Dijkstra, Stephens and Thompson Receive Awards for Outstanding Research

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Three professors from the Department of Atmospheric Science will be honored for their outstanding contributions to research in their fields:

Henk Dijkstra has been selected as the 2005 recipient of the Lewis Fry Richardson medal, presented by the Nonlinear Geosciences Section of the European Geophysical Union. The award, given in recognition of Henk's "outstanding work in developing the nonlinear dynamical systems approach to oceanography and especially for his study of the role of ocean circulation in (paleo) climate," will be presented at the April 2005 EGU General Assembly in Vienna.

Graeme Stephens has been chosen as the 2005 recipient of the American Meteorological Society's Jule G. Charney Award for "pioneering advances in understanding and measuring radiation processes and their role in climate." This award, granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences, will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AMS in January in San Diego.

David Thompson has been selected as a 2004 recipient of the American Geophysical Union's Macelwane Medal. This medal, which recognizes significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding young scientist, will be awarded at the 2004 AGU meeting in December in San Francisco.