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Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Awards 2012

 

Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

The twenty-third Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for an Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation is awarded to:

R. Boers, M.J. de Haij, W.M.F. Wauben, H. Klein Baltink, L.H. van Ulft, M. Savenije (all from the Netherlands) and C.N. Long (United States)

The paper “Optimized fractional cloudiness determination from five ground-based remote sensing techniques” was published in the Journal of
Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, D24116, doi:10.1029/2010JD014661, in 2010.

Vaisala Awards 2012   Brussels, Belgium, 18 Oct. 2012
From left to right: B. Calpini, B.Baker, F. Brouwer, R. Boers, M. de Haij, W. Wauben, W. Zhang, and E. Järvinen
     
Vaisala Awards 2012   Brussels, Belgium, 18 Oct. 2012
From left to right: LI Bai, B. Calpini, B.Baker, N. Bormann, Q. LU, W. Bell, E. Järvinen, and W. Zhang

Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation

The fourth Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for the Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation is awarded to:

Q. Lu (China), and W. Bell, P. Bauer, N. Bormann and C. Peubey (all from ECMWF).

The paper, “Characterizing the FY-3A Microwave Temperature Sounder Using the ECMWF Model” was published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 28, p. 1373–1389, in 2011.

A ceremony to present the two Väisälä awards was held in Brussels, Belgium in 2012 during the WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (16-18 October 2012).

 

For more information, see the background page for these awards.

 

 

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