This week, the National Academy of Sciences announced that it had elected two CU Boulder researchers at the forefront of atmospheric chemistry and GPS science to its prestigious membership.
Kristine Larson and Veronica Vaida will join more than 140 other United States-based and international scientists receiving this recognition in 2020. The honor is often considered one of the highest that scientists can receive during their careers.
Larson is a professor emerita and research professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR). Vaida is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).Read more
Congratulations to CIRES' Carrie Wall Bell! She's one of 25 CU Boulder researchers awarded seed funding from CU Boulder's Research & Innovation Office. Bell, who works in NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, will work with a professor of Computer Science on: "Finding Little Fish in Big Data: Automated Pattern Analysis and Anomaly Detection in the Fisheries Acoustic Archive." More...Read more
CIRES Fellow Max Boykoff is the 2020 faculty recipient of the University of Colorado's Thomas Jefferson Award. The awards is among the highest honors given by the CU system, and honnors excellent performance in regular responsibilities accompanied by nonteworthy service to the broader commuinty. Dr. Boykoff will be recognized April 15 in a Dennver ceremony.Read more
Congratulations to NOAA's Eric Hackathorn; CIRES' Hilary Peddicord, Beth Russell, and Jonathan Joyce; and CIRA's Keith Searight, recipients of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) 2020 Impact Award! The team was recognized "for their stellar work to bring Science On a Sphere Explorer™ and SOSx Mobile to the public." The FLC Impact Award honors employees of FLC member laboratories and non-laboratory staff whose technology transfer efforts have made a lasting and tangible impact on the populace or marketplace, ranging from a local to a global scale.Read more
Congratulations to the 13 CU Boulder researchers who made "highly cited" status this year, according to the Web of Science Group at Clarivate Analytics! Four are from CIRES: Jose Jimenez, Noah Fierer, Julienne Stroeve, and former Ph.D. student Jonathan Leff. More: https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2019/Read more
Congratulations to the 13 CU Boulder researchers who made "highly cited" status this year, according to the Web of Science Group at Clarivate Analytics! Four are from CIRES: Fellow Jose Jimenez (Chemistry); Fellow Noah Fierer (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology); National Snow and Ice Data Center scientist Julienne Stroeve; and former Ph.D. student Jonathan Leff, who worked in Fierer's lab. Web of Science identified Fierer as one of only 11 people in the world who achieved highly cited status in 3 fields (agricultural science, environment/ecology, and microbiology). And congrats, too, to NOAA Boulder colleagues Stephen Montzka, John Miller, Colm Sweeney and Michael Alexander, who also made the list. More: https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2019/Read more
Four CIRES experts were critical to work just awarded a Department of Commerce Silver Medal! NCEI's Kelly Stroker and colleagues in the National Weather Service received commendation: “for producing high-resolution topographic-bathymetric Digital Elevation Models, informing coastal inundation models for tsunami and hurricane hazards.”
The Department of Commerce Silver Medal recognizes exceptional performance characterized by noteworthy or superlative contributions that have a direct and lasting impact within the Department. Non-federal scientists cannot receive DOC medals, but CIRES will recognize team members Kelly Carignan, Matt Love, Chris Amante, Nic Arcos with a CIRES Silver Medal at our annual Rendezvous science symposium in 2020.Read more
Congratulations to CIRES fellow Xinzhao Chu—she was chosen to give the CEDAR Prize Lecture at this summer’s CEDAR Workshop about her recent science contributions to understanding coupling from the stratosphere to the MLT resulting from Lidar development and observations in McMurdo, Antarctica!Read more
Congratulations to two of our CIRES Fellows, Peter Molnar and Craig Jones (CU Boulder Geological Sciences) who received awards at the 2018 Geological Society of America meeting this week! Peter Molnar—International Distinguished Career Award, and Craig Jones—Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, Outstanding publication award!Read more
Congrats to the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) run by CIRES Education & Outreach. CLEAN was named an Exemplary Project by the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education!Read more
The Wind Forecast Improvement Project-2, a Department of Energy and NOAA-led project, earned the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Far West Region Award for Outstanding Partnership. The team, including federal and cooperative institute scienctists, "successfully leveraged resources, instruments, and researchers across all NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories (ESRL) Divisions, the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Field Research Division, other federal agencies, private companies, and universities research leading to improved forecasts of wind to support the renewable energy industry. CIRES recipients include: Jaymes Kenyon, Joe Olson, Laura Bianco, Kathy Lantz, Chuck Long, Yelena Pichugina, Terra Ladwig, Eric James, Katie McCaffrey, Irina Djalalova, Aditya Choukulkar, Tim Bonin, and Brandi McCarty.
Congrats to NSIDC scientist Dr. Shari Fox Gearheard and the team behind the research project and book, “The Meaning of Ice,” they were awarded the inaugural Mohn Prize in Tromso, Norway. The International Mohn Prize recognizes “outstanding research related to the Arctic” and comes with an award of 2 million Norwegian Kroner. The project made “groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of Arctic ice-dominated systems via a highly innovative combination of natural science, social science and Indigenous knowledge.”Read more
Congrats to our stellar CIRES Education & Outreach team involved in Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network—CLEAN won the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) 2017 Friend of the Planet award.Read more
Congratulations to Athanasios Boudouridis, Abram Claycomb, Stefan Codrescu, Jonathan Darnel, Vicki Hsu, Brian Kress, Larisza Krista, Paul Loto'aniu, Janet Machol, Juan Rodriguez, William Rowland, Daniel Seaton, Margaret Tilton who received the prestigious 2017 NASA Achievement Award for excellence resulting in the successful GOES-R satellite launch, proving the nation’s foundation for the world’s highest quality weather monitoring and forecasting.Read more
Congratulations to David Reynolds for receiving the NOAA Administrator’s award for advancing weather and climate models to balance flood and drought risks while providing water reliability for fish and people in the Western United States.Read more
A belated congratulations to Ravan Ahmadov, Joost de Gouw, Bill Dubé, Stu McKeen, Christoph Senff, Colm Sweeney, Patrick Veres, Rebecca Washenfelder, Carsten Warneke, Abigail Koss, Chelsea Thompson for receiving an Outstanding Paper Award from NOAA OAR for their work: “High winter ozone pollution from carbonyl photolysis in an oil and gas basin,” published in Nature!Read more
A team of NOAA and CIRES scientists earned a DOC Gold Medal for their work on the Deep Space Climate Observatory mission, dedicated to space weather. The team, led by NOAA's Doug Biesecker, included CIRES' Alysha Reinard, Jeff Johnson, Michael Burek, Tom DeFoor, Richard Grubb, Ratina Dodani, and Michele Cash