Professor elected to American Geophysical Union, receives Ambassador Award

Jose D. Fuentes, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State, received two honors at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco, CA in December 2023.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jose D. Fuentes, professor of atmospheric science in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, will receive a pair of honors in December at the 2023 American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual meeting.

Fuentes has been elected as an AGU Fellow, joining 63 other scientists from around the world in the 2023 class. He will also receive the organization’s Ambassador Award at the meeting in San Francisco.  

“I am truly honored to receive these recognitions from my peers in the AGU,” Fuentes said.

AGU Fellows are chosen for their exceptional scientific contributions and for attaining eminence in Earth and space science fields. Only 1% of AGU members receive this recognition in any given year.

In selecting Fuentes, the organization cited his contributions in advancing the understanding of the processes controlling gas exchange between vegetated landscapes and the atmosphere.

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