Howard Singer

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Chief Scientist
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HOWARD J. SINGER is Chief Scientist at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, CO. In addition he is the project scientist for the current and future NOAA Space Environment Monitor instruments on the GOES spacecraft and the responsible scientist for the GOES spacecraft magnetometers. Among positions he has held is Chief, Research and Development Division at the NOAA Space Environment Center. Prior to joining SWPC, Dr. Singer received his Ph.D. from UCLA and was with the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory where he was the principal experimenter for the fluxgate magnetometer on the joint AF-NASA Combined Release and Radiation Effects satellite (CRRES). He has been a science team member on the NASA THEMIS and Polar missions and the NASA/ESA Cluster mission. Field work includes spending over one year at South Pole Station Antarctica as the Deputy Station Scientific Leader and operating a gravimeter experiment. He was awarded the Antarctic Service Medal and has an Antarctic Geographic Feature named for him. He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific papers. Dr. Singers' research is in the area of solar-terrestrial interactions, space weather, ULF waves, geomagnetic disturbances, storms, and substorms. He has served on various NASA, NSF, USGS, and NRC committees, including the NASA Living with a Star Geospace Mission Definition Team. From 2001-2003, he served on the NRC Solar and Space Physics Survey Panel on Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Interactions. Dr. Singer is currently on the NSF Geospace Environment Modeling Steering Committee and the Editorial Advisory Board of Space Weather: The International Journal of Research and Applications for which he also is the "Editor's Choice" Editor. Dr. Singer was co-editor of the 2001 AGU Geophysical Monograph, Space Weather. He has received awards from the Air Force, NASA, and NOAA, including the prestigious Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Leadership. He serves on the NRC Committee on Solar and Space Physics.