Student Awards

The Outstanding Student Paper Awards are organized at each meeting by our Education Chair, Vickie S. Connors

2014 Fall Meeting

  • Elizabeth Maroon, University of Washington
  • Abigail R Koss, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Rachel Schwartz, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Peer Johannes Nowack, University of Cambridge
  • Maria Rugenstein, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • Forest Cannon, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Gregory P. Schill, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Mary Cameron, Stanford University
  • Chelsea Preble, University of California, Berkeley
  • Philippe Papin, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Kristen Rasmussen, University of Washington
  • Geeta Persad, Princeton University
  • Manuel Helbig, Université de Montréal
  • Alejandra Borunda, Columbia University
  • Marco Giometto, EPFL
  • Sarah Connors, University of Cambridge
  • Daniel Anderson, University of Maryland College Park
  • Eric Lebel, Providence College

2013 Fall Meeting

  • Alex Cushley
  • Anders Nottrott
  • Ben Cross
  • Conor Gately
  • Gabriel Kooperman
  • Geeta Persad
  • Kristofer Covey
  • Leah Dodson
  • Lu Hu
  • Mary Kang
  • Nicholas Heath
  • Srinidhi Balasubramanian
  • Stephen D’Andrea
  • Timia Crisp
  • Elizabeth Pillar

2012 Fall Meeting

  • Andrew Ballinger, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Influence of the zonal mean circulation on tropical cyclone frequency
  • Tobias Bischoff, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Impact of ocean heat transport variations on the zonal mean circulation in an idealized moist GCM
  • Douglas Collins, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Chemical and biological influences on the organic composition and cloud activity of sea spray aerosol
  • Aryeh Drager, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, CloudSat-derived morphology of deep convection over tropical oceans
  • Bonne Ford Hotmann, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Aerosol loading in the southeastern United States: Reconciling surface and satellite observations
  • Gabriel A. Isaacman, University of California, Berkeley, Heterogeneous OH oxidation of motor oil particles causes selective depletion of branched and less cyclic hydrocarbons
  • Myung Kim, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Assessing CO2 emissions from Canada’s oil sands developments – An inversion approach combined with stable isotope data
  • Miranda Tsz Yan Ko, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Preliminary strategies to automate data quality control of US Array transportable array stations
  • Jeremy Reich, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, Photochemistry of tetrabromobisphenol A in frozen and liquid aqueous solutions
  • Jacob Scheff, University of Washington, Seattle, Robust future precipitation declines in CMIP5 largely reflect the poleward expansion of model subtropical dry zones
  • Jeremy Smith, University of California, Davis, Light absorption by secondary organic aerosol produced from aqueous reaction of phenols with an organic triplet excited state and hydroxyl radical
  • Sarah Styler, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Heterogeneous photochemistry of fluorotelomer alcohols: An unexplored loss pathway
  • Jim Walker, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, A new instrument for measuring the evolving light extinction by single aerosol particles
  • Siyuan Wang, University of Colorado, Boulder, Sources and sinks of OVOCs in the tropical free troposphere during TORERO
  • Greg Wentworth, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Atmosphere-surface exchange of reactive nitrogen and its implications for PM2.5
  • Sumi Wren, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Photochemical chlorine activation from artificial saline snowpacks
  • Jonathan Yee, Stanford University, Stanford, California, Characterizing nonspecular trails and the signal dependence with aspect angle

