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Charles S. Falkenberg Award
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2023 RECIPIENT
Antarpreet Singh Jutla
Dr. Antarpreet Jutla is a brilliant engineer-scientist. He has taken a unique approach to interdisciplinary research in developing a robust, plausible hypothesis-driven mechanism assimilating geophysical, microbiological and sociological processes to...
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2022 RECIPIENT
Angelia Seyfferth
Dr. Angelia Seyfferth’s research brings geochemical insight to societally critical problems, mostly focusing on healthy and sustainable rice production systems and salt marsh biogeochemistry and carbon cycling. Her research focuses on how small-s...
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2021 RECIPIENT
Ryan P Abernathey
Ryan Abernathey’s community and technical leadership in the development of a new paradigm for scientific computing and collaboration, contributions to open-source software libraries (xarray, xgcm, xmitgcm, xrft, pyqg, dask, pyviz), and focus on “enab...
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2020 RECIPIENT
Ved Chirayath
2018 RECIPIENT
Rebecca Bergquist Neumann
From her early career, Becca has been passionate about combining fieldwork with laboratory analyses, Earth science data, and models to discover insights into large-scale societal problems, such as arsenic contamination of groundwater in Asia, methane...
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2017 RECIPIENT
Hook Hua
Hook Hua of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) richly deserves the Charles S. Falkenberg Award for 2017. Hook’s primary professional contributions have been in applying emerging computer science techniques and technologies to Earth science to acc...
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2016 RECIPIENT
Kevin J Murphy
Kevin Murphy is receiving the Falkenberg Award because of his extraordinary accomplishments as the system architect for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (­EOSDIS). In this role, Kevin Murphy has greatly expanded the utilizati...
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2015 RECIPIENT
Benjamin L Preston
Dr. Benjamin Preston fully embodies the spirit and focus of the Charles S. Falkenberg Award. Ben has been a tireless leader in climate change research and raising societal awareness of the challenges posed by climate change. He has published research...
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