EMS Silver Medal 2014 to Peter Lynch

Prestigious award for outstanding contributions to meteorological education and outreach

The European Meteorological Society (EMS) has chosen Professor Peter Lynch as Laureate of the EMS Silver Medal 2014. He is honoured for his outstanding contribution to meteorological education and outreach activities, his important scientific contribution to Numerical Weather forecasting and his leadership in international collaborations.

Peter Lynch

The Silver Medal ceremony, which includes a Silver Medal Lecture "Balanced Flow on the Spinning Globe" by the Laureate, will be held on Tuesday, 07 October 2014, at 14:20 in room Zenit.

Potographer: Cyril Byrne

Peter Lynch has demonstrated scientific leadership in many aspects of meteorological science, in particular in numerical weather forecasting (NWP). Most notable is his pioneering work on the method of initialization, based on digital filtering (DFI), to control spurious gravity-wave oscillations in NWP models. He was also instrumental in establishing a Community Climate Change Consortium for Ireland and led the automation and extension of the national observing network, managing the design and deployment of the unified climate and synoptic observing network (TUCSON).

Peter Lynch has been of service to the European research community through an impressive number of activities, such as being Project Leader of the HIRLAM Project (High Resolution Limited Area Model, 1997–1999), and a member of many international committees including the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, the International Association for Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and the Advisory Board for Tellus.

Peter Lynch's blog. thatsmaths.com: https://twitter.com/thatsmaths