\ Hurricane Research Division of AOML/NOAA
Printer Friendly Version
Stanley B. Goldenberg
Hurricane Research Division
phone: 305-361-4362
fax: 305-361-4402

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

Professional Interests

Stanley B. Goldenberg is a Research Meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division/AOML/NOAA located in Miami, Florida.  Mr. Goldenberg received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University (1978, 1980).  His primary research has been in examining the various climatic factors that influence the variability of hurricane activity in the Atlantic from intraseasonal to multidecadal time scales.  He was the first author of the study published in Science establishing the fact that the Atlantic hurricane basin has entered a multidecadal-scale era of greatly increased hurricane activity.  (This paper was recognized with the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Outstanding Scientific Paper Award.)  He is on the team that produces NOAA's Seasonal Hurricane Outlooks for the Atlantic basin and was a co-recipient of NOAA's Bronze Medal for that work.  He has participated in numerous research flights into and around hurricanes on NOAA's hurricane hunter aircraft, including flights into Hurricane Katrina (2005) as it made landfall on the Louisiana/Mississippi coast.  In addition to his research on hurricanes and climate, he is currently part of the HRD modeling team that has been responsible for helping to develop significant improvements of track and intensity predictions with the operational Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model. Mr. Goldenberg also has an interest in hurricane disaster preparedness.  This interest was greatly increased when his home was destroyed as he and his family experienced the full force of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew in 1992.  His Andrew experience as well as his scientific expertize have been featured in numerous TV specials.  He has published a number of scientific papers, has been interviewed numerous times by local, national and international media and has been a speaker at various scientific, insurance, and hurricane preparedness conferences.

Current Research Projects

    Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

    1. Bell, G.D., E.S. Blake, C.W. Landsea, S.B. Goldenberg, and R.J. Pasch. The tropics—Atlantic basin. In State of the Climate in 2017, J. Blunden, D.S. Arndt, and G. Hartfield (eds.). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(8):S114-S118, doi:10.1175/2018BAMSStateoftheClimate.1 2018
    2. Alaka, G.J., X. Zhang, S.G. Gopalakrishnan, S.B. Goldenberg, and F.D. Marks. Performance of basin-scale HWRF tropical cyclone track forecasts. Weather and Forecasting, 32(3):1253-1271, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-16-0150.1 2017
    3. Bell, G.D., E.S. Blake, C.W. Landsea, C. Wang, J. Schemm, T. Kimberlain, R.J. Pasch, and S.B. Goldenberg. Tropical cyclones: Atlantic basin. In State of the Climate in 2016, J. Blunden and D.S. Arndt (eds.). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(8):S108-S112, 2017

        Awards and Honors

        2012NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - Scientific Category (Group Award)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
        2012Nominated for FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - Scientific Category (Group Award) South Florida Federal Executive Board
        2005Commuter of the Year AwardSouth Florida Commuter Services
        2003Outstanding Scientific Paper Award for Goldenberg et al. 2001NOAA/OAR
        2001Bronze Medal (Group Award) for NOAA Seasonal Hurricane OutlooksDOC
        HRD Blog Entries