NOAA Physical Scientist
Thomas M. Wrublewski
NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
Since 1980, Tom Wrublewski has been a physical scientist with the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS). In this post, he has monitored the operation of instruments onboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) to assure they were properly calibrated and functioning adequately. He is currently stationed at the NOAA Liaison Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
At Goddard, he worked on the instruments for the GOES-G&H satellites, the incorporation of US Air Force Space Test Program instruments on NOAA-I &J; and the acquisition of the POES NOAA-K, L, M satellite series. He also worked on the GOES Solar X-Ray Imager acquisition followed by the GOES-N Series spacecraft acquisition. Since 2002, Wrublewski has offered his technical and educational expertise to the GOES/POES education and public outreach efforts by working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Space Place (scijinks.gov), a weather-related Web site. He also prepares educational posters, and newspaper and educator journal articles about GOES/POES-related science and technology. In April 2007, his responsibilities were expanded to include the NESDIS acting acquisition management lead for the NOAA-N Prime satellite and the MetOp-B&C NOAA provided instruments. In his spare time, Wrublewski enjoys gardening, with over a thousand various daffodils and narcissus blooming in the springtime.