Shukla Awarded for Work on Monsoon Studies

Posted: May 2, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Jagadish Shukla, professor of earth sciences and global change in the School of Computational Sciences, received the first international Sir Gilbert Walker Gold Medal for “his outstanding contributions in scientific basis for climate prediction and development of monsoon research.”

Shukla, who is also director of COLA (the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies), an independent research center in Calverton, Maryland, delivered the Sir Gilbert Walker Memorial Lecture at the International Conference on Monsoons in New Delhi, India, on March 20. The Sir Gilbert Walker Gold Medal is a new international award created by the Indian Meteorological Society “to be given biennially to a distinguished international scientist having significant contribution on monsoon studies.”

Shukla is director of the Climate Dynamics Program in Computational Sciences and conducts research on predictability of the coupled ocean-atmosphere-biosphere system, predictability of the tropical atmosphere, monsoon dynamics, deforestation and desertification, and the physical basis for climate prediction.

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