David Romps has been honored by the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest Earth and space science society, with a 2018 Ascent Award. He will receive the award at a ceremony during AGU’s 2018 Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Romps, a faculty scientist within EESA and assistant professor within the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California-Berkeley, is one of nine scientists being recognized for their scientific advancements and outstanding service to the Atmospheric Sciences. His work on atmospheric dynamics includes research on cloud dynamics, microphysics, and the interaction of clouds with Earth’s climate.

Just 75 individuals have been recognized across  the 24 sciences encompassed by AGU. These awards are meant to recognize the sustained and unique contributions by these individuals to enlighten our understanding of the Earth and its atmosphere and oceans, and of the solar system and exoplanets. The sciences encompassed by AGU are crucial for the health and well-being of our planet’s inhabitants. These honorees have contributed to that health and well-being through their scientific advancements and outstanding service to the science and to AGU.