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Galfi Receives 2019 Donald L. Turcotte Award

Vera Melinda Galfi received the 2019 Donald L. Turcotte Award at AGU’s Fall Meeting 2019, held 9–13 December in San Francisco, Calif. The award is given annually to a recent Ph.D. recipient for “outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to nonlinear geophysics.”

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Vera Melinda Galfi, winner of AGU’s 2019 Donald L. Turcotte Award
Vera Melinda Galfi

Vera Melinda Galfi received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in meteorology from the University of Hamburg in 2012 and 2014, respectively. She finished her Ph.D. in geosciences in 2018 under the supervision of Valerio Lucarini at the same university, studying extreme events in chaotic atmospheric models. Her research focuses on understanding high-dimensional, chaotic dynamical systems, like the atmosphere, and includes the study of extreme values, large deviations, and instabilities in these systems. Melinda is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg.

Citation: AGU (2020), Galfi receives 2019 Donald L. Turcotte Award, Eos, 101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO149072. Published on 15 September 2020.
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