M. Roughan, W.E. Johns, R. Lumpkin, F. Beron-Vera, and L.K. Shay. The kinematic similarity of two western boundary currents revealed by sustained high-resolution observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(12):6176-6185, doi:10.1029/2018GL078429 2018

    All Publications

    1. Pandya, R.E., D.R. Smith, M.K. Ramamurthy, P.J. Croft, M.J. Hayes, K.A. Murphy, J.D. McDonnell, R.M. Johnson, and H.A. FRIEDMAN. 11th American Meteorological Society Education Symposium. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85(3):425-430 (2004).
    2. Michaels, M., M. Shepard, S. Aberson, H. Friedman, and K. Murphy, 2001: Survey Results of Society Membership: The Face of Our Profession at the Threshold of the New Millennium. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 1331-1352.
    3. Phoebus, P. A., D. R. Smith, P. J. Croft, H. A. FRIEDMAN, M. C. Hayes, K. A. Murphy, M. K. Ramamurthy, B. Watkins, and J. W. Zeitler, 2001: Meeting Summary: Ninth AMS Symposium on Education. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 295-303.
    4. Smith, D. R., M. C. Hayes, M. K. Ramamurthy, J. W. Zitler, K. A. Murphy, P. J. Kroft, J. M. Nese, H. A. FRIEDMAN, H. W. Robinson, C. D. Thormeyer, P. A. Ruscher, and R. E. Pandya. Meeting Summary: 10th AMS Symposium on Education. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82(12):2817-2824, 2001.
    5. FRIEDMAN, H. A., F. Horsfall, and E. Van Coverden, 2000: Pipeline: What does the future hold for the society and the profession as we access those in the educational pipeline? Preprints, Ninth Symposium on Education-AMS, 9-14 January 2000, Long Beach, CA, 75.
    6. FRIEDMAN, H. A., D. J. Garcia, and E. M. Ressler: Tropical Cyclone Awareness Programs: Preparing for the Twenty-First Century. World Meteorological Organization, Tropical Cyclone Programme Project No. 14: "Public Information and Education." World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Co-ordinator (UNDRO), and the League of Red Cross Societies (LRCS), Geneva, Switzerland (1998).
    7. Garcia, D. J., H. A. FRIEDMAN, and L. J. Eads, 1998: MAST Academy Outreach: Serving the Community with Marine Theme Programs. Preprints, Seventh Symposium on Education-AMS, 11-16 January 1998, Phoenix, Arizona, 169-171.
    8. Eads, L. J., H. A. FRIEDMAN, and D. J. Garcia, 1998: From Humble Beginnings as the Inner City Marine Project to Selection as a National School of Excellence. Preprints, Seventh Symposium on Education-AMS, 11-16 January 1998, Phoenix, Arizona, 162-165.
    9. FRIEDMAN, H. A., and D.J. Garcia, 1998: Tropical Cyclone Public Awareness Programs: Preparing for the Twenty-First Century. Preprints, Seventh Symposium on Education-AMS, 11-16 January 1998, Phoenix, Arizona, 166-168.
    10. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1990: Hurricane Names. WEATHER TIPS, newsletter of The American Meteorological Society Education Office, (prototype issue), Winter, 1990, pp. 1-2.
    11. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1990: "Adopt-A-Meteorologist" As An Educational Resource For Teachers. WEATHER TIPS, newsletter of The American Meteorological Society Education Office, (prototype issue), Winter, 1990, p. 3.
    12. Hirsh, M. A., and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1989: Creating an awareness of the hurricane problem in at-risk coastal communities of south Florida. Preprints, Second Inter-national Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education-AMS/RMS/WMO, July 12-16, 1989, Crystal City, Virginia, 160-162.
    13. FRIEDMAN, H. A., and O. E. Thompson, 1986: First International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological Education, 2-4 July 1984, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University (Meeting Review). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 67, April, 422-425.
    14. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1985: Educational Program Encourages Students to Seek Hurricane Precautions. ("Instructional Programs to Encourage Family Involve-ment.") In, HURRICANE AWARENESS WORKBOOK: Perspectives on Hurricane Preparedness (A monograph). Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, D.C., A27-A28.
