Roble Honored with Bowie Medal

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HAO is privileged to announce that Dr. Ray Roble was awarded the William Bowie Medal. He received AGU’s highest honor for his pioneering research into Earth’s upper atmosphere at this year’s AGU meeting in San Francisco. The Bowie Medal was established in 1939 in honor of AGU's founding president. It is awarded for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research.

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Ray Roble speaking at AGU Bowie Medal honor banquet.

Dr. Roble is recognized as a leader in the development of computer models simulating the interrelationships among the outer atmospheric regions known as the thermosphere, ionosphere and mesosphere. These have been used to analyze data gathered from many NSF observing programs and NASA satellites, and have been adapted to study the upper atmospheres of other planets, including Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Several of Dr. Roble’s proud peers were with him as he accepted the award.