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Nathan Hardin
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Nate Harden

Nate is a Research Physical Scientist specializing in helping National Weather Service National Centers and International partners develop and implement new operational tools and technologies. The majority of this work focuses on the AWIPS platform and includes work in the Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE), Hazard Services, and others. 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
  • Collaborative forecast process


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


  • 2020 - Present   Program Manager for National and International Centers/Research Physical Scientist, NOAA/ESRL/GSL/Evaluation and Decision Support Branch
  • 2016 - 2020   Program Manager for National Centers/Research Associate IV, NOAA/ESRL/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

Professional Activities

National Weather Association Societal Impacts Committee Member (2016 - 2020)
American Meteorological Society Member (2002 - Present)
National Weather Association Member (2016 - Present)
SOARS Mentor (2019)