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2023 RECIPIENT
Tandong Yao
Prof. Tandong Yao is one of the world’s foremost authorities on glaciers and environment as well as their impacts on human society. Since the 1980s, he has based his life and research in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) region, also known as the Third Pole o...
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2022 RECIPIENT
Zhengyu Liu
Prof. Zhengyu Liu is an intellectual leader at the intersection of climate dynamics, Earth system modeling, and paleoclimate reconstruction who has developed a deep understanding of Earth system interactions and global climate and environmental ch...
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2021 RECIPIENT
Thomas L Delworth
2020 RECIPIENT
Benjamin D Santer
2019 RECIPIENT
L. Ruby Leung
Dr. Lai-Yung (Ruby) Leung has been a real force advancing the science and modeling frontiers of environmental change. She is an influential researcher and an outstanding community leader. She has pioneered modeling of regional and global climate chan...
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2018 RECIPIENT
Donald J Wuebbles
Donald Wuebbles’s research contributions would be notable based solely on his foundational efforts in atmospheric chemistry, including important work on the ozone hole. But his research has been remarkably wide ranging and influential, advancing our ...
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2017 RECIPIENT
J David Neelin
Dr. Neelin’s research spans a number of subfields on climate processes that are germane to global environmental change. He has made groundbreaking contributions to understanding tropical climate dynamics and the impact of anthropogenic forcing on pre...
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2016 RECIPIENT
Alan K Betts
Alan Betts’s research “has been transformative by providing a new understanding of one of the fundamental climate processes—land-atmospheric coupling and how it varies from the diurnal to monthly time scale, with land cover, and how it may vary under...
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