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Previous ceremonies of the Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Awards

 

2010

A ceremony to present the two Väisälä was held in Helsinki in 2010 during the WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (30 August–1 September 2010).

P.L. Heinselman, D.L. Priegnitz, K.L. Manross, T.M. Smith and R.W. Adams (all from the USA) received the twenty-second Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for an Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation, for their paper entitled "Rapid Sampling of Severe Storms by the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar," published in Weather and Forecasting, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 808-824, in 2008.

group photo   From left to right: M. Husu, J. Nash, P.L. Heinselman, D.L. Priegnitz, R.W. Adams and W. Zhang
     
group photo   From left to right: J. Nash, L.G. Lanza, E. Vuerich, E.Lanzinger, L. Stagi, M. Husu and W. Zhang

E. Vuerich (Italy), C. Monesi (Italy), L.G. Lanza (Italy), L. Stagi (Italy) and E. Lanzinger (Germany) were awarded the third Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for the Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation.

The paper, "WMO Field Intercomparison of Rainfall Intensity Gauges (Vigna di Valle, Italy, October 2007-April 2009)" was published as WMO/TD-No. 1504, Instruments and Observing Methods Report No. 99, in 2009.

 

 

2008

A ceremony to present the two Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Awards was held in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 27 November 2008, in conjunction with TECO-2008
(27-29 November 2008).

Olivier Bousquet received the 21st Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for an Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation on behalf of the other winners, Pierry Tabary and Jacques Parent du Châtelet (all from France), for their paper entitled “On the value of operationally synthesized multiple-Doppler wind fields” published in Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, 2007.

 

winners

21st Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for an Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation (from left to right): Martti Husu, Executive Vice-President, Meteorology, Väisälä Oyj; Wenjian Zhang, Director, WMO Observing and Information Systems Department; Olivier Bousquet; and John Nash, president of the WMO Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation.

Luca G. Lanza (Italy), Michel Leroy (France), Christophe Alexandropoulos (France), Luigi Stagi (Italy) and Willem M.F. Wauben (The Netherlands) were awarded the second Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for the Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation for their paper entitled “WMO laboratory intercomparison of rainfall intensity gauges” published as IOM Report No. 84, WMO/TD No. 1304, 2006.

winners2

Second Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for the Development and Implementation of the Instruments and Methods of Observation (from left to right, holding their awards): Michel Leroy, Luca G. Lanza, Christophe Alexandropoulos, Willem Wauben and Luigi Stagi. With them, from left to right, are: Wenjian Zhang, Director, WMO Observing and Information Systems Department; Martti Husu, Executive Vice-President, Meteorology, Väisälä Oyj; and John Nash, president of the WMO Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation.

 

 

2006

vaisala award New Delhi, India, 31 October 2006 — The Secretary-General and HE Mr Kapil Sibal present the 20th Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for an Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation to Mr J.P. Pichamuthu.

 

new vaisala award

Geneva, 6 December 2006 — The Secretary-General, presented the Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for the Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation to John Nash, Richard Smout, Mark Smees (all from the United Kingdom) and Carl Bower (USA). The four winners received the Award for their paper: “Dar-es-Salaam demonstration test of IMS 1600 integrated Upper-air System, Dar-es-Salaam, 18-30 October 2004”.

 

 

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