NOAA OAR Team Member of the Month!

Dr. Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s Cooperative Institute of Great Lakes Research (CIGLR). Dr. Fujisaki-Manome specializes in modeling the cryosphere (Earth’s frozen water areas), and leads the Great Lakes cryosphere research program at CIGLR that works to improve predictions of hazardous weather, ice, and lake snow events throughout the Great Lakes region. Ayumi has developed several highly valuable geophysical models that are widely used within NOAA. For example, Ayumi’s research enabled the first-ever ice forecast prediction tool for the Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS), which the National Ocean Service is now operationalizing to improve ship navigation and Coast Guard search and rescue missions. Ayumi’s efforts have also improved the ice components of two ocean models that are used throughout the world, and her research has led to novel scientific discoveries that have changed the way cryosphere modeling is conducted. In short, Dr. Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome has shown exceptional leadership in helping further integrate physical and ecological modeling and forecast systems in the Great Lakes region, significantly advancing NOAA’s efforts to create a weather-ready nation.

Thank you for the exceptional work you do every day for NOAA and the Nation! Congratulations, Ayumi!

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