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Mark DeMaria Honored at the 2009 Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

photo of Mark DeMariaMarch 5, 2009 - Mark DeMaria received the "Richard H. Hagemeyer Award" at the March 2009 Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference recently held in St. Petersburg, FL. The award is given annually to honor people who have made sustained contributions to the US Hurricane Program. Mark was recognized for his long history of successful development and operational transition of tropical cyclone forecast products, including the Statistical / Hurricane / Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS) and Logistic Growth Equation Model (LGEM) intensity models, the rapid intensity index (co-developed with the Hurricane Research Division), the National Hurricane Center wind speed probability program and the NESDIS Tropical Cyclone formation probability product.