Art Richmond Honored at the 2017 CEDAR Summer Workshop

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Art Richmond was awarded the 2017 Coupling Energetic Dynamics Atmospheric Research (CEDAR) Distinguished lecture for his fundamental contributions to upper atmosphere and ionosphere science over several decades. Art is a world-leading expert on ionospheric electrodynamics, and made key contributions to the CEDAR community through his work on the disturbance dynamo, electrodynamical coupling of the thermosphere and ionosphere system, wind dynamo effects at mid- and low-latitudes, the equatorial electrojet, the development of an empirical model of daytime electric fields, and the study of evening low-latitude electrodynamics.

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Art Richmond (middle) with CEDAR CSSC chair John Sahr (right) and Maura Hagan (left) receiving the 2017 CEDAR Distinguished lecture award.

Art started working on ionospheric data assimilation techniques in the 1980s, which led to the development of the Assimilative Mapping of Ionospheric Electrodynamics (AMIE) that is widely used in the ionosphere community. Art has served on the CEDAR Science Steering Committee, the NRC Committee on Solar and Space Physics, the Scientific Advisory Committee of EISCAT, the NASA Living With a Star steering committee, and as Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research—Space Physics. Art is not only a brilliant scientist but also an outstanding mentor to students and early career scientists due to his deep knowledge of atmospheric and ionospheric science, his ability to listen, and to give unbiased, honest advice.

Additionally, two sessions at the CEDAR summer workshop paid tribute to Art Richmond’s distinguished career and his contributions to the field. The first session focused on high latitude ionospheric electrodynamics and their impact on the thermosphere, while the second focused on challenges and advances in the low- and middle latitude ionosphere. The contributions in the sessions were a mixture of tutorials, mini-keynotes, personal histories, and new advances in the field.



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Attendees at the CEDAR 2017 low-latitude ionosphere workshop.