Commemorating Dr. Joseph G. Sela

Dr. Stephen Lord and the men and women of NOAA’s National Weather Service Environmental Modeling Center invite you to a celebration commemorating the life and work of Dr. Joseph G. Sela, who was instrumental in the development and improvement of Medium Range Forecast (MRF), Aviation (AVN), and the Global Forecast System (GFS) models. This commemoration will take place on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the World Weather Building, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, Maryland 20746, room 707. Lunch will be served following the conclusion of the ceremony.

We envision that special guest speakers and other interested parties will speak about Dr. Sela and some aspect of his professionalism, dedication, good works, the science, or stories, especially related to the MRF, AVN, the GFS.

Please contact or 301.763.8000 x7205, if you would like to speak at the commemoration as we remember the father of NOAA’s Spectral Model now close to its 30th year. If you are not be able to attend the meeting your message will be read at the meeting.