2011 Fall Meeting

  • Alexis Attwood, University of New Hampshire, Durham, The effects of mineral dust on the hygroscopic and optical properties of inorganic salt aerosols
  • Adriana Raudzens Bailey, University of Colorado, Boulder, Isotopic signatures of mixing processes and cloud detrainment in the subtropics
  • Shannon Capps, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Quantifying relative contributions of global emissions to PM2.5 air quality attainment in the U.S.
  • Matthew Christensen, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Aerosol-precipitation responses deduced from ship tracks as observed by CloudSat
  • Evan Couzo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A regulatory model’s ability to simulate large spatial heterogeneity in observed ozone in Houston, Texas
  • Stephen Griffith, Indiana University, Bloomington, Hydroxyl and hydroperoxy chemistry at the CalNex-LA 2010 site: Measurements and modeling
  • Will Johnson, Montana State University, Bozeman, Development of an eye-safe micropulse differential absorption lidar (DIAL) for carbon dioxide profilings
  • Chunsong Lu, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, New York, Observational study of different entrainment-mixing mechanisms in cumulus during RACORO: An implication for parameterization
  • Corey Markfort, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Effect of wakes on land-atmosphere fluxes
  • Scot Miller, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Large-scale environmental drivers of North American methane emissions
  • Richard Moore, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Volatility and hygroscopicity of Atlanta CCN during new particle formation events in summer 2009
  • Harshal Parikh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A combined kinetic and volatility basis set approach to model secondary organic aerosol from toluene and diesel exhaust/meat cooking mixtures
  • Brandon Strellis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, The influence of light absorbing aerosols on the radiation balance over central Greenland
  • Michael Zucker, University of Colorado, Boulder, Airborne passive microwave measurements from the AMISA 2008 science campaign for modeling of Arctic sea ice heating

2010 Fall Meeting

  • Ryan Neely, CIRES, Boulder, CO, Initial Results of the Cloud, Aerosol Polarization and Backscatter Lidar at Summit, Greenland.
  • Susan Anenberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Sensitivity of Surface Air Quality and Global Mortality to Global, Regional, and Sectoral Black Carbon Emission Reductions.
  • Cassandra Gaston, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA,The impact of port emissions and marine biogenics on the single-particle chemistry of marine aerosol measured on board the R/V Atlantis during the CalNEX 2010 field campaign.
  • Thomas Gasser, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, Attributing the increase of atmospheric CO2 to emitters and absorbers
  • Matthias Brakebusch, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, Polar Ozone Loss in a Changing Climate
  • Ben Lee, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Measurements of HONO and NO2 by tunable infrared differential absorption spectrometer during SHARP 2009.
  • Paul Ullrich, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, High-Order Finite-Volume Schemes for Simulating Atmospheric Flows.
  • Minghui Diao, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Ice Supersaturated Regions Formed by the Inhomogeneities of Water Vapor Field in the Upper Troposphere in START08 and HIPPO Global Campaigns.
  • Eric Kort, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Global distributions of nitrous oxide and implications for emissions: Measurements from the HIPPO (HIaper Pole to Pole Observations) campaign and comparisons to a global model.
  • Trevor VandenBoer, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Observations of the Partitioning of Trace Acids During CalNex, Bakersfield: HONO, HCl and Oxalic Acid in an NH3-rich Environment
  • Kevin Reed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Assessing the Significance of Varying AGCM Physics Packages on Idealized Tropical Cyclone Simulations.
  • Christina Karamperidou, Columbia University, New York, NY, Northern Hemisphere Meridional and Zonal Temperature Gradients and their Relation to Hydrologic Extremes at Mid-latitudes: Trends, Variability and Link to Climate Modes in Observations and Simulations.
  • Kara Sulia, Penn State University, University Park, PA, The Importance of Habit Evolution for Maintaining Supercooled Liquid in Arctic Clouds.
  • Yingxi Shi, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, Evaluation of the MODIS Deep Blue aerosol product over the North Africa Regions for aerosol forecasts related applications.
  • Laura Fierce, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, Exploring the sensitivity of black carbon aging time scales with particle-resolved aerosol model simulation.
  • Julien Boulon, Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, CNRS, Aubiere, France, Investigation of the vertical extension of nucleation events.
  • Lindsay Hatch, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Measurements and model studies of ambient aerosol volatility in Riverside, CA.
  • Ahmed Tawfik, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Soil moisture controls on inter-annual variability of biogenic isoprene emissions and ozone.
  • Ashley Russell, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Evaluation of an Improved Retrieval of OMI NO2 Column Using Within Boundary Layer Aircraft Observations.
  • Mariya Petrenko, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Using Spaceborne Aerosol Observations to Constrain Biomass Burning Emissions in the GOCART Model.
  • Elke Ludewig, Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, Multi-Sensor Analysis of Cloud-Top Height in Sc-Cu Transition Regions.

