Evelyn J. Fields, Office of Marine and Aircraft Operations:
For leadership, initiative, and dedication in advancing
public awareness of NOAA missions and accomplishments.
Bruce B. Parker, NOS: For scientific leadership
in conceiving and developing a new program for oceanographic
real-time and forecast model systems for ports and bays.
Dennis K. Clark, NESDIS: For achievements in
the field of satellite remote sensing of ocean color including
development of the Marine Optical Buoy System for ground-truthing
satellite observed ocean color.
Tilden Payne Meyers, OAR: For work in improving
the measurement and prediction of air-surface exchanges
of fundamental quantities such as heat, water vapor, carbon
dioxide, and various pollutants.
Petrus P. Tans, OAR: For research in the area
of global greenhouse gas measurements and studies leading
to a clarification of the importance of the terrestrial
biosphere in the global carbon cycle.
Gary C. Matlock, Maria Josephina Uitterhoeve, Sarah
A. McLaughlin, Mark A. Murray-Brown, Pasquale J. Scida,
Ronald G. Rinaldo, Rebecca J. Lent, Michael B. Fraser,
Mariam E. McCall, NMFS and GC: Development of a financially
self-sustaining electronic licensing and permitting system
for both commercial and recreational fishing.
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, NWSFO Newport,
NC, NWSFO Wakefield, VA, NWSFO Raleigh, NC, NWSFO Wilmington,
NC, Southeast River Forecast Center: For their efforts
in the early recognition of the disastrous impacts from
Hurricane Floyd resulting in saving countless lives.
William G. Conner, Curtis Paul Carlson, Robert E. Ransom,
James Harold Hudson, Douglas R. Helton, William Branyon
Goodwin, Nancy J. Daschbach, NOS, Robert M. McNamara Jr.,
OFA, Linda B. Burlington, GC: For groundbreaking effort
to restore natural resources injured by efforts to remove
hazardous materials from nine fishing vessels grounded
in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa.
Garry F. Mayer, James P. Burgess, Christopher D.
Doley, Robin J. Bruckner, Eric W. Hutchins, K. Victor
Koski, John G. Catena, Richard L. Wantuck, NMFS: For
leadership in establishing a grass-roots program for restoring
coastal habitats vital to the Nation’s living marine
James P. McVey, OAR: For his role establishing
the field of Marine Aquaculture as a national priority
leading to the creation of new aquaculture industry sectors
Lans P. Rothfusz, Steven F. Piltz, NWS: For
developing implementing the StormReady Program to help
cities, counties, and towns prepare for weather-related
NOAA Finance Office, OFA: For significantly
improving NOAA’s financial auditing during the past
four fiscal years, culminating in an unqualified audit
opinion on the FY99 financial statements.
Allen M. Hittelman, Britt Bassett, NGDC NESDIS,
Kent L. Groninger, Jerry B. Janssen, OAR, David S. Groton,
OFA, David W. Norcross, Darren L. Smith, NIST: For
the development of the Boulder Research and Administrative
Timothy J. Schmit, Antonio R. Irving, Jamie M.
Daniels, NESDIS: For leadership in research and development
of products from the new generation of GOES sounders and
Russell L. Pfost, Tice H. Wagner, Alan E. Gerard,
Michael C. Ryan, Patricia C. Peden, NWS: For working
with meteorology department at Jackson State University,
a historically black university.
Gregory E. Matzen, NWS: For developing and
implementing the Alaska Weather Line, which provides up-to-the
second weather warnings, forecasts, and observations.
Space Environment Center, OAR: For developing
and implementing Space Weather Scales, which provide users
the intrinsically complex space weather information in
a simple, comprehensible, and useful format.
Steven R. Barnum, Emily B. Christman, Samuel P.
DeBow, NOS, Gerd G. Glang, Office of Marine and Aviation
Operations, David M. Feit, James E. Hoke, NWS: For
providing critical expertise relevant to the finding and
recovery of the submerged wreckage of EgyptAir Flight
990 in November, 1999.
Weather Forecast Office, Corpus Christi, Texas,
NWS: For life-saving services before, during, and
after Hurricane Bret struck the south coast of Texas on
August 22, 1999.
Weather Forecast Office, Fort Worth, Texas, NWS:
For life-saving services prior to and during an outbreak
of severe weather and tornadoes which struck parts of
North Texas on March 28, 2000.
Weather Forecast Office, Paducah, Kentucky, NWS: For
life-saving services warning services provided to the
citizens of Owensboro, Kentucky, during a devastating
F3 tornado on January 3, 2000.
Weather Forecast Office, Tallahassee, Florida, NWS: For
life-saving efforts prior to and during an outbreak of
severe weather and tornadoes across southwest Georgia
on the night of February 13-14, 2000.
