Published: Aug. 20, 2021

American Meteorological Society names Julie Lundquist as a fellow, recognizes Andrew Winters for editorial service

Two faculty members at the University of Colorado Boulder have been recognized for outstanding contributions to atmospheric and oceanic sciences by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the group announced recently.


At the toip of the page: Hurricane map, photo by NASA on Unsplash. Above: Julie K. Lundquist

Julie K. Lundquist, CU Boulder associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, has been named a 2022 AMS fellow, a distinction given to a fraction of a percent of AMS membership—elite scientists who have made “outstanding contributions” to the field.

Andrew Winers

Andrew C. Winters

Also, Andrew C. Winters, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic science, has won an AMS Editor’s Award for outstanding service as associate editor of Monthly Weather Review, an AMS journal.

Lundquist, who is also a research scientist with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, leads an interdisciplinary research group that uses observational and computational approaches to understand the atmospheric boundary layer, particularly on atmosphere-wind energy interactions and growing activities in atmosphere-wildfire interactions.

She said the recognition from the AMS “is a reflection on the stellar students and collaborators with whom I’ve been privileged to work as we tackle important questions about renewable energy and atmospheric science.”

Winters’ research focuses predominantly on understanding the characteristics and predictability of large-scale atmospheric environments conducive to high-impact weather events, with a particular focus on understanding how certain configurations and evolutions of the jet stream contribute to the occurrence of such events.

Regarding his service on the journal, he said the peer-review process is critical to ensuring the quality and reproducibility of scientific advances. He added: “I’m humbled to be recognized for my contributions to this vital process, and for doing my part to serve the broader atmospheric science community.”

Lundquist joined the CU Boulder faculty in 2010. She earned a PhD and an MS in astrophysical, planetary and atmospheric science from CU Boulder, and she holds BA degrees in physics and English from Trinity University in Texas.

She was recognized in 2018 with the CU Boulder Graduate School Outstanding Mentor Award, won a 2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and won a 2013 Rising Star Award from Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy.

Winters joined the CU Boulder faculty in 2019 and holds PhD and BS degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Lundquist is the seventh CU Boulder faculty member to be named an AMS fellow. Winters is the seventh to win an Editor’s Award.

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society advances the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications and services for the benefit of society.