Curriculum Vitae

Sylvia Jean Murphy

4 March 2014

Education

        M.S. Management, Regis University, 2007

        N.A. Army Command and General Staff College, 2002

        M.S. Physical Oceanography, Florida State University, 1995

        B.A. Marine Science, Jacksonville University, 1987

Contact Information

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory

DRSC

325 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80305

303-497-7753

Work History (Dates and official positions)

2009-Present

Technical Project Manager, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) University of Colorado at Boulder

2010-2013

Director of Exercises and Training (J7) for the Standing Joint Task Force Colorado, Colorado National Guard

2008-2009

Technical Project Manager, Earth System Modeling Framework, National Center for Atmospheric Research

2008-2010

Deputy Commander (Executive VP), 169th Fires Brigade Colorado Army National Guard

2007-2008

Communications Planner and Coordinator, Joint Task Force Democratic National Convention, Colorado National Guard  

2006-2008        

Software Engineer, Earth System Modeling Framework,  National Center for Atmospheric Research

2005-2007

Commander (CEO), 891st Troop Command Battalion/193rd Military Police Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard

2005-2006

Software Engineer, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research

2003-2005

Deputy Director for Communications and Computers (J6) Joint Staff Colorado National Guard

2000-2003

Deputy IT Manager for Computers and Information Systems (DCSIM), Colorado Army National Guard

1999-2005

Associate Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research

1999-2000

Oceanographer, Office of Naval Research Detachment, Houston

1996-1999

Oceanographer, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center

1995-1999

Executive Officer/Training Officer Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Command Detachment Bell Chase Louisiana

1995-1996

Oceanographer, Planning Systems Inc.

1993-1995

Research Fellow, Florida State University

1993-1995

Staff Oceanographer, Commander and Chief, Naval Forces Europe Command Detachment

1990-1993

Chief Executive (Officer-in-Charge), Naval Oceanographic Command Detachment, Agana Guam

1987-1990

Division Officer, USS Acadia (AD-42), San Diego

1983-1987

Student, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville Florida

        

Current Position (2009-Present)

Technical project manager for the Earth System Commodity Governance Project to develop a collaborative workspace for the collection, visualization, and discussion of scientific artifacts. Responsibilities include requirement analysis, project tracking, meeting coordination, and technical troubleshooting.

Operations manager and webmaster for the NOAA Environmental Software Infrastructure and Integration Group at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences: Responsibilities include the maintenance of section infrastructure and tools and the development of policies, procedures, tools, and processes to improve the overall efficiency of the section. Specific focus is on the design, organization, and maintenance of the Section’s collaborative environments including the Web and various cloud-based portals. Also responsible for visitor and employee coordination, computers, and computer accounts.

Scientific/Technical/Managerial Accomplishments (Highlights from various positions)

2011

Coordinated an international and multi-agency effort to create a dynamic web portal for the discovery, display and comparison of 5th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) model metadata and the connection of that metadata to data services. The effort involved directing a team of agile scientific programmers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, liaising and assisting the EU sponsored METAFOR project to develop and collect the climate model metadata, and integrating both efforts into the larger effort of creating climate model data cyberinfrastructure for CMIP5.

2011

Coordinated the development of a prototype collaborative workspace for the collective analysis, visualization, and discussion of scientific artifacts. The effort included a requirement analysis amongst several university partners, directing a small technical team, coordinating with NOAA to solve hardware issues, and liaising with a group of social scientists who were both studying and participating in the effort.

2011

Coordinated the development of a prototype version of the Community Earth System Model (CESM) containing Common Information Model attributes (the same standard being used for the 5th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project) and the integration of that model into the new CESM portal at Purdue University. Also coordinated the use of the portal for a paleoclimate research project at the University of California at Davis.

2010

Coordinated the effort to develop a prototype hydrological/atmospheric coupled modeling system. The effort involved the SWAT hydrological model running on a personal computer using the OpenMI standard and the Community Atmospheric Model running on a supercomputer utilizing the newly developed Earth System Modeling Framework Web Services. The project involved scientists from two universities, several summer interns, and a contracted scientific programmer.

2009

Coordinated project move from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to the University of Colorado.  In addition to coordinating the physical move, the effort involved coordinating the movement of 10 mailing lists to a new server, transferring 6 project member files to their new computers, moving four websites to new servers with new domain names, transferring a support archive, and the purchase of two new testing platforms.

2008

Coordinated the effort to provide modeling metadata and dataset infrastructure support to NCAR’s 2008 Summer Colloquium on Atmospheric Dynamical Cores.  The effort included the development of an Atmospheric ontology, the creation of a user’s interface for metadata    discovery and comparison, the creation of over 300 simulation instances, and a data harvesting ability.  

2007

Integral in the planning and execution of a comprehensive communications architecture for National Guard and Active Duty Forces supporting the 2007 Democratic National Convention, a major National Special Security Event (NSSE).  Infrastructure put in place included Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communications; satellite radio, video teleconferencing, and networking; Internet based common operating picture (COP) and chat tools, and trunked, civilian interoperable 800 Mhz radio communications.

2006

Researched, recommended, and adapted distributed software solutions (including customer support and client relations’ applications) for the Earth System Modeling Framework, a multi-agency high performance computing software project

2006

Team lead for effort to develop a new Web developer job classification matrix at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Participation included principal vision; team recruitment, moderation, planning, and organizing; and coordination with human resources.

2006

Designed, developed, tested, and placed into daily operation an atmospheric tracer analysis package in support of MIRAGE and Intex-B. This included creating a linear model post-processing visualization package using the NCAR Command Language for a single threaded SGI supercomputer and later porting the package to run as a parallel application on an IBM supercomputer. Over 1600 daily images were transferred to a web server and viewed and analyzed by field scientists via a web portal.

2006

Elected chairman of the Software Engineering Assembly at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a representative body whose mission is to improve software engineering practices through greater professional development and the development of best practices. Provided both vision and organizational oversight of 5 committees and their participants.        

2005

Commanded 10 Company and detachment sized elements (over 700 personnel) for the Colorado Army National Guard and guided them through the largest functional transformation in Colorado history.  Specific actions included project/mission planning and change management.

2005-

2006

Elected Chairman of the Web Advisory Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Directed and coordinated representatives from across the organization on the future of Internet related architecture and best practices.

1999-

2005

Developed, managed, and taught over 25 4-day NCAR Command Language (NCL) workshops (trained 280 students).  Efforts involved initial vision; curriculum development; handout preparation; computer exercise preparation; instruction, computer systems administration, setup and testing; registration and student tracking, and student surveys. Invited workshops were conducted at UCLA (twice), the Naval Research Laboratory, University of Alaska, UC Santa Cruz, Purdue University, and NOAA.

1999-

2005

Designed and developed comprehensive e-learning portal for the NCAR Command Language including over 400 script examples, 800 separate images, comprehensive users manuals, and online documentation. This portal was extensively used by government, university, and international researchers.

1999-

2005

Participated in the NCAR Command Language project governance to include prioritizing feature requests, interfacing with users, and translating scientific requirements into technical features understood by software developers.

1999

Conducted oceanographic research into ARGO buoy float optimization using the Navy Layered Ocean Model (NLOM) history files and an advection model run on the Naval Oceanographic Office’s supercomputer.

1996-

1998

Conducted research in coastal ocean modeling using the Princeton Ocean Model (POM) including temporal interpolation techniques for tidal boundary conditions, nesting to larger scale model and using history files to force an external sediment transport model.

1996

Invited by the Colombian Navy to assist in the development of a Columbian numerical modeling program.

1993-

1996

Conducted research into mesoscale eddy variability in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico using the US Navy’s Layered Ocean Model (NLOM). Demonstrated how potential vorticity can survive passage through the Lesser Antilles and influence eddy shedding of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico.

1990-

1993

Conducted typhoon preparedness training to civilians and foreign nationals throughout Micronesia including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Paulau, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Efforts included curriculum development, collaboration with local civil defense officials, instruction, island infrastructure assessment, and discussion with the U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia.

1990-

1993

Operations manager for a joint Navy, National Weather Service Forecasting Office with at 2.5 million square mile area of responsibility. Unique responsibilities included chairmanship of a 5-country NOAA weather radio coordination committee.

1992

Technical and managerial bridge between Japan Airlines and the United States Navy on a NEXRAD weather radar installation.

1989-

1990

Managed the operations division (10 personnel) aboard the the USS Acadia (AD-42) responsible for the navigation of the ship.  Navigated to the Persian Gulf and back.  Qualified as Officer of the Deck Underway and received Surface Warfare Qualification.

1987-

1989

Managed two Naval Divisions (100 personnel) aboard the USS Acadia (AD-42) responsible for the ship’s sides, deck, anchors, mooring stations, and storerooms.  Also served as the helicopter control officer for 64 flight deck operations and 4 vertical replenishment operations.

        

Publications in Refereed Journals

Goodall, J., K. Saint, M. Ercana, L. Briley,  S. Murphy,  H. You, C. DeLuca, and R. Rood, Coupling Climate and Hydrological Models: Interoperability through Web Services,  2013, Environmental Modeling and Software, 46, 250-259.

Guilyardi, E.,  V. Balaji,  B. Lawrence, S. Callaghan, C. DeLuca,  S. Denvil, M. Lautenschlager, M. Morgan, S. Murphy, K. Taylor,  May 2013, Documenting Climate Models and their Simulations, BAMS, 94, 623-627.

                                                            

Lawrence, B.,  V. Balaji, P. Bentley,  S. Callaghan,  C. DeLuca, S. Denvil,  G. Devine,  M. Elkington,  R. Ford,  E. Guilyardi,   M. Lautenschlager,  M. Morgan,  M-P Moine,  S. Murphy,  C. Pascoe,  H. Ramthun, P. Slavin, L. Stenman-Clark,   F. Toussaint, A. Treshansky,  and S. Valcke,  2012, Describing Earth System Simulations with the Metafor CIM, Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 1493-1500.          

Turuncoglu,  U., N. Dalfes, S. Murphy, and C. DeLuca, 2012, Toward self-describing and workflow integrated Earth system models: A coupled atmosphere-ocean modeling system application, Environmental Modeling and Software, 39, 47-262.  

Turuncoglu U., S. Murphy, C. DeLuca, and N. Dalfes. 2011. A scientific workflow environment for earth system related studies, Computers and Geosciences, 37, 943–952.

Dunlap, R., L. Mark, S. Rugaber, V. Balaji, J. Chastang, L. Cinquini, C. DeLuca, D. Middleton and S. Murphy, 2008, Earth system curator: metadata infrastructure for climate modeling, Earth Science Informatics, 1, 131-149.

Murphy, S. J. and T. R. Keen, 2000. The Sensitivity of Relocatable Local Area Models to Temporal Interpolation Noise at Open Boundaries. J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 17, 862-878.

Murphy, S. J., H. E. Hurlburt, and J. J. O'Brien, 1999. The Connectivity of Eddy Variability in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 104, 1431-1453.

Conference Proceedings

Zhao, L., C.Song, C. Thompson, H. Zhang, M. Lakshminarayanan, C. DeLuca, S. Murphy, K. Saint, D. Middleton, N. Wilhelmi, E. Nienhouse, and M. Burek, 2011, Developing an integrated end-to-end TeraGrid climate modeling environment, TeraGrid’11 Salt Lake City, Utah, July 18-21, 2011. Received award for best paper in the Science Gateways track.

Saint, K. and S. Murphy, 2010, End-to-End Workflows for Coupled Climate and Hydrological Modeling. Proceedings of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2010 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Modelling for the Environment's Sake, Fifth Biennial Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, July 5-8, 2010

Keen, T. R. and S. J. Murphy, 2000. Developing a Relocatable Coastal Ocean Forecast Model in Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Environment Proceedings of the Oceanology International 99 Pacific Rim conference, Singapore, 1999, Spearhead Exhibitions Ltd, Surrey, UK, p. 47-57

Other Documents

Murphy, S., L. Cinquini, J. Chastang, C. DeLuca, D. Middleton, and V. Balaji (2009).  “Collaborative Model Metadata Development with ESG/Curator/Metafor.” White paper.

Invited Presentations

“Earth System CoG and the Earth System Grid Federation: A Partnership for Improved Data Management and Project Coordination”, S. Murphy, L. Cinquini, C. DeLuca, A. Treshansky, Invited presentation at the monthly Boulder Earth and Space Science Informatics Group, Boulder, CO, March 18, 2014.

“Enhancements for Hydrology in ESMF”,  C. DeLuca, R. Oehmke, D. Neckels, G. Theurich, R. O’Kuinghttons, R. de Fainchtein, S. Murphy, R Dunlap, Invited presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 19, 2008.

“Connectivity Of Variability in the Intra-Americas Sea: Modeling and real-time operational prediction”, H. Hurlburt, S. Murphy, O. Smedstad, T. Townsend. S. Anderson, E. Chassignet, P. Hogan, J. Shriver, and A. Wallcraft, Invited presentation at the International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy General Assembly, Sapporo, Japan, June 30-July 22, 2002.

“Real-Time Eddy Resolving Ocean Prediction in the Caribbean”, H. Hurlburt, O. Smedstad, J. Shriver, T. Townsend, and S. Murphy, Invited presentation at the American Geophysical Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2001.

“The Connectivity of Mesoscale Variability in the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico Murphy”, S.J. Murphy and H.E. Hurlburt, Invited presentation at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Workshop Report on the Transports and Linkages of the Intra-Americas Sea (IAS) Cozumel, Mexico, November 1-5, 1997.

“External Influences on Eddy Shedding in the Gulf of Mexico”, S.J. Murphy and H. E. Hurlburt, Invited presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 1996

Contributed Presentations

“The Earth System Documentation (ES-DOC) project”, S. Murphy, M. Greenslade, A. Treshansky, C. DeLuca, E. Guilyardi, S. Denvil, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December 2013

“The Earth System Documentation (ES-DOC) Software Process”, M. Greenslade, S. Murphy, A. Treshansky, C. DeLuca, E. Guilyardi, S. Denvil, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December 2013.

“The Earth System CoG Collaboration Environment: Connecting Projects in the Earth Sciences”, C. DeLuca, L. Cinquini, S. Murphy, L. Overeem, R. Rood, A. Treshansky, J. Wallis, Poster presented at the Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December  2013

“Evaluations of the Earth System CoG Infrastructure in Supporting a Model Intercomparison Project”, J. Wallis, R. Rood, S. Murphy, L. Cinquini, C. DeLuca, Poster presented at the Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December 2013

“Extensible, Open Source Solutions for Scientific Data Discovery”, L. Cinquini, D. Crichton, J. Hughes, G. Bell, C. DeLuca, S. Hardman, J. Harney, A. Hart, S. Kudikyan, C. Mattmann, S. Murphy, J. Padams, B. Tang, D. Thompson, A. Treshansky, K. Wagstaff, D. Williams, Poster presented at the Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December 2013

“Enhancing the User Interface (UI) with CoG”, L. Cinquini, C. DeLuca, S. Murphy, A. Treshansky, ESGF/UV-CDAT meeting, Livermore, CA, 3-5 December 2013

“Earth System Documentation (ES-DOC) Eco-System Progress”, M. Greenslade, S. Murphy, A. Treshansky, C. DeLuca, E. Guilyardi, S. Denvil, ESGF/UV-CDAT meeting, Livermore, CA, 3-5 December 2013

“ES-DOC and ESGF: Documenting Climate Models and their Simulations”, E. Guilyardi, V. Balaji, C. DeLuca, S. Denvil, M. Greenslade, B. Lawrence, S. Murphy, K. Taylor, ESGF/UV-CDAT meeting, Livermore, CA, 3-5 December 2013

“The Earth System CoG Collaboration Environment”, S. Murphy, V. Balaji, L. Cinquini, C. DeLuca, P. Edwards, C. Jablonowski, I. Overeem, R. Rood, Poster presented at the Fall CIRES Rendezvous, Boulder, CO, 2 May, 2013

“The Earth System CoG Collaboration Environment”, S. Murphy, V. Balaji, L. Cinquini, C. DeLuca, P. Edwards, C. Jablonowski, I. Overeem, R. Rood, Poster presented at the Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 5-7 December, 2012

“The Earth System CoG Collaboration Environment”, S. Murphy, C. DeLuca, and L. Cinquini, Ocean Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, 19-23 February, 2012

“The Earth System CoG Collaboration Environment”, S. Murphy, C. DeLuca, and L. Cinquini, Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) Meeting, Boulder, CO 9 February, 2012

“The Impact of the Earth System Curator Project on the CMIP5 Model Metadata Discovery and Display”,  S. Murphy and C. DeLuca, NOAA SEE Meeting, Boulder, CO, 27 September, 2011

“Metadata and Associated Tools for the 5th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project”, S. Callahan and S. Murphy, CISL Seminar, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO, 29 August, 2011

“Building a Scientific Workspace Environment for Collaborative Analysis of Climate Data”, L. Cinquini, C. DeLuca, and S. Murphy, GO-ESSP Workshop, Asheville, NC, 13 May, 2011

“Semantic Technologies in the Earth System Curator Project”, V. Balaji, S. Murphy, C. DeLuca, H. Wilcox, Climate Knowledge Discovery Workshop, Hamburg Germany, March 30, 2011

“Earth System Curator and the Model Metadata Discovery and Display for CMIP5”, S. Murphy, C. DeLuca, and H. Wilcox, Metafor Dissemination Meeting, Abingdon UK, March 14, 2011

“Introduction to the Earth System Curator Project”, S. Murphy, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, March 10, 2011

“End-to-End Workflows for Coupled Climate and Hydrological Modeling”, K. Saint and S. Murphy, iEMSs 2010, Ottawa Canada, July 5-8, 2010

“A coupled and workflow integrated modeling system applications for Earth system science”, U. Turuncoglu, N. Dalfes, S. Murphy, and C. DeLuca, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, May 2–7, 2010

“Global Interoperability Program”, S. Murphy and C. Deluca, IS-ENES Scoping Meeting, Chantilly France, March 29-31, 2010.

“Implementation of CMIP5 Metadata in the ESG Gateway”, S. Murphy, C. DeLuca, L. Cinquini, J. Chanstang, D. Middleton, and V. Balaji, Supercomputing 2009, Portland, OR, November 17-19, 2009.

“Implementation of CMIP5 Metadata in the ESG Gateway”, S. Murphy, C. DeLuca, L. Cinquini, J. Chanstang, D. Middleton, and V. Balaji, GO-ESSP, Hamburg, Germany, October 7, 2009

“CCSM Metadata for IPCC AR5”, S. Murphy, Community Climate System Model Annual Meeting (Software Engineering Working Group), Breckenridge, CO, June 16-19, 2009

“Towards CCSM Self-Describing Workflows,” U. Turuncoglu, S. Murphy, and C. DeLuca, Poster presented at the Community Climate System Model 14th Annual Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, June 15-18, 2009.

“ESMF and Curator: A Comprehensive Approach to Model Metadata”, S. Murphy, ESMF Advisory Board Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2008.

“ESMF and the Future of End-to-End Modeling”, S. Murphy, International Conference on High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis; Austin, Texas, November 15-21, 2008

“Application of RDF-OWL in the ESG Ontology”, S. Murphy, 2008 GO-ESSP Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 17-18, 2008

“Earth System Curator”, S. Murphy, NCAR Advanced Study Program Colloquium: Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric Models, Boulder, CO June 1-13, 2008.

“Metadata Support for Model Intercomparison Projects”, S. Murphy, Community Climate System Model Annual Meeting (Software Engineering Working Group), Breckenridge, CO, June 17-19, 2008

“Documenting and Comparing Models Using Earth System Curator”, S. Murphy, 7th Annual ESMF Community Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 28-30, 2008.

“ESMF Usability and Training”, S. Murphy, Battlespace Environments Institute Technical Review Meeting, Boulder, CO, May 7, 2008

“ESMF and the Transformation of Earth System Modeling”, S. Murphy, Computing in Atmospheric Sciences, Annecy, France, September 10-13, 2007

“Metadata Harvesting: Problems and Solutions”, S. Murphy, Department of Energy Interlab 2005, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, December, 14-16, 2005.

