Edward Appleton Medal and Prize recipients

For distinguished contributions to environmental, Earth or atmospheric physics.


2019

Professor Cathryn Mitchell
University of Bath
For pioneering research in tomography and data assimilation revealing a completely new perspective on the Earth's ionosphere in response to extreme space weather.

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2016

Professor Giles Harrison
University of Reading
For his outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of atmospheric electricity, including the discovery of new global-scale atmospheric interactions, and his leading public outreach on the meteorological effects of the solar eclipse of 2015.

2014

Professor David Marshall
University of Oxford
For his fundamental contributions to understanding the fluid dynamics of the global ocean circulation through the development of penetrating conceptual models

2012

Colin O’Dowd
National University of Ireland, Galway
For his outstanding contributions to research in atmospheric aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, and particularly in the formation and transformation of aerosols from natural systems.

2010

Dr Myles Allen
University of Oxford
For his important contributions to the detection and attribution of human influence on climate and quantifying uncertainty in climate predictions.

2008

Ann Wintle
Aberystwyth University
For her outstanding contribution in the development and application of luminescence properties of minerals as a geological dating tool applicable to the past one million years.

Medallists - Chree medal and prize

2007

Michele K Dougherty
Imperial College, London
For her contributions to the field of planetary magnetic fields and atmospheres and their interactions with the solar wind, in particular through scientific leadership of the Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons.

2006

David Gubbins
University of Leeds
For his contributions to our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of the Earth’s core through his work in kinematic dynamo theory, thermodynamics and palaeomagnetism.

2005

Barbara A Maher
Lancaster University
For her pioneering contributions to the study of magnetic signals from the geological record as a means of determining climatic changes.

2004

Joanna Dorothy Haigh

2003

Michael Lockwood

2002

Peter Thomas Woods

2001

Joseph Charles Farman, Brian Gerard Gardiner and Jonathan David Shanklin

1999

John Edward Harries

1997

John Michael David Coey

1995

Tudor Bowden Jones

1993

Alan Hugh Cook

1991

Lance Thomas

1989

John Nye

1987

Brian John Hoskins

1985

Adrian Edmund Gill

1983

William John Granville Beynon

1981

Keith Anthony Browning

1979

John Theodore Houghton

1977

Drummond Hoyle Matthews and Frederick John Vine

1975

Raymond Hide

1973

David Robert Bates

1971

Desmond George King-Hele

1969

Stanley Keith Runcorn

1967

John Herbert Chapman

1965

Basil John Mason

1963

Maurice Neville Hill

1961

Scott Ellsworth Forbush

1959

Reginald Cockcroft Sutcliffe

1957

Edward C Bullard

1955

David Forbes Martyn

1953

Julius Bartels

1951

George C Simpson

1949

Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson

1947

Edward V Appleton

1945

John Adam Fleming

1943

Basil Ferdinand Jamieson Schonland

1941

Sydney Chapman