Symons Medal Lecture

Symons Gold Medal Lecture 2019: A Century of Remote Measurements of the Atmosphere

11 November 2019

The Royal Meteorological Society recognises and rewards excellence, through its medals, awards and prizes, to people and teams who have made outstanding and exceptional contributions to meteorology and related disciplines. The Society’s awards reflect the breadth of work in the meteorological community and it can be one of the most rewarding activities to honour peers and colleagues for their contributions to the science and profession, and through education and outreach. There are awards that recognise distinguished careers, honour outstanding contributions and reward important and original contributions of early-career scientists.

The Symons Gold Medal

In 1901, in memory of George James Symons FRS a British meteorologist who founded the British Rainfall Organisation, a gold medal was established. The medal is awarded biennially for distinguished work in connection with meteorological science. A representation of the Tower of the Winds at Athens appears on the reverse side of this medal. The medal was designed by Mr Frank Bowcher of Chiswick and the dies for it were furnished and executed by Mr John Pinches of London. The medal ranks alongside The Mason Gold Medal as the premier award of the Society and is bestowed in alternate years to the Mason medal.

The Symons Gold Medal Lecture 2019

Winner of the Symons Gold Medal in 2019, Dr Clive Rodgers, will deliver the 2019 Symons Gold Medal Lecture on 11th December, at the Geological Society, London. Dr Rodgers is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and Reader in atmospheric physics in the Department of Physics at Oxford.

This lecture will trace the development of remote measurement and data analysis methods over the last century or so.

For the full abstract or to register to attend, please visit the Events page