NH Natural Hazards
The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Jadranka Šepić for fundamental contributions to the research on meteorological tsunamis and high-frequency sea level oscillations.
In her career, Jadranka Šepić, has provided significant contributions to meteotsunami’s, destructive and sometimes deadly, atmospherically generated ocean waves in the tsunami frequency band. This places Šepić’s contributions at the forefront of world research on natural hazards. She is author with the most meteotsunami publications in the last years. She has also made significant contributions to the oceanography of semi-enclosed seas, to the analysis of global and regional sea-level observations, models and processes, and to interdisciplinary issues in marine biogeochemistry and fisheries.
In addition to her contribution to research in natural hazards, Šepić leads or has led major research projects, has been an active reviewer for several peer-reviewed primary journals, and in June 2015 she was elected to be an editor of Pure and Applied Geophysics.
She is author of more than 35 papers, most of them in top-level geosciences and interdisciplinary journals (Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Geophysical Research Letters, Scientific Reports, Progress in Oceanography, Biogeosciences, Ocean Modelling).
For these reasons, she is a worthy recipient of the NH Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award.