For many in the weather radar community, Dale Sirmans is recognized as the father of the NEXt-Generation RADar (NEXRAD). As the lead engineer and principal architect of NSSL’s first 10-cm Doppler weather radar, his leadership and guidance helped bring Doppler radar to the National Weather Service. Sirmans recently passed away on December 23 in Albertville, Ala., at 76, and we wanted to celebrate his five decades of contributions to weather radar, weather science and to the careers of future engineers and scientists.
NSSL’s Dave Rust is retiring today, and we wanted to honor his significant, even revolutionary contributions, to thunderstorm science, especially through observation platforms.
The American Meteorology Society (AMS) has announced the election of Dave Rust and Harold Brooks to the status of AMS Fellow.
NSSL lead electrical and electronics engineer Allen Zahrai has been named the NOAA-wide September 2010 Employee of the month.
NSSL’s Dusan Zrnic was awarded the 2010 Technology Transfer Award by NOAA for “developing a novel way to measure linear orthogonal polarimetric variables without a switch that was patented and transferred to the private sector producing significant savings in the implementation of commercial dual polarization radars.”