CIMMS Contributors to MRMS Silver Medal


In July, Under Secretary of Commerce Kathryn D. Sullivan announced the award of a NOAA Silver Medal for engineering/science achievement to the team that worked on the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor program at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. While only Federal employees were named on the award, many CIMMS researchers were involved in this collaboration, and we recognize their hard work!

CIMMS co-authors on the paper “Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation: Initial Operating Capabilities”:


Carrie Langston
Brian Kaney
Youcun Qi
Lin Tang
Heather Grams
Yadong Wang
Steve Cocks
Steven Martinaitis
Ami Arthur
Karen Cooper
Jeff Brogden

CIMMS at WDTD who were involved in testing the products in AWIPS and developing training on the system:

Alyssa Bates
Jill Hardy
Steven Martinaitis
Chris Spannagle
Matt Taraldsen
Andy Wood

CIMMS co-authors on the paper “Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Severe Weather and Aviation Products: Initial Operating Capabilities”:

Travis M. Smith
Valliappa Lakshmanan
Gregory J. Stumpf
Kiel L. Ortega
Karen Cooper
Kristin M. Calhoun
Darrel M. Kingfield
Kevin L. Manross
Robert Toomey
Jeff Brogden
Kurt Hondl- Federal employee who was accidentally left off the Silver Medal nomination, but was the project manager for the system for several years.

Thank you to all those involved – this award would not have been possible without your contributions!