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Division on Atmospheric Sciences
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Division on Atmospheric Sciences

President: Athanasios Nenes (as@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Philip Stier (philip.stier@physics.ox.ac.uk)

Atmospheric Sciences Division is one of the largest divisions in the European Geosciences Union. The research areas covered by division extend from the large-scale dynamical/meteorological processes and systems in the atmosphere (like cyclones and global atmosphere circulation) to the small scale turbulent mixing, they cover the time frame from centuries (in connection with climate research) to seconds (in the context of fast chemistry). Atmospheric Sciences include studies of the atmosphere composition, aerosol and cloud physics, gas-particles interactions and chemical reaction kinetics studied in the labs.

Recent awardees

Hugh Coe

Hugh Coe

  • 2022
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2022 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Hugh Coe for pioneering the science of atmospheric composition through instrument development and fine particle measurements, to study their impact on air quality, clouds and climate.


Karin van der Wiel

Karin van der Wiel

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Karin van der Wiel for fundamental contributions to global climate modelling and supportive regional climate change information.


Spyros N. Pandis

Spyros N. Pandis

  • 2021
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2021 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Spyros N. Pandis for his outstanding contributions to atmospheric sciences and establishing our understanding of aerosol formation and its processes.


Bianca Lauster

Bianca Lauster

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Bianca Lauster Occurrence of Polar Stratospheric Clouds using ground-based DOAS observations


Frithjof Ehlers

Frithjof Ehlers

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Frithjof Ehlers Noise Suppression in AEOLUS Optical Properties Retrieval by Maximum Likelihood Estimation


Isabel L. McCoy

Isabel L. McCoy

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Isabel L. McCoy A synthesis of observations of aerosol-cloud interactions over the pristine, biologically active Southern Ocean and their implications for global climate model predictions


Kirsten Mayer

Kirsten Mayer

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Kirsten Mayer Subseasonal Forecasts of Opportunity Identified by an Explainable Neural Network


Nikolaos Mastrantonas

Nikolaos Mastrantonas

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Nikolaos Mastrantonas Predictability of large-scale atmospheric flow patterns connected to extreme precipitation in the Mediterranean


Rhianna Evans

Rhianna Evans

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Rhianna Evans Changes in surface level NO2 in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to predicted 2020 concentrations and the impact on O3


Simon H. Lee

Simon H. Lee

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Simon H. Lee Representation of the Scandinavia-Greenland Pattern and its Relationship with the Polar Vortex in S2S Forecast Models


Tom Dror

Tom Dror

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Tom Dror EOF Analysis of Green Cumulus Mesoscale Organization


Anita L. Ganesan

Anita L. Ganesan

  • 2021
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Anita L. Ganesan for innovative and impactful work on greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance estimation through a combination of modelling and measurements.

Latest posts from the AS blog

Crowdsourcing air quality management data from: A pilot study in India

India is experiencing an “Air apocalypse” and the Global Burden of Disease study has estimated the death toll has reached 1.67 million in 2019. Almost 100% of the population is now exposed to PM2.5 level higher than WHO (World Health Organization) recommendations. However, common citizens are generally unaware of the seriously damaging effects of poor air quality, largely because of the lack of adequate air quality information dissemination. For a nation with a population of 1.38 billion and 4,000 towns/cities, …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The August issue of The Loupe explores how existing energy resources inform climate change mitigation. Scientists from the Environmental Defense Fund find that while hydrogen is certainly part of the solution to get to net zero, this fuel of the future may not be as clean as we think. Researcher in energy transition under climate change Jarmo Kikstra discusses the delicate intersections between social and natural sciences, and on World Biofuels Day we look at commercially available biofuels around the world and some new ones under development.

Also in this issue: the EGU Biodiversity Task Force’s seven recommendations to the EU Nature Restoration Law which will now be amended and either passed or rejected by the European Parliament and The Council of the European Union. Finally, apply by 12 September to the EGU Policy Pairing scheme to spend a week in Brussels with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

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