An expert on tides, currents, and sea level, Stephen Gill is the chief scientist with the National Ocean Service Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.
Leading a NOAA research program on changes in ocean chemistry that pose a significant threat to ecosystems, Dr. Libby Jewett is also working hard to educate audiences beyond the ocean science community about the threat of ocean acidification.
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.
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 recently exploring the influence of climate change on hurricane activity.
Whenever possible, Tom Knutson avoids one-dimensional thinking, but especially at work. Because the research meteorologist sees climate change as much more than a surface temperature issue, he approaches and studies it as a multi-layered phenomenon daily.
A physical research scientist, who has evaluated climate models and observed aerosols at GFDL since 2004, Paul Ginoux likes making discoveries but enjoys correcting mistakes within those findings even more.
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 cost constraints.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.