ARL’s Roland Draxler Selected by Commerce Secretary Locke for a Gold Medal

Congratulations to Roland Draxler for receiving the U.S. Department of Commerce 2009 Individual Gold Medal Award for Scientific/Engineering Achievement. Mr. Draxler is recognized “for being the driving force behind the initial development and continued improvement of the HYbrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling system. He led the successful transfer of the HYSPLIT from research to operations within NOAA, where it supports protection of the public from hazards such as toxic chemicals, wildfire smoke, radioactive plumes, and volcanic ash. He has also led collaborations, technology transfer, and training that have enabled other agencies and countries to use HYSPLIT to protect life, property, and the environment.”

For More Information, contact: Steven Fine

Roland Draxler holding Department of Commerce Gold Medal certificate