At the next American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting in January 2015, two Atmospheric System Research colleagues will be honored with an award and as a fellow. New fellows are elected each year by the AMS Council at the AMS fall meeting. This year, 28 new fellows will be recognized at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting.

Courtney Schumacher, Editor's Award

2015 Editor's Award recipient, Courtney Schumacher.Courtney Schumacher received the 2015 Editor’s Award from the AMS Journal of Climate for “high quality reviews that help authors place their work into a broader context.” This award is given to an individual who has contributed a referee’s report of outstanding merit on a manuscript submitted for publication. The Editor’s Award is illustrative of how the quality of journals depends in a crucial way upon the reviewing process, and that these processes is one to which a large segment of the scientific community contributes much time and painstaking effort, largely unheralded, in a spirit of selfless commitment to the ideals of accuracy and clarity in scientific writing. Nominations are considered by the Publications Commission, which makes recommendations for final approval by the AMS Council.

Currently, Schumacher is a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University. She was recently presented with The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award, which is given “in recognition of research achievement that is, at least in part, aerological in character and concerns the observation, theory, and modeling of atmospheric motions on all scales.” She has also contributed to large-scale, international field campaigns, such as GOAMAZON and Dynamo.

Anton Beljaars, AMS Fellow 2015

Anton Beljaars is the principal scientist and head of the physical aspects cection for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Beljaars has played a major role in international research programs such as the Global Energy and Water Exchange Experiment and Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere-Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment. Prior to this position, he worked for the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut.