gram. Mr. Wagoner has directed the design and implementation of dozens of weather decision systems around the world, based on advanced science and technology, and has pioneered the system design referred to as Intelligent Weather Systems. He also has been instrumental in diversifying the scope of the Research Application Program’s research and development activities by developing new programs in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, agriculture, and the military. He served with the National Weather Service as deputy chief of the Scientific Services Division in the western region headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, as area manager for Northern California in San Francisco, and as chief of the Operations Division at the headquarters. Most recently he facilitated the design and implementation of three major programs: the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology Education and Training, the Local Data Analysis and Distribution System, and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aviation Weather Research Program. Mr. Wagoner received B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from Texas A&M University. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.


Amanda Staudt is a program officer with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Academies. She received an A.B. in environmental engineering and sciences and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Harvard University. Her doctorate research involved developing a global three-dimensional chemical transport model to investigate how long-range transport of continental pollutants affects the chemical composition of the remote tropical Pacific troposphere. Since joining the National Academies in 2001, Dr. Staudt has staffed the National Academies review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan and the long-standing Climate Research Committee. Dr. Staudt has also worked on studies addressing air quality management in the United States, research priorities for airborne particulate matter, the NARSTO Assessment of the Atmospheric Science on Particulate Matter, and weather forecasting for aviation traffic flow management.

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