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Bo QIU-- the 2021 Henry Stommel Research Medal Recipient
November 10,2020

Recently, Prof. Bo Qiu received the 2021 Henry Stommel Research Medal awarded by the American Meteorological Society. The Henry Stommel Research Medal is granted to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the understanding of the dynamics and physics of the ocean. It represents the highest award the Society can bestow upon an oceanographer. Prof. Qiu is recognized "For seminal contributions using observations, models, and theory to understand the dynamics of the North Pacific Ocean circulation and its role in the climate system."

Prof Qiu has been involved in the NPOCE program since its inception in 2010 and has since served as a member of its Scientific Steering Committee. He is a Professor at the Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa and he received his PhD in Physical Oceanography from Kyoto University (1990). His scientific interests include large-scale ocean circulation variability, mid-latitude air-sea interaction, geophysical fluid dynamics, and satellite oceanography. Prof. Qiu has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals and was contributing authors to both IPCC 4th and 5th Assessment Reports. In addition to the 2021 AMS Henry Stommel Research Medal, Prof. Qiu is recipients of the Okada Prize from the Oceanographic Society of Japan (1993), the New Investigators Award from NASA (1996), the University of Hawaii Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research (2018), the Japan Oceanographic Society Prize (2019), and Fellow of American Meteorological Society (2021).

My long-time association with the CLIVAR project NPOCE contributed profoundly to my receiving of this prestigious AMS award. In many ways, it also reflects the success and impact of the NPOCE project”, Prof. Qiu said.

Let’s congratulate Bo Qiu on receiving this award at the 101st AMS Annual Meeting in January 2021.

The official report please refer to,

https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/about-ams/ams-awards-honors/2021-awards-and-honors-recipients/

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