Robert W. Embley, PMEL OAR: For pioneering research
in exploring deep ocean volcanic ecosystems leading to
the establishment of the world's first deep seafloor observatory.
Radar Meteorology and Oceanography Division , ETL
OAR: For the theoretical, experimental, and engineering
advances that led to the development of a new technology
– an autonomous, ground-based, remote-sensing system
to unambiguously detect dangerous in-flight icing conditions
Donald Scavia, NOS: For his pivotal role in achieving
passage and implementation of the harmful Algal Bloom
and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998
Allan J. Coker, NMFS, Cynthia S. Fenyk, Office
of the Under Secretary: For enforcement work in identifying,
investigating and prosecuting extensive and complex violations
within the red snapper fishery.
William G. Conner, Carol Ann Manen, David John Chapman,
Norman F. Meade, Lisa M. Dipinto, John D. Cubit, NOS,
Katherine Ann Pease, Office of the Under Secretary, Mark
Helvey, NMFS: Montrose Case Team members, for the
extraordinary personal commitment needed to successfully
address 50 years of DDT contamination off the California
Thomas A. Flagg, Deborah A. Frost, William C. McAuley,
Michael R. Wastel, NMFS:
The Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock
team, for developing captive rearing broodstock technologies
that prevented extinction of the Pacific Northwest's most
endangered salmon stock, Redfish Lake sockeye salmon.
Paul A. Jendrowski, NWS: For developing and
implementing the Areal Mean basin Estimated Rainfall (AMBER)
system to detect and diagnose flash flood potential.
Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS: For launching,
validating and activating three independent weather satellites
over one 12-month period.
Scott A. Doyle, NMFS: For investigative excellence
for a two-year investigation into the unlawful harvest
of Striped Bass from the Hudson River and its subsequent
sale in interstate commerce.
Mark H. Pickett, NMFS Pacific Grove Laboratory and Office
of Marine and Aviation Operations: For courage and
heroism in saving the lives of two U.S. Geological Survey
employees after the capsizing of the Channel Islands NMS
R/V Ballena on November 4, 2000.
Mary C. Langlais, OAR: For management
practices in reshaping and achieving a more corporate
NOAA in three line offices - Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric
Research, National Marine Fisheries Service and National
Craig Nelson, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations:
For leadership, creativity and technical acumen during
his stewardship of the tri-agency National Polar-orbiting
Operational Environmental Satellite System, resulting
in dramatic improvements in the quality of short-term
warnings and forecasts
Kenneth Putkovich, Lawrence J. Krudwig, Barry L. Reichenbaugh,
John Sokich, NWS,George T. Wilcox, Office of the Under
Secretary, NWS: For work in expanding the NOAA Weather
Radio transmitter network broadcasting weather warnings,
watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours
Michael P. Sissenwine, NMFS: For negotiating a resolution
to the long-standing adversarial relationship between
many New England commercial fishermen and NMFS's scientific
Lucia S. Tsaoussi , OAR: For affecting a major change
in the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental
Satellite System sensor suite, thereby reducing the largest
uncertainty in the science of understanding and predicting
global climate change.
Tracy A. Dunn, NMFS: For assuring the success
of the NOAA and South Carolina Joint Project Agreement
for cooperative reinforcement.
Patricia J. Mulligan, NESDIS: For defining, coordinating
and integrating the Department's requirements for the
National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite
Weather Forecast Office, Wichita, Kansas, NWS: For
life-saving efforts during a devastating tornado that
virtually destroyed Parsons, a small southeast Kansas
town on April 19, 2000.
Radar Web Display Team, NWS: For designing, developing,
testing and managing the nationwide implementation of
the National Weather Service's Radar Web Display Team.
James K. Farr, NOS: Recognized for developing
a fundamentally new approach for evaluating reactive hazards
associated with chemicals spilled in the environment.
Felix Kogan, NESDIS: For developing and implementing
vegetation health products from Advanced Very High resolution
Radiometer data from NOAA polar orbiting satellites.
Weather Forecast Office, Missoula, Montana, NWS: For
response efforts during the historic summer 2000 fire
season when over 1.1 million acres were consumed by wildfires
and over 320 residences and 550 total structures were
John M. Coyne, NWS: Honored for developing a nationally
recognized computer software program which formats warnings
and forecast information for NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts.
Dennis W. Thaute, NMFS: For transporting the Coast
Guard-seized foreign drift net vessel ARCTIC WIND from
Adak to Seward, Alaska, a 1,200-mile transit in challenging
waters during which he skillfully addressed two possibly
Weather Forecast Office, Birmingham, Alabama, Storm Prediction
Center, NWS: For providing numerous accurate and timely
severe weather warnings during an unusual winter tornado
outbreak on December 16, 2000.
