National Weather Center Colloquium: Speaker Bio

An ultra-fine resolution simulation of Hurricane Sandy: observations, prediction, and socioeconomic applications

Dr. Melvyn Shapiro
Research Scientist, NCAR

Dr. Shapiro obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in meteorology at Florida State University (1958-1968), where his research addressed tropical and extratropical cyclone structure and internal mesoscale processes. In 1968 he received a post-doctoral position in the NCAR, which transitioned into an NCAR research staff position in 1970. From 1982 to 2008 he was a research scientist at the NOAA in Boulder, where he directed the Meteorological Research Group. In the most recent years (2009-present), his activities have been directed toward mentoring of early-career scientists and development of advanced computer visualizations applied to ultra-fine resolution numerical simulation/prediction data sets. His professional recognitions include: Fellow of the American Meteorological Society; AMS Jule Charney Award; U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal; Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Presentation abstract

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