Thomas Cuff

Thomas Cuff is the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ocean Prediction Center.

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Op-Ed: NOAA Leads the Way for Marine Weather Forecasting

By Thomas Cuff 2018-07-27 13:01:17

Lee Chesneau’s recent editorial (“Staffing Shortage Spells Trouble for High Seas Forecasts,” July 25, 2018) regarding NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) fails to acknowledge the high-quality work of our dedicated meteorologists, who deliver about 150 forecasts and warnings each day to keep mariners safe across the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.   We dispute Chesneau’s assertions of degraded products and services due to staff shortages. Our hiring is outpacing attrition, and we have more staff onboard today...

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