6 STAR Scientists Honored with Dept. of Commerce 2009 Bronze Medal Honor Awards
Lidia Cucurull, NESDIS DAA Charlie Baker, Pablo Clemente-Colon, and Thomas M. Smith
April 27, 2010 - On Tuesday, April 27, at the NOAA Honor Awards Ceremony in Silver Spring, MD, 6 STAR scientists received Bronze Medals honoring their work on 5 different projects. Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA's new administrator, addressed the assembly, and praised the work of the award winners. Five different NESDIS projects were honored; STAR scientists participated in four of these projects.
STAR scientists honored with Bronze Medals included: Larry Flynn, Lidia Cucurull, Pablo Clemente-Colón, Thomas M. Smith, Mark DeMaria, and John Knaff.
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For exemplary engineering support and outstanding efforts in recovering the NOAA-18 SBUV instrument.
For transitioning the COSMIC ground system from research to operations, enabling a revolution in weather and climate measurements.
For developing the successful research-to-operations transition of Climate Sea Surface Temperature Observing System Design, Impelmentation and Performance Monitoring
For exceptional service and editors and authors of the NOAA / Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall companion publication, "Hidden Depths: Atlas of the Oceans
For developing, implementing and conducting outreach for new National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Speed Probability products.
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