Steven C. Wofsy awarded Roger Revelle Medal
July 19, 2012
Medal from the American Geophysical Union recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding of Earth's climate systems
Steven C. Wofsy, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been awarded the 2012 Roger Revelle Medal by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
The Revelle medal is awarded no more than once annually to an individual who has contributed in an outstanding manner to the understanding of Earth's climate systems.
Wofsy, who has been at Harvard since 1973, focuses on the long-term measurement of atmospheric processes and composition. His studies include observations on carbon exchange, deposition of pollutants, and other atmospheric phenomena over long periods of time to investigate patterns not readily apparent in short-term data.
He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard. Wofsy has served on the NASA Earth System Science and Applications Advisory Committee and on the NASA Advisory Council, as well as on the Carbon Cycle Science Plan Working Group and North American Carbon Program writing group.
In addition to the Revelle Medal, he has been awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2001), the Ledlie Prize for experimental and theoretical investigation of ozone depletion in the stratosphere, and the James B. MacIlwane Award, American Geophysical Union (1982).
Wofsy is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
He and other honorees will be recognized at a memorable Honors Ceremony to be held on December 5, 2012, at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.