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SC Scientist Receives Top Award from the American Meteorological Society
Published: June 23, 2008
Posted: July 09, 2008

At the annual meeting of the American Meteorology Society (AMS), Professor Monique Leclerc received the Society’s top award in scientific research, “for outstanding achievement in biometeorology for pioneering research that has advanced the understanding of temporal and spatial patterns of local and regional carbon exchanges, and for global leadership in the advancement of biometeorology.” Dr. Leclerc is the first woman and also the youngest scientist, ever to receive this award from AMS. Dr. Leclerc is from the University of Georgia Laboratory for Atmospheric and Environmental Physics and heads a research team of scientists from Brookhaven and Savannah River National Laboratories that is investigating a poorly understood meteorological phenomenon at CO2 flux research at sites of the AmeriFlux network of CO2 observations, the influence of night-time jets on turbulence and advection in forest canopies. Dr. Leclerc’s student, Natchaya Pingintha, also received an award for the Best Student Paper at the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference.

Contact: Roger C. Dahlman, SC-23.1, (301) 903-4951
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Atmospheric System Research
  • Research Area: Carbon Cycle, Nutrient Cycling
  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.1 Life Sciences Division, OBER)


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