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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award

In 1940, the Robert M. Losey Award was established in memory of Captain Robert M. Losey, a meteorological officer who was killed while serving as an observer for the U.S. Army, the first officer in the service of the United States to die in World War II. In 1975 the name was changed to the Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences as applied to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Mr Jean T Lee
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For invaluable contributions to flying safety, including the description of turbulence in and near thunderstorms, the interpretation of radar data in terms of storm turbulence, and the definition of radar-based criteria for safe and economical guidance of aircraft near thunderstorms