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Jeff Hamilton

GSL Staff Profiles
Email
jeffrey.a.hamilton@noaa.gov
Phone
303-497-7312
Address
DSRC
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Affiliation
CIRES

Professional Profile

Jeff Hamilton


Jeff developed a love for meteorology at an early age and was fortunate enough to live in different areas of the country with extreme weather growing up. Settling in Colorado just before high school, it was the perfect setting for someone enamored by weather. While attending Creighton University, Jeff had the opportunity to intern at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) at Offutt Air Force Base. There, he found a love for software engineering and designing applications that better helped understand atmospheric processes. He was fortunate to have a job offered to him after graduation and the end of the internship, and began his career as a numerical modeler in the 16th Weather Squadron. While he enjoyed the work and his colleagues at AFWA, coming home to Colorado was always in the back of his mind and he had the opportunity to apply to the Verification and Assimilation Branch in GSL/AVID in 2014. His work now perfectly blends his dual passions to improve meteorological understanding and preparedness and harnessing technology to enable scientific inquiry and numerical model development. Outside of the office, he is pursuing an M.S. in Computer Science and enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids in the mountains.

Research Interests
  • Atmospheric Modeling Verification
  • Software Engineering and Configuration Management
  • Automated Workflows and High-Performance Computing Environments

Education
  • BS in Atmospheric Science - Creighton University, 2010

Experience
  • 2014-present - Associate Scientist at Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences within the Global Systems Laboratory Assimilation and Verification Innovation Division
  • 2010-2014 - Federal Civilian Meteorologist and Numerical Modeler in the 16th Weather Squadron, 557th Weather Wing (formerly Air Force Weather Agency)
  • 2009-2010 - Student intern in the 16th Weather Squadron, 557th Weather Wing, as part of the Student Career Experiences Program (SCEP)

Professional Activities
  • Member of the American Meteorological Society
  • Corresponding Secretary of the American Meteorological Society Omaha/Offutt Chapter - 2013-2014

Honors and Awards
  • Team Member of the Month, NOAA/GSL - September 2017
  • Technology Transfer Award, NOAA/GSL - 2017
  • 16th Weather Squadron Small Team of the Year - 2012
  • 16th Weather Squadron Civilian of the Year, Intermediate Grade - 2010