2007 Gold and Silver Medal Awards
October 16, 2007
Congratulations to Dr. Dian Seidel and Dr. Randy Johnson for receiving the 2007 Department of Commerce Gold & Silver Medal Awards, respectively.
The Gold Medal was awarded to Dr. Seidel, along with other OAR and NESDIS colleagues, in the Scientific/Engineering Achievement category for improving the understanding of observed climate and causes by showing that global average atmospheric warming is similar to surface warming.
The Gold Medal is the highest honorary award granted by the Secretary of Commerce and is defined as distinguished performance characterized by extraordinary, notable, or prestigious contributions that impact the mission of the Department and/or one or more operating units, which reflects favorably on the Department.
The Silver Medal was awarded to Dr. Randy Johnson in the Scientific/Engineering Achievement category for successful development of an autonomous balloon instrument platform that has advanced our understanding of atmospheric behavior.
The Silver Medal is the second highest honorary award granted by the Secretary of Commerce and is defined as exceptional performance characterized by noteworthy or superlative contributions, which have a direct and lasting impact within the Department.
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