UCAR Presents 1995 Outstanding Performance or group achievement in postgraduate, graduate, un- Awards dergraduate, K-12, or general public science educa- Each December, the University Corporation for tion, including such areas as development of programs Atmospheric Research (UCAR) recognizes some of or curricular materials in science, mathematics, and its staff members with outstanding performance technology transfer. The winner was Peggy LeMone awards. Division and program directors made a record (NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology 24 nominations in the five categories of Outstanding Division) for more than two decades of "consistently, Publication, Technology Advancement, Education, fervently, and unselfishly" moving science forward Technical Support, and Administrative Support. The "in numerous and generous educational endeavors." winners were chosen by interdivisional committees Ben Domenico (Unidata) received an honorable men- and announced at the staff holiday party in Decem- tion for promoting the educational use of both meteo- ber. Winners received cash awards and medals. This rological data and Internet technologies in settings year's ceremony was held on 8 December 1995 at the from elementary schools to universities. NCAR Mesa Laboratory. Technical Support: Recognizes a team or indi- Outstanding Publication: Nominees for this honor vidual for a single superior performance or a history have published, in the past five years, either results of noteworthy effort in such areas as instrument main- of original work or other contributions, such as review tenance or fabrication, computer or data management, papers or books, that have increased understanding of software/system development, or other technical sup- atmospheric science. The winners were Guy Brasseur port. The winners were Mitch Baltuch, Glenn Davis, and Clair Granier (NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Steve Emmerson, and Robb Kambic (Unitdata) for de- Division) for their paper "Mount Pinatubo Aerosols, signing, developing, and successfully deploying the Chlorofluorocarbons, and Ozone Depletion," pub- nationwide Unidata Internet Data Distribution system, lished in Science, 257, 1239-1242. An honorable which is "the only large-scale system in existence that mention was awarded to William Skamarock, Morris transfer s significant volumes of data (over 12 Weisman, and Joseph Klemp (NCAR Mesoscale and gigabytes per day) with high reliability in near-real Microscale Meteorology Division), for their paper time on the Internet." "Three-Dimensional Evolution of Simulated Long- Administrative Support: Honors an individual or Lived Squall Lines," published in the Journal of the group for a single outstanding performance or a long Atmospheric Sciences, 51, 2563-2584. history of support beyond the call of duty in such ar- eas as improving a management practice or skillfully Technology Advancement: Honors major indi- handling an operational effort. The winner was Greg vidual or group creations of the past five years that McArthur (NCAR Scientific Computing Division) for represent technical achievements in engineering, com- his leadership and contributions in establishing a puter science, or applied science. The winners were UCAR/NCAR organizational support, which include Chuck Frush, Peter Hildebrand, Wen-Chau Lee, Eric designing and developing the first Web-based version Loew, Richard Neitzel, Rick Parsons, Mitch Randall, of the NCAR Annual Scientific Report and establish- and Craig Walther (NCAR Atmospheric Technology ing NCAR's Web home page. • Division) for development of the ELDORA (Electra Doppler Radar), a high-resolution airborne radar. An honorable mention award was presented to the Glo- bal Positioning System/Meteorology (GPS/MET) pro- gra m team of Mike Exner, Doug Hunt, Rick McCloskey , Suze Peet, and Bill Schreiner (UNAVCO); Da Sheng Feng and Ben Herman (The University of Arizona); Xiaolei Zou (NCAR's Mesos- cale and Microscale Meteorology Division); and Tom 551 Cynthia L. Burkhart 1995 Meehan (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory). The team was nominated for "pioneering efforts" in the design, development, launch, and operation of the payload and software (the GPS/MET experiment derives tempera- ture and humidity profiles in the atmosphere). Education: Honors the most significant individual Vol. 77, No. 2, February 1 99 6 37 4
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Published: Feb 1, 1996
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