Dave was NOAA Advisor during the launches of two Viking spacecraft, using surface and airborne electric field measurements to determine the risk of lightning during launches, and declaring “go,” or “no-go” for launch.
NSSL’s fleet of mobile research facilities (excluding mobile radars) have been under Dave’s watchful eye and direction for decades.
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.