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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)

The Atmospheric Sciences (AS) Division is one of the largest divisions of the European Geosciences Union. The research areas covered by the 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.


Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Andrew Williams Strong control of effective radiative forcing and precipitation by the spatial pattern of absorbing aerosol


Anna Lea Albright

Anna Lea Albright

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Anna Lea Albright A new conceptual picture of the trade-wind transition layer


Chiem van Straaten

Chiem van Straaten

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Chiem van Straaten Improving sub-seasonal temperature forecasts by correcting missing teleconnections using ANNbased post-processing


Clarissa Baldo

Clarissa Baldo

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Clarissa Baldo Atmospheric dissolved iron (Fe) from coal combustion particles


Lukas Jansing

Lukas Jansing

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Lukas Jansing Thermodynamics and airstreams of a South Foehn event in different Alpine valleys


Mary Rose Mangan

Mary Rose Mangan

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Mary Rose Mangan Evaporation Controlled by Boundary Layer Feedbacks in an Irrigated Semi-Arid Environment: a LIAISE Modeling and Data Study


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

Nitrogen dioxide disparities in the time of COVID-19: How satellite data can facilitate environmental justice studies during this natural experiment and beyond

Around the world, the most vulnerable, marginalized, and racialized are disproportionately impacted by a variety of environmental stressors such as extreme heat, health-harming air pollution, and the growing impacts of climate change. In the United States, research has uncovered how Black and Brown communities and those with lower socioeconomic status are exposed to higher concentrations of many air pollutants. One such pollutant, nitrogen dioxide or NO2, is primarily produced by traffic and industry in urban areas. Millions of new pediatric …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the November newsletter, we celebrate geoscientists who see the unseen: from German scientist Alfred Wegener who proposed the shocking theory of continental drift, to Morelia Urlaub, researcher of underwater landslides, a phenomena otherwise unseen by humans.

We also hear from Sustainable Energy Geoscientist Munira Raji who reflects on attending the UN’s COP27 in Egypt, and EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill describes what happened during our special EU Parliament event, ‘Supporting the EU’s Biodiversity Targets by Bridging the Science-Policy Divide’.

Lastly, don’t forget to check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from Copernicus, arriving early December. If you miss an Update you can subscribe here.

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