The American Meteorology Society (AMS) recently named Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor V.N. Bringi the recipient of the 2012 Remote Sensing Prize. A pioneer in the field, Bringi received the prestigious honor for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of polarimetric Doppler weather radar.
The Remote Sensing Prize is granted biennially to individuals in recognition of advances in the science and technology of remote sensing, and its application to knowledge of the earth, oceans, and atmosphere, and/or to the benefit of society. The award is in the form of a medallion and a check.
Bringi, who has been a professor at Colorado State University since 1981, is a co-principal investigator for the CSU-CHILL National Radar Facility, one of the most advanced meteorological radar systems in the world. He is a Fellow of the AMS and co-author of the book, Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar.