Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Mauna Loa lauded


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The American Meteorological Society (AMS) recently designated the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii as the recipient of the AMS Special Award. Special awards are made to individuals or organizations not appropriately recognized by more specifically defined awards and who have made important contributions to the science or practice of meteorology or to AMS.

The Mauna Loa Observatory was cited for ‘service to the scientific community for providing measurements of the chemical and physical background state of the atmosphere. The continuous records of CO2 and atmospheric transmission, in particular, are internationally unique and specially important as basic information applicable to understanding climate variability.’