Ostenso Named NOAA Assistant Susan Solomon, OAR, Environmental Research Administrator for Oceanic and Laboratories, Boulder, Colorado, for key scientific Atmospheric Research contributions to deciphering the cause of the Antarctic Ned A. Ostenso has been named National Oceanic ozone hole and leading the 1986/87 National Ozone and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Assistant Expeditions to Antarctica. Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Re- J. Michael Hall, OAR, Climate Research Office, search. Rockville, Maryland, for significant contributions to Ostenso will head NOAA's Office of Oceanic and climate prediction research through outstanding lead- Atmospheric Research in Washington, DC, which ership of the Tropical Oceans-Global Atmosphere manages the NOAA Environmental Research Labo- program. ratories, the National Underseas Research Program, Stanley P. Hayes, OAR, Pacific Marine Environ- the National Sea Grant College Program, and NOAA's mental Research Laboratory, Seattle, Washington, for programs in climatic and atmospheric research and outstanding contributions and scientific leadership of global climate change. NOAA' s Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies Since March 1989, Ostenso has headed NOAA's Program. Office of Oceanic Research Programs. Since joining William D. Bonner, NWS , National Meteorological NOA A in 1977, he has also served as NOA A deputy Center, Camp Springs, Maryland, for outstanding assistant administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric leadership in bringing the National Meteorological Research and as director of the National Sea Grant Center to international prominence in numerical College Program. From 1966 to 1977, he served in weather and climate prediction. a number of capacities at the Office of Naval Research Silver medals are awarded annually for "merito- and as an assistant presidential advisor for marine, rious contributions of unusual value to the Depart- earth, and atmospheric affairs at the White House. ment or the Nation." Silver medals were awarded to From 1962 to 1966, he was on the faculty of the the following people. University of Wisconsin, where he conducted geo- Gary K. Grice, Fort Worth, Texas; Kenneth W. physical research in the Arctic, Antarctic, Great Howard and Stanley L. Barnes, Boulder, Colorado; Lakes, and the North Atlantic. and Charles A. Doswell, III, Norman, Oklahoma, Mount Ostenso, an approximately 14,000-foot NWS , for meritorious authorship and editing associ- mountain in the Antarctic, and Ostenso Seamount in ated with " A Guide for Operational Meteorological the Arctic were names in honor of his contributions Research." to polar research. Robert C. Sheets, Robert A. Case, Gilbert B. Clark, Ostenso earned his B.S. (1952), M.S. (1953), and Harold P. Gerrish, James M. Gross, Miles B. Law- Ph.D. (1962) from the University of Wisconsin. Dur- rence, and B. Max Mayfield, NWS, Coral Gables, ing this period he was also associated with the Woods Florida, in recognition of consistent, accurate, and Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Lamont-Doherty timely advice to local officials, the media, and the Geological Observatory of Columbia University, and nation during Hurricane Gilbert. the Arctic Institute of North America. He also served Dennis Decker, NWS , Raleigh, North Carolina, for as a Signal Corps meteorological project officer at leading the severe weather preparedness program in the U.S. Army Arctic Center. North Carolina that contributed to the saving of lives in the tornado of 28 November 1988. NOAA Employees Awarded Commerce Wilbur P. Shigehara, NWS , San Diego, California, Medals in recognition of superior performance in providing Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medal agricultural freeze warnings during the 1987/88 win- Awards were presented to National Oceanic and ter. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employees at Mary M. Heffernan and Edward R. Johnson, NWS, ceremonies in Washington, DC, on 11 October 1989. Silver Spring, Maryland, for outstanding contributions Awarded by the Secretary of Commerce, the gold toward the definition of hydrometeorological service medal is the highest in the Commerce Department, requirements for the modernized Weather Service. and is given for "rare and distinguished contributions E. Paul McClain, NESDIS, Camp Springs, Mary- of major significance to the Department, the Nation, land, for exceptional contributions to the develop- or the World/' Gold medals were awarded to the men t of methods for determining oceanic following people. temperatures from space. • 68 Vol. 71, No. 1, January 1990
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1990
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