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AMS is pleased to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations of the weather, water, and climate community through its Awards and Honors program. Join us in congratulating the 2021 recipients.

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AMS would like to thank its members and friends for nominating colleagues and peers who are so deserving of these awards.

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Honorary Members

Sir Robert Watson

Sir Robert Watson

Professor, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Florence Rabier

Florence Rabier

Director-General, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom

William H. Hooke

William H. Hooke

Associate Director and Senior Policy Fellow, American Meteorological Society, Washington DC

Award Winners

THE CARL-GUSTAF ROSSBY RESEARCH MEDAL

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David S. Battisti

Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

For original, insightful contributions to understanding climate variability for phenomena ranging from the El Niño/Southern Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation to paleoclimate

THE HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES MEDAL

Soroosh Sorooshian

Soroosh Sorooshian

Distinguished Professor, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California

For ingenious, groundbreaking work on surface hydrology and the remote sensing of precipitation that has profoundly impacted the field of hydrometeorology

THE HENRY STOMMEL RESEARCH MEDAL

Bo Qiu

Bo Qiu

Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

For seminal contributions using observations, models, and theory to understand the dynamics of the North Pacific Ocean circulation and its role in the climate system

THE VERNER E. SUOMI TECHNOLOGY MEDAL

Eric A. Smith

Eric A. Smith

Retired Professor / NASA Mission Scientist / CRCES Senior Scientist, Tallahassee, Florida

For innovative technological achievements that fundamentally changed the use of satellite observations in meteorology and hydrometeorology
 

THE SVERDRUP GOLD MEDAL

Sarah T. Gille

Sarah T. Gille

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

For seminal work on ocean circulation and air-sea interaction in the Southern Ocean and their impact on the cryosphere, ocean ecosystems, and Earth’s climate

THE JULE G. CHARNEY MEDAL

Clara Deser

Clara Deser

Senior Scientist, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado

For fundamental insights into the structure, genesis, and predictability of decadal variability in the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere

THE WARREN WASHINGTON RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP MEDAL

James W. Hurrell

James W. Hurrell

Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

For highly influential climate system research, and a distinguished and impactful record of national and international leadership

THE CHARLES FRANKLIN BROOKS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE SOCIETY

Xubin Zeng

Xubin Zeng

Professor and Director, Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

For skillful and effective service in senior leadership roles that has materially improved the Society’s meetings and other activities

THE CLEVELAND ABBE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE
ATMOSPHERIC AND RELATED SCIENCES

Frederick H. Carr

Frederick H. Carr

Professor Emeritus, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

For tireless, selfless, wide-ranging service to the community that has had an immeasurable impact on the nation’s weather, water, and climate efforts

THE EDWARD N. LORENZ TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Sonia G. Lasher-Trapp

Sonia G. Lasher-Trapp

Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

For creating active learning and welcoming classroom environments, expanding student experiences, and advocating for women in science

THE ROBERT H. AND JOANNE SIMPSON MENTORSHIP AWARD

Daphne LaDue

Daphne LaDue

Senior Research Scientist, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

For generous, thoughtful, and caring mentorship to students and their supervisors during more than 20 years of directing the Oklahoma Research Experience for Undergraduates program

THE KENNETH C. SPENGLER AWARD

Robert G. Goldhammer

Robert G. Goldhammer

IAEM Liaison, NWS and WMO WeatherReady Nation(s) Programs, International Association of Emergency Managers

For forging extensive collaboration and partnerships linking emergency management and the weather, water, and climate enterprise

THE JOANNE SIMPSON TROPICAL METEOROLOGY RESEARCH AWARD

Kerry H. Cook

Kerry H. Cook

Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

For expanding our knowledge of the physics and dynamics of tropical monsoon regimes, especially the West African Monsoon and related phenomena, using observations and models

THE SYUKURO MANABE CLIMATE RESEARCH AWARD

Joyce E. Penner

Joyce E. Penner

Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

For scientific leadership in merging atmospheric aerosols and their chemistry with climate models to understand the breadth of human activities driving climate change

THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADVANCE OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY

David P. Ruth

David P. Ruth

Division Chief, NOAA, Silver Spring, Maryland

For extraordinary leadership in developing and implementing software for primary National Weather Service systems, including the Interactive Forecast Preparation System and National Digital Forecast Database

