NOAA Administrator's Award, May 2002.
For rescuing the US Navy's Geosat Follow-On satellite altimeter mission and turning it into a successful program benefitting NOAA's oceanographic research and operations
Commerce Bronze Medal, Dec 1999.
For advancements in geophysics and tectonics of the Southern Oceans and Antarctic region using satellite altimeter data
For improving long-range El Nino forecasts by creating and implementing the NOAA satellite altimeter operational assimilation system.
For scientific breakthroughs in the application of satellite altimeter and ship data to the estimation of seafloor topography in the southern ocean.
For outstanding achievement in creating and implementing NOAA's operational ERS-1 altimeter system.
For advancement of geophysics by preparing, analyzing, and disseminating Geosat geodetic mission altimeter data.
For outstanding achievement in using GEOSAT satellite altimeter data to obtain a new and revolutionary view of the 1986-87 El Nino.
For advancement of oceanographic science by initiation and creative management of the NOAA GEOSAT project.