2009 Joint Assembly

  • Cora Young, University of Toronto, Canada, Atmospheric chemistry of perfluorobutenes.
  • Heather Andres, University of Toronto, Canada, Surface climate effects due to changing estimates of century-scale solar variability .
  • Gray O’Byrne, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Surface reflectivity from OMI using Aqua MODIS to eliminate clouds: effects of snow on OMI NO2 retrievals.
  • Katrine Gorham, University of California, Irvine, Estimates of Cl and Br concentrations in the springtime arctic from hydrocarbon measurements during ARCTAS.
  • Rodica Lindenmaier, University of Toronto, Canada, Springtime Arctic trace gas measurements and comparisons with the atmospheric chemistry experiment on SCISAT.
  • Rachel Chang, University of Toronto, Canada, Chemical properties of aerosols in the central Arctic.
  • Minghui Diao, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, In situ measurements of ice supersaturation in the upper troposphere in START08 campaign.

2008 Fall Meeting

  • Emily V. Fischer, University of Washington, Seattle, Importing ozone precursors to the North American free troposphere: Spring 2008 Peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) and NOx observations from Mount Bachelor.
  • Antonia Gambacorta, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Temperature change and water vapor feedback: A comprehensive assessment using the atmospheric infrared sounder.
  • Yi-wen Huang, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Experimental study of the kinetics of the reaction of acetic acid with hydroxyl radicals from 255 to 355 K.
  • Anne Kunz, ICG-1: Stratosphäre and ICG-2: Troposphäre, Institut für Chemie und Dynamik der Geosphäre, Jülich, Germany, High static stability in the mixed layer above the extratropical tropopause.
  • Matthew Lebsock, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Multi-sensor observations of aerosol-cloud relationships from CloudSat and the A-train.
  • John E. Ten Hoeve III, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Analysis of biomass burning aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation over Amazonia.

2008 Joint Assembly

  • Yuanyang Fang, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ,Estimating the episodic contribution of pollutant export from the United States in summer 2004.
  • Lucas Paganini, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, Nonlinear processes affecting the accuracy of microwave backend spectrometers.
  • Michael C. Schwartz, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Cirrus cloud microphysical properties from the Calipso-CloudSat validation experiment.
  • Joshua B. Williams, Utah State University, Logan, Algorithm development for column water vapor retrieval using the SAM sensor.
  • Joshua B. Williams, Utah State University, Logan, Sun and aureole measurements (SAM) during the DOE CLASIC and CHAPS field campaigns.

2007 Fall Meeting

  • Aihua Zhu, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Spectral signature of radiative forcing by East Asian dust-soot mixture.
  • Ashton Robinson Cook, NOAA Storm Prediction Center and University of Oklahoma, Norman, The relation of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to winter tornado outbreaks.
  • Timothy Bertram, University of California, Berkeley, Observations of reactive nitrogen over the North Pacific: Comparisons, implications, and chemical constraints.
  • Katye Altieri, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Chemical characterization of secondary organic aerosol formed through cloud processing of methylglyoxal.
  • Zhibo Zhang, Texas A&M University, College Station, A comparison of cirrus clouds retrieved from POLDER-3/PARASOL and MODIS/Aqua.
  • Philip Swartzendruber, University of Washington, Seattle, Is the stratosphere an important source of reactive mercury in the free troposphere?

2007 Joint Assembly

Nabilah Rontu, University of Colorado, Boulder, Surface partitioning and stability of mixed films of fluorinated alcohols and acids at the air-water interface.

2006 Fall Meeting

Jay Gregg, University of Maryland, College Park, The seasonal and spatial distribution of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels in Asia.

2006 Joint Assembly

Chelle L. Gentemann, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, FL, Optimally interpolated infrared and microwave sea surface temperatures: The Multisensor Improved SST (MISST) Project.

2005 Fall Meeting

Piotr A. Lewandowski, University of Iowa, Iowa City, A new concept for calculating the height of planetary boundary layer from lidar returns using a spatial variance algorithm.

2005 Joint Assembly

Jason D. White, Howard University, Washington, DC, The transport and regional aerosol impact of volcanic ash from the July 2003 Soufriere Hills volcanic eruption.

2004 Fall Meeting

Jennifer Murphy, University of California, Berkeley, Analysis of the weekend effect in ozone in central California using speciated NOy and VOC measurements.