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GFDL Awards & Honors

September 30th, 2020 - GFDL Director Selected to Deliver Jule Gregory Charney Lecture at AGU

V. “Ram” Ramaswamy, GFDL’s Director, has been selected to give the 2020 Jule Gregory Charney Lecture at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Each year, AGU chooses a “prominent scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of weather and climate” to deliver the Charney Lecture. Ram was selected in recognition […]

August 18th, 2020 - Rong Zhang Recognized by American Meteorological Society

Rong Zhang, research oceanographer at GFDL and a leading expert on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and Atlantic Multidecadal Variability, has been selected by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to be the Bernhard Haurwitz Lecturer. In recognizing Dr. Zhang, the AMS cited her for “advancing scientific understanding of the causes and impacts of Atlantic multidecadal […]

Baoqiang Xiang

December 23rd, 2019 - GFDL Scientist Recognized with International Prize for Model Development

GFDL scientist Baoqiang Xiang has been awarded the International Prize for Model Development from the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP). Dr. Xiang is being recognized for his skill in developing multiple modeling systems, and in particular for leading the development of GFDL’s next generation coupled atmosphere-ocean models for […]

Leo Donner

November 26th, 2019 - Leo Donner Named 2019 AAAS Fellow

Leo Donner, Physical Scientist in GFDL’s Atmospheric Physics division, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, based on their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Dr. Donner was elected as […]

May 7th, 2019 - GFDL Director Named Finalist for Service to America Medal

GFDL’s Director, Venkatachalam “Ram” Ramaswamy, Ph.D., is among the finalists announced on May 5 for the 2019 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies). The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service announced the finalists – 26 federal employees and teams from more than 20 federal agencies and 15 states as well as Washington, D.C. […]

September 4th, 2018 - Isaac Held Selected for 2018 Roger Revelle Medal

GFDL Senior Research Scientist Isaac Held has been selected to receive the 2018 Roger Revelle Medal from AGU, “for pioneering advances in the fundamental understanding of the spatial structure of atmospheric circulation systems and water vapor in climate change.” Dr. Held has been making sustained, essential contributions to the advancement of our understanding of interactions […]

Tom Delworth

August 13th, 2018 - Thomas L. Delworth Elected AGU Fellow

Thomas L. Delworth was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for 2018. A Senior Scientist at GFDL, Dr. Delworth’s research has advanced the scientific frontiers on the role of the ocean in our climate system, especially climate variability, change, and predictability on time scales from seasonal to centennial. He is also widely […]

August 1st, 2018 - Yi Ming to receive AGU Ascent Award

Yi Ming, head of GFDL’s Atmospheric Physics and Climate Group, has been honored with AGU’s Ascent Award for Atmospheric Sciences this year. The Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award rewards exceptional mid-career scientists in the atmospheric and climate sciences. Honorees are recognized for demonstrating excellence in research and leadership in his or her field. Yi Ming is […]

July 27th, 2018 - AMS Recognizes Leo Donner’s Contributions to Atmospheric Science

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has announced that Leo Donner, a Physical Scientist in GFDL’s Atmospheric Physics division, was elected a Fellow for 2019. Dr. Donner is widely recognized for his novel work on cloud and convective processes in the atmospheric general circulation. His research has yielded important insights about interactions between processes on the […]

July 27th, 2018 - Rong Zhang Named AMS Fellow

Rong Zhang, an Oceanographer and head of the Ocean and Cryosphere division, was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for 2019. She is recognized for her work on the mechanisms of Atlantic multidecadal variability and associated decadal predictability, and the impact of Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) on global and regional climate […]

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