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Prof. Zhengyu Liu publishes paper on AMOC
Prof. Zhengyu Liu, in collaboration with a research team led by a former UW student Wei Liu, has published a paper on the recent issue of Science Advances on Jan. 4th. Their new finding suggests that in current climate models, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) may be too stable in response to future climate forcing, such as the rising CO2 and melting water of Greenland. Therefore, future climate change may be more abrupt than predicted by present IPCC models. This study highlights the importance of continued understanding and improvement of climate models.
Future climate may change faster than predicted by IPCC models
UW-AOS Alumni Reception at 2017 AMS Annual Meeting
If you are attending the AMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, please join us for the annual UW-Madison Alumni Reception! It will be on Tuesday night, January 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Grand Ballroom D of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Don't forget to pick up your new Bucky Badger pin when you stop by for food, drinks, and reminiscing with old friends and current colleagues.
Congratulations Ankur Desai
on being awarded a Fall 2016 University Housing Honored Instructor Award.
Honored Instructors is a student initiated program in University Housing that encourages students to recognize instructors that have made an impact on their learning. Every semester we invite those living in University Housing to nominate teachers who inspire them.
Prof. McKinley in Inside UW
read the full article here.
Congratulations Tracey Holloway
on your AMS Special Award for ESWN and appointment to lead the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST), Read about the NASA Health and Air Quality Initiative here
The AMS 2017 Award Winners and Fellows
Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)
For inspirational commitment to broadening the participation of women in the Earth sciences, providing a supportive environment for peer mentoring and professional development
THE HELMUT E. LANDSBERG AWARD
Walter F. Dabberdt
For decades of leadership in urban meteorology, including fundamental contributions to street-canyon modeling, monitoring networks, and evaluating severe weather impacts on cities
THE CLEVELAND ABBE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES BY AN INDIVIDUAL
For dynamic, forward-looking leadership in a distinguished career dedicated to advancing operational meteorology to make the nation weather-ready
THE KENNETH C. SPENGLER AWARD
For extraordinary vision to advance the role of meteorology in the new energy economy and outstanding leadership of the AMS Energy Committee and its conference
THE MAX A. EATON STUDENT PRIZE
Kuniaki Inoue (Dr. Larissa Back's former student)
For his paper, “Gross Moist Stability assessment: Convective Amplification and Decay”
Journal of Climate
For careful, thoughtful, and insightful reviews that significantly improved the quality of manuscripts
2017 New Fellows
Henry (Hank) E. Revercomb (SSEC)
2017 AOS Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement
The AOS department announces an award to recognize our high-caliber and accomplished alumni. Awarded alumni will be recognized during the University of Wisconsin reception at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. If you know someone deserving of this award, please submit a nomination. For the award to be presented January 2017, please submit no later than October 1. Nominations can be submitted here. Please include your name, the nominee’s name and contact information, and a one paragraph write-up of their accomplishments.
Journal of the UW-AOS
This is an unofficial journal of working papers written by undergraduate and graduate students of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. These papers are not intended to be used as official references.
Check out their work in the Journal of the UW-AOS
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