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GSL strives to advance its workforce scientifically, technically, and professionally. Our staff have been recognized worldwide for their research and applications that ultimately deliver solutions that save lives and property.

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Last 10 years

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11

American Meteorological Society Awards
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31

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Awards
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16

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere Awards
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17

Department of Commerce Awards
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33

International and Other Awards
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49

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Awards
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2022 CIRA Research Initiative Award

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AGU Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres
This award is from AGU to those whose manuscript reviews for the journal have been notably commendable.

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American Meteorological Society Charles L. Mitchell
The Charles L. Mitchell Award is given in recognition of long-term service by individuals engaged in weather forecasting activities.

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AMS Artificial Intelligence Conference Student Poster Honorable Mention

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AMS Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Science

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AMS Editors Award
The Editor's Award is given to an individual for outstanding service to the journals, the Glossary of Meteorology, and the Meteorological Monographs.

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AMS Fellow

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AMS Francis W. .Reichelderfer Award

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AMS Francis W. Reichelderfer Award

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AMS Kenneth C. Spengler Award
Spengler Award is presented to an individual, team, or organization whose efforts have contributed to the growth of the weather, water, and climate enterprise while materially fostering a sense of community and creating synergistic linkages among the public, private, and academic sectors, as well as the user community.

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AMS Outstanding Leadership Award

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AMS Weather Analysis and Forecasting Committee Early Career Award

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Appreciation of Outstanding Service

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Australia's Bureau of Meteorology
Comcover Awards for Excellence

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Certificate of Appreciation from the Commission for Atmospheric Sciences of the World Meteorological Organization

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Certificate of Appreciation from the Korean Meteorological Agency

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CFC Silver Star Awards

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Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal
The Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal was established in 1992 to recognize the achievements of alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the development of science through research, teaching, or administrative leadership with emphasis given to those who have earned doctoral degrees. Previous award winners are listed below.

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CIRA Exceptional Service Award

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CIRA Research and Service Initiative Award

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CIRA Research Initiative (Team) Award

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CIRA Research Initiative Award

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CIRES Award

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CIRES Bronze Medal

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CIRES Bronze Medal for Superior Performance

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CIRES Employees of the Year

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CIRES Gold Medal Award

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CIRES Outstanding Performance Award
The CIRES Outstanding Performance Awards are targeted at projects that are novel, high impact and show remarkable creativity or resourcefulness.

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CIRES Outstanding Performance Award (Service Category)

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CIRES Outstanding Performance Award in Science and Engineering

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CIRES Technology Transfer Award

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CO-LABS Governor’s Award for High Impact Research Honorable Mention
CO-LABS has convened a special committee of academic researchers, technology transfer experts and science and engineering professionals to review nominations from Colorado’s labs. Through a thoughtful and thorough process this group selects projects that have had a significant global, national or state impact resulting from a scientific breakthrough, change in public policy or development of a new technology.

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Colorado Governor’s Award for High Impact Research
The annual Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research celebrates the brilliant groundbreaking discoveries and innovative research from Colorado's ecosystem of federally-funded laboratories and institutions.

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Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science Outstanding Alum Award
Recipients of our Outstanding Alum Award are former students who, by their distinguished careers and service to the college, university, state, nation or world, have brought honor to the department, the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University and themselves.

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Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Gold Award

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Congratulatory Letter from Craig McLean

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Department of Commerce - Scientific and Engineering Achievement

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Department of Commerce Bronze Medal
The Department of Commerce Bronze Medal is the third of three honor awards of the United States Department of Commerce.

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Department of Commerce Gold Medal
Gold Medal is defined as distinguished performance characterized by extraordinary, notable, or prestigious contributions that impact the mission of the Department or one operating unit and which reflect favorably on the Department. It is the highest honorary award granted by the Secretary of Commerce.

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Department of Commerce Silver Medal
The Department of Commerce Silver Medal is defined as exceptional performance characterized by noteworthy or superlative contributions which have a direct and lasting impact within the Department. It is the second highest award granted by the Secretary of Commerce.

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Diversity Impact Award from Association of Employee Resource Groups
This award recognizes exceptional Employee Resource Group contributions to diversity, equality, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives across NOAA. DPAWG was selected for its recommendations to NOAA leadership to increase the diversity of recruits into a Leadership and Career Development Program and improve the inclusivity of the training program. These efforts are necessary to help break down barriers and facilitate pathways to leadership within NOAA.

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Early Career Scientist Initiative Award (EUMETSAT)
European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological

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Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres

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FLC Far West Region Award for Outstanding Partnership
The Outstanding Partnership Award can be given to any entity that has been germane in a successful partnership working with federal laboratories and technology transfer in the region.

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Haagen-Smit Prize
The “Haagen-Smit Prize” is given annually to a maximum of two papers published in Atmospheric Environment and covering different science areas.

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Impact Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

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Joint Polar Satellite System Esprit De Corps Award

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Leadership Challenge Coin from FedWriters

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Letter of Commendation from Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., Rear Admiral U.S. Navy (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere/Deputy NOAA Administrator

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National Weather Association Aviation Meteorology Award
This award is presented to an individual or group to recognize significant contributions to aviation meteorology, such as impact of operational forecasts on aviation operations or advances in aviation meteorology including research in detection and forecasting of aviation hazards.

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National Weather Association Larry R. Johnson
This award is presented to an individual or a group to recognize unique events or extraordinary accomplishments, which significantly contributed to operational meteorology.

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National Weather Service Isaac Cline Award
The Isaac M. Cline Award is presented to individuals and teams who have made significant contributions in support of the National Weather Service. The award is named in honor of Isaac M. Cline, one of the most recognized employees in National Weather Service history.

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NCAR Scientific and Technical Advancement Award

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NOAA Administrator's Award
The NOAA Administrator's Award recognizes employees who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, skill, and ingenuity in their significant and innovative contributions that bring unusual credit to NOAA, the Department of Commerce, and the Federal Government as a whole.

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NOAA Bronze Medal
Bronze Medals recognize federal employees for superior performance and are the highest honor that can be granted by the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.

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NOAA Distinguished Career Awards for Professional Achievement

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NOAA Employee of the Month

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NOAA OAR Employees of the Year and Month

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NOAA Research (OAR) Awards

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NOAA Research Employee of the Year
The purpose of the Employee of the Year (EOY) awards is to recognize OAR employees who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of excellence in the operations or programs of OAR. The award can be granted to an individual or team whose contributions have had significant positive impact on the organization over the last calendar year.

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NOAA Silver Sherman
The Silver Sherman Award recognizes NOAA employees who perform work above their normal requirements to help fulfill NOAA’s mission, achieve a milestone that contributes significantly or critically toward a particular program goal, or demonstrate leadership toward process improvement of a significant magnitude. It is awarded on an ad hoc basis by each member of the NOAA Senior Executive Service once a year.

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NOAA Technology Transfer Award
Each year, NOAA's Technology Partnerships Committee selects individual projects as the best examples of technology transfer from across all NOAA's Line Offices.

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OAR Outstanding Scientific Publication Award
The Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards were established to recognize the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Federal employees, and Cooperative Institute (CI) scientists associated with OAR who published outstanding scientific peer-reviewed research papers, review papers, books, monographs, and chapters of books that have contributed to or contain the results of research sponsored by OAR.

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U.S. THORPEX Certificate of Recognition
U.S. THORPEX Executive Committee for international leadership and multifaceted research contributions to US participation in the World Meteorological Organization’s THORPEX Weather Research Program.

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Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) Achievement Award
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG), previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind for utility applications. UVIG expanded its focus to include solar power and became known as the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group in 2011. Today, UVIG is the leading source of global expertise for wind and solar power system integration and operation.

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Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG)Annual Achievement Award
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG), previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind for utility applications. UVIG expanded its focus to include solar power and became known as the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group in 2011. Today, UVIG is the leading source of global expertise for wind and solar power system integration and operation.

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UVIG Achievement Award
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG), previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind for utility applications. UVIG expanded its focus to include solar power and became known as the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group in 2011. Today, UVIG is the leading source of global expertise for wind and solar power system integration and operation.

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