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WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award

Awards 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998

2014

The Award Ceremony for 2014 "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" was held on 10 June during the opening ceremony of the International Conference "Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City and the Role of Global Earth Observations". The prize was awarded to the following paper: "A process oriented characterization of tropical oceanic clouds for climate model evaluation, based on a statistical analysis of daytime A-train observations" by Dimitra Konsta, Helene Chepfer and Jean-Louis Dufresne, published in Climate Dynamics. The award presented by Dr Deon Terblanche, Director of Atmospheric Research and Environment of World Meteorological Organization, who represented the Secretary General of WMO.

Dr Deon Terblanche Director of Atmospheric Research and Environment of World Meteorological Organization presenting the award to Dr Dimitra Konsta, Academy of Athens.

Dr Deon Terblanche Director of Atmospheric Research and Environment of World Meteorological Organization, Prof. P. Nikolopoulou member of the board of directors of MKF, V. Tritakis member of the board of directors of MKF, to Dr Dimitra Konsta and the President of MKF Prof. C. Zerefos.

From left to right: Dr Deon Terblanche Director of Atmospheric Research and Environment of World Meteorological Organization, the awardee Dr Dimitra Konsta, the Academy of Athens, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology Dr. C. Vasilakos and the president of MKF prof. C. Zerefos, Academician.

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2012

The Award Ceremony for 2012 was held on 29 October 2012 in Athens. The prize was awarded to the following papers :

  • "An Arctic CCN-limited cloud-aerosol regime" by T. Mauritsen, J. Sedlar, M. Tjernström, C. Leck, M. Martin, M. Shupe, S. Sjogren, B. Sierau, P.O.G. Persson, I.M. Brooks and E. Swietlicki, published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (VOL. 11, 2011), and

  • "Observed surface warming induced by urbanization in east China" by X. Yang, Y. Hou and B. Chen, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (VOL. 116, 2011).

At the Award Ceremony Dr. Geir Braathen, representing the Secretary-General of WMO, made a brief introduction to the "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award". The Ceremony was attended by Mr. Ioannis Grivas, former Prime Minister of Greece, Professor Barbara Cannon, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor Stefan Claesson, Vice President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs. Mette Knudsen, Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Jan Versteeg, Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Anders Wijkman, Member of European Parliament, Academicians, Professors from the University of Athens, the University of Stockholm, the National Technical University of Athens, Researchers from the National Observatory of Athens, the Hellenic Center for Marine Research, the Hellenic National Met. Service and many distinguished scientists.

The central auditorium of the Academy of Athens where was hold the ceremony of the "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award".

Dr. Geir Braathen Senior Scientific Officer of the Atmospheric Environmet Research Division (AER) WMO presenting the award to Dr. Xuchao Yang and the President of MK-Foundation Professor C.S. Zerefos.

Dr. Geir Braathen Senior Scientific Officer of the Atmospheric Environmet Research Division (AER) WMO presenting the award to Dr. Thorsten Mauritsen.

The two awardees with the members of the MK-Foundation. Left to right Mrs E. Zerefou Director of MK-Foundation, Mr C. Liatsos member of the board of Directors of MK-Foundation, Professor C. Repapis Secretary, Dr Xuchao Yang, the President and the Vise President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Thorsten Mauritsen and the President of the MK-Foundation, Professor C. Zerefos.

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2010

Dr Deon Terblanche, representing the Secretary General of WMO made a brief introduction to the award and the young awardees. The ceremony was attended by H. E. the Commissioner for Education and Culture of EU, Mrs Androula Vassiliou, the former President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr G. Vassiliou, the former Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. I. Grivas, the Commander of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, Mayor General L. Assimakis, the Deputy Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr I. Maniatis, the General Secretary of Hellenic Ministry for Culture, Mrs L. Mendoni, members of the Academy of Athens, the Greek Meteorological Society and many distinguished scientists. The 2010 "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" has been decided the following three young Scientists to share it :

  • Dr. Peter Tunved (ITM/Stockholm University) for the paper entitled: "The natural aerosol over Northern Europe and its relation to anthropogenic emissions-implications of important climate feedbacks" by P. Tunved et al., published in Tellus.

  • Dr. Danijel Belusic (University of Zagreb Croatia) for the paper entitled: "Recent severe heat waves in central Europe: how to view them in a long-term prospect?" by J. Kyselı, published in International Journal of Climatologyhe.

  • Dr. Jan Kysely (Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASC Chezch Repuplic) for the paper entitled: "Can mesoscale models reproduce meandering motions?" by D. Belušić and I. Güttler, published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

The "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" awardees Dr. Peter Tunved (ITM/Stockholm University) and Danijel Belušić (University of Zagreb, Croatia) with the President of the Foundation Professor C. Zerefos and with Dr. Deon Terblanche, representing the Secretary General of WMO.

Panoramic view of the ceremony during the speech of the H. E. the Commissioner for Education and Culture of E.U., Mrs Androulla Vassiliou.

The entrance of the "New Hellenic Quartet" in the ceremony.

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2008

The Secretary of the World Metorological Organization announced on January the international "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award", 2008, for the best paper concerning atmospheric sciences of young scientists during the last two years.

