Amanda C. Maycock
The 2019 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Amanda C. Maycock for significant and original contributions to the understanding of the influence of stratospheric processes on climate at temporal scales from seasons to centuries.
Amanda Maycock’s research has made significant and original contributions to climate science, particularly in the field of chemistry- climate processes in the stratosphere and their effects on surface climate from seasons to centuries. Her work has demonstrated new mechanisms for the impact of stratospheric water vapour trends on climate through building a fundamental understanding of the effect on atmospheric temperatures and coupling to the global circulation. She led a series of studies demonstrating the substantial effects of solar variability on the stratosphere and its importance as a source of uncertainty in future northern hemisphere surface climate projections. In addition, she participated in the discovery of a new climate feedback mechanism associated with changes in the transport of ozone due to an increase in the strength of the stratospheric circulation under global warming. Alongside her research achievements, Maycock is involved in major international scientific reports being Lead Author within both the WMO/UNEP 2018 Ozone Assessment Report and Working Group I of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. She has also participated in several international working groups on atmospheric change and its effect on climate.
Amanda Maycock’s outstanding scientific record and involvement in the international scientific community make her a worthy recipient of the EGU Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists.