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Emeritus Scientist, NASA GSFC
Prior to retirement in 2014, Dr. Peter Hildebrand, an atmospheric scientist, was the Director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously he was Chief of Goddard's Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory. His career has included service in the US Navy Weather Service, weather research at the University of Illinois and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado. While at NCAR, he was Deputy Manager of the Research Aviation Facility, and then Manager of the Remote Sensing Facility. Dr. Hildebrand has received several awards, including one at NCAR for the development of the Eldora Airborne Weather Radar, and one at NASA for earth science management leadership. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a Senior Member of the Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers. He received his degrees from the University of Chicago, and is a frequent speaker on climate change.