AMS Awards for 1980
The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal (Until 1963, designated as The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievement)
The Second Half Century Award
- Sean A. Twomey
"for extensive contributions to the development of many areas of atmospheric science, including aerosol and cloud physics, radiative transfer, and remote sensing from satellites."
The Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Services to the Society (Until 1958, designated Award for Outstanding Services to the Society)
- André J. Robert and Frederick G. Shuman
"for scientific leadership in the construction of different and original operational primitive equations models that produced significant benefits to Canadian and U.S. weather services."
The Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Sciences by an Individual
- Verner E. Suomi
"for his many contributions of wisdom and leadership, both formal and informal, but especially as Councilor and President."
The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award
- Jule G. Charney and Joseph Smagorinsky
"for their scientific leadership of the Global Atmospheric Research Program, which after a decade has culminated in the remarkably successful Global Weather Experiment."
The Award for Outstanding Service by a Weather Forecaster
- Richard A. Anthes
"for research and modeling in tropical cyclones and mesoscale meteorology."
The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology
- Vernon G. Bohl
"for a continuing record of superior quantitative precipitation forecasting that sets a standard among his peers, and his timely forecast of the very heavy precipitation to be expected from the major New England snowstorms in February 1978."
The Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist
- Allan H. Murphy
"for his innovative experimental and practical studies related to probability forecasting and for significant contributions to the theory and practice of forecast evaluation."
The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Bioclimatology
- Donald E. Kent
"for his pioneering and continuing efforts in demonstrating that there is a vast and enthusiastic audience for a knowledgeable, in-depth treatment of weather facts and forecasts."
The Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation
- Champ B. Tanner
"for his solid, original and carefully researched contributions to the field of biometeorology and his high standards of academic excellence."
The Editor's Award
- Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation (HELDREF)
"for the significant role it is playing in the meteorological education of students and the general public through the pages of Weatherwise."
The Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology
- Kenneth H. Bergman
"for his insight and thorough reviews of numerous manuscripts in the Journal of Applied Meteorology through thoughtful comments leading to improvement of the papers and grateful recognition of his endeavors by the authors."
The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Awards in Meteorology
- Eugene L. Peck
Hydrologic Research Laboratory, National Weather Service, NOAA
"Design of Precipitation Networks."
- Jay W. Schlegel and Gerard K. Butch
The Pennsylvania State University
for their paper, "The Barrens: Central Pennsylvania's Year-Round Deep Freeze." (First Prize)
The Howard T. Orville Scholarship in Meteorology
- Kevin A. Mundell
for his paper, "Urban Heat Island: A Quad Cities Study." (Second Prize)
The Howard H. Hanks, Jr., Scholarship in Meteorology
- Patricia M. Dare
- Robert T. Merrill
Texas A&M University