THE HENRY T. HARRISON AWARD FOR OUSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS BY A CONSULTING METEOROLOGIST

Elizabeth J. Austin, CCM

Elizabeth J. Austin, CCM

CEO and Founder, WeatherExtreme Ltd., Fallbrook, California

For serving the meteorological profession, her clients, and the Society with integrity and professionalism over the course of an exemplary career

THE CHARLES E. ANDERSON AWARD

Kandis Y. Boyd

Kandis Y. Boyd

Deputy Divisional Director, Division of Grants and Agreements, Office of Weather and Air Quality, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

For career-long efforts through mentoring, education, and community service to champion diversity for women and under-represented minorities to promote a more inclusive workforce

THE FRANCIS W. REICHELDERFER AWARD

Chad M. Gravelle

Chad M. Gravelle

Techniques Development Meteorologist, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, Texas

For leadership, dedication, and the innovative use of technology in preparing forecasters to integrate GOES-R imagery and associated products into NWS operations

THE HELMUT E. LANDSBERG AWARD

Hiroyuki Kusaka

Hiroyuki Kusaka

Professor, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Japan

For advancements in urban canopy modeling, adopted by international research communities, and pioneering contributions to downscaling past, current, and future urban climates

THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOMETEOROLOGY

Gabriel G. Katul

Gabriel G. Katul

Professor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

For major theoretical advances in formulating surface-atmosphere exchanges of mass, energy, and momentum, and distilling theory into reduced numerical models to study these exchanges

SPECIAL AWARD

OMI

Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) International Team

For providing a stellar example of international collaboration to produce novel satellite observations that have transformed atmospheric chemistry research, especially air quality and health applications

SPECIAL AWARD

Jason P. Samenow

Jason P. Samenow

Weather Editor and Chief Meteorologist, Washington Post, Washington, DC

For years of exemplary, groundbreaking journalism and outstanding articles that entertain, inform, and educate the public about weather, climate, and the environment

LOUIS J. BATTAN AUTHORS’ AWARD – ADULT

Christopher Dewdney

Christopher Dewdney

Author, Freelance, Ontario, Canada

For 18 Miles: The Epic Drama of Our Atmosphere and its Weather, a story for broad audiences that weaves the evolution of the atmosphere with the history of civilization from its beginning to today

LOUIS J. BATTAN AUTHORS’ AWARD – K-12

Becca Hatheway, Kerry Zarlengo, and Lisa Gardiner

Becca Hatheway, Kerry Zarlengo, and Lisa Gardiner

For What’s Up in the Atmosphere? Exploring Colors in the Sky, a delightful, comprehensive story that walks young children through the scientific process to explore aerosols and air quality measurement

THE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SCIENCE JOURNALISM IN THE ATMOSPHERIC AND RELATED SCIENCES

Jonathan Mingle

Jonathan Mingle

Freelance Journalist, Lincoln, Vermont

For transforming an evolving, complex topic into a gripping narrative on the process, progress, and inherent uncertainty of methane’s role in the changing climate system

THE AWARD FOR BROADCAST METEOROLOGY

Ginger Zee, CBM

Ginger Zee, CBM

Chief Meteorologist, ABC News, New York City, New York

For an accomplished broadcasting career, and whose passion has inspired young women to pursue science and whose courage has advanced the cause for mental health

THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE REPORTING BY A BROADCAST METEOROLOGIST

Deborah Martorell

Deborah Martorell

Senior Meteorologist, WAPA TV, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

For going beyond the forecast to explain the effects of hurricanes, droughts, and earthquakes on Puerto Rico

THE CLARENCE LEROY MEISINGER AWARD

Russ S. Schumacher

Russ S. Schumacher

Associate Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

For fundamental advances in our understanding of flash-flood-producing storms and other mesoscale weather phenomena through innovative analyses of observations and model simulations

THE HENRY G. HOUGHTON AWARD

Kerri A. Pratt

Kerri A. Pratt

Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

For pioneering field and theoretical studies that have significantly advanced the understanding of atmospheric chemistry in the Arctic boundary layer

THE NICHOLAS P. FOFONOFF AWARD

Eleanor Frajka-Williams

Eleanor Frajka-Williams

Principal Research Scientist,  National Oceanography Centre, England, United Kingdom

