The award for "Outstanding Scientific Collaboration" was presented to
Dr. Aijun Deng, Research Associate, and Dr. David R. Stauffer, Associate
Professor, of Penn State, and Dr. Ian Sykes and Dr. Doug Henn, of Sage
Management, for their paper entitled Comparison of HPAC-SCIPUFF
Predictions Based on MM5 and WRF Meteorological Inputs. Dr. Stauffer
and his research group presented a total of eleven papers at the
Chemical and Biological Defense, Physical Science and Technology
Conference, November 17 - 21 2008, in New Orleans, LA. There were more
than 850 people in attendance at this conference for transformational
science and technology for the warfighter, spanning many areas of the
physical sciences applied to our nation's chem-bio defense program.
This Penn State Meteorology Department work, combining state-of-the-science numerical weather prediction (NWP) and atmospheric transport and dispersion (AT&D) modeling, started four years ago with Dr. Stauffer's Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contract with the L-3 Titan team, and continues today with four additional DTRA contracts ranging from basic research to operational reachback support.