NASA Climate Scientist Honored by American Meteorological Society
Longtime director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) in
“The debate about global change is often emotional and controversial, and Jim has had the courage to stand up and say what others did not want to hear,” Einaudi added. “He has acquired a credibility that very few scientists have. His success is due in part to his personality, in part to his scientific achievements, and in part to his refusing to sit on the sidelines of the debate.”
The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal is presented by AMS to researchers making outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure or behavior of the atmosphere. The medal is named for
In a separate announcement on
Hansen studied at the
His research has focused on increasing our knowledge of climate change on Earth, particularly changes provoked by human influences on atmospheric composition. With colleagues at GISS and around the world, he is developing and applying global numerical models to better understand climate trends.
He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was previously chosen by his peers for the Roger Revelle Medal of the American Geophysical Union and the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award of the American Physical Society. He has twice won a U.S. Presidential Rank Award for “meritorious service” as a government executive.
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