Stephen Klein receives AGU's Ascent Award

Aug. 24, 2012

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Stephen Klein receives AGU's Ascent Award

Delaynie A Koenig,
Stephen Klein, a climate scientist working in the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Atmospheric Sciences Section's Ascent Award.

The AGU is recognizing Klein's research "elucidating the role of clouds in climate change and the fidelity with which climate models simulate clouds." As a specialist in climate simulation models and cloud behavior, Klein has been a lead author or co-author on more than 65 peer-reviewed publications.

Only three others won the Ascent Prize alongside Klein. The award, consisting of a $1,000 prize and a banquet ceremony, will be present to Klein in San Francisco at AGU's annual fall meeting.

The Ascent Award was created this year to highlight and congratulate outstanding mid-career scientists in atmospheric and climate sciences. Scientists record their excellence in research and leadership via an application process including nomination, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.

The 93 year-old AGU's goal is "to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity."

Klein will receive the award at the AGU meeting in December.