Paul Staten received the US CLIVAR Early Career Scientist Leadership Award at the AGU meeting in December. The award recognizes Earth system scientists for advancing research on the role of the ocean in climate variability and predictability. Paul's peers in this award work at places like NOAA, Los Alamos, and Woods Hole so he's putting his program and IU in good company.
2019 marked the inaugural year of the US CLIVAR Early Career Scientist Leadership Awards that sought to recognize early career members of the US Earth system science community for their contributions to leading community activities to advance science on the role of the ocean in climate variability and predictability. Due to the outstanding pool of nominations, nine early career scientists were chosen to receive the awards which consisted of a certificate and a $1,000 travel allowance each to apply toward a 2020 conference. Awardees were announced at the US CLIVAR Early-Career Scientist Opportunities and Future Leader Awards Town Hall of the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting. Recipients who could not be at Fall AGU will be presented with their awards at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting.
Process studies and model improvement
Paul Staten, Indiana University, for outstanding leadership in coordinating and leading multi-investigator, international research teams – a US CLIVAR Working Group and the International Space Science Institute Study Group – to enable community progress in assessing tropical belt expansion, evaluating metrics for consistency across studies and understanding the processes driving expansion.