Mountain Meteorology Research and Leadership Awards


Mountain Meteorology Named Session Award

The Mountain Meteorology Named Session Award was established in 2016 and replaces the Mountain Meteorology Award. It is awarded honor a person in the community who has been a leader in our field and has exhibited a very high scientific standard. Awardees are chosen by the AMS committee on mountain meteorology and the award is presented during our conference series.


 
 

 
2018: Prof. Jim Steenburgh
(with AMS Mountain Meteorology Committee Chair Justin Minder)
 
For significant contributions to understanding of orographic precipitation and prediction of mountain weather, and for excellence in public outreach and student mentorship. 

 


 
 

 
2016: Prof. Shiyuan (Sharon) Zhong
(with AMS President Elect Matthew J. Parker)
 
For distinguished contributions to the understanding of boundary layers in complex terrain through observational campaigns and numerical simulation. 

 

Mountain Meteorology Outstanding Early Career Award

This commission award honors individuals within 10 years of having earned their highest degree, or are under 40 years of age when nominated, who have made significant contributions to the discipline of Mountain Meteorology and are on a path to becoming a science leader in the community .


 
 

 
2018: Prof. Justin Minder
(with former AMS Mountain Meteorology Committee Chair and mentor Dale Durran)
 
For advancing understanding of orographic precipitation and mountain snowpack in the current and warmer climates. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Scientific and Technological Activities Commission Award in Mountain Meteorology

This commission award honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Mountain Meteorology Community. Awardees are chosen by the AMS committee on mountain meteorology and the award is presented during our conference series.


 
 

 
2016: Dr. Heather Reeves
 
 
In recognition of her creativity in developing and administrating the Mountain Meteorology Webinar Series. 

 

Mountain Meteorology Award

The mountain meteorology award was established in 2008 to honor a person in the community who has been a leader in our field and has exhibited a very high scientific standard. Awardees are chosen by the AMS committee on mountain meteorology and the award is presented during our conference series.




2014: Prof. Dale Durran
 
 
For innovative and fundamental contributions to the understanding of orographic airflow, including pioneering applications of numerical models. 
 

 

 





2012: Prof. C. David Whiteman
(pictured at right with his wife, Johanna)

For high-quality research on valley flows and caring mentorship
of many people in the field of mountain meteorology




2010: Prof. Ronald Smith

For his longstanding contributions to the understanding of the theory of orographic flows that includes both observational and theoretical investigations.





2008: Dr. Robert Banta

For his pioneering contributions to the understanding of micrometeorological flows via observational studies.