NWS meteorologist to talk local, global weather forecasting

Gregory Gust, NWS warning coordination meterologist
Gregory Gust, NWS warning coordination meterologist

Gregory Gust, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, will present “Monitoring and Forecasting our Weather and Climate, Locally and Globally” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hardin Hall Auditorium (107) as part of SNR’s Fall Seminar Series. Refreshments will be provided.

A review will be presented of ongoing activities to improve our local meteorological observation (in situ and remote) and forecast capabilities both here and abroad. There will be an extensive nod to three related USAID, USDA, and NOAA assisted Capacity Building Projects in Ethiopia and Kazakhstan.

Other topics will include:
- Stationarity, Transition, Dynamism … and Chaos?
- Achieving Food Security amid Disparate and Volatile Climate Regimes.
- Climate adaptation/mitigation strategies at play in Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, and North Dakota.

Gust is a primary spokesman for NOAA's National Weather Service to emergency management officials, government leaders, media outlets and local communities at large. As a warning coordination meteorologist with the Weather Service, Gust directs the activities of various weather emergency teams within and outside of the office.

He received a commission in the U.S. Air Force in 1984 and served as a staff weather officer, prior to joining the National Weather Service in 1992. Since 1992, Greg has been an integral part of the NWS's modernization efforts, serving as a science and operations officer across remote northwestern portions of the United States, and earning the 1999 NWS Modernization Award.

He has led NOAA teams at International Stakeholder Forums, Data Requirements Workshops and various Emergency Management Seminars. Gust began graduate studies in mathematics and education while at the University of North Dakota, but completed his master’s in Meteorology/Synoptic Climatology at Penn State University.

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More details at: http://snr.unl.edu/aboutus/when/seminarseries.asp?seminarseriesid=38