12C.1 Jay Fein's Legacy at NSF (Invited Presentation)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 1:30 PM
Salon J (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Anjuli S. Bamzai, NSF, Alexandria, VA

Jay Fein was a program director at the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences at the National Science Foundation from 1976 to 2012. His initial career spanned leadership roles in various major international field campaigns, e.g.Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP), and Tropical Oceans-Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Research Experiment (TOGA-COARE), Later he played a key leadership role in a proof-of-concept satellite program called ‘GPS/MET’ and the follow-on Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC). He also managed two NSF Science and Technology Centers. Along with colleagues at University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Jay envisioned the concept of a Climate Systems Modeling Program (CSMP) to accelerate progress of reliable predictions and projections of global and regional climate change. Today researchers across the globe use the Community Earth System Model (CESM) as a state-of-the-science tool to examine a host of issues in earth system science.

The highlights of Jay’s contributions to Atmospheric Sciences and the rich and enduring legacy he leaves behind will be covered in this talk.

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