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Michael H. Potter, BS
ATDD Webmaster and
Senior Administrative Assistant for the Climate Reference Network

NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Office: (865) 399-1067

About Me

NOAA is great organization and the folks I work with at ATDD are the best people anywhere.

I spent 22+ years in the US Air Force – retired in 1998. Was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Birkenfeld, Germany, Tampa and Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Omaha, Nebraska. I lived in southern New Mexico for about 9 years working as an Air Force government civilian. I served as an admin guy at White Sands Missile Range (where the “Trinity” site is – read more about it here) and Holloman AFB (the photo above shows me sitting in the rear seat of a T-38 jet – incentive flight for doing really good work).
I like “piddling” around the house, taking stuff apart and putting it back together (although sometimes I need help with putting it back together), building and/or fixing stuff, and reading. I also enjoy camping in our travel trailer – visit mostly state and TVA campgrounds.
I like to play golf (haven’t had much opportunity in the last two years), body surfing in the Gulf Mexico at Pensacola Beach and figuring out how to solve puzzles like developing a web site. I have read about 200 to 300 sci-fi books over my life time – particularly enjoy reading Anne McCaffrey books.
Hope you find our website useful and interesting. Send me an email with your comments at the above address.

Let me leave you with one of my favorite quotes which comes at the end of the service at my church –

Life is short,
And we do not have much time
to gladden the hearts of those who
make the journey with us.
So… be swift to love,
and make haste to be kind.


Photo of Michael Potter assisting with Annual Maintenance Visit to Fallbrook, CA site

Assisting with Annual Maintenance Visit at
Fallbrook, CA site

Photo of Potter at his desk

At my desk