2012 Prizewinners / Lauréats des prix 2012

*Awards presented at the 47th CMOS Congress, Saskatoon SK, May 28 and 29, 2013

* CMOS Prizes are normally for achievements in the calendar year prior to the congress year and are designated as awards for that previous year.

CMOS Scholarships and Scholarship Supplements are awarded for the academic year following the congress.

CMOS Fellows are members so designated at the time of the award and henceforth entitled to call themselves Fellows of the Society as long as membership is maintained.

If award recipients or designates were present, linked names will lead to a photo of their award presentation.

Part One - CMOS Prizes and Awards

CMOS Fellow Announced / Nouveau Membre émérite
Charles Thomas (Tom) McElroy for his contributions to ozone measurements and monitoring both in Canada and globally and for his contributions to the community through leadership in CMOS and in national and international organizations.

President's Prize / Prix du président

Richard Pawlowicz of the University of British Columbia for his outstanding contribution in developing the new seawater standard TEOS-10. His novel contributions provide greater accuracy in estimating the physical properties of seawater. The groundbreaking publication was: Pawlowicz, Wright and Millero (2011), The effects of biogeochemical processes on ocean conductivity/salinity/density relationships and characterization of real seawater, Ocean Sci. 7, 363-387.

J.P. Tully Medal in Oceanography
Médaille de J.P. Tully en océanographie
Howard Freeland of the Institute of Ocean Sciences for his outstanding research and leadership in the international and Canadian implementation of, and use of observations from, project Argo.

Andrew Thomson Prize in Applied Meteorology
Prix du Andrew Thomson en météorologie appliquée
not awarded for 2012

François J. Saucier Prize in Applied Oceanography
Prix en océanographie appliquée François J. Saucier

Susan Allen of the University of British Columbia for her application of fluid dynamics to better understand biological and chemical processes in the ocean and, in particular, for her recent groundbreaking work in developing a robust method for forecasting spring blooms in the Strait of Georgia.

Rube Hornstein Medal In Operational Meteorology
Médaille de Rube Hornstein en météorologie opérationnelle
Mike Howe of Environment Canada for his leadership in the Air Quality prediction program. He is a “true leader and enabler” that influenced so many.

Neil J. Campbell Medal for Exceptional Volunteer Service
La médaille Neil J. Campbell pour service bénévole exceptionnel 

not awarded for 2012

Roger Daley Postdoctoral Publication Award
Le Prix Roger Daley de publication post-doctorale
Cristen Adams for the GRL article Severe 2011 ozone depletion assessed with 11 years of ozone, NO2, and OCIO measurements at 80° N  (Doi:10.102912011GOL050). Cristen was the lead author and driving force behind this exceptional research in the understanding of ozone depletion events.

Tertia M.C. Hughes Memorial Graduate Student Prize
Prix commémoratif Tertia M.C. Hughes
Marie-Ève Gagné, University of Toronto, for her excellent thesis entitled Understanding oxygen photochemistry in CO2-dominated planetary atmospheres.

Clark Richards, Dalhousie University, for his excellent thesis entitled Energetics of shoaling internal waves and turbulence in the St. Lawrence Estuary.

 for outstanding contribution towards promoting public awareness of meteorology or oceanography in Canada
pour contribution d'une façon exceptionnelle à éveiller l'intérêt du public au Canada en météorologie ou océanographie durant l'année précédente

The SENES Consultant Group Team of Kim Theobald, Svetlana Music, Bosko Telenta, Zivorad Radojic and James Young for delivering the 2012 Toronto's Future Weather and Climate Driver Study, which interprets the meaning of climate model predictions for the fine scale geographical regions of the city of Toronto.

Elizabeth May in recognition of her leadership, contributions and impact on important environmental issues. As an activist, lawyer and writer, she has been effective in providing environmental policy advice and raising public awareness about protection of the ozone layer and climate change issues.

Part Two - Scholarships / Bourses d'études

(CMOS Scholarships and Scholarship Supplements are awarded for the academic year following the congress.)

The CMOS - Weather Research House NSERC Scholarship Supplement in Atmospheric or Ocean Sciences
Le supplément SCMO - Weather Research House CRSNG aux bourses d'études supérieures en sciences de l'atmosphère ou des océans
Yannick Lévesque, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Institut des sciences de la mer, pour ses études du troisième cycle:  Étude de l'évolution et de la variabilité inter-annuelle de la polynie des eaux du Nord : modélisation numérique .

The CMOS - CNC/SCOR NSERC Scholarship Supplement in Ocean Sciences
Supplément SCMO - CNC/SCOR CRSNG aux bourses d'études supérieures en sciences océanique

Year One / première année

Jesse McNichol
(MIT-WoodsHole Institute) for his PhD studies: Quantifying Energy Metabolism and Associating Function with Taxonomy for Chemolithoautotrophic Microbial Communities at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents.

Year Two / deuxième année
Cara Manning (MIT-Woods Hole Institute) for her PhD stuides: Study biological productivity and air-sea gas exchange as controls on CO2 fluxes during sea ice retreat (in the Bras d'Or lakes of N.S. and Canada's Arctic).

The CMOS - Weather Network / Météomédia Scholarship
La bourse SCMO - Météomédia / The Weather Network

Émilie Benoit (UBC) for academic excellence.

The CMOS - Daniel G. Wright Undergraduate Scholarship

La bourse d'études du premier cycle Daniel G. Wright

not awarded for 2012

Undergraduate Scholarships / Bourses d'études de premier cycle

Émilie Benoit (UBC) for academic excellence.

Part Three - Poster Prizes / Prix affiches

Campbell Scientific Best Student Poster Prize in Meteorology
Prix Campbell Scientific de la meilleure affiche d'étudiant(e) en météorologie

Katarzyna Tokarska (Simon Fraser University) for her poster paper: The role of net-negative CO2 emission scenarios in stabilizing Earth’s climate.

ASL Environmental Sciences Best Student Poster Prize in Oceanography
Prix ASL Environmental Science de la meilleure affiche d'étudiant(e) en océanographie

Jan-Erik Tesdal (University of Victoria) for his poster paper: The spatial and temporal distribution of oceanic dimethylsulfide and its effects on marine aerosols.

CMOS Best Poster Prize / Prix SCMO de la meilleure affiche

Zilefac Elvis Asong (University of Saskatchewan) for his poster paper: Regionalization of Canadian Prairies using precipitation sensitive large-scale atmospheric covariates.

Part Four - Non CMOS Awards / Honneurs pas SCMO

DFO Timothy R. Parsons Medal (2013) / MPO La médaille Timothy R. Parsons (2013)

Paul Snelgrove for his incredible contribution to international collaboration and mentoring interdisciplinary scientists, work that has contributed significantly to the further development of multidisciplinary ocean science, as well as for his research itself.  A specialist in marine ecology, Dr. Snelgrove has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific papers on subjects ranging from marine community ecology to hydrodynamic effects on communities and populations to biodiversity to disturbance and anthropogenic impacts. His work has been cited over 2100 times in scientific publications, with an average total citation of 76 times per year.

Paul Snelgrove pour une contribution remarquable dans un domaine multidisciplinaire lié aux sciences océaniques.  Spécialiste de l'écologie marine, M. Snelgrove a rédigé et corédigé plus d'une centaine d'articles scientifiques sur une panoplie de sujets comme l'écologie des collectivités marines, les effets hydrodynamiques sur les collectivités et les populations, la biodiversité, la perturbation et les impacts anthropiques. Son travail a été cité plus de 2 100 fois dans des publications scientifiques, totalisant une moyenne de 76 citations par année.

Link to DFO Information  / lien aux information MPO

MSC Patterson Medal (2012) / SMC La medaille Patterson (2012)

Barry Goodison for his work as research scientist and research manager in hydrometeorology, climate processes and earth observation. His research focused on developing new knowledge and technology for the measurement of snowfall and snow cover using advanced satellite and ground based methods.  Dr. Goodison has managed major field studies, major national programs, co-authored over 100 papers, and participated on countless advisory groups and panels. He has been, and continues to be a leader in advancing knowledge of cold region science and technology. Over the past decade, he has been actively involved in the development and management of national and international polar observation and research activities and was highly involved in activities related to the International Polar Year.

John Wilson
for his widely-cited contributions in micrometeorology, covering theory, field experimentation and numerical modelling. Main research areas have been an examination of the utility of calculating disturbed near ground winds (e. g. windbreak flows) using the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations; and the theory and application of "Lagrangian stochastic" trajectory models. The latter are now used by meteorological institutions to track contaminants such as volcanic ash or radionuclides. Dr. Wilson has also pioneered a method for measuring surface-air exchange, now an international standard for measuring local greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural science community. He was a member of the editorial board of Boundary-Layer Meteorology for almost 20 years, remains a member of the board of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and has served on the NSERC and CFCAS grant selection committees.

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