For innovative contributions to observing and understanding the physical mechanisms responsible for variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

THE AWARD FOR EARLY-CAREER PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Lawrence C. Gloeckler, III

Lawrence C. Gloeckler, III

Product Manager, Resilience360/Riskpulse, San Marcos, California

For exceptional efforts to advance private-sector applications of meteorology, and a passionate commitment to bridge the gap between academic training and the needs of industry

THE CHARLES L. MITCHELL AWARD

John M. Brown

John M. Brown

Meteorologist, Earth Prediction Advancement Division, NOAA/Global Systems Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado

For selfless dedication during more than four decades of service in developing forecast techniques, advancing model performance, training forecasters, and forecasting for large field programs

THE AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL SPECIFIC PREDICTION

Bryan T. Smith

Bryan T. Smith

Mesoscale/Outlook Forecaster, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma

For a highly specific and accurate prediction of a strong supercell event with long lead time that saved lives

LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

North Florida Local Chapter

North Florida Local Chapter

For expanding its professional development and networking opportunities for members, while strengthening its presence in both the community and with the national organization

LOCAL STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

University of Oklahoma Student Chapter

University of Oklahoma Student Chapter

For providing students with unique career, education, and service opportunities, and expanding the reach of the chapter to benefit members, alumni, and the local community

Lecturers

BERNHARD HAURWITZ MEMORIAL LECTURER

Rong Zhang

Rong Zhang

Senior Scientist, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, New Jersey

For advancing scientific understanding of the causes and impacts of Atlantic multidecadal variability and Arctic sea ice variations through insightful analysis of models and observations

THE ROBERT E. HORTON LECTURER IN HYDROLOGY

Wade Crow

Wade Crow

Research Physical Scientist, USDA ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland

For developing data analysis techniques that enabled important advances in the scientific and operational application of terrestrial remote sensing products

THE WALTER ORR ROBERTS LECTURER

Abigail L. S. Swann

Abigail L. S. Swann

Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

For fundamental, interdisciplinary advancements in discovering the processes by which terrestrial ecosystems influence climate, and for outstanding communication between the atmospheric and biological sciences

Editor's Award Winners

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Kelly Mahoney

Kelly Mahoney

Research Meteorologist, NOAA/Physical Sciences Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado

For insightful, thorough, and constructive reviews that contributed to improving impactful manuscripts

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Blair Trewin

Blair Trewin

Senior Research Scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia

For exemplary, thoughtful reviews that significantly improved manuscripts through careful attention to critical details

Earth Interactions

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Trenton Ford

Illinois State Climatologist, University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institution, Champaign, Illinois

For providing thorough and quality reviews that were helpful for the authors and resulted in improved manuscripts

Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 

Alex Cannon

Alex Cannon

Research Scientist, Climate Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

For consistently producing great reviews and exemplifying consistent, selfless service to the discipline

Journal of Atmospheric Science

Edmund Chang

Edmund Chang

Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

For numerous constructive, insightful, and thorough reviews

Journal of Climate 

Dietmar Dommenget

Dietmar Dommenget

Associate Professor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

For providing timely and constructive reviews on a wide range of topics

Journal of Climate 

Francis Zwiers

Francis Zwiers

Director, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

For consistently insightful reviews on some of the journal’s most challenging papers

Journal of Climate 

Qinghua Ding

Qinghua Ding

Associate Professor, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

For providing numerous constructive reviews on various topics in climate dynamics

Journal of Hydrometeorology 

Jackson Tan

Jackson Tan

Associate Scientist, Universities Space Research Association at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

For insightful and timely reviews of numerous manuscripts in the field of precipitation remote sensing

Journal of Physical Oceanography 

Jörn Callies

Jörn Callies

Assistant Professor,  California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

For deeply constructive reviews in a wide variety of subdisciplines

Journal of Physical Oceanography 

Daniel Whitt

Daniel Whitt

Project Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado

For well thought-out reviews of some particularly difficult papers, as well as many other high-quality reviews

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 

John Abraham

John Abraham

Thermal Scientist, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota

For exceptionally prompt reviews of a number of papers

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Gabriel Diaz-Hernandez

Gabriel Diaz-Hernandez

Professor and Senior Researcher,  Institute of Environmental Hydraulics of Cantabria, Spain

For reviewing numerous papers in a timely fashion

Monthly Weather Review 

Rachel Mauk

Rachel Mauk

Research Scientist, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

For providing insightful, timely, and constructive reviews that helped authors to improve the quality of their manuscripts

Monthly Weather Review

Michael Scheuerer

Michael Scheuerer

Data Scientist, Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo, Norway

For providing a large number of high-quality reviews extremely quickly

Weather and Forecasting/Monthly Weather Review/Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 

John Knaff

John Knaff

Meteorologist, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Fort Collins, Colorado

For providing multiple rigorous, timely, and constructive reviews across three AMS journals, and also for contributing consistently excellent reviews over a period of many years

Weather and Forecasting 

Michael Coniglio

Michael Coniglio

Research Meteorologist, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma

For consistently providing high quality, constructive, and rigorous reviews that help to uphold the high standards of AMS journals

Weather, Climate, and Society 

Graham Clarkson

Graham Clarkson

Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

For exceptionally thorough, insightful, and committed reviews of a challenging manuscript

Fellows

Uma S. Bhatt

Uma S. Bhatt

Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
Fairbanks, Alaska

Kandis Y. Boyd

Kandis Y. Boyd

Deputy Divisional Director, Division of Grants and Agreements, Office of Weather and Air Quality, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

Brian A. Colle

Brian A. Colle

Professor, Stony Brook University,  
Stony Brook, New York

Sarah Gille

Sarah Gille

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

Rebecca Haacker

Rebecca Haacker

Director of Education and Outreach, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado

Marika M. Holland

Marika M. Holland

Senior Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado

William Hsieh

William Hsieh

Professor Emeritus, Deptartment of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

Jean-Francois Lamarque

Jean-Francois Lamarque

Senior Scientist, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado

Maureen McCann, CCM, CBM

Maureen McCann, CCM, CBM

Meteorologist, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, Florida

Amy McGovern

Amy McGovern

Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Laura L. Pan

Laura L. Pan

Senior Scientist, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado

Kyaw Tha Paw U

Kyaw Tha Paw U

Professor, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, California

Walter A. Petersen

Walter A. Petersen

Deputy Chief of the Science Research and Projects Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center,  Huntsville, Alabama

Bo Qiu

Bo Qiu

Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

Danny E. Satterfield, CBM

Danny E. Satterfield, CBM

Chief Meteorologist, WBOC TV, Salisbury, Maryland

Adrian J. Simmons

Adrian J. Simmons

Consultant, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom

Janet Sprintall

Janet Sprintall

Research Physical Oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California

W. James (Jim) Steenburgh

W. James (Jim) Steenburgh

Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Yukari N. Takayabu

Yukari N. Takayabu

Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan

Robert J. (Jeff) Trapp

Robert J. (Jeff) Trapp

Profesor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

Huug M. van den Dool

Huug M. van den Dool

Consultant, NOAA/NWS/NCEP,  College Park, Maryland

Susan C. van den Heever

Susan C. van den Heever

Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Junhong Wang

Junhong Wang

Professor,  University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York

Matthew C. Wheeler

Matthew C. Wheeler

Principal Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia

Robert Wood

Robert Wood

Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

 

AMS is pleased to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations of the weather, water, and climate community through its Awards and Honors program. Join us in congratulating the 2022 recipients who will receive their award or honor at the 102nd AMS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

The AMS 2022 Awards Brochure is available, which includes bios of the recipients.

AMS would like to thank its members and friends for nominating colleagues and peers who are so deserving of these awards.

Jump to:   Honorary Members  |  Award Recipients  | Lecturers Editor's Award Recipients  |  Fellows

Honorary Members

Harry Glahn

Director, MDL/National Weather Service (retired), NWS, Silver Spring, Maryland

Margaret Leinen

Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California

Soroosh Sorooshian

Professor, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California

Award Recipients

THE CARL-GUSTAF ROSSBY RESEARCH MEDAL

Venkatachalam Ramaswamy

Director, NOAA/ Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

For original and highly influential leadership providing fundamental insight into radiative-climate interaction among greenhouse gases, aerosols and clouds

THE HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES MEDAL

L. Ruby Leung

Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

For ingenious, groundbreaking contributions which enhance the modeling of land-atmosphere interactions and the hydroclimate

