Friday, April 28, 2017
 

Women in Research

Meet Our Scientists

Hood, Robbie

Flying unmanned aircraft systems to improve weather and climate research

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Hood, Robbie

As a young girl, Robbie Hood watched her father test NASA rocket engines for the Apollo missions in the rural Missouri landscape. It was during those formative years that NOAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems program director got...

Zhang, Rong

Crunching Climate Data for a Better Picture of Climate Change

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Zhang, Rong

One focus of Zhang’s research interests is the dominant north-south ocean circulation feature in the Atlantic and how it impacts global and regional climate. Known as the the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation,...

Jorgensen, Dave

Riding turbulence to improve storm warnings

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Jorgensen, Dave

During his NOAA career, Dave Jorgensen has quite literally experienced a lot of turbulence.

Lawrence, Bill

Monitoring river stage levels on the Southern Plains

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Lawrence, Bill

National Weather Service hydrologist Bill Lawrence certainly knows the truth of a quote attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus: You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.

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.

Buehner, Ted

NOAA Meteorologist Pacific Northwest Residents Count On

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Buehner, Ted

Does it really rain all the time in Seattle? While some Seattleites groan over this question, Ted Buehner is glad to tell you.

Donner, Leo

Breaking down clouds and convection

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Donner, Leo

When asked which instrument would most improve numerical modeling, Leo Donner can’t settle on just one. The physical scientist says it would take more than a single tool to advance his clouds and convection research, even without...

Winton, Mike

Exploring Climate Change in the Arctic

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Winton, Mike

NOAA scientist Mike Winton enjoys the sense of discovery his work yields. The oceanographer, whose research is directed toward fathoming climate change in the Arctic, says each work day is an adventure unto itself and exposes him to...

Shirley Murillo

Collecting hurricane data from inside the storm

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Shirley Murillo

NOAA research meteorologist Shirley Murillo examines how hurricane winds change as they make landfall.

Schalk, Walter

Protecting National Security through Meteorology

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Schalk, Walter

Walt Schalk has spent his career as a meteorologist protecting national security. He has modeled the atmospheric spread of clouds of radioactive material from nuclear accidents, planned for the long-term storage of nuclear waste, and...

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