    15. Thompson, O. E., P. Stephens, H. A. FRIEDMAN, and D. Houghton, 1985: Annual Report, 1984 -- Commission on Education and Manpower. American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (Published for limited distribution), April 1985.
    16. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1985: Meteorological Education as a Window on Science and Technology: Activities of the AMS Board of School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education. Weather Education: Proc., First International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological Education, J. M. Walker, ed., 1984, Oxford, England, 6-9. Royal Meteorological Society, Bracknell, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
    17. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1985: School-based and Community-wide Education and Public Information Programs to Increase Tropical Cyclone Awareness and Preparedness. Weather Education: Proc., First International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological Education, J. M. Walker, ed., 1984, Oxford, England, 79-85. Royal Meteorological Society, Bracknell, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
    18. FRIEDMAN, H. A., P. Stephens, J. Williams, and O. E. Thompson (ed.), 1985: Guide To Establishing School and Public Educational Activities, First edition (limited distribution), American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 21 pp.
    19. FRIEDMAN, H. A., C. A. Arnhols, N. M. Dorst, C. J. Nelson, and W. J. Brown, Jr., 1984: Airborne Research Meteorological Data Collected by the National Hurricane Research Laboratory (Hurricane Research Division/AOML) during the 1982-1983 Hurricane Seasons -- Inventory and Availability. NOAA Data Report ERL AOML-3, 168 pp., AOML/NOAA, Miami, Florida, November.
    20. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1984: Educational Program Encourages Students to Seek Hurricane Precautions. In, PERSPECTIVES ON HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS -- Techniques in Use Today (A monograph). Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C., 13-14.
    21. Thompson, O. E., D. Houghton, P. Stephens, H. A. FRIEDMAN, and S. LeDuc, 1984: Education and Manpower Commission-Annual Report, 1983. American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts. (Published for limited distribution.)
    22. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1984: New Techniques for Hurricane Awareness Programs. Sixth National Hurricane Conference, April 25-27, 1984, Tampa, Florida.
    23. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1984: Increasing Hurricane Protection in the Caribbean. Sixth National Hurricane Conference, April 25-27, 1984, Tampa, Florida.
    24. FRIEDMAN, H. A., and P. F. Krumpe, 1984: International Efforts to Increase Tropical Cyclone Awareness and Preparedness in At-Risk Coastal Communities. Proc., Third Conference on Meteorology of the Coastal Zone-AMS, January 9-13, 1984, Miami, Florida, J59-J64.
    25. Krumpe, P. F., H. A. FRIEDMAN, and J. F. Sanders, 1984: Education Programs in Support of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention. Proc., Third Conference on Meteorology of the Coastal Zone-AMS, January 9- 13, 1984, Miami, Florida, J51-J54.
    26. Sanders, J. F., H. A. FRIEDMAN, and M. C. Jackson, 1983: Understanding hurricanes: An educational research project -- A proposal. Submitted to U.S. Marine Corps Dependent Schools, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
    27. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1983: Suggested outline for the development of a reference guide for use by Member nations of tropical cyclone-prone regions: WMO/UNDRO/LRCS Tropical Cyclone Programme Project No. 14 -- Public Information and Education. A position paper submitted to WMO/UNDRO/LRCS, August.
    28. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1983: An overview of Tropical Cyclone Programme Project No. 14 -- Public Information and Education. A position paper submitted to WMO/ UNDRO/LRCS, July.
    29. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1983: Development, implementation and testing of public and school-based tropical cyclone education programs for Member countries of the Caribbean Basin -- A proposal. Submitted to WMO, Geneva, Switzerland, July. (Revised proposal submitted to the Pan Caribbean Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Program, April, 1984.)
    30. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1983: An Instructional Model to Create an Awareness of Tropical Cyclones. Joint WMO, UNDRO, LRCS Seminar, Geneva, Switzerland, June.
    31. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1983: Book review of PLANET EARTH: STORM, by A. B. C. Whipple and the Editors of Time-Life Books. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 64, 508-509, May.
    32. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1982: Hurricanes and "Neutercanes." In "Weather Queries," Weatherwise, 35, 182-183.
