Penn State Meteorology faculty garner top awards from the American Meteorological Society

Please join us in congratulating two Penn State Meteorology faculty who have been recognized as leaders in their field by The American Meteorological Society.  We're deeply honored that John C. Wyngaard and Anne M. Thompson have been selected to receive these highly coveted awards by the AMS.  The awards will be presented during a special banquet held during the 92nd Annual American Meteorological Society Meeting in New Orleans, LA from January 22-26, 2012.

From Penn State Live, Nov. 23, 2011
Meteorologists Wyngaard, Thompson receive high honors

 
John Wyngaard

THE CARL-GUSTAF ROSSBY RESEARCH MEDAL

 
John C. Wyngaard
professor of meteorology emeritus

For outstanding contributions to measuring, simulating, and understanding atmospheric turbulence.

The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal is presented to individuals on the basis of outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure or behavior of the atmosphere. It represents the highest honor that the Society can bestow upon an atmospheric scientist. The award is in the form of a medallion.


Anne M. Thompson

THE VERNER E. SUOMI AWARD

 

Anne M. Thompson

professor of meteorology

For exceptional vision and leadership in deploying technologies that have significantly advanced the understanding of ozone dynamics in the atmosphere.

The Verner E. Suomi Award is granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant technological achievement in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The term "technological" is here used in the broadest sense; it encompasses the entire spectrum of observational, measurement, data transmission, and data analysis and synthesis methodologies. The award is in the form of a medallion.

 

Several other Penn State Meteorology affiliates and alumni were also included among this year's award winners.  

THE CHARLES FRANKLIN BROOKS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES TO THE SOCIETY

George E. Mc Vehil (alumnus, '62 PhD)
For conscientious and thoughtful service to the Society through many leadership roles including Councilor and Planning Commissioner.

THE ROBERT LEVITON AWARD

S. Joseph Munchak (alumnus, '06 BS and MS)
For his paper, A Modular Optimal Estimatioin Method for Combined Radar-Radiometer Precipitation Profiling.

EDITOR'S AWARD - Journal of Hydrometeorology

Joseph A. Santanello (alumnus, '99 MS)
For timely, rigorous, and constructive reviews, and commitment to the review process

2012 AMS FELLOWS

Richard H. Grumm

(Penn State Meteorology affiliate)

Edward O'Lenic (alumnus, '72 BS, '76 MS)

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