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Elizabeth Barnes Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes

Since the 1960s scientists have used the so-called "butterfly effect" to explain why we struggle to predict such extreme events with more than two weeks of advanced notice. But Elizabeth Barnes, Assistant...
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Eric Maloney Eric Maloney

Eric Maloney

From the front lawn of his childhood home in the Chicago suburbs, Eric Maloney, Professor at Colorado State University and NOAA-funded scientist, experienced extreme weather ranging from blizzards to severe...
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Meiyun Lin Meiyun Lin

Meiyun Lin

Dr. Meiyun Lin is a Research  Scholar at NOAA and Princeton University’s Cooperative Institute for Climate Science. Dr. Lin’s research seeks to advance knowledge on the interactions of...
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John Nielsen-Gammon John Nielsen-Gammon

John Nielsen-Gammon

Texas State Climatologist and NOAA-funded scientist, John Nielsen-Gammon, has helped the state of Texas make the best possible use of weather and climate information for 17 years. “I became a climatologist...
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Jason Otkin Jason Otkin

Jason Otkin

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...
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Ed Dumas Ed Dumas

Ed Dumas

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...
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Gijs De Boer Gijs De Boer

Gijs De Boer

NOAA/CIRES scientist Gijs de Boer wins Presidential award for using science drones to understand climate change in the Arctic. “I love being part of the UAV revolution,” says de Boer.

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Walter Schalk Walter Schalk

Walter Schalk

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...
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Matt Brewer Matt Brewer

Matt Brewer

NOAA meteorologists like Matt Brewer with the Air Resources Laboratory are improving short-term wind forecasts, developing the science necessary for the country to increase reliance on renewable energy.

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Robbie Hood Robbie Hood

Robbie Hood

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...
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