Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Awards Won
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International Kristian Birkeland medal
Dieter Bilitza (672)
Dieter Bilitza was awarded the 2013 International Kristian Birkeland medal for outstanding scientific results related to Space Weather and Space Climate. The Birkeland medal is awarded by the Norwegian academy of science in conjunction with the European Space Weather Week (ESSW). The medal will be presented during this year's ESSW this week in Antwerp, Belgium.
Dr Michelle Thaller (SED Assistant Director for Science Communication and Higher Education) receives the 2013 Aerospace Awareness Award. The citation reads for "bringing NASA Science to life in the public eye by creating a breakthrough outreach program using TV, conferences and social media to get the scientists’ message out to the world."
For your many fundamental contributions to our understanding of the heating of the Sun’s corona.
The award will be presented at the The John C. Lindsay Memorial Award Colloquium to be held on Friday, September 27, 2013
SPIE George W. Goddard Award
Samuel Harvey Moseley (660)
This is given annually by the SPIE in recognition of exceptional achievement in optical or photonic instrumentation for aerospace, atmospheric science, or astronomy. Harvey Moseley received this award in recognition of his extraordinary inventions of superconducting imaging arrays for astronomy, ranging from submillimeter bolometers to energy sensitive X-ray microcalorimeters, and even dark matter detectors, as well as microshutter arrays for the James Webb Space Telescope near IR spectrometer.
Given by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography, the Vega Medal was created in 1881 on the occasion of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld's return to Stockholm following his discovery of the North East Passage. Since then, the Vega Medal has been awarded to a physical geographer roughly every three years. This award is given by the King of Sweden on 24 April, the anniversary of Nordenskiöld's return to Stockholm.
This very prestigious award is granted biennially to individuals in recognition of advances in the science and technology of remote sensing, and its application to knowledge of the earth, oceans, and atmosphere, and/or to the benefit of society.
Dr. Bhartia's citation reads: "For scientific advances in the remote sensing of global ozone concentration and trends, and for developing new techniques for retrieving aerosol properties from space."
Dr Molly Brown (Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division) receives the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award. The citation reads for “her continued work in bringing critical information to the U.S. Government in the area of remote sensing and as an expert on impact of environmental dynamics of food security."
Spiro Antiochos has been awarded the very prestigious John Adam Fleming Medal. This medal is awarded for original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and related sciences.
CSBF Antarctic Scientific Balloon Team/Danny Ball/CSBF (661), LRO-LR Lunar Laser Communication Test Team/Xiaoli Sun (694), NASA 2012 Transit of Venus Outreach Team/Martha Wawro (671), RHESSI Science and Data Analysis Team/Gordon Holman (671), SuperTIGER Balloon Team/John Mitchell (661)
NASA Honor Award - Silver Achievement Medal
P3B Operation and Maintenance Team/Brian Yates (830 610.W)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Public Service Medal
Frederick S Patt (616)
Exceptional Public Achievement Medal
Dale J Fixsen (665)
NASA Honor Award - Early Career Achievement Medal
Benjamin Issac Cook (611), Douglas C Morton (618)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Josefino C Comiso (615), Edward C Sittler (673)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Service Medal
Richard Aran Goldberg (674)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Achievement Medal
Mark Clampin (667), Edward J Kim (617), Michael Ressler
NASA Honor Award - Outstanding Leadership Medal
Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy (671), Ralph A Kahn (613), Jose M Rodriguez (614)
NASA Honor Award - Distinguished Service Medal
Pawan K Bhartia (610), Jean Hebb Swank (662), Bruce E Woodgate (667)
Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship
Michael W McElwain (667)
Mike was first selected last year, along with 2 other
scientists, to complete a phase-A study for his proposed
instrument development. NASA HQ evaluated the proposals this
Spring, and has selected Mike to receive funding for the
next 4 years to build PISCES, an integral field spectrograph
(IFS) to be deployed at the High Contrast Imaging Testbed
(HCIT) at JPL. This will lay the ground-work for an
eventual IFS in space to characterize exoplanetary
GISS Best Publication Award
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 Norberg prize is GSFC's highest award in the area of Earth science. The prize is for Anne's many years of leadership of satellite missions studying atmospheric composition, and her pioneering work in using measurements to test models
American Astronautical Society Lloyd V. Berkner Award
James C Tilton (606.3)
James C. Tilton was recently selected to receive the American Astronautical Society’s 2012 Lloyd V. Berkner Award, “In recognition of his efforts in commercial utilization of space technology, specifically for the commercial utilization of his Recursive Hierarchical Segmentation (RHSEG) software.” Dr. Tilton will be presented with this award at the Awards Luncheon to be held on March 20 at the Greenbelt Marriott, in conjunction with the 51st Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium.
The NOAA David Johnson Award is presented by the National Space Club for innovative applications of Earth observation satellite data. Doug was cited for his research on satellite-based monitoring of deforestation, forest degradation, and fires, including participation in a team of scientists responsible for a new seasonal fire forecast for South America based on MODIS data and sea surface temperature anomalies.