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Tim Palmer, Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford University, Oxford, U. K., has been honored by Queen Elizabeth and was included in the New Year’s honor list as Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for “services to science.”

More than a dozen American Geophysical Union (AGU) members received gold medals from the U.S. secretary of commerce for their extraordinary or prestigious contributions:

John J. Bates, principal scientist for remote sensing at the National Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service and AGU Board member; Thomas Delworth, a research scientist at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University, N. J.; Keith W. Dixon, research meteorologist at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; Gerard J. Fryer, senior geophysicist at NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ewa Beach, Hawaii; Thomas Richard Karl, director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, Ashville, N. C.; Christopher W. Moore, research scientist in the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, Seattle; Jeffrey L. Privette, acting division chief of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center; Nancy A. Ritchey, archive branch chief at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center; Vasily V. Titov, chief scientist at NOAA’s Center for Tsunami Research, Seattle, Wash.; Gabriel Andres Vecchi, oceanographer at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; David Walsh, oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center; Dailin Wang, oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center; Paul Whitmore, director of NOAA’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, Palmer, Alaska; Andrew T. Wittenberg, physical scientist at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; and Fanrong Zeng, research meteorologist at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Other AGU members received silver medals from the U.S. secretary of commerce for their extraordinary or prestigious contributions:

Michael B. Ek, research meteorologist at NOAA’s Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center, New York, N. Y.; Martin P. Hoerling, meteorologist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colo.; Fiona Horsfall, chief of NOAA’s Climate Service Division, Silver Spring, Md.; Jin Huang, director of the Climate Test Bed branch of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, College Park, Md.; Annarita Mariotti, program manager in NOAA’s Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, Md.; Kingtse C. Mo, physical scientist at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center; Nicole M. Kempf McGavock, service hydrologist at NOAA’s National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, Tulsa, Okla.; and Roger S. Pulwarty, physical scientist at and director of the National Integrated Drought Information System at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory.

 

Citation: AGU (2015), Milestones, Eos, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO022363.

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