    33. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1982: Methods of Analysis and Forecasting in the Tropics. Chapter 5, V.1-V.79, GUIDE ON THE GLOBAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM. WMO Publication No. 305 (revised edition), World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
    34. FRIEDMAN, H. A., W. J. Brown, and J. D. Michie, 1982: Airborne Research Meteorological Data Collected by the National Hurricane Research Laboratory during the NOAA/RFC WP-3D Era -- Inventory and Availability. NOAA Data Report ERL AOML-2, March, Boulder, Colorado, 390 pp.
    35. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1982: Creating an awareness of the hurricane problem in at-risk coastal communities of South Florida with a cognitive and affective learning model (CALM): A dissertation (research) proposal. College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 114 pp.
    36. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1981: Meteorologists Making an Impact in Their Community: The Local Speakers Bureau of the Greater Miami Chapter, American Meteorological Society. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 62, 243.
    37. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1980: Creating an awareness of the hurricane problem in South Florida. College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
    38. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1979: Descriptive research methods. College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
    39. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1979: A comparison of the mean vector errors in hurricane and tropical storm predictions obtained with four objective forecast methods. College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
    40. Leftwich, P. A., C. J. Neumann, and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1977: Characteristics of the NMC Spectral Analysis in Tropical Regions of the Western Hemisphere. Proc., 11th Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology-AMS, Miami Beach, Florida, December.
    41. Leftwich, P. A., C. J. Neumann, and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1977: Characteristics of the NMC Spectral Analysis in Tropical Regions of the Western Hemisphere. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 58, (abstract).
    42. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1976: "Sim-u-la-tion": An important alternative to traditional teaching methods in the classroom and beyond. College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
    43. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1976: A simulation exercise designed to create an awareness of a social aspect of the hurricane problem in the South Florida area. Instructional module, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
    44. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1975: In Search of the Hurricane -- The Greatest Storm on Earth. PROFESSIONAL PILOT, 9, 42-46.
    45. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1974: Research Flight Facility's Airborne Platform Capabilities for Cloud Physics Measurements. Proc., Symposium on the Measurement of Cloud Elements. W. D. Scott, ed., August, NOAA Tech. Memo ERL WMPO-19, 98-109.
    46. FRIEDMAN, H. A., and H. J. Mason, Jr., 1973: The Use of Airborne Sensor Systems for Environmental Monitoring. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH SERIES, Vol. 2: POLLUTION-ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, 415-433.
    47. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1973: The 1972 Cloudline Experiment: An Overview. PROJECT STORMFURY ANNUAL REPORT-1972, December, 47-60.
    48. FRIEDMAN, H. A., J. D. McFadden, and R. D. Decker, 1971: NOAA Research Flight Facility's Capabilities for Weather Modification Research: Airborne Cloud Physics Measurement Capabilities of the NOAA Research Flight Facility. Proc., International Conference on Weather Modification, Canberra, Australia, September, 367-372.
    49. FRIEDMAN, H. A., J. D. McFadden, and R. D. Decker, 1971: Airborne Cloud Physics Measurement Capabilities of the NOAA Research Flight Facility. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 52, 646 (abstract).
    50. McFadden, J. D., and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1971: NOAA Research Flight Facility Capabilities for Weather Modification Research: The Research Flight Facility's Involvement in Weather Modification Research Programs. Proc., International Conference on Weather Modification, Canberra, Australia, September, 361-366.
    51. McFadden, J. D., and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1971: Research Flight Facility's Involvement in Weather Modification Programs. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 52 645-646 (abstract).
    52. Patten, B. T., J. D. McFadden, and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1971: NOAA Research Flight Facility Capabilities for Weather Modification Research: Airborne Cloud Seeding Systems Developed and Utilized by the Research Flight Facility. Proc., International Conference on Weather Modification, Canberra, Australia, September, 358-360.
    53. Patten, B. T., J. D. McFadden, and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1971: Airborne Cloud Seeding Techniques Developed and Utilized by the NOAA Research Flight Facility. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 52, 645 (abstract).
    54. FRIEDMAN, H. A., J. D. Michie, and J. D. McFadden, 1970: The NOAA Research Flight Facility's Airborne Data Collection Program in Support of the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment. NOAA Tech. Report ERL 198-RFF 4, October, 178 pp.
    55. FRIEDMAN, H. A., J. D. Michie, and J. D. McFadden, 1970: The NOAA Research Flight Facility's Airborne Data Collection Program in Support of the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment. NOAA Tech. Report ERL 198-RFF 4, October, 178 pp.
