Dr. Robert Bornstein has been named the 2008 recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Helmut Landsberg Award for achievement research in the field of Urban Climate. This is the second year that this award has been given, and last year it was given to Prof. Tim Oke of the University of British Columbia at Vancouver. The award was presented by AMS president Dr. Rick Anthes at the AMS annual banquet in January 2008 in New Orleans. The award states that he has been recognized “for over three decades of international leadership in the field of urban meteorology, including fundamental contributions in the areas of air pollution meteorology, urban heat island dynamics, and mesoscale modeling of urban areas.”
Professor Bornstein has been a distinguished professor at San Jose State since the late 1960's. He is currently participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program, in which he teaches only during the Fall semester. During the rest of the year, he lectures abroad, and he and his Meteorology students carry out research into urban climate, boundary layer meteorology, dispersion meteorology, and California climate change.
Please join us in congratulating Bob for this high honor!