Pendergrass honored with top AMS Early Career Award

By: Patrick Gillespie

Angeline Pendergrass, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award, one of the top Early Career Awards by the American Meteorological Society.

Pendergrass was honored “for original insights into the processes associated with precipitation variability and extremes and envisioned changes in variability due to global warming.”

Pendergrass's research focuses on extreme precipitation and its response to climate variability and change. She studies extreme precipitation and its change holistically, at planetary scales and in the context of the distribution of precipitation in intensity, space, and time. Her research is grounded in a top-down approach that considers fundamental questions about precipitation and its change.

The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award is given to an individual in recognition of research achievement that concerns the observation, theory and modeling of atmospheric motions on all scales. This scope includes the dynamical explanation of either contemporary climate patterns with their anomalous fluctuations or long-term climate changes and trends.

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