Dr. Margaret Anne (Peggy) LeMone

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Peggy LeMone, a Fellow of the AMS, and the AMS President for 2010, is Senior Scientist Emerita in the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division of NCAR's Earth System Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. Her current research interests involve the atmospheric boundary layer and its interaction with the surface and clouds; and the structure of deep precipitating convection and its effect on momentum. In her early career, she combined numerical models and observations to study the structure of and transports through the fair weather planetary boundary layer and its interaction with clouds. Starting around 1980, she became interested in the generation and transport of momentum by lines of deep convection, using aircraft and Doppler-radar observations, and comparing the results of these and other case studies to idealized models. Most recently, Dr. Lemone has returned to boundary-layer research, with an emphasis on the effects of surface properties (vegetation, soil moisture, soil properties, terrain) on the evolution of the atmospheric planetary boundary layer. Dr. Lemone has extensive experience in field programs, having participated in GATE, PRESTORM, TAMEX, STORM FEST, and TOGA-COARE, CASES-97, CASES-99, and IHOP. In addition to AMS, she is a Fellow of the AAAS, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In addition to her scientific activities, Dr. Lemone has written several popular articles on weather, including a booklet on clouds published by the AMS and the weather portion of a high-school textbook, and she has been involved in educational outreach for her entire career. Dr. Lemone received a B.A. degree from the University of Missouri in mathematics in 1967 and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington in 1972. After a year as a postdoc in NCAR's Advanced Study Program, she joined NCAR in 1973. Dr. Lemone became a senior scientist in 1992. She served as cochair of the NCAR Scientists' Assembly from 2003 to 2005. Dr. LeMone received the NCAR Education Award in 1995 and the AMS Charles Anderson Award in 2004. She headed the AMS Ad-Hoc Committee on the Status of Women in the Atmospheric Sciences (1974-75) and was the first head of the AMS Board and Woman and Minorities (1975-78). She was on the SOARS Advisory Committee from 1995 to 2004, also serving as a mentor. Dr. LeMone served the AMS as a councillor (1977-1980, 1993-96), member of the Executive Committee (1993-96), and member of the Planning Commission (2000-05). She was associate editor (1988-91) and then editor for the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (1991-95), and received the Editor's Award from JAS in 1989.

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