THE HENRY STOMMEL RESEARCH MEDAL

M. Susan Lozier

Physical Oceanographer, Georgia Tech College of Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia

For theoretical, observational, modeling contributions and leadership in significantly improving our understanding of Atlantic Ocean circulation

THE VERNER E. SUOMI TECHNOLOGY MEDAL

Steven Rutledge

Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

For exceptional contributions to the development, innovation, and application of radar meteorology and atmospheric electricity technologies

THE SVERDRUP GOLD MEDAL

Shuyi Chen

Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

For fundamental contributions to understanding of tropical air-sea interactions through innovative use of observations and coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean modeling

THE JULE G. CHARNEY MEDAL

George Kiladis

Research Meteorologist, Physical Sciences Laboratory, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado

For original, insightful contributions in understanding the codependency of tropical dynamics and convection

THE WARREN WASHINGTON RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP MEDAL

Bruce Wielicki

Senior Scientist, NASA (retired), Hampton, Virginia

For sustained excellence in research and leadership in the understanding and measurement of the Earth’s energy budget and climate

THE DAVID AND LUCILLE ATLAS REMOTE SENSING PRIZE

Kelly Chance

Senior Physicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge, Massachusetts

For seminal contributions and extensive collaboration in satellite instrumentation, retrieval algorithm physics, spectroscopy, and measurements to advance the remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases

THE CHARLES FRANKLIN BROOKS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE SOCIETY

Pamela Emch

Director, Emch & Associates, Redondo Beach, California

For over twenty years of sustained spirited and exemplary leadership in the AMS Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise Commission and the entire weather community

THE CLEVELAND ABBE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE ATMOSPHERIC AND RELATED SCIENCES

Paul Newman

Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

For sustained leadership and service to science resulting in strengthened policy development for the Montreal Protocol, including contributions to the Kigali Amendment

THE ROBERT H. AND JOANNE SIMPSON MENTORSHIP AWARD

Thomas Windham, Jr.

Senior Advisor, UCAR-NCAR SOARS, Boulder, Colorado

For visionary and dedicated mentorship of numerous individuals, many from diverse backgrounds, to assist them to realize their full potential

THE EDWARD N. LORENZ TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Don Thomas Conlee

Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

For demonstrated excellence and devotion to cultivating student success by providing unique hands-on experiences with meteorological instrumentation, immersive international forecasting experiences, and sustained career mentoring

THE KENNETH C. SPENGLER AWARD

Renee Leduc

Founder & Principal, Narayan Strategy, Arlington, Virginia

For fundamental contributions and leadership connecting the weather enterprise, AMS membership, international community, and policymakers, as well as enhancing awareness of radio spectrum management issues

THE JOANNE SIMPSON TROPICAL METEOROLOGY RESEARCH AWARD

Frank Marks, Jr.
Meteorologist, NOAA/AOML, Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida

For outstanding contributions to the understanding and prediction of tropical cyclones through scholarship, field contributions, and community leadership

THE SYUKURO MANABE CLIMATE RESEARCH AWARD

Cecilia Bitz
Professor and Chair, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

For fundamental contributions to polar climate science, including numerical modeling, its role in the global climate system, and causes and consequences of polar climate change

THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADVANCE OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY

Prabhat Kumar

Professor, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India

For innovative concepts in developing the Pre-Hail Detection Algorithm and cloud seeding techniques to enhance weather modification and mitigation to agriculture and other fields

THE HENRY T. HARRISON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS BY A CONSULTING METEOROLOGIST

John Toohey-Morales, CBM, CCM

Chief Meteorologist, WTVJ NBC6, Miramar, Florida

For a career of exemplary service as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist

THE CHARLES E. ANDERSON AWARD

Melissa Burt

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

For enduring efforts to broaden awareness, spark creativity, and expand opportunities, while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the geosciences community and beyond

THE HELMUT E. LANDSBERG AWARD

Petra Klein

Executive Associate Dean, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

For decades of sustained leadership in the field of urban meteorology and exemplary contribution to experimental investigation of flow and turbulence characteristics in urban areas

THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOMETEOROLOGY

Rong Fu

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

For elucidating the critical role of tropical biosphere feedback mechanisms, exceptional mentorship of underrepresented groups in science, and extraordinary service to scientific societies and policymakers

