The OMB and Office of Science & Technology Policy have released a memorandum unveiling the Administration’s science and technology priorities for the Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget. New this year: Earth observation data.
Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown has been nominated to be the next Assistant Secretary for Observations and Prediction at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The position serves as NOAA's second-in-command on weather and satellite matters.
Cora Marrett will leave her position as Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation, effective August 24. Richard Buckius will serve as acting Chief Operations Officer of NSF following Marrett's departure.
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The perceived gender of a hurricane’s name is just one of many factors potentially shaping how someone reacts to a given storm, according to several scientists at NCAR who take a multifaceted approach to studying hurricane response.