August 1, 2017
NOAA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD
NOAA researchers were honored with the 2017 NOAA Technology Transfer Award for "improving forecasts of turbine-height winds and solar irradiance from the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) weather model to improve usage of renewable power by industry."
The team successfully leveraged resources, instruments, and researchers across NOAA, other federal agencies, private companies, and universities to collect an unprecedented and valuable dataset that is now being used to develop foundational improvements in NOAA’s models for wind and solar forecasts. These improvements will benefit all users of NOAA’s weather models and support decision-makers in weather-dependent industries.
The awards will be presented in November at a ceremony in Silver Spring, Maryland. CIRES and CIRA scientists were integral to the award winning team, and will receive recognition at a Spring 2018 event.
Melinda Marquis, ESRL/GSD
Curtis Alexander, ESRL/GSD
Stan Benjamin, ESRL/GSD
John M. Brown, ESRL/GSD
AMS KENNETH C. SPENGLER AWARD
Elizabeth C. Weatherhead
For creating linkages and fostering open communication about forecast improvements among the public, private, and academic sectors of the weather enterprise.
AMS EDITOR’S AWARD WINNERS
Brian Etherton, ESRL/GSD for Weather and Forecasting
Georg A. Grell, ESRL/GSD
Elizabeth C. Weatherhead, ESRL/GSD
For more information contact: Susan Cobb 303-497-5093