Edward Rappaport

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Edward N. "Ed" Rappaport (born 1957) was the acting director of the National Hurricane Center. He replaced former director Bill Proenza on July 9, 2007.[1][2] Rappaport was replaced by Bill Read

Rappaport joined the NHC in 1987, training as a post-doctoral fellow, then worked on an array of assignments as a research meteorologist starting in 1988. He ascended to assistant hurricane specialist and Tropical Satellite and Analysis Center meteorologist in 1990 before becoming a hurricane specialist in 1993. From 1998 to 2000 he was chief of the Technical Support Branch. Having both operational forecasting and research experience, Rappaport became deputy director in 2000.[3] In November 2006, he declined to be nominated to replace Max Mayfield as director, citing personal reasons.[1] Rappaport earned his B.S. and M.S. in 1979 and 1983, respectively, both from the University of Washington, and earned his Ph.D. in atmospheric science from Texas Tech University in 1988.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Associated Press (2007-07-09). "National Hurricane Center Director Replaced". Fox News. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 
  2. ^ Ileana Varela. "Proenza Removed As NHC Director". CBS. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Edward N. Rappaport Named Deputy Director of Tropical Prediction Center - National Hurricane Center" (Press release). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2000-08-23. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 
Preceded by
Bill Proenza
Director of the National Hurricane Center
2007-2008
Succeeded by
Bill Read
Preceded by
Max Mayfield
Deputy Director of the NHC
2000—2007
Succeeded by
Bill Read
Preceded by
Bill Read
Deputy Director of the NHC
2008
Succeeded by
Incumbent