Two PSL researchers selected to receive US CLIVAR Early Career Leadership Awards

Elizabeth Thompson
Elizabeth Thompson during a University National Oceanographic Laboratories Chief Scientist Training Cruise through the Great Lakes in 2017.

The Physical Sciences Laboratory congratulates researchers and Elizabeth Thompson and Michael Jacox for each being selected to receive a 2019 US CLIVAR Early Career Leadership Award. This award recognizes 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. Jacox and Thompson are two of nine recipients chosen to receive the award this year.

Thompson, a research meteorologist at PSL, was selected in the area of Phenomena, Observations, and Synthesis for her outstanding leadership of, and contributions to international and interdisciplinary community activities to advance understanding of the upper ocean, atmosphere, and air-sea interactions, including the deployment of state of the art instrumentation and using observations to improve process level understanding of the ocean’s role in climate variability. Thompson is also being acknowledged for her significant contributions to organizing and executing numerous field campaigns, linking observations and modeling.

Michael Jacox
Michael Jacox

Jacox, a research oceanographer who also works for NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center, was selected in the area of Predictability, Predictions, and Applications Interface for his outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary community activities to synthesize understanding of climate and marine ecosystem predictability, including leading national and international task teams and working groups, organizing community conferences, and developing innovative prediction tools for community use.