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.
A research meteorologist working at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, CO, Stan Benjamin is the chief of the Assimilation and Modeling Branch in the Global Systems Division within ESRL, where he and his colleagues work on developing and improving weather models, both regional and global.
Meteorologist Harold Brooks' goal is to provide people with the knowledge they need to make better decisions about hazardous weather.
NOAA research meteorologist Shirley Murillo examines how hurricane winds change as they make landfall.
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.