Four Decades of Achievement


Susan AveryPast CIRES Director and CIRES Susan Avery served as the President of the American Meteorological Society.

Roger BarryRecognized internationally as a top geographer and polar climatologist, CIRES Fellow Roger G. Barry was named Distinguished Professor by the Univeristy of Colorado Board of Regents at its March 4 meeting. Barry, who directs the CIRES' National Snow and Ice Data Center About NSIDC ] , joins only 19 other CU-Boulder faculty members who currently hold the title of distinguished professor. For more information, see Snow and Ice Expert Named Distinguished Professor.

Craig Jones

Anne Sheehan

In 2004, CIRES Fellows Craig Jones and Anne Sheehan published a study with doctoral student Oliver Boyd in Science magazine that shows how a massive body of rock sank into the Earth's mantle setting off the rise of the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range. The researchers used innovative measurement and image processing techniques allowing them to create an underground image of the Sierras. For more information, see Team Traces Origins, Uplift of California's Highest Mountains.


Brian Mapes receiving Clarence Leroy Meisinger AwardBrian E. Mapes received the Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award at the 2004 AMS (American Meteorological Society) meeting in Seattle, "for highly original contributions to the understanding, modeling, and parameterization of atmospheric convection, its organization, and its coupling to the large-scale flow." The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award is given to an individual for research development that is, at least in part, aerological in character and concerns the observation, theory, and modeling of atmospheric motions on all scales. The award is given to young, promising atmospheric scientists who have recently shown outstanding ability and are under 40 years of age when nominated.

Robert SieversCU's Technology Transfer Office named CIRES Fellow Robert Sievers a Pinnacles of Inventorship Inductee saying, "research and worldwide patents represent advances in the delivery of respirable powders for preventing or curing infections, the delivery of higher and longer-lived drug concentration, the avoidance of disease transmission that accompanies needle use, the optimization of drug storage and bioavailability."


Susan SolomonIn May 2004, Susan Solomon , CIRES Fellow and NOAA Aeronomy Lab About this Lab ] Scientist, received a 2003 Distinguished Presidential Rank Award at a White House ceremony. The award is the most prestigious recognition given to career government senior executives and scientists. Solomon was cited for her scientific contributions, particularly for her leading role in the international effort to discover the cause of the Antarctic ozone hole and her research in evaluating the environmental impacts of newly proposed substitutes for the now-banned ozone-depleting compounds.

Veronica VaidaCIRES Fellow Veronica Vaida was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and received a grant for "Molecular Properties of Atmospheric Organic Aerosols" as an outgrowth of a previous Innovative Research Program grant.