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The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service

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    Principal Investigator:
    Barry Reichenbaugh
  • These oral histories will preserve the memories, achievements, and lessons learned, of active and retired experts and leaders whose work contributed greatly to the modernization and restructuring of NOAA’s National  Weather Service.

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Robert Serafin

Interview with Robert J. Serafin, Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research and former Chairman, National Academy of Sciences NWS Modernization Committee
Interview conducted June 2010
Run time: 46:45
Topics: National Academy of Science’s NWS Modernization Committee, NEXRAD, ASOS, AWIPS, GOES

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Boulder, CO Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Mary Glackin

Interview with Mary M. Glackin, NOAA Deputy Under Secretary, former AWIPS Program Manager
Interview conducted June 2010
Run time: 15:20
Topics: PROFS, AWIPS, long view of the NWS Modernization

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Washington Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Mark Brown

Interview with Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, OAR, former U.S. Department of Commerce Budget Office
Interview conducted August 2010
Run time: 27:03
Topics: Dept. of Commerce Budget for Modernization, educating Hill staffers

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Silver Spring, MD Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Louis J. Boezi

Interview with Louis J. Boezi, former NWS Deputy Director for Modernization and Associated Restructuring         
Interview conducted May 2010 and March 2011
Topics: AFOS, AWIPS, NEXRAD, Transitioning to new technologies

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Silver Spring, MD Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Elbert W. “Joe” Friday

Interview with Elbert W. “Joe” Friday, Jr., former NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services/Director, National Weather Service
Interview conducted January 2010
Run time: 47:06
Topics: NWS Modernization Process, NEXRAD, AWIPS, Restructuring Field Offices

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Atlanta, GA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Douglas H. Sargeant

Interview with Douglas H. Sargeant, former Director, NWS Headquarters Office of Systems Development
Interview conducted August 2010
Run time: 1:37:25
Topics: GARP, Development of observational technologies, NWS Modernization Systems Development

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Rockville, MD Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Dennis S. Walts

Interview with Dennis S. Walts, former NWS Meteorologist assigned to the Forecast Systems Laboratory AWIPS Development Team
Interview conducted June 2010
Run time: 40:35
Topics: PROFS, AWIPS, Role of Research

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Boulder, CO Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Carl S. Bullock

Interview with: Carl S. Bullock, Meteorologist with the Forecast Systems Laboratory AWIPS Development
Interview conducted June 2010
Run time: 1:04:36
Topics:  PROFS, AWIPS Requirements, the people behind AWIPS and the modernization

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Boulder, CO Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service
Alexander E. “Sandy” MacDonald

Oral history interview with Alexander E. “Sandy” MacDonald, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, former Director, Forecast Systems Laboratory  
Interview conducted: October 2010  
Run time: 50:28    
Topics: PROFS, AWIPS, NWS Modernization R&D    

 

 

Barry Reichenbaugh Silver Spring, MD Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research The Research and Development Behind the 1988-1999 Modernization of NOAA's National Weather Service