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ACP Paul Crutzen Publication Award for 2021

“Global impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the surface concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and ozone,” written by Christoph Keller (610.1/MSU), K. Emma Knowland (610.1/MSU), Rob Lucchesi (610.1/SSAI), and Steven Pawson (610.1), was the inaugural recipient of the ACP Paul Crutzen Publication Award for 2021. The award was created in honor of Paul Crutzen, Nobel Prize awardee and former director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, to "recognize an outstanding publication in ACP that advances our understanding of atmospheric chemistry and physics."

GMAO Team Members Receive Agency Honor Awards

The GMAO is proud to share the news that two of its team members, Larry Takacs and Callum Wayman, are recipients of NASA's 2021 Agency Honor Awards.

Larry Takacs was one of four Goddard winners for the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. Photo of Larry Takacs This is NASA’s highest form of recognition awarded to non-Government individuals "…whose distinguished service, ability, or vision has personally contributed to NASA’s advancement of United States' interests."

The GMAO’s Callum Wayman is a recipient of the Silver Group Achievement Award, as part of the NASA DEVELOP team, for the successful design and implementation of DEVELOP’s virtual software carpentry training program.
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The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) works to maximize the impact of satellite observations in climate, weather and atmospheric composition prediction using comprehensive global models and data assimilation. To achieve this goal, the GMAO develops models and assimilation systems, generates products to support NASA instrument teams and the NASA Earth science program, and undertakes scientific research to inform system development pathways.

Assimilation systems have been developed for the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface. GMAO's long-term goal is an integrated Earth system model and assimilation system that treats the individual components in a more coupled and interactive manner. GMAO works within numerous national and international collaborations to support its mission.

For further details about the research, systems, and products of the GMAO, see GMAO Research


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