Joel W. Cline, M.S.

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Joel Cline, an AMS Member, is a liaison form NOAA's National Weather Service to the Department of Energy Renewable Energies activity in the DOE Wind and Water Power Program in Washington, D.C. He is a technical advisor for meteorological input to planning and program execution for wind power, mainly working with terrestrial based wind structures and short term forecasting. This work is part of a NOAA-DOE Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies promoting the growth of the wind industry. Previously, Mr. Cline worked with the National Weather Service Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland as the National Climate Observations Lead and Program Manager for the Cooperative Observer Program (COOP). Earlier, Mr. Cline worked at the NWS Program Coordination Office, Pacific Region Headquarters in Honolulu, the Raleigh Weather Forecast Office, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Special assignments included the lead member of a team of forecasters for the 1999 World Games of the Special Olympics, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Mr. Cline also served as an Incident Meteorologist forecasting in the field for several wildfires in the western U.S. and for a grounded a ship in Hawaii. Mr. Cline has B.S. degrees from North Carolina State University in meteorology and computer science and M.S. degrees from the University of Miami in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. His research focus was on forecasting heavy rainfall ahead of landfalling tropical cyclones in the southeastern United States.

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