Deputy Director of Hurricane Research Division
Hurricane Research Division
NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Shirley Murillo is a research meteorologist for NOAA's Hurricane Research Division in Miami, FL. Her scientific interests are in tropical cyclone wind field structure, radar observations, hurricane field program planning and overseeing the transition of scientific research into the hurricane forecasting operational enviroment.
Ms. Murillo is the on-site lead for the Hurricane Wind analysis (H*Wind) science team. This group, comprised of meteorologists and computer software engineers, conduct real time wind analyses products that are available to the scienctific community. Shirley is also the science liaison for NOAA's Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT). The JHT serves to bridge and transfer new technology and research results into operations. Shirley plays critical role in ensuring the transition of research happens smoothly. Murillo also participates in numerous research flights into tropical cyclones aboard NOAA's WP-3D aircraft over the Atlantic Basin and Gulf of Mexico. On these flights she has operated and monitored various instruments onboard the aircraft. Ms. Murillo served as the Hurricane Field Program Director (2011 and 2012) where she was responsible for organizing, planning and overseeing all research and operational flights into tropical cyclones.
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