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Five Colombian climate researchers honored by leading scientific organizations


Five Colombian climate researchers honored by leading scientific organizations

This fall, five scientists associated with the Columbia Climate Institute were honored by major scientific organizations.

Melissa Lott

Melissa LottSenior Research Director Center for Global Energy Policyreceived in 2023 Pavel S. Molchanov Prize for Climate Communication From the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award is awarded annually “in recognition of efforts to communicate climate science that increase scientific literacy, clarity of information, and promote respect for and understanding of science-based values.” The award is $25,000.

AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space science society, also honored three scientists from the United States Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Michaela Biasutti

atmospheric scientist Michaela BiasuttiResearch on rainfall changes and their relationship to climate, awarded Jules Gregory Charney Lecture. The Charney Lecture is given annually by “a distinguished scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of weather and climate.”

Adam Sobel

Susana Camargo

Two Lamont scientists announced AGU Fellow, an honor given to “members who have made outstanding contributions to earth and space science through breakthroughs, discoveries or innovations in their respective fields.”Meteorologists and climatologists Adam Sobel Awarded for “outstanding contributions to advancing our understanding of tropical cyclones and their relationship to climate variability and change.”Physicists and climate scientists Susana Camargo Recognized for “outstanding contributions that have advanced our understanding of tropical cyclones and their relationship to climate variability and change.”

Richard Seeger

climate scientist Richard Seeger Awarded by the American Meteorological Society Jules G. Charney Medal. The society notes that he has “made significant and innovative contributions to attributing past droughts and floods and to understanding the impact of rising greenhouse gases on future hydroclimate.”




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