The article "The frequency and duration of U.S. hurricane droughts" by Timothy Hall & Kelly Hereid was voted the best research publication by the staff of Goddard Institute for Space Studies to have been published in 2015. The paper appeared in the Geophyslcal Research Letters.
Larry D. Travis (611), Cynthia E. Rosenzweig (611)
, Lorraine A Remer (613)
Being elected a Union Fellow is a tribute to those AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by section and focus group committees. This honor is bestowed on only 0.1% of the membership in any given year.
The article "CMIP5 historical simulations (1850-2012) with GISS ModelE2" by Ron L. Miller and 39 others was voted the best research publication by the staff of Goddard Institute for Space Studies to have been published in 2014. The paper appeared in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.
GISS Best Publication Award
Andrew A. Lacis (611), Jeffrey A. Jonas (611), Valdar Oinas (611), Gary Lloyd Russell (611)
, James Hansen
The article "The role of long-lived greenhouse gases as principal LW control knob that governs the global surface temperature for past and future climate change" by Andrew Lacis, James Hansen, Gary Russell, Valdar Oinas and Jeffery Jonas was voted the best research publication by the staff of Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The paper appeared in the journal Tellus B.
Drew Todd Shindell (611), Gregory S Faluvegi (611)
The article "Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security" by Drew Shindell et al was voted the best research publication of 2012 by the staff of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Co-authors included Greg Faluvegi and George Milly of GISS and 21 others. The paper was published in Science.
The article "Earth's energy imbalance and implications" by James Hansen et al was voted the best research publication of 2011 by the staff of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Co-authors included Makiko Sato and Pushker Kharecha of GISS and Katrina von Schuckmann of LOCEAN Paris. The paper was published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Anthony D. Del Genio (611)
, F. Michael Flasar (693), James A Slavin (670)
NASA scientists figure prominently in the distinguished group honored as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 2012. Dr. F. Michael Flasar, a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Dr. Anthony D. Del Genio, a physical scientist at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, have been named AGU Fellows. Dr. James Slavin, who recently moved from NASA Goddard to the University of Michigan, was also named a Fellow.
Cynthia E. Rosenzweig (611)
, Matthew Rodell (617), Jeffrey G Masek (618), Edward C Sittler (673), Michael P Callahan (691), Conor Andrew Nixon (693), Gregory A Neumann (698), Ocean Biology Processing Group, Planetary Geochemical Instrumentation Team
AGU Climate Communications Award
Gavin A. Schmidt (611)
In recognition of his exceptional work as a climate communicator, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has selected Gavin Schmidt as the recipient of its inaugural Climate Communications Prize. Schmidt is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and co-founder of RealClimate.org, a blog that covers areas of science related to climate-from present-day measurements to paleoclimate proxies, from natural climate variation to anthropogenic change. Schmidt has also worked with photographers on a popular science book, on museum exhibits, and on online courses and has often appeared on TV and radio and in print. The award, which was established by AGU earlier this year, recognizes excellence in climate communication as well as the promotion of scientific literacy, clarity of messaging, and efforts to foster respect and understanding for science-based values related to climate change.
Andrew A. Lacis (611), Gavin A. Schmidt (611), Reto A. Ruedy (611)
, David Rind
The article "Atmospheric CO2: Principal control knob governing Earth's temperature" by Drs. Andrew Lacis, Gavin Schmidt, David Rind and Reto Ruedy was voted the best research publication of 2010 by the staff of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The paper was published in the journal Science.
Dr. James Hansen, Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is one of two prominent climate scientists selected for the 2010 Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award which is considered to be Japan's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
Anthony D. Del Genio (611)
, Richard K Achterberg (693), F. Michael Flasar (693)
The article "Saturn atmospheric structure and dynamics" by Dr. Anthony D. Del Genio et al. was voted the best research publication of 2009 by the staff of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Among Del Genio's co-authors were Richard K. Achterberg and F. Michael Flasar of the GSFC Planetary Systems Laboratory. The paper was published in the book Saturn from Cassini-Huygens.
Jim Hansen from GISS in the Earth Sciences Division has been awarded the 2010 Sophie Prize. This is an annual international award for environment and sustainable development. It is awarded to one or several persons, or an organization, which has created awareness of alternatives to modern-day development and/or initiated such alternatives in a pioneering or particularly inventive manner. Jim Hansen receives the award for his clear communication of the threat posed by climate change and for his genuine commitment to future generations.
Cynthia E. Rosenzweig (611), Marta Vicarelli (611), Peter G Neofotis (611)
The article "Attributing physical and biological impacts to anthropogenic climate change" by Dr. Cynthia E. Rosenzweig et al. was voted the best research publication of 2008 by the staff of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Other GISS-affiliated authors on the paper were Marta Vicarelli aad Peter Neofotis. The paper was published in the journal Nature.
Climate scientist James E. Hansen was chosen to receive the 2009 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Meteorological Society. Longtime director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, Hansen earned the Rossby Medal for "outstanding contributions to climate modeling, understanding climate change forcings and sensitivity, and for clear communication of climate science in the public arena."
Hansen was elected as EarthSky Science Communicator of the Year after EarthSky asked its 600+ Global Science Advisors to nominate and vote on which scientists had best communicated with the public about vital science issues or concepts during 2008. Dr. Hansen’s name rose to the top from a wide field of prestigious figures in science.
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Anthony D. Del Genio (611), Michael I. Mishchenko (611)
, Gerald M Heymsfield (612)
GISS Best Publication Award
Anthony D. Del Genio (611), Mao-Sung Yao (611), Jeffrey A. Jonas (611)
The article "Will moist convection be stronger in a warmer climate?" by Dr. Anthony D. Del Genio et al. was voted the best research publication of 2007 by the staff of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Del Genio's co-authors were Mao-Sung Yao and Jeffrey Jonas, also of GISS. The article was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
29th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service
James E. Hansen (611)
The Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service were first presented in 1979 by the Common Wealth Trust, created under the will of the late Ralph Hayes, an influential business executive and philanthropist.The awards recognize and encourage outstanding achievement worldwide in designated fields of human endeavor.