On Wednesday, February 1, 2006, President Madeleine Needles and Awards Committee Chair Maria Latyszewskyj presented the first ASLI Choice Awards. Arctic Climate System (ISBN 0521814189) received the 2005 ASLI Choice Award.
Plaques to joint authors, Mark C. Serreze and Roger G. Barry for Arctic Climate System were accepted by representatives of Cambridge University Press, Andrew Flower and Matthew Lloyd. This publication was acknowledged for its comprehensiveness, organization, index, references, and web sites. Of all the publications reviewed, this one most fully met the criteria and was rated the top by the Awards Committee.
Two publications earned certificates of honorable mention.
Divine Wind: the history and science of hurricanes (ISBN 0195149416) by Kerry Emanuel and published by Oxford University Press was cited for its integration of art, literature, and science. This beautifully illustrated publication combined paintings, poetry, and historical facts to support a chronology of major hurricanes.
Awards Committee Chair, Maria Latyszewskyj, presents 2005 ASLI Honorable Mention certificate to Robert Corell for Arctic Climate Impact Assessment – Scientific Report.