    56. FRIEDMAN, H. A., G. Conrad, and J. D. McFadden, 1970: ESSA Research Flight Facility Aircraft Participation in the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 51, 822-834.
    57. Simpson, J., W. L. Woodley, H. A. FRIEDMAN, T. W. Slusher, R. S. Scheffee, and R. L. Steele, 1970: An Airborne Pyrotechnic Cloud Seeding System and Its Use. J. Applied Meteor., 9, 109-122.
    58. FRIEDMAN, H. A., and W. S. Callahan, 1970: The ESSA Research Flight Facility's Support of Environmental Research in 1969. Weatherwise, 23, 174-181, 185.
    59. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1970: ESSA's Research Flight Facility. Proc. Airborne Severe Storm Surveillance Systems Summer Study, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Lincoln Laboratories Workshop, Barnstable, Massachusetts, August. (See: Tech. Note 1970-43, Airborne Severe Storm Surveillance, Vol. 1 -- Summary and Recommendations, J. W. Meyer, ed., December 1970.)
    60. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1970: The Use of Sulfur Hexoflouride (SF6) Tracers in Hurricane Investigations. Proc., Airborne Severe Storm Surveillance Systems Summer Study, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Lincoln Laboratories Workshop, Barnstable, Massachusetts, August. (See: Tech. Note 1970-43, Airborne Severe Storm Surveillance, Vol. 1 -- Summary and Recommendations, December, 1970; and, Vol. 2 -- Reports of Working Panels, J. W. Meyer, ed., November 1971.)
    61. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1970: The Use of ESSA Research Flight Facility's Instrumented Aircraft for Major Meteorological Experiments in the Tropics. Proc., Symposium on Tropical Meteorology-AMS/WMO, Honolulu, Hawaii, June, B II 1-6.
    62. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1970: Use of ESSA Research Flight Facility's Instrumented Aircraft for Major Meteorological Experiments in the Tropics. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 51, 285-286 (abstract).
    63. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1970: Research Flight Facility's Participation in the National East Coast Winter Storms Program during 1970. Proc., National East Coast Winter Storms Operational Meeting, Subcommittee on Basic Meteorological Services, American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, August.
    64. Spar, J., H. A. FRIEDMAN, and F. L. Zuckerberg, 1969: Aircraft Reconnaissance of Winter Coastal Cyclones in the Northeastern United States. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 50, 857-865.
    65. FRIEDMAN, H. A., M. R. Ahrens, and H. W. Davis, 1969: The ESSA Research Flight Facility: Data Processing Procedures. ESSA Tech. Report ERL 132-RFF 2, 64 pp.
    66. FRIEDMAN, H. A., F. S. Cicirelli, and W. J. Freedman, 1969: The ESSA Research Flight Facility: Facilities for Airborne Atmospheric Research. ESSA Tech. Report ERL 126-RFF 1, 89 pp.
    67. McFadden, J. D., H. A. FRIEDMAN, H. W. Davis, and R. D. Stearns, 1969: An In-Flight Calibration of Aircraft Humidity Systems. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 50, 623 (abstract).
    68. Simpson, J., W. L. Woodley, H. A. FRIEDMAN, T. W. Slusher, R. S. Scheffee, and R. L. Steele, 1969: A Pyrotechnic Cloud Seeding System and Its Usage. ERL TM-APCL 5, 44 pp.
    69. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1967: A study of wind patterns in Hurricane Betsy (1965). M.S. Thesis, Department of Meteorology and Oceanography, New York University, Bronx, New York, 88 pp.
    70. FRIEDMAN, H. A., 1966: Tropical cyclone forecasting: A survey. Department of Meteorology and Oceanography, New York University, Bronx, New York, 50 pp.
    71. Chin, H., and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1966: A WSR-57 radar precipitation detection study with a general radar introduction. Radar Meteorology, Department of Meteorology and Oceanography, New York University, Bronx, New York, 56 pp.
    72. Reber, C. M., and H. A. FRIEDMAN, 1964: Manual of Meteorological Instrumentation and Data Processing. U. S. Weather Bureau, Research Flight Facility, Miami, Florida.