Congratulations to Associate Professor Kyle Armour, who was selected as a recipient of the 2020 James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his outstanding scientific contributions.

The Macelwane Medal is given annually to three to five early career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to Earth and space science. Nominees are selected for the medal based on their depth and breadth of research, impact, creativity as well as service, outreach, and diversity.

Armour is part of the College’s Future of Ice initiative, and holds a joint position in the School of Oceanography and Department of Atmospheric Sciences. His research focuses on understanding recent and future sea ice changes, polar oceanography, and global climate change. Recently, he has worked on a range of topics including an assessment of the reversibility of Arctic sea ice loss, the time-dependence of atmospheric feedbacks, and regional climate predictability.

“Receiving the Macelwane Medal is obviously an honor, but I don’t see it as an individual recognition,” said Armour. “Instead, it reflects the work of the many outstanding colleagues, postdocs, and students I’ve had the good fortune of collaborating with over the years. It also reflects the tremendous amount of support I’ve received here at UW — first as a graduate student and now as a faculty member — as well as during my postdoc at MIT.”

More information and the full list of recipients can be found on the AGU award recipients page.

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