Weather Forecast Office, Phoenix, Arizona, NWS: For
providing critical life-saving information up to two days
prior to the onset of devastating floods in October 2000.
Weather Forecast Office, Tulsa, Oklahoma, NWS: For
forecasting an unprecedented ice storm that struck eastern
Oklahoma and western Arkansas in December 2000 -- the
forecasts and direct coordination with the media and emergency
managers gave the public a critical 72-hour heads-up.
Erik C. Zobrist, Richard D. Hartman, Patrick R.
Williams, Rachel W. Sweeney, John D. Foret, NMFS: For
conceiving, developing, obtaining funding for, and implementing
nearly two dozen projects to restore over 20,000 acres
and benefit more than 155,000 acres of Louisiana coastal
Roy W. Anderson, Michael L. Aslaksen, Jr., Jason Wyatt
Woolard, Edward E. Carlson, Stephen A. Nicklas, William
B. Kearse, Jonathan W. Bailey, Michael S. Weaver, William
R. Odell, AOC NMAO NGS NOS: For mapping the wreckage
site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon following
the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Michael B. Brown, Marc E. Higgins, David R. Myers, David
MacFarland, Nicholas E. Perugini, OCS NOS: For developing
and implementing the Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC)
program at NOAA.
Direct Services Division SARSAT Team, International and
Interagency Affairs Office, NESDIS: For leading the
effort to improve the effectiveness of the worldwide Search
and Rescue (SAR) operations.
Daniel L. Albritton, Edward J. Dlugokencky, Daniel M.
Murphy, Venkatachalam Ramaswamy, Susan Solomon, Ronald
J. Stouffer, OAR, Thomas Karl, NCDC NESDIS: For authoring
a report entitled Climate Change 2001: The Scientific
Basis, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
a definitive evaluation of the current scientific knowledge
concerning global climate change.
Margarita Gregg, Timothy Boyer, Todd O’Brien, Catherine
Stephens, Daphne Johnson, Sydney Levitus, NODC NESDIS:
For unprecedented compilation of historical oceanographic
observations leading to the publication of World Ocean
Database 1998 and accompanying atlas.
Dale Squired, NMFS: For establishing unprecedented
methods to systematically plan and evaluate reductions
in fishing capacity.
Scott Doyle, Sara Block, James Cassin,Jr., Christopher
Musto, Steven Niemi, Jeffrey Ray, NMFS: For courageous
and self-sacrificing acts assisting in the bucket brigades
at the World Trade Center site following the September
11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Michael L. Gill, Richard N. Fallin, NWS: For saving
the life of a pilot who was trapped in an overturned plane
leaking fuel at Russel, Kansas.
Donald A. King, Andrew P. Justis, NWS: For providing
life-saving assistance to a man who flipped an all terrain
vehicle and hit a tree in a remote area of Coconino National
Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona.
WFO Houston/Galveston, Texas, NWS: For providing critical
life-saving information during catastrophic flooding in
Houston, Texas, during and after Tropical Storm Allison
that limited the loss of life in the area.
WFO Upton, New York, WFO Sterling, Virginia, NWS: For
their support to emergency management following the September
11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Guy Noll, NOS, Office of Marine and
Aviation Operations: For improvements in processing
hydrographic data, their timely incorporation into NOAA’s
nautical products, and technology transfer of new techniques
and software to the private sector.
Douglas DeMaster, Shane Capron, Susan Salveson,
NMFS, Lauren M. Smoker, GC NMFS: For streamlining
the Federal regulatory processes to recover Steller sea
lions while minimizing the impact on commercial fisheries.
Paul Raymond, Gregg Houghaboom, Monica Hamm, NMFS: For
apprehending criminals involved in an international conspiracy
to promote the illegal harvest, transportation, and sale
of Honduran spiny lobsters in the U.S.
Harold E. Brooks, OAR: For the development of the
first highly accurate and accessible estimates of threats
from tornadoes, windstorms, and large hail anywhere in
Randall M. Dole, CDC OAR: For developing the Climate
Diagnostics Center (CDC) into a widely recognized and
well-respected national resource for climate research.
Environmental Modeling Center of NCEP, NWS: For developing
and implementing improved numerical forecast systems for
global and North American weather and ocean waves.
Thomas B. Ryerson, OAR: For groundbreaking research
that has resulted in a new scientific understanding of
how the chemistry of the atmosphere is affected by power-generating
plants and petrochemical facilities.
Office for Law Enforcement, NMFS: For providing Air
Marshal patrols and border, airport, and ship port security
in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist