Jill F Hasling, CCM, FAMS

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Jill F Hasling
Weather Research Center Inc.
5104 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

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Jill Hasling, a Fellow of the AMS, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, is President of Weather Research Center and Executive Director of the John C. Freeman Weather Museum in Houston, Texas. Ms. Hasling, who has worked in the field of meteorology for more than 30 years, is one of only a handful of women worldwide who are both Certified Consulting Meteorologists and Fellows of the American Meteorological Society. Founded in 1987, the non-profit Weather Research Center manages a worldwide forecasting operation and provides ground breaking research to scientists around the globe. Their meteorologists work on severe weather advisories, marine forecasts, long-range outlooks, environmental studies, and forensic meteorology services. After graduating from the University of St. Thomas in 1975, Ms. Hasling began work as a marine and tropical meteorologist, providing daily weather forecasts for the offshore oil industry worldwide. She teaches meteorologists the skills necessary to become marine and tropical meteorologists. She forecasts hurricanes around the United States, cyclones in the Indian Ocean, and typhoons in the western Pacific. Ms. Hasling also works in the field of Forensic Meteorology. The cases she has worked on include determining a history of the weather from historical weather maps and other weather data. In addition, she has been involved in detailed research projects where computer models are used to determine how strong the winds and how high the waves will be in a cyclone, hurricane or typhoon. Ms. Hasling has developed a detailed weather web site which gives users access to valuable weather information. She also developed Science Education on the Go!, Weather Camp, and Weather Labs, which are educational programs to inspire interest in math and science. One of her newest developments is the Freeman/Hasling Hurricane Damage Potential Scale which gives users a better way to determine their risk to hurricanes based on the size of the wind field. Ms. Hasling became an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist in 1992 and member of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists in 1992. She became a Fellow of the AMS in 2000. She served as the first woman president of the NCIM in 2003. Ms. Hasling also served as Chairman of the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologist in 2008. She currently serves on the Councils of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Opening the Weather Museum is truly a dream come true for Ms. Hasling and her father, the late John C. Freeman, whose dedication to education inspired thousands of students to study weather and science.

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