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Meet Frank Marks, Jr.: Meteorologist and Hurricane Specialist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Frank Marks, Jr Frank Marks has been a Meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorology Laboratories for NOAA since 1980, and director since 2003.

He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami, as well as a Fellow of marine and atmospheric research at both the University of Miami and University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society. Marks’ research interests include analyzing meteorological remote sensing data sets (e.g., microwave radar and radiometer), particularly in tropical cyclones. He serves as a member of the Precipitation Science Team for NASA.

Since 1993, Marks has been the Research Mission Manager for the NOAA mid-size jet procurement and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (UM RSMAS). Since 1996, he has been a participant in the North American Atmospheric Observing System (NAOS), Test and Evaluation Working Group.

He was co-chairman of the U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP) Landfalling Hurricanes Workshop Organizing Team in 1997, and a co-chairman of the USWRP Prospectus Development Team #5: Landfalling tropical cyclones, in 1996. Also in 1996, he was the Chairman for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Review panel for the National Center for Atmospheric Research's (NCAR) Atmospheric Technology Division. In 1995, he participated on the Committee of Visitors, Review of the NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences' Lower Atmospheric Research Section, and from 1992 to 1994 he participated in the Observing Facility Advisory Panel, NCAR/ Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD).

His education includes a Science Doctorate and Masters Degree in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Meteorology from Belknap College.

Dr. Marks has been the recipient of several awards including the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal for performance as the Research Mission Manager for the NOAA High Altitude Jet procurement (1997) along with a Gold Medal for Hurricane Research Division's Performance in Hurricane Andrew (group award 1992), and a Distinguished Authorship Award from NOAA, Environmental Research Laboratories (1989).

Recent publications by Marks are works including topics of tropical rain and rainfall patterns, weather conditions, meteorological technology, aircraft missions, hurricane tracking and research.

Related Web Sites:

+ Dr. Marks' CV and Publications
+ NOAA's Hurricane Research Division (HRD)
+ NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
+ US Weather Research Program