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WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award

2010 award

The 2010 WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award has been awarded jointly to three papers:

“Can mesoscale models reproduce meandering motions?”
by D. Belušić and I. Güttler (Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 136: 553–565, 2010);

“Recent severe heat waves in central Europe: how to view them in a long-term prospect?” by J. Kyselý, (Int. J. Climatol. 30: 89–109, 2010); and

“The natural aerosol over Northern Europe and its relation to anthropogenic emissions-implications of important climate feedbacks” by P. Tunved, J. Ström, M. Kulmala, V.-M. Kerminen, M. Dal Maso, B. Svenningson, C. Lunder, H.-C. Hansson (Tellus, 60B, 473–484, 2008).

The award ceremony was held on 23 June 2011 in Athens, Greece. The Director of WMO's Research Deparment, Mr Deon Terblanche, representing the WMO Secretary-General, provided an introduction to the award. The Ceremony was attended by H.E. the Commissioner for Education and Culture of EU, Ms Androulla Vassilliou; the former President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr G. Vassiliou; the former Prime Minister of Greece, Mr I. Grivas; the Commander of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, Major General L. Assimakis; the Deputy Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr I. Maniatis; the General Secretary for Culture, Ms L. Mendoni; members of the Academy of Athens and the Greek Meteorological Society; and many distinguished scientists.

award presentation award presentation
Deon Terblanche, WMO, hands out the 2010 Mariolopoulos Award to Peter Tunved.
Deon Terblanche, WMO, hands out the 2010 Mariolopoulos Award to Danijel Belušić.
award presentation award presentation
From left: The prize winners, D. Belušić and P. Tunved together with Prof. Christos Zerefos, Director of the Observatory of Athens and D. Terblanche. From left: The prize winners, D. Belušić and P. Tunved together with D. Terblanche, Major General (HAF) Loukas Asimakis, Head of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, and Prof. Zerefos.

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