Two Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science faculty members, Eric Maloney and Sue van den Heever, received the 2016 Ascent Award from the Atmospheric Science section of the American Geophysical Union. They were presented the awards during the AGU fall meeting in December.
Maloney was recognized for fundamental studies enhancing the understanding of the Madden and Julian Oscillations, and their impacts on a wide range of tropical phenomena including tropical cyclones.
van den Heever, a CSU Monfort Professor, was selected for the recognition for fundamental advances to our understanding of the influence of microphysical processes on atmospheric convection, and feedback processes.
The Ascent award recognizes exceptional research and professional leadership by mid-career scientists working in the atmospheric and climate sciences. Five Ascent award winners were named this year: three from the U.S., one from England, and one from Australia. The award announcement was made in the October AGU publication, EOS.