Meinrat O. Andreae received the 2014 Waldo E. Smith Award at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 17 December 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. The award honors an individual for “extraordinary service to geophysics.”
Ghassem R. Asrar, Paul A. Hsieh, Scott Mandia, James E. Overland, and Michael E. Wysession were awarded the 2014 Ambassador Awards at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony. The award is in recognition of “outstanding contributions to the following area(s): societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership, and promotion of talent/career pool.”
Katharine Hayhoe was awarded the 2014 Climate Communication Prize at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony. The prize honors an AGU member-scientist for highlighting the importance of promoting science literacy, clarity of message, and efforts to foster respect and understanding of science-based values as they relate to the implications of climate change.
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