Professor Fuqing Zhang has been awarded the AMS 2009 Clarence L. Meisinger Award for "for outstanding contributions to mesoscale dynamics, predictability, and ensemble data assimilation."
According to the AMS, "The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award is given to an individual in recognition of research achievement that is, at least in part, aerological in character and concerns the observation, theory, and modeling of atmospheric motions on all scales. The award is given to young, promising atmospheric scientists who have recently shown outstanding ability and are under 40 years of age when nominated."
Professor Zhang is the fifth present or former Penn State Meteorology faculty member to receive this prestigious award. The previous recipients are Hans A. Panofsky (1965), John C. Wyngaard (1979), Richard A. Anthes (1980) and J. Michael Fritsch (1981).
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