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Nathan Hardin
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Nate Hardin, Supervisory Meteorologist and Chief of the Weather Information Systems Evolution (WISE) Branch

Nate is the Chief of the Weather Information Systems Evolution (WISE) Branch, within the Weather Informatics and Decision Support (WIDS) Division at GSL. His expertise and background involves working with the  National Weather Service and numerous international agencies to develop and implement next-generation tools and technologies for their forecast operations. The majority of this work focuses on the AWIPS platform and Hazard Services. In his free time he can be found spending time with his family and friends outdoors, and traveling as much as possible.

Research Interests
  • Decision Support standardization/automation
  • Integrating cutting edge science into operational decision making
  • Streamlining hazardous weather communication
  • Assimilating forecast uncertainty into decision making

  • MS in Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Graduate Certificate in GIS, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • BS in Meteorology, Concentration in Marine Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • 2023 - Present Chief, Weather Information Systems Evolution Branch/Supervisory Meteorologist, NOAA/GSL/Weather Informatics and Decision Support Division
  • 2020 - Present Program Manager, National and International Centers/Research Physical Scientist, NOAA/GSL/Evaluation and Decision Support Branch
  • 2016 - 2020   Program Manager, National Centers/Research Associate IV, NOAA/GSL/Evaluation and Decision Support Branch - Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 2013 - 2016  Technical Lead for Storm Surge Watch/Warning/Senior Science Analyst, NOAA/NCEP/National Hurricane Center - CyberData Technologies
  • 2010 - 2013  Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant studying Geographic Information Systems and Orographic Precipitation, North Carolina State University
  • 2008 - 2009  Meteorologist/Forecaster, NOAA/NWS/Anchorage Weather Forecast Office
  • 2006 - 2008  Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant studying Nonlinear structure and evolution of African Easterly Waves, North Carolina State University
  • 2005 - 2006  Intern, NOAA/NWS/Raleigh Weather Forecast Office
  • 2004 Intern, NOAA/NWS/Morehead City Weather Forecast Office

Professional Activities
  • NOAA West Leadership Development Program (2022 - 2024)
  • Colorado Leadership Development Program (2018 - 2020)
  • AMS Early Career Leadership Academy (2018)
  • National Weather Association Societal Impacts Committee Member (2016 - 2020)
  • American Meteorological Society Member (2002 - Present)
  • National Weather Association Member (2016 - Present)
  • SOARS Mentor (2019)