Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer
All STAC Committees are responsible for making nominations for the Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences.
The Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences is selected in recognition of significant contributions to the understanding of atmospheric processes derived from multidisciplinary research activities. The purpose of the lectureship is to foster interchange of knowledge between atmospheric scientists and persons in other disciplines. The lecture is presented at the AMS Annual Meeting or an appropriate specialized conference and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Selection of the Lecturer is made by the Council on the recommendation of a panel chaired by the STAC Commissioner and composed of the chairpersons of the STAC committees providing nominations. Nominations are solicited annually from the STAC committees by the STAC Commissioner. The lectureship is presented occasionally.
Past recipients of the Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences Award:
2001 – Jonathan T. Overpeck, University of Arizona, "for outstanding contributions to the field of paleoclimatology and leadership in fostering Earth system science."
2000 – Robert E. Munn, University of Toronto, "for lifetime contributions to global environmental science and related policy issues."
1999 – Richard C. J. Somerville, Scripps Institution for Oceanography, "for significant contributions to the understanding and discussion of global environmental change derived from multidisciplinary research activities."
1998 – Bruce B. Hicks, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, "Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire - A Return to an Aristotelian Environment."
1997 – Syukuro Manabe, Princeton University, "Climate Variability of a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Surface Model: Implications for the Detection of Global Warming."
1996 – Duncan C. Blanchard, State University of New York at Albany, "Serendipity, Scientific Discovery, and Project Cirrus."
1995 – Robert E. Dickinson, University of Arizona, "Land Surface Processes and Climate Modeling."
1991 – John E. Kutzbach, University of Wisconsin, "On Astronomical Theories of Climate Change."