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Division on Atmospheric Sciences
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Division on Atmospheric Sciences

President: Athanasios Nenes (as@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Annica Ekman (annica@misu.su.se)

Atmospheric Sciences Division is one of the largest divisions in the European Geosciences Union. The research areas covered by division extend from the large-scale dynamical/meteorological processes and systems in the atmosphere (like cyclones and global atmosphere circulation) to the small scale turbulent mixing, they cover the time frame from centuries (in connection with climate research) to seconds (in the context of fast chemistry). Atmospheric Sciences include studies of the atmosphere composition, aerosol and cloud physics, gas-particles interactions and chemical reaction kinetics studied in the labs.

Recent awardees

Spyros N. Pandis

Spyros N. Pandis

  • 2021
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2021 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Spyros N. Pandis for his outstanding contributions to atmospheric sciences and establishing our understanding of aerosol formation and its processes.


Anita L. Ganesan

Anita L. Ganesan

  • 2021
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Anita L. Ganesan for innovative and impactful work on greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance estimation through a combination of modelling and measurements.


Michael J. Prather

Michael J. Prather

  • 2020
  • Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

The 2020 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Michael J. Prather for groundbreaking developments in chemistry-transport modelling, establishing a theoretical framework to elucidate the role of reactive species in climate forcing, and improving environmental policy.


Meng Gao

Meng Gao

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Meng Gao for original contributions to the understanding of haze pollution formation in highly polluted regions and its interactions with climate.

Latest posts from the AS blog


What can we do to improve gender diversity in the workplace?

The number of women in science and academia drops with each career step in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM fields). This systematic under-representation of women towards the top of the academic career path is called the “leaky pipeline”. In Germany about 50% of the students in mathematics and natural sciences are women, but there are only 20% of female professors. Therefore, the STEM fields lack the richness of diversified population. This has significant consequences on the …


February 2021: A dusty month for Europe

In February 2021, two major Saharan dust events hit Europe. Because of the prevailing weather conditions in the first and last week of February, several million tons of Saharan dust blanketed the skies from the Mediterranean Sea all the way to Scandinavia. The sandy sky was observed almost everywhere in Europe (Fig. 1). Moreover, the stained cars and windows indicated the dust deposition (Fig. 2 – left panel). Environmental agencies also reported low air quality associated with these events (Fig. …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the September issue of The Loupe find out how climate activism grew out of the environmental movements of the 60s and 70s and what it will need to do to evolve in the future with guest blogger Arindam Roy, and discover what it’s like to be an Early Career Scientist studying chemical compounds in our atmosphere with Atmospheric Sciences Division Early Career Scientist representative Mengze Li!

You can also watch the free recording of our special webinar about Air Pollution with Craig Poku, available now on our YouTube channel.

Want to come and work with us at EGU in Munich and have a passion for Open Access publishing? Why not apply for our new Editorial Manager position! Applications will be reviewed from Friday 8 October 2021 so don’t delay, apply today

In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of September EGU journal highlights, this issue also shares the first rresults of EGU’s new “authors survey”:

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