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Division on Atmospheric Sciences

President: Annica Ekman (as@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Athanasios Nenes (athanasios.nenes@epfl.ch)

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.

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Obituary: Jón Egill Kristjánsson (1960 – 2016)

Jón Egill Kristjánsson, professor at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway, passed away in a tragic accident on the 14th of August, 2016. Born in Iceland, he moved to Bergen to study meteorology, where obtained his Ph.D. in 1991. After a post-doc at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he returned to Norway in 1993 and joined the University of Oslo, where he remained for the rest of his career. His principal field of research was cloud microphysics, aerosol - cloud interactions, and the optical properties of ice clouds. His contribution to atmospheric sciences includes major advances in the representation of cloud microphysics in climate models, with his co-developed parameterisation schemes being operational in the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) climate model since 2003 and later in the Norwegian Earth System model. He was moreover interested in polar lows and led the prestigious International Polar Year project The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (IPY-THORPEX) with several Arctic flight campaigns. The project lead to improved understanding and numerical representation of such explosive lows. In recent years his research path took a turn in the direction of climate geoengineering, with particular involvement in the development of the fields of so-called cirrus cloud thinning and marine cloud brightening.

Over the years Jón Egill became a leading international expert, known for his thorough and careful approach. His long standing high quality contribution to science led to the award of an honorary doctorate at the University of Stockholm in 2013. He enjoyed his extensive international collaborations, in particular with NCAR, where he visited on several occasions. He was dedicated and committed, with tremendous passion for his work, and always ready for a discussion. Jón Egill was greatly respected among the students; for his expertise, enthusiasm and ability to develop young talents into mature researchers.

He will be missed for his wide knowledge and academic leadership, not to mention his quick comments and laughter.

Helene Muri, Matthias Hummel, Joe LaCasce, Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle, Annica Ekman
 

 

Open positions in INAR

There are four open Assistant professor/Associate professor/Professor positions in INAR.

Application Deadline: 28. February 2018

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Cryosphere Atmosphere Interactions (PEEX related)

Global Atmosphere Earth Surface Feedbacks

Air Quality Weather Climate Interactions

Atmospheric Sciences and Physics Biogeochemical Cycles (ICOS)

 

New Master programme launch

The Cyprus Institute Graduate School is launching its newly accredited Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences in Fall 2018.

Application Deadline: 1. March 2018

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Job opening for an NCAR Associate Director - Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD)

NCAR has a job opening for an Associate Director.

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Open position at EMPA

The Laboratory for Air Pollution / Environmental Technology has an opening for a 2-year postdoc or scientist position on Modelling and data analysis of greenhouse gases and their isotopes.

Application Deadline: 20. January 2018

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IEHIA School 

The School on Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment on Air Pollution and Climate Change in Mediterranean Areas will take place in Trieste, Italy from 23 - 27 April 2018.

Registration Deadline: 9. January 2018

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Open PhD positions

The Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDS-P) has a number of open PhD positions

Application Deadline: 31. December 2017

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Jop opening

The Adlares GmbH in Teltow/Berlin (Germany) has a job opening for a lidar specialist.

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Open PhD position

The Spanish bank La Caixa opened a call for 3-year grants to realize a PhD in Spain.

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SOLAS Summer School

SOLAS has opened the application for the 7th International SOLAS Summer School, 23rd July - 4th August 2018, Cargèse, Corsica, France.

Application Deadline: 15 November 2017

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Joint virtual interview with the presidents of AMS and EGU_AS

"Establishing a career in the atmospheric sciences can be challenging. There are many paths to take and open questions. Fortunately, those paths and questions have been thoroughly explored by members of our community and their experiences can provide guidance. In light of this, last September Ali Hoshyaripour (Early Career Scientists (ECS) representative of the European Geoscience Union’s Atmospheric Sciences division (EGU-AS)) and Monique Kuglitsch (Senior International Outreach/Communications Specialist at the American Meteorological Society (AMS)) collaborated on a virtual interview of the presidents of our organizations: Annica Ekmann (AE) and Fred Carr (FC), respectively, with questions provided by early career scientists. Please find the questions and answers below.”


Questions and answers virtual interview (414.4 KB) .

 

Recent awardees

Pinhas Alpert

Pinhas Alpert

  • 2018
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2018 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Pinhas Alpert for his outstanding contributions to atmospheric dynamics and aerosol science.


Claudia Mohr

Claudia Mohr

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Claudia Mohr for her seminal contributions in instrument development and aerosol-source characterisation.


John M. C. Plane

John M. C. Plane

  • 2017
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2017 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to John M. C. Plane in recognition of his groundbreaking work in atmospheric chemistry. He made fundamental contributions to the study of metal layers in the upper atmosphere and the chemistry of biogenic, halogen compounds in the marine boundary layer.


Camilla F. Brunello

Camilla F. Brunello

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Camilla F. Brunello Decadal record of monsoon dynamics in the High Himalayas-Tibetan plateau transition zone using tree ring data


Denise Assmann

Denise Assmann

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Denise Assmann Spatio-temporal aerosol particle distributions in the Upper Troposphere/Lowermost Stratosphere measured by the IAGOS-CARIBIC Observatory


Laura Suárez-Gutiérrez

Laura Suárez-Gutiérrez

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Laura Suárez-Gutiérrez Internal Variability in Simulated and Observed Tropical Tropospheric Temperature Trends


Stefanie Unterguggenberger

Stefanie Unterguggenberger

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Stefanie Unterguggenberger Investigating metals in the MLT using astronomical facilities


Thibaut Dauhut

Thibaut Dauhut

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Thibaut Dauhut An isentropic perspective of the atmospheric overturning induced by Hector the Convector


Yugen Li

Yugen Li

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Yugen Li Quantifying the relationship between visibility degradation and PM2.5 constituents at a suburban site in Hong Kong: Differentiating contributions from hydrophilic and hydrophobic organic compounds

Latest posts from the AS blog

Into the mist of studying the mystery of Arctic low level clouds

Into the mist of studying the mystery of Arctic low level clouds

This post is the first of a “live-series of blog post” that will be written by Julia Schmale while she is participating in the Arctic Ocean 2018 expedition. Low level Arctic clouds are still a mystery to the atmospheric science community. To understand their role the present and future Arctic climate, the Arctic Ocean 2018 Expedition is currently under way with an international group of scientists to study the ocean, lower atmosphere, clouds and aerosols. Low level clouds in the …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month we are highlighting two new studies published in EGU journals. One, published in The Cryosphere, shows how much sea level would rise following the collapse of two Antarctic ice shelves. The other, featured in Biogeosciences, shows that oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea over the past century is unprecedented in the last 1500 years. You can read the press releases for both studies on the EGU website.

Also this month, we have opened the call for candidates for EGU Treasurer: if you'd like to nominate yourself or propose a candidate, you can do so by 15 September.

Finally, if you'd like to apply for financial support from the EGU to organise a meeting, make sure to submit an application by 15 August. This is also the deadline to submit proposals for Union Symposia and Great Debates at the EGU 2019 General Assembly. The deadline for scientific sessions is 6 September.

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