NUIST professor receives Rossby medal
Bin Wang, a Chinese meteorologist, received the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal at the 95th Annual Meeting of American Meteorological Society
Bin Wang, a Chinese meteorologist, meteorology professor at the University of Hawaii and the Dean (overseas) of the College of Atmospheric Sciences of Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), received the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal at the 95th Annual Meeting of American Meteorological Society on Jan 7, local time.
This award aims to recognize the important contributions made by Bin Wang in tropical monsoon dynamics and processes and predictability.
The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal is the highest honor in the international atmospheric science community. The award is named after Carl Gustaf Rossby, the pioneer in modern meteorology and oceanography. The award will be presented to one meteorologist annually by the American Meteorological Society. Professor Bin Wang is the first Chinese scientist that wins the award after China’s reform and opening up since the 1980s.
Currently, Professor Bin Wang is leading a team of more than 40 people on the research and development of a new Earth System Model - Nuist Model. The model couples the world's advanced atmosphere, oceans, sea ice and land surface models. As a result, it can "reproduce" or "copy" climate features in the past. In 2014, version 1.0 of this model has been successfully released and caused widespread concern from home and abroad. The model will be upgraded annually.