Kevin Anchukaitis receives Willi Dansgaard Award

Friday, September 15, 2023

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has honored Kevin Anchukaitis with the 2023 Willi Dansgaard award. The award web site explains the background:

The Willi Dansgaard Award is presented annually and recognizes significant contributions to the fields of paleoceanography or paleoclimatology from a mid-career scientist within eight to 20 years of receiving their Ph.D. Notable contributions can include the honoree’s high research impact, innovative interdisciplinary work, educational accomplishments, such as mentoring, or positive societal impact. This award also serves to acknowledge the awardee’s exceptional promise for continued leadership in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.
Named in honor of Dr. Willi Dansgaard, a paleoclimate pioneer, especially regarding modern water isotope studies, this award is presented at the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology section event during the AGU Fall Meeting.

Since the AGU only confers the award annually, it is notable that two of the recent recipients have been associated with the LTRR: Valerie Trouet received it in 2019.