ARL Hosts Acting NOAA Administrator RDML Tim Gallaudet

May 2018

Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting NOAA Administrator, Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., U.S. Navy Retired, visited ARL on May 3, 2018. Dr. Ariel Stein, ARL’s Acting Director, provided an overview of the lab’s key research efforts, with special emphasis on ARL’s role in continually enhancing critical models and transitioning research to operations. Glenn Rolph demonstrated several features of the HYSPLIT modeling system using simulations produced for a major emergency earlier this week. RDML Gallaudet, who took the time to meet and greet every member of the staff by name, was gracious enough to round out his visit by participating in a short all-hands meeting. Personnel from all four divisions of ARL participated in the all-hands, with the geographically disparate locations present via phone and/or webinar.

This was the second high-visibility meeting in as many months for ARL, which hosted Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy NOAA Administrator, Dr. Neil Jacobs, on March 29, 2018. ARL’s meeting with Dr. Jacobs featured more in-depth scientific presentations and a tour of the air chemistry laboratory.

View of the all-hands meeting attendees from the back of the room
Dr. Ariel Stein and RDML Gallaudet conducting an all-hands meeting Credit: NOAA
Glenn Rolph and RDML Gallaudet viewing and discussing HYSPLIT simulations
Glenn Rolph and RDML Gallaudet discussing HYSPLIT simulations Credit: NOAA