AOS Faculty Member V. Ramaswamy, GFDL's director, has been named the 2020 Jule Gregory Charney Lecturer by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The Lecture is presented annually to a prominent scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of weather and climate.
Selected in recognition of the leadership role he has played in a range of problems central to climate modeling and the study of climate change, especially in the areas of fundamental radiative transfer, radiative forcing due to ozone and aerosols, radiative signatures of climate change agents, and the contrasting climatic effects of aerosols and greenhouse gases, Ramawamy will present the lecture at AGU's Fall Meeting.
The Charney Lecture honors the memory of Jule G. Charney, a dominant figure in atmospheric science over the three decades following World War II. He influenced the change in meteorology from an art to a science and demonstrated commitment to the people and programs in this field.