Only Three Women Among the 30 New Fellows of the American Meteorological Society

The American Meteorological Society has announced its 2012 Class of Fellows. The 30 new fellows are recognized for “outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, or their applications, during a substantial period of years.”

Of the 30 new fellows, only three are women. And only one of these women retains an academic affiliation.

Marilyn W. Wolfson is the associate leader of the Weather Sensing Group of the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been at the Lincoln Laboratory since 1983. Dr. Wolfson is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from MIT.

The other women named fellows of the AMS Fiona M. Horfall of the National Weather Service and Christa D. Peters-Lidard of NASA. Dr. Peters-Linard is a former member of the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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