Mr. White received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Tennessee in 1999 and then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma in 2002. After graduation, Mr. White worked as a forecaster at the Reagan Missile Test Site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. There, he served as the lead mission meteorologist for several missions, including FT-1 in December, 2005 and the introductory phase SpaceX launch tests in the fall of 2005. He also served as mission meteorologist at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii in April 2005.
Mr. White was selected as a meteorologist intern at the Duluth, Minnesota office and worked there from March 2006 through May 2007. Afterward, he served as a journey and then lead forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Huntsville, Alabama until the present. At NWS Huntsville, he is also the climate team lead and has made a couple of presentations at regional and national conferences pertaining to climate and tropical related issues. He also served as one of the primary radar operators during the infamous April 27th, 2011 super tornado outbreak.
As the Application Integration Meteorologist, Mr. White's primary duties include serving in a combined position, as a principal liaison forecaster between the National Weather Service and the SPoRT program, and as a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Huntsville, Alabama. He is primarily responsible for shift duties when acting as lead forecaster, and helps development of documentation on the use of NASA-derived information and applications in NWS operations. He also collaborates with NASA and NWS headquarters personnel as needed to maximize technique implementation and forecaster training duties.
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