Geology & Geophysics Milestones

Honoring Earth and Space Scientists

AGU members and others in the news

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The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced its 2016 award winners last fall:

Hassan Al Sakka, of Selex ES GmbH in Neuss, Germany, received an Editor’s Award for the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology; Bruce Anderson, of Boston University in Boston, Mass., received an Editor’s Award for the Journal of Climate; Walker Ashley, of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, was selected for an Editor’s Award for Weather, Climate, and Society; W. Troy Baisden, of GNS Science in Avalon, New Zealand, was selected for an Editor’s Award for the Journal of Hydrometeorology; Fotini Katopodes Chow, of the University of California, Berkeley, received the Henry G. Houghton Award; Ankur Desai, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, was awarded the Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award; Richard J. Doviak, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla., received the Remote Sensing Prize; Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, was selected as the Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology for 2016; José Fuentes, of Pennsylvania State University in University Park, was awarded the Charles E. Anderson Award; Thomas J. Galarneau, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., received an Editor’s Award for the Monthly Weather Review; Edwin Gerber, of New York University in New York, was selected for an Editor’s Award for the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences; Mark Govett, of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., received an Editor’s Award for the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Nathan Hitchens, of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., was awarded an Editor’s Award for Weather and Forecasting; John D. Horel, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, received the Francis W. Reichelderfer Award; Ian James, of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., received the Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences; James F. Kimpel, emeritus of the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla., and past AMS president, was selected for the Charles Franklin Brooks Award; Cameron Kleinkort, of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, received the Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize; Randal D. Koster, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., received the Hydrologic Sciences Medal; Matthew Kumjian, of Pennsylvania State University in University Park, was awarded an Editor’s Award for Monthly Weather Review and Weather and Forecasting; Pierce Legeion, of WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C., was selected for the Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist; Walter A. Lyons, of FMA Research Inc. in Fort Collins, Colo., received the Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist; Viviana Maggioni, of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., received an Editor’s Award for Journal of Hydrometeorology; John C. Marshall, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, was selected as the Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lecturer for 2016; Jonathan Martin, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, was awarded the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award; William J. Massman, of the U.S. Forest Service in Fort Collins, Colo., received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology; Gordon McBean, of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, received the Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Sciences; Michael McPhaden, of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, Wash., was awarded the Sverdrup Gold Medal Award; Emily Morgan, of the University at Albany in Albany, N.Y., received the Louis J. Battan Author’s Award K–12; Ada Monzón, of EcoExploratorio: Science Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, was selected for the Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award; Jonathan Nash, of Oregon State University in Corvallis, received an Editor’s Award for the Journal of Physical Oceanography; Robert Pickart, of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., received the Henry Stommel Research Award; Paul A. Pisano, of the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C., received the Kenneth C. Spengler Award; Steven Platnick, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., was selected for the Verner E. Suomi Award; Venkatachalam Ramaswamy, of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., was selected as the Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences for 2016; Dan Satterfield, of WBOC 16 in Salisbury, Md., received the Award for Broadcast Meteorology; Michael Schatzmann, of the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany, was awarded the Helmut E. Landsberg Award; Wayne H. Schubert, of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, received the Jule G. Charney Award; Adam Sobel, of Columbia University in New York, N.Y., was selected for the Louis J. Battan Author’s Award; Tanya L. Spero Otte, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, N.C., received an Editor’s Award for the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology; Michael Steinberg, of Accuweather, Inc., in State College, Pa., received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology; Andrew Stewart, of the University of California, Los Angeles, received an Editor’s Award for the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology; Peter Webster, of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta,  received an Editor’s Award for Weather, Climate, and Society; Justin Wettstein, of Oregon State University in Corvallis, received an Editor’s Award for the Journal of Climate; Michael Wolfinbarger, Justin Greenfield, Robb Young, Stdrovia Blackburn, and Ross Kimes, of Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., in Norman, Okla., received the Special Award; Joshua Willis, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., received the Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award; Edward J. Zipser, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, was selected for the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal.

Citation: AGU (2016), Honoring Earth and space scientists, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO044749. Published on 1 February 2016.

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