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.