Distinguished Lecture: Louis Uccellini - Building A Weather-Ready Nation
Assistant Administrator for Weather Services,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Director, National Weather Service
4 pm - Presentation and 5 pm - Reception
UCI's Calit2 Building Auditorium
Building A Weather-Ready Nation: Linking Impact-Based Decision Support Services to Observations, Forecasts, Warnings and Dissemination
BIO: Louis W. Uccellini is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the National Weather Service. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day civilian weather operations for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas.
Prior to this position, he served as the Director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) for 14 years. He was responsible for directing and planning the science, technology, and operations related to NCEP's nine centers: Central Operations, Environmental Modeling Center, Ocean Prediction Center, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Climate Prediction Center, all in Camp Springs, MD; the National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL; Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK; Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, CO; and the Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, MO.
Uccellini received his Ph.D. (1977), Master (1972) and Bachelor of Science (1971) degrees in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books on subjects including analysis of severe weather outbreaks, snowstorms, gravity waves, jet streaks, cyclones, and the use of satellite data in analysis and modeling applications. Uccellini has served on many national and international research and field experiment programs. He has received many awards in recognition of his research and operational achievements.
Hosted by Professor Soroosh Sorooshian, Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS)
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