Ozone, Climate, and Policy: Susan's Contributions Then and Now
Professor Susan Solomon has been a leader on the scientific frontier of the world’s most important environmental challenges and instrumental in the advancement of atmospheric chemistry, climate, and environmental policy. She is best known for identifying the reason for the Antarctic Ozone hole, innovations on climate change irreversibility, co-chairing the first Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report, and advances in our understanding of tropical cyclone intensities, ozone layer healing, and sea level rise. She has been recognized for accomplishments by innumerable honors that include election to the US National Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society (London), the Royal Society of Chemistry (London), and the Acadameia Europaea. She even has pieces of Antarctica named after her: the Solomon Glacier (78°23’S, 162°30’E) and Solomon Saddle (78°23’S, 162°39’E).
This symposium aims to honor Prof. Solomon’s past achievements in and ongoing contributions to atmospheric science. Sessions will highlight the history and future of environmental policy and assessments, breakthroughs in middle atmospheric and ozone science, and provide perspectives on our changing climate—one of the greatest challenges of our time. Each of these three topics will be communicated through invited talks and solicited posters.
Prof. Solomon has also been an inspiration and a mentor to numerous early career scientists, extending far beyond just her students and postdoctoral associates. She has been extremely supportive of scientists from under-represented groups, and in particular women. She was recently involved in the creation of the AMS Women in Science Fund that will provide fellowship, scholarship and travel funds for early career women. Because of Prof. Solomon’s commitment to young scientists, we especially encourage early career individuals to participate in this symposium.
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