General Session: Weather for all Levels

17 Jan

Weather for all Levels- Forecasting information for Mates, Masters, Educators and Port Organizers [updated]

Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center

View the presentation (PDF 5.54 MB)

Information is often overwhelming and weather is no different. This talk will discuss basic weather products from NOAA and the interpretation and application of products. Included will be a description of common weather features and associated conditions, the evolution of midlatitude storm systems and tropical cyclones. Sources of weather information for mariners will also be discussed.

Speaker: Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center

Joe Sienkiewicz is the Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center. His branch supports OPC operations through technical development and science infusion. Joe received his B.S. in Meteorology and Oceanography from the SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY (1980) and M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington(1988). He was a USCG licensed master and mate and worked in those capacity aboard NY based tugboats in the early 80’s. Since graduate school he has served as marine forecaster, Senior Marine Forecaster, Science Officer, and Applications Branch Chief of theOceanPredictionCenter. His professional interests include explosive cyclones, satellite sensed ocean winds, and wind wave current interaction. Joe is also a sailor and races on Chesapeake Bay.

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