BANNER I. MILLER AWARD

John Knaff

Research Scientist, NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research/CIRA Colorado State Univeristy, Fort Collins, Colorado

For groundbreaking work in developing a new application to significantly improve the prediction of rapid intensification of tropical cyclones in the Western North Pacific

BANNER I. MILLER AWARD

Kate Musgrave

Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

For groundbreaking work in developing a new application to significantly improve the prediction of rapid intensification of tropical cyclones in the Western North Pacific

BANNER I. MILLER AWARD

Charles Sampson

Meteorologist, NRL Monterey, California

For groundbreaking work in developing a new application to significantly improve the prediction of rapid intensification of tropical cyclones in the Western North Pacific

SPECIAL AWARD

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Wildfire Smoke Forecast

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

For critical ground-breaking work creating and fielding a platform providing for the health and safety of Arizona residents with early and ongoing wildfire smoke forecasts

 

THE LOUIS J. BATTAN AUTHOR’S AWARD—ADULT

Tim Woollings

Professor, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

For "Jet Stream", a very readable and scientifically accurate account of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, told from the perspective of a drifting weather balloon

THE LOUIS J. BATTAN AUTHOR’S AWARD—K–12

Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Science Writer and Author, Pasadena, California

For “The Big Book of Weather”, which balances accessible, scientific descriptions with visual and experiential learning, and motivates budding investigators to understand the hows and whys of atmospheric phenomena

THE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SCIENCE JOURNALISM IN THE ATMOSPHERIC AND RELATED SCIENCES

Heather Goss

Editor-in-Chief, Eos, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC

For illustrating in a scientifically accurate way how advances in lightning detection positively impact public safety through improved forecasting and verification of tornadoes and wildfires

THE JUNE BACON-BERCEY AWARD FOR BROADCAST METEOROLOGY

Danielle Armbrecht

Chief Meteorologist, WKRN-TV 441, Nashville, Tennessee

For exceptional life-saving coverage during the March 2-3, 2020 Middle Tennessee tornado outbreak and sustained efforts to educate the community about severe weather safety

THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE REPORTING BY A BROADCAST METEOROLOGIST

Anthony Yanez

Meteorologist, KPRC2 Television, Houston, Texas

For combining journalism, science, and advanced technology to explain and gain interest in weather and ocean topics pertaining to Southern California

THE CLARENCE LEROY MEISINGER AWARD

Isla Simpson

Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

For advancing scientific understanding through studies of the fundamental mechanisms that govern tropospheric and stratospheric circulation influences on surface climate variability and change

THE AWARD FOR EARLY-CAREER PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Joseph Trujillo Falcón

Graduate Research Assistant, CIWRO/NOAA NSSL/NWS SPC, Norman, Oklahoma

For innovative and extensive collaboration in risk communication for Spanish-speaking communities and leadership as an exceptional student member across multiple AMS boards and committees

THE NICHOLAS P. FOFONOFF AWARD—EARLY CAREER

Andrew Stewart

Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, California

For his pioneering research discoveries regarding the dynamics of oceanic currents, eddies, and sea ice in polar regions

THE HENRY G. HOUGHTON AWARD—EARLY CAREER

Mark Zelinka

Atmospheric Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California

For innovative advances in understanding the critical involvement of clouds to achieve a better understanding of climate interactions

THE CHARLES L. MITCHELL AWARD

Daniel Kottlowski

Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather Inc., State College, Pennsylvania

For exceptional forecast services provided to stakeholders for over 40 years, as exemplified through his unwavering support of the broadcast sector and training of meteorologists

LOCAL STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Northern Vermont University - Lyndon

NVU - Lyndon AMS/NWA, lyndonamsnwa@northernvermont.edu

For finding new and creative ways to provide community service, professional development, and social opportunities to its members

Lecturers

THE WALTER ORR ROBERTS LECTURER

Allison Steiner

Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

For outstanding research in biosphere-atmosphere interactions and their influence on atmospheric chemistry, weather, and climate

THE BERNHARD HAURWITZ MEMORIAL LECTURER

Isla Simpson

Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

For novel approaches in advancing fundamental knowledge of the dynamics of stratosphere-troposphere coupling and the response of atmospheric circulation and variability to climate forcing

THE ROBERT E. HORTON LECTURER IN HYDROLOGY

Francina Dominguez

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

For outstanding contributions to terrestrial hydrometeorology and expanding understanding of land-atmosphere interactions, significantly closing the gap between the atmospheric and hydrologic sciences

Editor's Award Winners

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Robert Trapp

Professor and Head, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

For numerous thorough and insightful reviews that resulted in substantially improved manuscripts

Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Sharon Zhong

Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

For providing multiple, timely, thorough reviews and thoughtful advice as an Associate Editor

Journal of Atmospheric Sciences

Manuela Lehner

Postdoc Researcher, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
 
For providing constructive and thorough reviews that improved the organization, clarity, and content of manuscripts

Journal of Atmospheric Sciences

Maria Gehne

Associate Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

For multiple concise, thoughtful, and thorough reviews

Journal of Climate

Russell Blackport

Postdoc Research Scientist, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Victoria, Canada

For consistently delivering detailed, informative and timely reviews

Journal of Climate

Antonietta Capotondi

Physical Oceanographer, University of Colorado, CIRES and NOAA/PSL, Boulder, Colorado

For numerous high-quality and thorough reviews

Journal of Climate

Kazuaki Nishii

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University, Mie, Japan

For particularly insightful and careful reviews

Journal of Hydrometeorology

Romina Ruscica

Research Assistant, Research Centre for the Sea and the Atmosphere, CIMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

For thorough and insightful reviewing of multiple Journal of Hydrometeorology manuscripts

Journal of Hydrometeorology

Lawrence Mudryk

Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Toronto, Canada

For thorough and constructive reviews of highly technical manuscripts

Journal of Physical Oceanography

Leah Johnson

Postdoc Research Associate, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

For several very perceptive and helpful reviews in a variety of sub-disciplines

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Bruce Ingleby

Senior Scientist, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK

For timely and excellent reviews provided over the years

Monthly Weather Review

Andrew Winters

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

For consistently providing constructive, insightful and timely reviews for a large number of manuscripts

Weather and Forecasting/Monthly Weather Review/Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Ryan Lagerquist

Research Scientist, CIRA and NOAA GSL/NOAA's Global Systems Laboratory (GSL), Boulder, Colorado

For contributing numerous rigorous and constructive reviews in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence across three journals

Weather and Forecasting/Monthly Weather Review/Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

John Allen

Associate Professor, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

For contributing an exceptional number of excellent reviews spanning a broad range of scientific areas and across several AMS journals

Weather and Forecasting

Michael Brennan

Branch Chief, Hurricane Specialist Unit, NOAA/National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida

For providing numerous superb reviews over many years in areas relating to tropical meteorology and operational prediction

Weather, Climate, and Society

Castle Williams

Social Science Contractor, Cherokee Nation Strategic Solutions, Athens, Georgia

For thoughtful and thorough reviews, always delivered from an encouraging and positive perspective

Weather, Climate, and Society

Ashlinn Quinn

Research Scientist, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, Fort Collins, Colorado

For helping the authors write an outstanding paper by providing a review that identified the salient issues

Fellows

Dennis Baldocchi

Professor, University of California, Berkeley, California

Mian Chin

Physical Scientist, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland

Jennifer Collins

Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Paul Douglas

Meteorologist, AerisWeather, Praedictix and Climatrends LLC., Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Andreas Fink

Professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe, Germany

Bob (Robert) Goldhammer

Certified Emergency Manager, International Association of Emergency Managers, Falls Church, Virginia

Stephen Harned, CCM

Stephen Harned CCM Consulting, Leland, North Carolina

Andrew Heymsfield

Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

Gerald Monroe Heymsfield

Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Faisal Hossain

Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Everette David Joseph

Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

Troy Kimmel, Jr., CBM

Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Valliappa Lakshmanan

Director for Data Analytics and AI Solutions, Google LLC, Kirkland, Washington

Xin-Zhong Liang

Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Julie Lundquist

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, Boulder, Colorado

Gudrun Magnusdottir

Professor, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California

Sara Pryor

Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Elizabeth Ritchie

Professor and Associate Dean (Education), University of New South Wales Canberra, Canberra, New South Wales

Hui Su

Principal Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Guiling Wang

Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Qin Xu

Senior Scientist, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma

Sepi (Sepideh) Yalda

Professor and Director of the Center for Disaster Research and Education, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania