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WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Award

2010 award

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

 

  • “Can mesoscale models reproduce meandering motions?” by D. Belušic 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. Dr Deon Terblanche, representing the Secretary-General of WMO, provided an introduction to the award. The Ceremony was attended by H.E. the Commissioner for Education and Culture of EU, Mrs. 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, Mrs. L. Mendoni; members of the Academy of Athens and the Greek Meteorological Society; and many distinguished scientists.

 

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Dr. Deon Terblanche, WMO, hands out the 2010 Mariolopoulos Award to Peter Tunved. Click on the photo to see it in better resolution. Dr. Deon Terblanche, WMO, hands out the 2010 Mariolopoulos Award to Danijel Belusic. Click on the photo to see it in better resolution
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From left: The price winners, Belusic and Tunved together with Prof. Christos Zerefos, Director of the Observatory of Athens and Dr. Deon Terblanche, director of WMO's Research Dept. Click on the photo to see it in better resolution. From left: The price winners, Belusic and Tunved together with Dr. Terblanche, the head of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, Major General (HAF) Loukas Asimakis, and Prof. Zerefos. Click on the photo to see it in better resolution.

 

About the Award

The WMO Professor Mariopolous Award recognizes young scientists for exceptional contributions to meteorology and climatology. The award was created in 1996 by the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, which is in Athens, Greece.

The $2000 award is granted every two years. It recognizes an outstanding research paper in atmospheric sciences published or accepted in a refereed journal by a young scientist (age below 35 years by the date of publication).

The judges are scientists from the World Meteorological Organization, the European Commission (Directorate of Science, Research and Development) and the Mariopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation Board of Trustees. The Secretary-General of WMO is part of the selection committee.

A WMO trust fund was created in 1996 for the award, which is fully financed by the Mariopolous-Kanaginis Foundation.

To apply: http://www.mariolopoulosfoundation.gr/wmo-award-new-en.html

Previous award winners: http://www.mariolopoulosfoundation.gr/wmo-award-old-en.html

 

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