Awards and recognition

Our work on African climate has received recognition from the scientific community and wider stakeholders. A few examples are listed below.

  • Research Highlight, Nature Climate Change 2, 769 (2012). James, R. and Washington, R. (2013) Changes in African temperature and precipitation associated with degrees of global warming (Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-012-0581-7).
  • Most Outstanding Article of the Year, Environ. Res. Lett. 1 (October–December 2006) 014005. Koren I., Y. J. Kaufman,
    R. Washington, M. C. Todd, Y. Rudich, J. V. Martins and D. Rosenfeld. The Bodélé depression: a single spot in the Sahara that provides most of the mineral dust to the Amazon forest  (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/1/1/014005)
  • Editor’s Highlight, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. Allen, C. J. T. and Washington, R. (2014) The low-level jet dust emission mechanism in the central Sahara: Observations from Bordj-Badji Mokhtar during the June 2011 Fennec Intensive Observation Period (J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., doi: 10.1002/2013JD020594).
  • Editor’s Highlight, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. Engelstaedter, S., R. Washington, C. Flamant, D. J. Parker,
    C. J. T. Allen, and M. C. Todd (2015), The Saharan heat low and moisture transport pathways in the central Sahara—Multiaircraft observations and Africa-LAM evaluation, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., doi:10.1002/2015JD023123.)
  • 2010: Richard Washington received the University of Oxford Teaching Excellence Award
  • Richard Washington was fortunate to have the opportunity to explain his research to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace