Weather Band Author Interview: Dr. Robert Atlas

  • By AMS Staff
  • May 16, 2022

AMS Weather Band is pleased to announce our new Author Interview Series — offering unique opportunities to connect with and learn from experts across the global community of weather enthusiasts.

In our first Author Interview on May 17, Bob Atlas and Marisa Ferger will discuss Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist, which follows Dr. Atlas’s storied career as well as his research which has led to improvements in understanding and predicting extreme weather.

Dr. Robert M. Atlas is the former chief meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres and the past director of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. He is a recipient of the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the American Meteorological Society’s Banner I. Miller Award. In 2019, he was honored by the National Hurricane Center for Enduring Contributions to the nation’s hurricane forecast and warning program, as well as by the U.S. House of Representatives for his service to the nation.

Marisa Ferger has worked with the Weather Communications Group at Penn State University for two decades, where she produces and forecasts for the show Weather World and teaches courses in weather communications. Hailing from a small coastal town in NY, she credits Hurricane Gloria with fostering her interest in the weather.