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Robert J. Kuligowski, a physical scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Camp Springs, Md., has won a 2003 Editor’s Award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation's leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences.

Kuligowski is being honored “for selfless investment of his time in thorough and comprehensive reviews that assisted authors in producing superior quality manuscripts,” related to the AMS’ Journal of Hydrometeorology, one of the Society’s nine scientific journals. The award was presented on February 12 at the AMS 83rd Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Calif.

Kuligowski works at NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service where he develops equations used by satellite systems to measure precipitation and oversees other satellite operations. His work has earned several awards including the NASA Earth System Science Fellowship and a NASA Space Grant Fellowship. Kuligowski is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a doctorate.

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