Dr. Edward V. Browell, senior research scientist in the Science Directorate, was recently named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). His election to the rank of AMS Fellow will be recognized at the awards ceremonies at the 86th annual AMS meeting in Atlanta in January.
"It's a distinct honor to be elected to the rank of AMS Fellow," said Browell, who has been a member of AMS for over 25 years. He serves as chief editor of the AMS Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
Browell is one of 24 AMS Fellows named this year, and he is only the second current Langley employee to be awarded this honor. Each year the society selects one-fifth of one percent of its membership to be named as Fellows.
Image Right: Dr. Edward V. Browell is a senior research scientist in the Science Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center. Browell is a pioneer in the field of remote sensing of the atmosphere using lidar.
"To get nominated, a person has to be respected in their field, and have made a number of significant achievements over their career." said Browell. Because of this, being named a Fellow is a real honor.
During his more than 31-year career as a research scientist at NASA, Browell has come to be considered a world leader in atmospheric studies of water vapor, ozone, aerosols and clouds using airborne active remote sensing systems. As head of the Lidar Applications Group, his research has emphasized the use of airborne and space-based lidar systems for remote measurements of the global atmosphere.
Image Left: The logo of the American Meteorological Society, or AMS.
In January 2004, Browell was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He was the first Langley employee to ever receive such an honor. He was also the first at Langley to be named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 1991.
Browell was nominated by the AMS Publication Commissioner Joe Klemp, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. After Klemp's nomination, other AMS Fellows wrote supporting letters.
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