Don Burgess, retired NSSL and NWS research meteorologist, now part-time with OU/CIMMS was recently honored by COMET, the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training with an induction into the COMET “Hall of Fame.” Burgess’ award was in recognition of outstanding contributions to professional training.
The award states: “Don Burgess’ exceptional leadership of many professional training efforts, including his scientific expertise for our first distance learning module (1990), have contributed significantly to the success of UCAR’s COMET Program. His tireless dedication and enthusiasm as a lead instructor for residence courses and as a subject matter expert for multimedia distance learning resulted in high-quality, state-of-the-art training that has allowed many operational weather forecasters to greatly enhance their understanding of mesoscale processes and radar meteorology. Thank you, Don, for the wisdom and expertise you have brought to our training endeavors.”
Burgess joins three other members, Fred Carr, Ken Crawford, and Brad Coleman.
COMET supports, enhances, and stimulates learning about atmospheric and related sciences.