Presenter: Joe Sienkiewicz, NOAA Ocean Prediction Center
Ocean Prediction Center Chief Scientist, Joe Sienkiewicz, will present a general overview of our weather, exploring high and low pressure centers, isobaric patterns, frontal boundaries, and tropical weather. The presentation will focus on maritime weather, the use of OceanPredictionCenter products (focusing on the surface analysis), and a practical application exercises.
Joe Sienkiewicz is Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch at the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, MD. He is in charge of forecast technique development and optimizing the use of ocean and satellite observing systems for ocean weather forecasting for the OceanPredictionCenter. Joe is a graduate of NY Maritime and received his MS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington. He was a professional mariner and worked as mate and relief captain on tugboats based out of NY Harbor in the early 80s. His professional interests include: explosively intensifying ocean storms, extreme winds in ocean storms, and wave development and propagation. He has authored and co-authored a variety of peered reviewed articles dealing with aspects of marine weather.