“CCSM Scripts Tutorial”, M. Vertenstein, S. Murphy, B. Kauffman, 5th Annual Community Climate System Model Workshop, Sante Fe, NM, 7-9 July, 2004

“Tour of the Web-Based CCSM Support Network (data processing and visualization)”, 5th Annual Community Climate System Model Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, 27-29 June, 2000

“CCSM Data Processing and Visualization Tools”, S. Murphy and D. Shea, 5th Annual Community Climate System Model Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, 27-29 June, 2000

“Presentation and Discussion of the Component Model Processing Suite (CMPS)”, S. Murphy, 4th Annual Climate System Model Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, June 22-24, 1999

“Component Model Processing Suite (CMPS). S. Murphy, Community Climate System Model Scientific Steering Committee Meeting, Breckenridge, CO, June 21, 1999.

“The Sensitivity of a Coastal Oceanographic Model to Wind Forcing”, S. Murphy and T. Keen, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 6-10, 1998.

“Temporal Interpolation Error in Tidal Boundary Conditions”, S. Murphy and T. Keen, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Boston, MA May 26-29, 1998.

“Spatial and Temporal Sedimentation Patterns in Event Beds”, S. Murphy, T. Keen, and S. Glenn, Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 13-19, 1998.

“The Connectivity of Mesoscale Variability in the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico”, S. Murphy and H. Hurlburt, Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA, February 12-16, 1996.

“A Nested Model of the Nearshore Middle-Atlantic Bight” S. Murphy and T. Keen, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 20-24, 1996

“Mesoscale Variability in the Caribbean in Response to an Intradecadal Cycle”, S. Murphy, H. Hurlburt, and J. O'Brien, Data Assimilation and Model Evaluation Experiment-North Atlantic Basin Information Exchange Meeting, Miami, FL, March 1995.

“An Investigation of Caribbean Mesoscale Variability Utilizing NRL Global Ocean Model Data”, S. Murphy, H. Hurlburt, and J. O'Brien, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Chapman Conference on the Circulation of the Intra-Americas Sea, La Parguera, Puerto Rico, 22-26 January, 1995

Honors

2013

Army Legion of Merit

2011

Army Commendation Medal

2010

Promoted to Colonel, US Army

2009

Special Recognition Award, Computational and Informational Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

2008

Air Force Commendation Medal

2007

Meritorious Service Medal

2006

Special Achievement Award, National Center for Atmospheric Research

2005

Meritorious Service Medal

1998

Performance Award, Naval Research Laboratory

1997

Commander Joint Typhoon Warning Center Letter of Commendation for Contributions to Operational Efficiency

1994

Commander Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Eight Letter of Commendation for Superior Performance

1993

Naval Achievement Medal

1993

Commander Naval Oceanography Command Letter of Commendation for Superior Performance in the Wake of Typhoon Omar

1992

Department of Commerce Certificate of Excellence for Public Environmental Support

                     

Workshops and Conference Sessions Organized

7 Dec 2012

Knowledge Networks and Collaborative Platforms in the Earth Sciences

Fall AGU,

San Francisco, CA

09-12 Nov 2004

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

13-16 Jul 2004

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

25-28 May 2004

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

02-05 Mar 2004

NCL Workshop

National Ocean Service,

Silver Springs, MD

10-13 Feb 2004

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

16-19 Dec 2003

NCL Workshop

Naval Research Laboratory,

Stennis Space Center, MS

04-07 Nov 2003

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

29 Sep - 2 Oct 2003

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

14-17 Jul 2003

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

12-15 May 2003

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

14-18 Apr 2003

NCL Workshop

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

10-12 Feb 2003

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

06-08 Jan 2003

NCL Workshop

University of California, Los Angeles

29-31 Oct 2002

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

16-18 Jul 2002

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

14-16 May 2002

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

10-12 Dec 2001

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

12-14 Jun 2001

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

15-17 May 2001

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

03-05 Apr 2001

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

13-15 Feb 2001

NCL Workshop

University of California, Santa Cruz

03-05 Jan 2001

NCL Workshop

University of California, Los Angeles

13-16 Nov 2000

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO

7-11 Feb 2000

NCL Workshop

Boulder, CO