Montgomery Receives Meisinger Award

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M. MontgomeryColorado State atmospheric science professor Michael Montgomery will be honored with the American Meteorological Society's prestigious Meisinger Award February 12, 2003, at the society's annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif. The AMS will present Montgomery with the award to recognize his fundamental contributions to asymmetric hurricane dynamics and vortex Rossby wave research.

The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award is awarded annually to scientists to recognize a research achievement that is, at least in part, aerological in character and concerns the observation, theory and modeling of atmospheric motions. The award honors young, promising atmospheric scientists who are 40 years old or younger when nominated.

Montgomery joined the faculty at Colorado State in 1992. Prior to joining CSU, Montgomery served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and studied polar lows and the formation of tropical storms at the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His current research interests include atmospheric fronts, polar lows, the circumpolar vortex, mesoscale convective vortices and tornadoes.

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