Dr. Syukuro Manabe to be awarded 2018 Crafoord Prize
Associate Professor Tomoki Tozuka, Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Dr. Syukuro Manabe, Princeton University, is to be awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize. He graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Science in 1953 and received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science in 1958.
Following graduation, Dr. Manabe went to the United States of America to work on climate research at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). During his time at GFDL, he developed the world’s first general circulation model of the coupled atmosphere-ocean-land system, which clarified the impact of rising concentrations of carbon dioxide, an atmospheric trace gas, on the planet and contributed a wealth of fundamental research on global warming and climate research. Dr. Manabe’s work has become an essential foundation for investigating the Earth’s complex climate systems.
The Crafoord Prize is awarded to scientists who have produced outstanding research in mathematics and astronomy, geosciences, biosciences and polyarthritis. This year’s prize will be awarded to both Dr. Manabe and Dr. Susan Solomon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in recognition of their “contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric trace gases in Earth’s climate system.” The award ceremony will be held on May 24, 2018 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
We would like to express our sincere congratulations to Dr. Manabe on this accomplishment.
2018 Crafoord Prize
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