Five Columbia Climate Researchers Honored by Leading Scientific Organizations

5 Columbia Local weather Researchers Honored by Main Scientific Organizations

5 scientists linked to the Columbia Local weather Faculty are being  honored by main scientific organizations this fall.

Melissa Lott

Melissa Lott, senior director of analysis on the Middle on International Vitality Coverage, has acquired the 2023 Pavel S. Molchanov Local weather Communications Prize from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The prize is given yearly “in recognition for the communication of local weather science to advertise scientific literacy, readability of message, and efforts to foster respect and understanding of science-based values.” It comes with a $25,000 award.

The AGU, which is the world’s largest earth and area sciences affiliation, additionally honored three scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Michela Biasutti

Atmospheric scientist Michela Biasutti, who research variations in rainfall and their relation to local weather, was awarded the Jule Gregory Charney Lecture. The invitation to offer the Charney Lecture is given annually “to a distinguished scientist who has made distinctive contributions to the understanding of climate and local weather.”


Adam Sobel

Suzana Camargo

Two Lamont scientists have been declared fellows of the AGU, an honor given to members “who’ve made distinctive contributions to Earth and area science by a breakthrough, discovery, or innovation of their area.” Meteorologist and climatologist Adam Sobel was named “for excellent contributions to understanding of tropical meteorology and local weather.” Physicist and local weather scientist Suzana Camargo was cited “for excellent contributions which have superior our understanding of tropical cyclones and their relation to local weather variability and alter.”

Richard Seager

Local weather scientist Richard Seager was honored by the American Meteorological Society with its Jule G. Charney Medal. The society famous his “important and modern contributions within the attribution of previous droughts and floods, and to understanding the affect of rising greenhouse gases on future hydroclimate.”


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