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Warren Washington Receives National Medal of Science
Published: October 25, 2010
Posted: November 03, 2010

Warren Washington, a scientist jointly supported by DOE and NSF, (supported scientist) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), was recently named by President Barack Obama as one of 10 eminent researchers to be awarded the National Medal of Science. Awarded annually, the Medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. Nominees are based on their extraordinary knowledge in, and contributions to, the biological, behavioral/social, and physical sciences, as well as chemistry, engineering, computing, and mathematics. Dr. Washington is an internationally recognized expert on atmospheric science and climate research and a pioneer in developing the NCAR community climate model beginning in the 1960s. With support from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, Washington and his colleagues worked to incorporate the best available atmospheric, oceanic, sea ice, and land use research into climate models. Washington is a member of DOE's Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee.

Contact: Renu Joseph, SC-23.1, (301) 903-9237, Dorothy Koch, SC-23.1, (301) 903-0105
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling
  • Research Area: Atmospheric System Research

Division: SC-33.1 Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, BER

 

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