Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Professor Paul O’Gorman was recently awarded the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 2023 Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lectureship. The lectureship recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists who have made “significant contributions to the understanding of atmospheric and ocean fluid dynamics, the circulation of the middle atmosphere, or the dynamics of climate”. It is named for Bernhard Haurwitz, a meteorologist and physicist known for his work in fluid dynamics of the oceans and atmosphere, as well as a dedication to education.
O’Gorman’s research focuses on large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere, understanding how precipitation and atmospheric circulation respond to climate change while also finding ways to improve climate modeling. He joined the MIT faculty in 2008.
O’Gorman took a moment to discuss what work the lectureship recognizes, as well as future plans for both his research and his lecture, which will most likely be given at the AMS 24th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics.