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Beaulieu lends expert commentary to climate change discussion

On December 11th, 2011 AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Claudie Beaulieu was interviewed on Canada's national public broadcaster Radio-Canada “Les années lumières” weekly scientific radio show. Commentator Yanick Villedieu interviewed Beaulieu based on her and Professor David Medvigy’s recent  report on erratic climate change recently published in the Journal of Climate (see story below).

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(Claudie's commentary begins 13:00 minutes into the interview.  Note:  Interview is in French.)

Erratic, extreme day-to-day weather puts climate change in new light

In a recent study published in the Journal of Climate, Assistant Professor David Medvigy and Postdoctoral Research Associate Claudie Beaulieu found for the first time that day-to-day weather conditions have become more erratic in the past generation.  full story

Congratulations to AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Massimo Bollasina and AOS Graduate Student Ilissa Ocko who were honored for "outstanding presentations" at the World Climate Research Program's first-ever Open Science Conference held in Denver on October 24-28.  This inaugural conference attracted 1900 participants hailing from 86 countries.

Congratulations to AOS Faculty Member Isaac Held, who was awarded the 2012 Editor's Award for the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, "For high-level and insightful reviews for a number of editors."

Congratulations to AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Takeshi Doi, who recently received an AMS Editor's Award for the Journal of Climate,"For providing a thoughtful and decisive review of a difficult paper on short notice."

Congratulations to AOS Graduate Students Joe Majkut and  Geeta Persad for their selection to the Princeton Energy & Climate Scholars (PECS) group.

Congratulations to Faculty Member Isidoro Orlanski, who was awarded the RAICES Prize by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina. The RAICES Prize is awarded to Argentinean scientists working in foreign institutions for their exceptional scientific contributions and their efforts in promoting science development in Argentina.

Congratulations to AOS Graduate Student Joe Majkut on his recently awarded PEI-STEP fellowship.  For details on Joe's fellowship, please go to:  <>. 

Congratulations to Graduate Student Ian Lloyd who accepted a one-year Congressional Science Fellowship sponsored by AGU.  The fellowship began in September and allows Ian free reign to work with committees, or in member's offices, in either the House or Senate on science policy issues.

Additional congratulations to AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Rym Msadek who was invited to speak at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in April, as part of the NASA MPOWIR (Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention) Speaker Series.  The goal of the series is to familiarize junior women in the field of physical oceanography with the research conducted at NASA labs and to inform NASA scientists of the research conducted by junior scientists in the community.

AOS Graduate Student Ilissa Ocko was honored with the Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award at the 91st American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting.  Congratulations Ilissa!