Climate researcher wins top US award

31st July 2019


Wadham Fellow Laure Zanna has been recognised by the American Meteorological Society in their 2020 awards.

  • Professor Laure Zanna

    Professor Laure Zanna

In recognition of research achievements in the field of physical oceanography Professor Zanna has won the Nichols P. Fofonoff early career award.

Nominated for “exceptional creativity in the development and application of new concepts in ocean and climate dynamics,” Laure’s research focuses on the role of the oceans in climate. 

Her main emphasis is to study the influence of ocean dynamics on regional and global scales, through the analysis of observations and a hierarchy of numerical simulations. 

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is America’s premier scientific and professional organisation promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. AMS recognises outstanding individuals and organisations of the weather, water, and climate community through its Awards and Honors program. 

Laure will receive her award at the 100th AMS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.