2010 ASLI Choice Awards

The sixth annual ASLI’s Choice Awards presentation takes place in Seattle, WA, during the AMS 91st Annual Meeting on Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 at 16:45 at the ASLI booth (#121) in the Exhibit Hall.

For ASLI’s Choice 2010, there are three awards, the main Science/Technology Category, the History Category and the Popular Category, as well as honorable mentions in each category – two in Science, two in History and one in Popular.

The winners are…

2010 ASLI Choice:
Measurement Methods in Atmospheric Sciences: in situ and remote
Stefan Emeis
Borntraeger Science Publishers
ISBN: 9783443010669
ASLI’s Choice for a comprehensive overview of the many atmospheric monitoring and measurement methods and instruments.

2010 ASLI Choice: Popular Category
The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change : a complete visual guide
Authors: Juliane L. Fry, Hans-F Graf, Richard Grotjahn, Marilyn N. Raphael, Clive Saunders, Richard Whitaker
University of California Press
ISBN: 0520261011 ; 9780520261013
ASLI’s Choice for a beautifully illustrated, authoritative and succinct introduction to meteorology and climate.

2010 ASLI Choice: Historical Category
Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming
Paul N. Edwards
MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262013925 ; 0262013924
ASLI’s Choice for insightful analysis of the models and data that form the basis of our understanding of climate change.

Honorable Mentions:

2010 Honorable Mentions – Science Category
Hydrometeorology : Forecasting and applications
Kevin Sene
ISBN: 9789048134021; 9048134021; 9789048134038; 904813403X
Honorable mention for an authoritative review of recent developments in hydrometeorological forecasting.

Turbulence in the Atmosphere
John C. Wyngaard
ISBN: 9780521887694 ; 0521887690
Honorable mention for an up-to-date treatment of turbulence in engineering flows and the atmospheric boundary layer that meets the needs of both advanced students and researchers.

2010 Honorable Mentions – Historical Category
Fixing the Sky: The checkered history of weather and climate control
James Rodger Fleming
Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231144124 ; 9780231513067
Honorable mention for use of original and archival research to trace the history of human effort to control the weather.

Weather on the Air: A history of broadcast meteorology
Robert Henson
American Meteorological Society
ISBN: 9781878220981
Honorable mention for its engaging exploration of the many influences on weather broadcasts over the past decades.

2010 Honorable Mention – Popular Category
Changing arctic landscape : before and after
Ken D. Tape
University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 9781602230804 ; 1602230803
Honorable mention for the use of historic and modern photographs to illustrate the impacts of climate change on vegetation, permafrost and glaciers.

Read the AMS Blog report on this year’s awards and winners.