ACME Outstanding Contribution Award for 2016

Wuyin Lin, Po-Lun Ma and Adrian Turner received a commendation from the ACME Executive Committee presented by Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, the Associate Director of Science for the Biological and Environmental Research.
Wuyin Lin, Po-Lun Ma and Adrian Turner received a commendation from the ACME Executive Committee presented by Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, the Associate Director of Science for the Biological and Environmental Research.

Wuyin Lin, Po-Lun Ma and Adrian Turner received a commendation from the ACME Executive Commitee presented by Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, the Associate Director of Science for the Biological and Environmental Research, an office of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science.

The awards are given at each science team meeting (twice per year) to two ACME team members in recognition of those who have gone “above and beyond” to contribute to the project. This includes demonstrated commitment, important scientific or technical ideas or advances, or noteworthy inter/intra-disciplinary teamwork. Award nominations are solicited from group leads for ACME team members; group leads and council members are excluded. Selection from the nominations is made by the executive committee.

This year, the ACME Executive Committee selected three ACME members for awards:

Wuyin Lin was recognized for his tireless and sustained effort to implement and test critical new developments in the ACME v1 Atmosphere Model, particularly the evaluation of alternative convection schemes and the installation of the new high resolution (1/4 degree, 72-level) version on DOE leadership computers.

Po-Lun Ma received the award for his dedication to performing simulations to evaluate the ACME v1 atmosphere and by serving as the critical link between the developers, integrators, and task leaders responsible for tuning and validating the atmosphere and coupled system models.

Adrian Turner was awarded for his single-minded and absolute commitment to develop, verify, and validate the MPAS-Sea-ice component of ACME, which required the construction, from scratch, of an entirely new, high-performance sea-ice dynamical core.