July 31, 2019
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PNNL Scientist Awarded Prestigious Bolin Lectureship

Atmospheric researcher Ruby Leung named 2019 Bolin Lecturer by American Geophysical Union


PNNL atmospheric scientist Ruby Leung has been selected as the American Geophysical Union’s 2019 Bolin Lecturer.

Ruby Leung, an atmospheric scientist and Battelle Fellow at PNNL and an affiliate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has been selected as the American Geophysical Union’s 2019 Bolin Lecturer.

The Bert Bolin Award is an annual honor presented to an individual or team in recognition of pioneering research and/or leadership in the field of global environmental change within the last 10 years. The award’s namesake, Bert Rickard Johannes Bolin (1925–2007), was a Swedish meteorologist and biogeochemist who acted from 1988 to 1997 as the first chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Leung’s research has made her an internationally renowned leader in regional and global climate and water cycle modeling. Her research has been instrumental in advancing knowledge that is important for managing water, agriculture, and energy resources.

She has also contributed critical research to climate and land surface models that are used around the world. Leung’s expertise has led her to publish over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, serve on priority-development panels for climate modeling, hydroclimate, and water cycle research, and organize workshops sponsored by DOE, NSF, NOAA, and NASA.

Leung describes her work here.

Published: July 31, 2019

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