The Awards were presented by the representative of the General Secretary of WMO, Dr Elena Manaenkova, Director of Cabinet and External Relations Department, and the Ministry of Interior Prof. Prokopis Pavlopoulos during the meeting "Climate Extremes During Recent Millennia and their Impact on Mediterranean Societies" in the building "Costis Palamas" of the University of Athens on 13th September 2008. The awards were presented to :

  • Sabine Wust for her study entitled "Non linear resonant wave- wave interaction (triad): Case studies based on rocket data and first application to satellite data" with  M. Bittner

  • Noureddine Semane for his study entitled "An observed and analysed stratospheric ozone intrusion over the high Canadian Arctic UTLS region during the summer of 2003" with V.- H. Peuch, L. EL Amraoui, H. Bencherif, S. Massart, D. Cariolle, J. – L. Attie and R. Abida

Left to right the President and the Secretary of the Foundation Prof. C. Zerefos and C. Repapis, the representative of the General Secretary of WMO, Dr. Elena Manaenkova with the awarded young scientists Nouveddine Semane and Sabine Wust.

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2006

The 2006 "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" was awarded to the following two scientists :

  • Dr. Jeffrey Robert Knight for his paper entitled : "A Signature of Persistent Natural Thermohaline Circulation Cycles in Observed Climate" of the Hadley Centre, UK.

  • Mr. Nikolaos Christidis for his paper entitled : "Detection of changes in temperature extremes during the second half of the 20th century" of Met Office, UK.

The Ceremony took place on 17 May 2006 in Anavyssos, Athens and it was attended by representatives of the Academy of Athens, the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and the Hellenic Physical Society.

The Prize handed out by Professor Len Barrie on behalf of the WMO Secretary General.

The President of MKF Prof. Ch. Zerefos and Prof. Len Barrie addressing the Award ceremony.

Professor Len Barrie presenting the award to Dr. Jeffrey Robert Knight and the President of the MK- Foundation Prof. C. Zerefos.

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2004

The 2004 "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" was awarded to the following two scientists :

  • Dr. Amna Jrrar for her paper entitled : "The dynamically-driven long-term trend in stratospheric ozone over northern middle latitudes" of the University of Cambridge.

Professor C. Zerefos presenting the "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award".

  • Dr. Michal Strizik for his paper entitled : "Remote sensing detection of atmospheric pollutants by differential absorption LIDAR 510M/SODAR PA2 mobile system" of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

The Eparch of Kos, the representative of WMO and the awarded Scientist of the "WMO Professors Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award".

The Award was presented by the Vice President of the Mariolopoulos- Kanaginis Foundation, Professor Christos Zerefos, Secretary of the International Ozone Commission and Mrs. Maria Kypraiou, Eparch of Kos, during the Opening Ceremony of the Quadrennial Ozone Symposium QOS2004, held in Kos, Greece on May 31, 2004. The Ceremony was attended by the f. President of the Hellenic Republic, the Minster for the Aegean and other Officers.

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2002

The M-K Foundation organized the Ceremony of the "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" for 2002, which was held on May 30, 2002 at the University of Athens. The first prize was presented by the Secretary-General of WMO, Professor G.O.P. Obasi, to the following two scientists :

  • Dr. Francois Gheusi for his paper entitled : "Lagrangian description of airflows using Eulerian passive tracers" of the Meteo-France.

  • Dr. Boyan Iliev Tatatov for his paper entitled : "Experimental determination of the multiple-scattering effect on the lidar-signal polarization characteristics during liquid-and solidphase precipitation" of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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2000

The Foundation organized the ceremony of the "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" for 2000, which was held on November 2, 2000 at the University of Athens. The first prize was awarded to the following two scientists :

  • Dr. G. Myhre for his paper entitled : "New estimates of radiative forcing due to well mixed greenhouse gases" of the University of Oslo, Norway.

  • Dr. D. Balis for his paper entitled : "Study of the structure of the lower troposphere over Athens using a backscattering LIDAR during the MEDCAPHOT-TRACE experiment: Measurements over a suburban area" of the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Honorary award was given for the paper :

  • "Role of lee waves in the formation of solid polar stratospheric clouds : Case studies from February 1997" by E.D. Riviere, of the CNRS, France.

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1998

The first prize of "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" which is under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Was awarded from the Secretary-General of WMO, Professor G.O.P. Obasi, during the ceremony of awards of the Balkania for the Environment which was held in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in October 1998. The prize of 2,000 US$ was given for the paper :

  • "Correlations between tropopause height and total ozone: Implications for long-term changes" by Steinbrecht W., H. Calude and U. Kohler of the Meteorological Observatory Hohenpeisenberg, Germany.

The General Secretary of WMO Professor G.O.P. Obasi presenting the "WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award" 1998.

Honorary awards were given for the papers :

  • "Lyapunov vectors and error growth patterns in a T21L3 quasigeostrophic model" by Vannitsem St. and C. Nicolis of the Institut Royal Meteoroloque de Belgique.

  • "The effects of cloud processes on the tropospheric photochemistry : An improvement of the Eurad model with a coupled gaseous and aqueous chemical mechanism" by Liu X., Mauersberger and D. Moller of the Brandenburg Technical University, Germany.

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