Monday, August 21, 2017
 

Women in Research

Meet Our Scientists

Elkins, Jim

Keeping an eye on 'trace' gases

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Elkins, Jim

NOAA scientist Jim Elkins, Ph.D., studies climate change and ozone depletion at the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.

Purkey, Sarah

Mining the Deep Ocean for Climate Clues

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Purkey, Sarah

In order to better understand the whole climate system, researchers like Sarah Purkey gather and analyze data from the deep ocean.

Bender, Morris

Using Math to Predict Hurricane Tracks

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Bender, Morris

A senior researcher at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, N.J., Morris Bender has been on the hurricane research team at GFDL since 1976, developing highly accurate models for hurricane forecasting and more...

Dumas, Ed

Flying research drones and aircraft to collect data on climate change and extreme weather

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Dumas, Ed

Ed Dumas flies research drones and aircraft to collect data on climate change and extreme weather. He designs data sensors and data acquisition software for these manned and unmanned aircraft for NOAA’s Air Resources...

Otkin, Jason

Predicting rapidly-developing droughts based on plant stress

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Otkin, Jason

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota, Jason Otkin felt that the weather controlled everything in his life. In the middle of “farm country,” Otkin’s parents made a living herding cattle and growing corn, soybeans, alfalfa,...

Johnson, Bryan

Monitoring ozone at the ends of the Earth

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Johnson, Bryan

An atmospheric scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, Bryan Johnson specializes in ozone research. He estimates rates of ozone depletion across the globe. And he gets to use really big balloons to do it.

Pomponi, Shirley

Diving into Research and Exploring the Unexplored

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Pomponi, Shirley

Shirley Pomponi, director of NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology, thrives on exploration and being at sea. She has made more than 300 dives in submersibles.

Seidel, Dian

Seeing Climate Change Signals in the Upper Atmosphere

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Seidel, Dian

Dian Seidel is a senior climate scientist in the NOAA Air Resources Lab and is internationally recognized for research on climate change in the upper atmosphere.

Forde, Evan

Thrilled by discovery and sharing the joy of science

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Forde, Evan

An oceanographer with the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Evan Forde is the only NOAA scientist whose city designated a day in his honor.

Levan, Judy

Thriving when weather is the most challenging

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Levan, Judy

While snow days can mean a break from work or school for many, Judy Levan’s days are busiest when the weather is at its worst. She is the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Buffalo forecast...

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