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Division on Atmospheric Sciences
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Division on Atmospheric Sciences

President: Athanasios Nenes (as@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Annica Ekman (annica@misu.su.se)

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

Michael J. Prather

Michael J. Prather

  • 2020
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2020 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Michael J. Prather for groundbreaking developments in chemistry-transport modelling, establishing a theoretical framework to elucidate the role of reactive species in climate forcing, and improving environmental policy.


Meng Gao

Meng Gao

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Meng Gao for original contributions to the understanding of haze pollution formation in highly polluted regions and its interactions with climate.


Johannes Lelieveld

Johannes Lelieveld

  • 2019
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2019 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Johannes Lelieveld for eminent and diverse scientific contributions and international leadership in atmospheric research in the Earth system approach, including pioneering studies linking air pollution with health.


Gabriele Messori

Gabriele Messori

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Gabriele Messori for seminal contributions to the understanding of planetary wave-breaking phenomena, atmospheric extreme events and the energetics of the climate system using dynamical systems theory.


Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Ashish Kumar Speciation of 49 C2-C10 NMHCs during the post-harvest paddy residue fire emission period in the N.W. Indo Gangetic Plain using Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detection (TD-GC-FID)


Felipe Lobos Roco

Felipe Lobos Roco

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Felipe Lobos Roco Evapotranspiration (ET) enhanced by advection in the Atacama Desert, ET-DATA field experiment


Iris Thurnherr

Iris Thurnherr

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Iris Thurnherr How air-sea interactions are modulated by synoptic weather systems: a stable water isotope perspective


Katrin Müller

Katrin Müller

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Katrin Müller Balloon-borne Tropospheric Ozone Measurements from a New Station in Palau (Tropical West Pacific)


Lejish Vettikkat

Lejish Vettikkat

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Lejish Vettikkat Quantification of BVOC emission flux from Swietenia macrophylla King using a Dynamic Branch Cuvette and PTR-MS


Roland Rohloff

Roland Rohloff

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Roland Rohloff Measurements of HOx in the outflow of convective systems

Latest posts from the AS blog

Atmospheric research in the middle of the Amazon forest: The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory celebrates its anniversary

Atmospheric research in the middle of the Amazon forest: The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory celebrates its anniversary

It looks like a spike, orange against the blue sky, sticking out the green ocean of the Amazon forest: Standing 325 m tall, the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is the highest construction in South America. This tower celebrates its 5th anniversary this year, while the ATTO research site, located ~150 km northeast of Manaus, Brazil, has been in operation for 10 years. During the past 5 years, I regularly visited the ATTO site, making atmospheric measurements for my PhD. …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

As part of EGU’s Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction Month, this newsletter issue checks in on the state of progress of the “2015–2030 Sendai Framework”:https://egu.eu/5Q0VUO/ and how different countries have approached this landmark agreement. This issue also highlights blogs from each of this month’s featured EGU divisions: “Hydrological Sciences”:https://egu.eu/29KZ6O/, “Natural Hazards”:https://egu.eu/79ID6L/, and “Seismology”:https://egu.eu/67FWGA/, plus a GeoLog about “spatial seismic hazard in western Indonesia”:https://egu.eu/5UYPN7/.

Upcoming events include a day-long “ERC webinar hosted by EGU”:https://egu.eu/686VCG/ and the Union’s Autumn Election 2020 for the “EGU Treasurer”:https://www.egu.eu/elections/, for which members will receive an e-ballot in the mail next week.

The Loupe also features a new “webinar about ERC grants”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okzJoYMMvkQ, a new statement by EGU, and a “call for new ECS members”:https://egu.eu/79Q8M3/ of the Education Committee. Be sure to apply by 2 November!

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