Chinese Atmospheric Scientist Wins Meteorological Prize

Professor Zeng Qingcun was recognized for his contributions to satellite meteorological remote-sensing theory and numerical weather prediction theory, among others.

AsianScientist (Jun. 28, 2016) – Professor Zeng Qingcun from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has received the 61st International Meteorological Organization Prize. Zeng is the third Chinese citizen to win this award.

The award, provided by the World Meteorological Organization, recognized Zeng for his contributions to satellite meteorological remote-sensing theory, numerical weather prediction theory, meteorological disaster prevention, and the earth system model.

Zeng, a member of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics since 1966, also served as its director from 1984 to 1993. He was the director of the State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from 1985 to 1993, and founded the International Center for Climate and Environment Sciences in 1995. He was made an Honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society in 2014.

The International Meteorological Organization Prize is the most important award in meteorology. It is awarded annually to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to meteorology, hydrology and geophysical sciences.


Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences; Photo: Institute of Atmospheric Physics.
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