UCAR Scientific and/or Technical Achievement Award: RAL Awardee
Cathy Kessinger, Bob Barron (ret.), Gary Blackburn (ret.), Jason Craig, Tenny Lindholm, and Dan Megenhardt
Awarding Organization or Entity
Remote Oceanic Meteorology Information Operational (ROMIO). RAL proudly nominates Cathy Kessinger and her team for their outstanding efforts developing, demonstrating, and transferring the technology of unique weather guidance products for use by pilots in the cockpit that enable for a first time a shared situational weather awareness between the cockpit, airline dispatch, and air traffic control, which leads to more effective collaborative decision making regarding proactive avoidance of convective storm hazards through strategic rather than tactical rerouting maneuvers.