Michael D. King, senior atmospheric scientist at rado, as senior scientist. He will direct projects apply- the Goddard Space Flight Center, has been awarded ing mesoscale prognostic numerical models to air- the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal quality problems involving emergency response, dis- "in recognition of [his] outstanding contributions to the persion in coastal and complex terrains, and regional development of instrumentation, theory, and analysis photochemical modeling. Lyons is the coprincipal in- of remotely sensed aircraft and satellite data to in- vestigator (with ASTeR President Roger A. Pielke, crease the understanding of the physics of the earth's CCM) of a recently awarded two-year contract ($484 000) atmosphere." This is NASA's highest honor for a from the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium specific scientific achievement. (LADCO) to conduct mesoscale meteorological mod- King is well known for his research on the remote eling of multiday lake-breeze simulation over the Lake sensing of the radiative and microphysical properties Michigan basin. The results will be used as input to an of clouds and aerosol particles. He has received advanced regional photochemical model for the Lake numerous awards and honors for his research accom- Michigan Ozone Study. The mesoscale model em- plishments, including the Goddard Space Flight Cen- ployed is a version of the Regional Atmospheric Mod- ter Special Achievement Award in 1983 and the NASA eling System (RAMS). Exceptional Service Medal in 1985, and was elected a Fellow of the AMS in 1990. He has been project On 1 October scientist of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment 1991 Colonel Karl F. since 1983 and is currently the deputy team leader of Zelle r was ap- the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrom- pointed mobilization eter) Science Team of the Earth Observing System. assistan t to Brig. King has been at Goddard Space Flight Center since Gen. John J. Kelly, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Ari- Jr., directorate of zona in 1977. weather of the office of the deputy chief of staff, plans and op- Wei-Kuo Tao, research meteorologist at the erations headquar- Goddard Space Flight Center, has received the NASA ters, U.S. Air Force, Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal "for devel- in Washington, D.C. oping a model of cumulus cloud populations and using Zeller will be the it to help understand the role of clouds in climate." senior individual mo- This is NASA's highest honor for a specific scientific bilization augmen- achievement. te e (IMA) in the Tao is known for his research on modeling of en- weather-career field. IMAs are U.S. Air Force re- semble of convective clouds and their associated servists who help active-duty units meet their wartime feedback to the large-scale environments. He is cur- mission support requirements. They train to augment rently an associated member of the NASA TRMM their counterparts in virtually every active-duty job Science Team. Tao holds a B.S. in atmospheric phys- available. Zeller will also serve in an ambassador role ics from National Central University in Taiwan (1974), for AF/XOW and for the IMA program as well as an M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins assist General Kelly with weather-related issues. University (1987), and an M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. Zeller received a B.S. in civil engineering from (1983) in atmospherics science from the Univer- Virginia Military Institute in 1965, a B.S. and an M.S. in sity of Illinois. meteorology from the University of Utah in 1966 and 1972, respectively, and a Ph.D. in fluid mechanics and Walter A. Lyons, Certified Consulting Meteorolo- wind engineering from Colorado State University in gist (CCM), has joined Atmospheric Simulation Test- 1990. He completed Air War College in 1988. • ing and Research (ASTeR), Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo- Bulletin American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1992
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