Recent UCAR Awards
Board Chairman Otis Brown started
off the Board meeting by congratulating UCAR, NCAR and UOP on receiving
a number of important awards in recent months, and suggested that these
be communicated to all UCAR staff. He mentioned the following awards:
UCAR President and HAO Senior
Scientist named Fellows of the AGU
"Richard A. Anthes
- For innovative research in understanding and modeling tropical cyclones
and for strong leadership in the Earth sciences."
"Arthur D. Richmond
- For extraordinary contributions and commitment to basic understanding
of upper atmospheric dynamics and electrodynamics."
Award - Jim Hurrell (CGD) received the 2001 Clarence Leroy Meisinger
Award, one of the highest honors granted by the AMS. The award is presented
each year to a scientist whose research achievement "is at least in part
aerological [pertaining to all levels of the atmosphere] in character and
concerns the observation, theory, and modeling of atmospheric motion on
Rit Carbone, a senior
scientist in MMM, accepted the Cleveland Abbe Award, given to an individual
for distinguished service furthering the atmospheric sciences or their
application to general, social, economic, or humanitarian welfare.
Another major honor, the
Jule G. Charney Award, went to a UCAR staffer stationed at the Naval
Research Laboratory, in a Navy-funded position supported through the
Visiting Scientist Programs. Roger Daley holds the title of UCAR
Distinguished Senior Scientist in VSP. The Charney Award is given for
"highly significant research and development in data assimilation, modeling,
and numerical weather prediction."
Rod Frehlich (RAP)
received the Editor's Award for exceptional efforts as a scientific reviewer
for the Journal of Applied Meteorology, one of nine AMS journals.
Also in Albuquerque, several
staff members were recognized as new AMS Fellows. These include NCAR
senior scientists Rick Katz (ESIG), Tom Wigley (CGD), and
Jim Wilson (RAP), as well as the directors of two UCAR programs:
Dave Fulker (Unidata) and Tim Spangler (Cooperative Program
for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training).
Medal from American Geophysical Union -
Scott Doney, a chemical oceanographer at NCAR, was awarded the James
B. Macelwane Medal at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union
(AGU). The medal recognizes significant contributions to the geophysical
sciences by a young scientist of outstanding ability.
scientist honored for astrophysics thesis
- A new technique
for examining the solar chromosphere has gained Hector Socas-Navarro
a prestigious award. The HAO associate scientist was recognized by the
Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA) for producing the nation's best thesis
in astrophysics during 1998–99.
Board of Trustees Annual Meeting
21-22 February 2001