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GFDL Awards & Honors

July 7th, 2015 - Sarah Kapnick Selected for AGU Cryosphere Early Career Award

Sarah Kapnick has been recognized by American Geophysical Union (AGU) with the Cryosphere Early Career Award for 2015. As a Physical Research Scientist in the Climate Change, Variability, and Predictions Group at GFDL, Dr. Kapnick’s research focuses on the mechanisms controlling extreme storms and mountain snowpack. She uses data from both observations and models to […]

March 17th, 2015 - GFDL Scientist Paul Ginoux Receives Editors’ Citation for Excellence

The Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres has awarded GFDL senior scientist, Paul Ginoux, its 2014 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing. The award will be announced in an upcoming issue of Eos. The citation recognizing Dr. Ginoux “is to express publicly the gratitude of AGU to those whose reviews have been particularly commendable. Your contributions […]

September 25th, 2013 - GFDL Director Honored with Sir Gilbert Walker Distinguished Chair

GFDL’s Director, Ram, has been selected as the second Sir Gilbert Walker Distinguished Chair Professor at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, for three years. Beginning this November, Ram will give a series of special lectures in Climate Sciences to graduate students at IIT each semester. The […]

August 5th, 2013 - AGU Award Recognizes P.C.D. (Chris) Milly’s Contributions to Hydrology

American Geophysical Union (AGU) has acknowledged Research Hydrologist P.C.D. (Chris) Milly’s “fundamental contributions to our understanding of the connections between land surface processes and hydroclimatic variability”, with its Hydrologic Sciences Award for 2013. Established in 1956, this Award recognizes one individual each year, for outstanding contributions to the science of hydrology over the course of […]

June 19th, 2013 - Massimo Bollasina Honored by AGU

American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Atmospheric Sciences section just announced that Massimo Bollasina, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at GFDL, is the recipient of the James R. Holton Junior Scientist Award for 2013. Dr. Bollasina’s research investigates the influence of aerosols and greenhouse gases on regional climate. His novel use of different modeling tools, in conjunction with […]

June 18th, 2013 - Paul Ginoux Recognized for Pioneering Research on Dust Aerosols

For “sustained pioneering work on aerosols”, GFDL Scientist Paul Ginoux is a recipient of American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award for 2013. Established last year, the award recognizes exceptional mid-career scientists in atmospheric and climate sciences, who demonstrate excellence in research, as well as leadership in his or her field. The award will […]

August 3rd, 2012 - Massimo Bollasina and coauthors honored by World Meteorological Organization

A paper authored by three GFDL scientists, which tied weaker South Asian summer monsoons to human activities, has won the World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2013. The paper, “Anthropogenic aerosols and the weakening of the South Asian Summer Monsoon” was published in the journal Science in September 2011. Coauthors Massimo Bollasina (Postdoctoral […]

February 15th, 2012 - Ronald J. Stouffer Honored by American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) recently announced the election of Ronald J. Stouffer as an AGU Fellow.  This designation is conferred upon less than 1% of all AGU members in any given year, as a tribute for those who have made exceptional scientific contributions. Stouffer is a senior research scientist and head of the Climate […]

Isaac Held

January 17th, 2012 - Isaac Held earns International Honor

Isaac Held, Ph.D., a senior research scientist with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., will receive the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his contributions to improved understanding of climate change and atmospheric circulation systems. He will accept the award at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain, in June. In his […]

Arlene Fiore

July 13th, 2011 - AGU James B. Macelwane Medalist Arlene Fiore

GFDL’s Arlene Fiore is set to join an esteemed line of geophysical scientists as winner of the 2011 American Geophysical Union (AGU) James B. Macelwane Medal. Still early in her career, Dr. Fiore has distinguishing herself in the geophysical sciences for making significant contributions to atmospheric chemistry, and enhancing our understanding of ozone pollution and its impact on climate.