ematics and Model Physics program. Bader received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science in 1985 from Colorado State University.
Donald W. Burgess is a research fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He has served as the Chief of the Warning Research and Development Division of the National Severe Storms Laboratory. He has also served as Acting Director and Chief of Operations at the National Weather Service (NWS) Radar Operations Center, and Chief of the NWS Radar Training Branch. Burgess’s research interests lie in the areas of severe weather and on techniques for improving warnings of weather hazards, particularly techniques using Doppler radar to detect and warn of tornadoes. In 1979, he was a cowinner of the Department of Commerce Silver Medal, and in 2003, he was a cowinner of the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Burgess received his M.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 1974.
Kenneth E. Eis is Deputy Director of Colorado State University’s Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). He is in charge of CIRA’s infrastructure and Earth Station and data holdings, and he oversees collaborative research with CIRA collaborators working within NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). In addition to this ESRL-oriented work, Eis has helped direct the research requirements for Colorado State University’s Center for Geosciences Atmospheric Research Phase II-IV. Eis is also the Director of the CloudSat Data Processing Center (DPC). The DPC is responsible for the ingestion of all CloudSat data and the production of science products and their distribution to the science community. Prior to his current job and retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Eis was commander of the Environmental Technical Applications Center (USAFETAC), now called the Air Force Combat Climatology Center (AFCCC). At USAFETAC/CC he was responsible for all Air Force climate support and data holdings. He later served as Director of Environmental Sciences at HQ Air Weather Service and Chief Staff Meteorologist for the Air Force Systems Command. In these jobs he developed aerospace requirements in support of the Air Weather Service future systems as well as heading the analysis and mitigation efforts of Air Force advanced weapons systems environmental limitations. He also managed weather-related launch support requirements at Vandenberg and Patrick Air Force Bases.
Sara J. Graves is the Director of the Information Technology and Systems Center and University, Board of Trustees University Professor, and professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She