Proenza had argued that NOAA was jeopardizing weather forecasting by spending money on PR when the center needed, among other things, to replace its Quick-Sat weather satellite. Others in the agency have said much of the same data that satellite collects is obtainable through other means.
Nearly half his staff signed a letter last week saying he had “poisoned the atmosphere here at the Hurricane Center” and asking him to resign, which he refused to do.
* Correction - the blog post previously said Proenza had resigned.
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