NSSL researcher elected AMS Fellow

The American Meteorological Society (AMS)  has announced the election of NSSL’s Don MacGorman to AMS Fellow.  Awardees will be honored at the AMS Annual Meeting on January 22-26, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

MacGorman is a lightning researcher, author, numerical modeler, and academician.  His more than 30 year career in storm electrification includes work with early cloud-to-ground lightning detection networks, installation and research from the Oklahoma Lighting Mapping Array (OK-LMA), co-authorship of the book “The Electrical Nature of Storms,” and advocating use of lightning in forecasting, as well as leadership in field campaigns.

Those eligible for election to Fellow have made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their application during a substantial period of years.

MacGorman joins seven current NSSL scientists (Brooks, Doviak, Jorgensen, Koch, Lewis, Stensrud and Zrnic), and seven retired scientists (Burgess, Davis-Jones, Holle, Kessler, Kimpel, Maddox and Rust).