AGU Precipitation Student Award

Every year the AGU Precipitation Technical Committee selects students presenting at the AGU Fall Meeting (oral, poster or e-lightning presentations) for the AGU Precipitation Student Award. If you are a student and you are planning to present at the AGU Fall Meeting consider this opportunity.


Our experts in the field attended 22 presentations (Oral, Poster, eLightning) and enjoyed interacting with students and see how much great work and enthusiasm is out there.

Congratulations to the 5 awardees of the 2023 edition and to all the students that presented their work with enthusiasm and competence.

See you all next year.

List of previous years award recipients:

2022 AGU Precipitation TC Student Award:

  • Benjamin Goffin - University of Virginia
Title: "Changes in Extreme Precipitation Patterns in the Meuse River Basin as a Driver of the July 2021 Flooding"

  • Julia Shates - University of Wisconsin
Title: "Multi-year Analysis of Rain-Snow Levels at Marquette, Michigan"

  • Manish Kumar Dhasmana - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Title: "Evaluation of CMIP6 Models for Extreme Precipitation over India"

  • Mochi Liao - Duke University
Title: "Physics-Guided AI Framework to Predict and Correct Radar QPE Errors"

  • Seung Uk Kim - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Title: "Contribution of Wet Soil Moisture Conditions during Extreme Pluvial Flood Events in the Midwestern United States."

2021 AGU Precipitation TC Student Award:

  • Keyhan Gavahi - The University of Alabama

Title: "A multi-dimensional pattern recognition approach using deep learning for precipitation data fusion"

  • Carolyn Lober - Brown University

Title: "Evaluating and Bias Correcting Daily Satellite Precipitation over the Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada"

  • Victoria McDonald - University of Washington

Title: "An exploration of kinematic wind fields derived from Doppler velocity retrievals from airborne conically scanning radar observations of snowbands during IMPACTS 2020"

  • Alyssa Stansfield - Stony Brook University

Title: "Thermodynamic and Dynamic Contributions to Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Increases in Observations and Models"

  • Alka Tiwari - Pordue University

Title: "Characterizing the tropical cyclone rainfall using satellite, radar-blended and gauge-based precipitation products for hydrological studies"

2020 AGU Precipitation TC Student Award:

  • Randy Chase - University of Illinois

Title: "Global retrieved snowfall properties using a neural network and GPM-DPR"

  • Stefano Farris - University of Cagliari

Title: "Investigating trend detection capabilities on worldwide extreme rainfall occurrences"

  • Vesta Afzali Gorooh - University of California Irvine

Title: Data "Integration for Satellite Precipitation Estimation Using Deep Neural Networks"

  • Clara Hohmann - University of Graz

Title: "Sensitivity analysis of stream and river runoff to spatial rainfall variability using dense rain gauge observations"

  • Ruben Imhoff - Wageningen University

Title: "Opportunistic Rainfall Nowcasting with Commercial Microwave Link Data"